AHT tuyển chuyên viên quản lý rừng quốc gia

Văn phòng tư vấn AHT cần tuyển chuyên viên quản lý rừng quốc gia làm việc tại Đồng Hới, Quảng Bình. Hạn nhận hồ sơ đến ngày 7 tháng 8 năm 2011. Thông tin chi tiết như sau:

Position           National Protected Area Management Specialist

Duty station     PPMU office, Dong Hoi city, Quang Binh province, Vietnam

Starting date    As soon as possible, initially for 1 year with possibility of extension

Probation period          3 months

Application deadline    7 August 2011

Interviews        In the week of 8-12 August 2011

The Phong Nha-Ke Bang Project Region along the border with Laos PDR in the west of Quang Binh Province, consists of the Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park/World Natural Heritage Site (PNKB NP/WHS) of c. 85,000 ha, a designated park extension of c. 32,000 ha, and a buffer zone of c. 225,000 ha around those two areas. The buffer zone consists of parts of 13 adjacent communes in the three districts Bo Trach , Minh Hoa, and Quang Ninh. The 13 communes comprise c. 146 villages with c. 13,000 households. The total population is about 62,000 people of which about 11,000 are ethnic minorities of Van Kieu and Chut, and the rest belong to the majority ethnic group of Kinh.

The National Park was accepted as a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site in 2003 under the criterion geology and geomorphology in recognition of its valuable karst and cave scenery. The Park is located in the largest stretch of karst in Southeast Asia. The site contains globally significant biodiversity values and is also the focus of a fast growing domestic and international tourism with currently some 350,000 visitors per year. The Nature Conservation & Sustainable Natural Resource Management in Phong Nha – Ke Bang Region Project, Vietnam, aims to improve the management of the PNKB NP/WHS and –in the buffer zone– reduce the pressure on the park’s natural resources.

The Project started in 2008 as an 8-year joint effort of Quang Binh Provincial People’s Committee (PPC) and the German Development Cooperation (KfW, GIZ). The project owner is the Quang Binh PPC. It is funded through the Vietnamese provincial government, the German Development Bank (KfW), and GIZ. The total Project cost approximately EUR 21 million. The German Financial Contribution amounts to EUR 12.6 million in Grant and Loan. The German Technical Contribution through technical assistance amounts to about EUR 5 million. The counterpart contribution to the Project amounts to approximately EUR 3.2 million.

On behalf of the Project Owner, the Project Management Unit (PMU) implements the Project. The two components of KfW and GIZ jointly support the PMU in project implementation. The project will last eight years. The GIZ component is in its second three-year phase. GIZ’s responsibility is Technical Cooperation (TC), leading buffer zone and tourism planning. KfW’s responsibility is Financial Cooperation (FC), mainly investment, e.g. complementing and scaling up GIZ’s pilot projects, in addition to leading the development and implementation of a management plan for PNKB NP.

The AHT Consulting Office (CO) provides consulting services to the PMU. The Chief Technical Advisor (CTA) leads the AHT CO of long- and short-term consultants. We are recruiting a National Protected Area Specialist (PAS).

Position and scope of work

The National PA Specialist works under the direction of, and reports directly to, the CTA. The National PA Specialist assists the CTA in technical matters regarding protected area management and biodiversity conservation, and in liaison with the PNKB NP and relevant line departments and government agencies. The work consists of providing technical advisory support to the PMU and the PNKB NP/WHS and its staff members, at province and district/park level, either directly or in conjunction with the CTA.

Specific tasks

  1. Support and guide the development of the Park’s Management Plan, including:

1.1.  strategy & methodology, linking park and buffer zone management, and overseeing surveys/studies that provide inputs to management planning,

1.2.  review protection and law enforcement system and inter-agency cooperation, and guide the LE development process in the Project region and the province,

1.3.  support development and design of a performance-based incentive system for park rangers and a operation fund to support the system,

1.4.  park zonation, infrastructure, and equipment,

1.5.  design and implementing training, study tours, awareness activities.

  1. Support to Buffer Zone Investment Planning: establish partnerships (incl. village protection groups, etc.), pool business ideas.
  2. Support the Project’s Monitoring and Evaluation system.
  3. Feasibility assessment, TOR design, procurement, and contract management for goods, works and services


  • Formal education: B.Sc. or M.Sc. in natural resources management, protected area management, landscape ecology, conservation biology, or other relevant discipline.
  • Working experience: at least 8 years of general relevant working experience, of which at least 5 years in biodiversity conservation & protected area planning & management Vietnam.
  • Thorough understanding and active knowledge base of the legal framework and institutional setting of SUF, protected areas, biodiversity conservation, and environmental law enforcement in Vietnam, and preferably of PFES
  • Qualifications or working experience in environmental law enforcement in Vietnam is an advantage
  • Fully computer literate with advanced skills in standard office software packages; proficiency in GIS software is an advantage.
  • Languages: excellent command of written and verbal English and Vietnamese.
  • Working experience in Official Development Assistance (ODA) project(s), preferably in KfW projects, is a strong advantage.
  • Consulting and advisory experience is a plus.
  • Working experience in multi-disciplinary or multi-cultural projects or organizations is an asset.
  • Experience in NGO’s working with Government agencies is an advantage.

Evidence of qualifications

Genuine, original qualification certificates and professional references must be presented by candidates for inspection and verification. Evidence of qualifications and professional references will be checked before contracting.

Interested candidates can send their CV with a cover letter not later than 7 August 2011 to:

Mr. Bas van Helvoort

Email:     KfW.BasVanHelvoort@gmail.com

Or to:

Mr. Trinh Ba Duong

Email:  VietTanConsulting@gmail.com or DuongTrinhBa@yahoo.com