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Chief of Party, Combating Illegal Wildlife Trafficking - Vietnam - 21022

Reference     (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors   Nature Conservation, Ecology, GIS
Location   Vietnam
Town/City   Hanoi
Type   Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status   Full Time
Level   Mid Level
Deadline   10/01/2021
Company Name   WWF - Vietnam
Contact Name   Human Resources
Website   Further Details / Applications
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World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world's leading conservation organizations, seeks a Chief of Party, Combatting Illegal Wildlife Trafficking to be based in Hanoi, Vietnam.


The COP provides overall vision and leadership for the anticipated USAID Vietnam Combating Illegal Wildlife Trafficking Activity. The COP provides managerial and technical leadership and directs the project's core team of staff and partners responsible for planning, coordination, design and delivery of all project activities. The COP represents the project to USAID Vietnam, partners, and governments and ensures the project is well coordinated with relevant governmental departments and other related USAID/other donor projects. The COP applies participatory, adaptive management approach to ensure program is efficient, effective, and achieves planned results. With support from WWF US HQ, ensures that the project is implemented in compliance with USAID policies and regulations, including subgrants and subcontracts. The COP establishes and maintains good working relationships with project participants, project stakeholders, beneficiaries and other relevant organizations in the region including government partners and USAID personnel.


  • 10 years of experience implementing and managing complex, large-scale wildlife trafficking and biodiversity/species protection projects in Asia. Viet Nam experience strongly preferred.
  • Experience managing and implementing multi-million dollar USAID and other donor -funded natural resource projects.
  • Experience managing projects which engage and develop political and local champions to reduce demand for wildlife products, change behavior and counter wildlife trafficking.
  • Experience managing projects that enhance monitoring and enforcement of laws and policies that reduce illegal wildlife trade.
  • Master's degree (minimum) in natural resources management, wildlife, forestry, environmental or conservation management, bioregional planning, development studies, social sciences, or relevant field.
  • Extensive understanding of development partnerships, donor strategies, functions, relevant regional intergovernmental processes, governmental and international relations.
  • Excellent written and oral skills communication and fluency in English. Vietnamese language proficiency is encouraged.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness leading and managing teams able to adapt to dynamic operating conditions to achieve project results.

To Apply:

  • Submit cover letter and resume through our Careers Page, Requisition #21022
  • Due to the high volume of applications we are not able to respond to inquiries via phone


As an EOE/AA employer, WWF will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, or protected Veteran status. WWF values diversity and inclusion and welcomes diverse candidates to apply.

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