Southern Lao Landscape Manager



Posted on 10 August 2012  | 
 WWF is one of the world's largest and most respected independent conservation organizations, with almost 5 million supporters and a global network active in over 100 countries. WWF's mission is to stop the degradation of the earth's natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature.

WWF is implementing a comprehensive programme of conservation activities in the Central Vietnam-Southern Lao landscape. It is part of the Greater Annamites priority ecoregion, containing many significant populations of globally threatened and flagship species. WWF aims to protect and restore these species and their habitats and a large part of this work involves strengthening the management of key protected areas.
WWF-Laos is seeking to recruit a well-qualified and experienced Lao National candidate to work for the following position:

Southern Lao Landscape Manager - (full time)

Base location: Champasack, Lao PDR

The Landscape Manager will work on the project Avoidance of deforestation and forest degradation in the border area of southern Laos and central Vietnam for the long-term preservation of carbon sinks and biodiversity, running from January 2011 to December 2014, is a cornerstone of the landscape programme and comprises four components:

a. Improving Protected Area management, in Xesap National Protected Area (Laos) as well as Saola Nature Reserves in Hue and Quang Nam and Bach Ma National Park extension.
b. Forest restoration of biodiversity corridors in Vietnam.
c. Reducing cross-border timber trade between Laos and Vietnam
d. Preparing the project area for REDD funding, by developing a Project Design Document, as well as providing landscape level forest carbon lessons learnt into national REDD processes.

The Landscape Manager will spend around 70 % of his/ her time on CarBi project specific tasks as outlined in Job Description.

The Southern Lao Landscape Manager also provides supervisory, technical and managerial support to a number or projects located in 6 Provinces in Laos. At present, these projects include:

• Xe Pian National Protected Area Management Project and Xe Pian REDD Project
• Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) Project
• Eld’s Deer Project
• Sustainable Supply for Rattan Project
• Global Forest Trade Network (GFTN) Project

Detailed Job Description of the positions are posted on www.panda.org/laos 

Interested internal candidates should email a cover letter, CV to: phonesavanh.philavanh@wwf.panda.org with attention to Phonesavanh PHILAVANH, Human Resource Manager.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Closing date: August 30th 2012

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