Deadline: 31 January 2020
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Water & Wetlands Programme Officer in Vientiane, Laos. The duration of this post is 24 months.
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Key Jobs Responsibilities
The Water & Wetlands Programme Officer will perform the following functions:
- Implement the W&W program in line with prepared work plans, budgets and requirements under the approved projects.
- Provide implementation support to project partners where required.
- Coordinate the development and contribute to the preparation of the Management Plan in line with CAWA, MWET and MRWP project and other strategic deliverables as required under the W&W Programme.
- Organize and lead meetings with Government partners, local project partners and stakeholders as needed according to project activities.
- Coordinate and collaborate closely with project partners and stakeholders, delegating tasks when appropriate and maintaining good communications and relations.
- Regularly communicating with partners to identify project support needs, monitor project field activities and report project progress.
- Identify and develop opportunities for partnerships with local stakeholders to meet project outcomes.
- Liaising and networking with current and potential colleagues, donors, partners and beneficiaries.
- Facilitate and assist of visits by the project donor, government officials and consultants in their studies, meetings and program activities including translating, interpreting, where necessary.
- Conduct other activities including joint delivery of outputs with other project staff as required to meet the project objectives.
- Ensure that the projects genuinely target and empowers women, the poorest and most marginalised.
- Assist in strengthening capacities of water/natural resources/wetlands users to apply effective governance of sustainable wetlands use and management.
- Deliver technical training/support at different levels to our project partners and relevant stakeholders.
- Deliver project related environmental and wetland management and conservation awareness education to the relevant stakeholders.
- Manage project funds for field operations and taking responsibility for expenditures of project funds and reporting field expenditure.
- Carry out desk-based research and literature review on relevant technical project based activities.
- Coordinate technical aspects of project activities and communicate and liaise with local partners.
- Translating project outputs from English to Lao and vice versa as required.
- Resolve issues and problems as they arise and seek support from higher management and team as necessary.
Applicants must have:
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- At least Bachelor’s Degree with an academic background in water, wetlands management, forestry, environment, natural resources management or related disciplines.
- At least 4 year’s field work experience in project implementation position.
- Good understanding of natural resources utilization especially for wetlands management with sound analytical skills.
- Experience in working with communities, climate change adaptation, vulnerability assessment, and livelihood development.
- Knowledge of local and provincial planning and development process.
- Experience working with a diverse range of partners such as international organizations, NGOs, and government departments.
- Positive and proactive team player with a strong solutions orientation.
- Ability to work under pressure and deliver high quality outputs within tight deadlines.
- Excellent people skills, including in conflict resolution and team building, problem solving, and negotiations.
- Good command of written and spoken English and Lao is essential.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
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