WWF-Greater Mekong: Regional Project Manager, FLEGT Project

WWF_logoWWF-Greater Mekong – on the ground in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam – is working to conserve the region’s biodiversity and build a secure and sustainable future for people and wildlife. WWF has a long history of engagement in the Greater Mekong. We helped establish conservation programmes in Thailand in the early 1980s, have been active in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam since 1990, and most recently established a presence in Myanmar in 2013. WWF-Greater Mekong works with government, industry and civil society partners to ensure that, as the region develops, it doesn’t squander the natural riches that so many depend on, and that drive its economic future. We aim to support the countries of the region in realising their shared vision of a poverty-free and ecologically-rich Greater Mekong.

WWF-Greater Mekong has established the regional FLEGT project “Common Access to the VPA Process in Laos and Vietnam” to strengthen local capacity for multi-stakeholder development and implementation of Voluntary Partnership Agreements (VPAs) in Laos and Vietnam. VPAs are bilateral treaties between the European Union and a trading partner aimed at improving forest governance and ensuring the legality of wood exports to Europe. Vietnam is currently negotiating a VPA, and Laos is about to launch negotiations for one. WWF is supporting VPAs as a way for both Laos and Vietnam to meet their goals to conserve existing natural forests and increase forestry’s contribution to green economic growth.

The project, which is due to start in April 2014 and will run for four years, is financed by the European Union through a grant from the Thematic Programme for Environment and Sustainable Management of Natural Resources, including Energy (ENRTP). It is organised around six main outputs, at the core of which is capacity building and awareness raising for more informed and inclusive participation in VPA processes. The objective of these interventions is to ensure that the VPAs in Laos and Vietnam explicitly and adequately account for the needs and interests of smaller, weaker stakeholder groups such as civil society organisations, forest-dependent communities, and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

The Regional Project Manager will lead the regional and national project teams, and will be responsible for the timely achievement of the project’s objectives in accordance with donor contractual requirements and WWF standards, policies and procedures.

Base location: Vientiane, Lao PDR or Hanoi, Vietnam

Application Deadline: 27 July 2014

Read more and apply here.

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