Programme Officer - Medicinal and Aromatic Plants & Timber trade

International Union for Conservation of Nature(IUCN), Hanoi, Vietnam

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
18th April, 2016

Job Description


The main tasks of the Programme Officer – MAPs & timber trade Focus, will include, but not be limited, to the following:

• Provide technical, logistical, and administrative support to project activities aligned with individual project and TRAFFIC program objectives
• Manage and coordinate the implementation of the Darwin Initiative project activities tof the current MAPs project to achieve project outcomes including budget planning and management;
• Liaise with relevant government counterparts and coordinate with project partners to ensure timely, efficient and effective implementation of project activities;
• Assist in defining and developing key messages for use in project activities;
• Ensuring all project-related electronic information including pictures, publications and other material is saved in an easy accessible format in the relevant One Drive folder;
• Undertake translation of documents from Vietnamese to English and vice versa;
• Support all communications efforts which help to enhance visibility and promote the efforts of the project;
• Assisting in defining and developing key messages for use in project activities;
• Take a lead role in the organization of training courses, workshops and meetings;
• Ensure regular reporting of activities and project progress to the Senior Programme Officer and Head of Office.
• Shows initiative to draft the periodic and final technical reports clearing deadlines for review to Head of Office and Regional Director
• Develop concepts and assist in preparation of project proposals and funding applications with a focus on MAPs and Timber;
• Provide technical input and logistical support to other wildlife related activities and projects
• Perform other tasks as required by the Head of Office and Senior Programme Officer.

Major Outputs/Key Performance Indicators

• Management and delivery of project activities and project administration (such as forecasting and budgeting) as part of the project team facilitated by the Head of Office;
• Delivery of project outputs and project reports within the scheduled timeline and as agreed by the Head of Office;
• Attend team meetings providing updates on project progress and liaise/communicate with the team to streamlining the wide range of project efforts;
• Reporting on project progress to Head of Office and Senior Programme Officer when required.


• Must be Vietnamese due to work with local government officials
• Minimum 3 years’ experience working in related projects in Viet Nam – timber trade, Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, Sustainability projects, Certification, Trade Leglislation etc;
• Experience working with an international organization is desirable;
• Demonstrated project management skills;
• Sound understanding of Vietnamese culture and working with local communities;
• Sound knowledge of and experience working with government at different levels;
• Excellent negotiation and communication skills;
• Excellent command, both verbal and written, of both Vietnamese and English languages;
• Creative, flexible and able to work under pressure whilst still adhering to deadlines.
• The ability to implement project work across the different TRAFFIC programs
• The ability to travel regularly to project locations in Viet Nam or sometimes internationally when required.
• A passion for the natural world and/or an understanding of conservation, and environmental and sustainability issues
• Other necessary traits: professional, lateral and creative thinker; flexible; team player; accountable; and a personal commitment to a zero-tolerance to wildlife crimes during and outside office hours

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