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OPPORTUNITY: ACB Country Manager for Vietnam


OPPORTUNITY: ACB Country Manager for Vietnam

POSITION TITLE: ACB Country Manager for Vietnam (Non-core)
DURATION OF CONTRACT: six (6) months
DUTY STATION: Office of the ASEAN Working Group on Nature Conservation and Biodiversity National Focal Point (AWGNCB NFP)
REPORTING TO: Director of the Programmes Department and Director of the Biodiversity Conservation Division


A. Background

The ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) is an intergovernmental regional centre of excellence established through an agreement among the Governments of the Member States of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in 2005. The ACB facilitates cooperation and coordination among the members of ASEAN, and with relevant national governments, regional and international organisations, on the conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity and the fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from the use of such biodiversity in the ASEAN region. Since its establishment, the ACB has lived up to its mandate of strengthening national and regional capacity for biodiversity conservation.

Through its Programmes Department, the ACB implements various programmes and projects on biodiversity conservation. To facilitate and further strengthen the visibility of the ACB in the Vietnam, the ACB is seeking candidates for a Country Manager who will serve as country coordinator and will provide technical and administrative support to the implementation of ACB programmes and initiatives in the Vietnam.

B. Scope of Duties

Under the supervision of the Biodiversity Conservation Division Director, the ACB Country Manager (ACM) for the Vietnam will work closely with the ASEAN Working Group on Nature Conservation and Biodiversity (AWGNCB) National Focal Point and perform the following:

  1. Coordinate with key stakeholders and facilitate the implementation of ACB activities at the national level and site level;
  2. Report regularly to the AWGNCB National Focal Points on the progress and results of ACB activities;
  3. Utilise and maximise the ACB resources (financial, technical expertise, human capacity) for efficient implementation of ACB activities;
  4. Coordinate with Biodiversity Knowledge Management and Communication Departments of the ACB and ensure effective information flow and facilitate exchange of knowledge between the ACB and the AMS
  5. Ensure appropriate monitoring and evaluation, documentation, and reporting of ACB activities;
  6. Provide technical assistance and applicable financial management;
  7. Coordinate with the ACB Finance and Administration Team on the logistical requirements on the implementation of ACB activities; and
  8. Perform other functions as may be assigned by the Director of the
    Programmes Department.

C. Qualifications

Education and Work Experience

  • Master’s Degree in the field of Natural Resource Management, Environmental Science, Social Sciences, International Development, International Relations, or related fields with five (5) years of related work experience, or
  • Completed Academic Requirements in Master’s Degree and seven (7) years of related work experiences, or
  • 18 units earned in Master’s degree and nine (9) years of related work experiences, or
  • Related Bachelor’s Degree and 12 years of related work experiences.


  • Excellent knowledge of the English language and with exceptional writing, presentation, and communication skills
  • Adept at working with international partners, national biodiversity agencies, and related national partners
  •  Ability to work independently and to manage effectively different tasks

Other Preference

  • Must have extensive experience on biodiversity conservation management and programme coordination for at least five (5) years. Work experience with particular focus on protected area management and mainstreaming biodiversity conservation into relevant sectors such as agriculture, tourism, forestry, fisheries, among others, is an advantage
  • Minimum of three (3) years relevant regional work experience in the ASEAN
  • Must have at least three (3) years of experience working with the government and has familiarity with the government processes on biodiversity conservation at the national level
  • Has experience in programme and project planning and design, project management, and coordination
  • Has experience in the conduct of special studies on biodiversity conservation including policy papers consistent with the national and regional goals in the ASEAN region


  •  Must be a national of the Vietnam

D. Competency Requirements

Core Values

  •  Integrity, professionalism, and respect for diversity
  •  Cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
  • Treats all people fairly
  • Prudence, dependability and accountability

 Core Competencies

  • Communication, teamwork, analytic, planning and organising,
    innovative, and technological awareness

E. Timeline for The Selection Process

Position Announcement : 24 May 2023
Application Period : until 3 October 2023
Review of Application and
Selection of Candidate : October 2023

F. Application Procedure

Applicants should prepare the following and send all to

    1. A letter of intent of no more than two pages, elaborating how his/her qualifications and experiences make him/her suitable for the position. Please address the letter to Executive Director Dr. Theresa Mundita S. Lim. JP 2023-14 : ACB Country Manager for Vietnam should be indicated in the aforesaid letter.
    2. Updated curriculum vitae, and diploma or transcript of records and,
    3. A completed Job Application Form which can be downloaded here
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Interested applicants are advised to visit for further details on eligibility and documentary requirements for the subject post. Only applications with complete documentary requirements (Letter of Intent, completed Job Application Form, and curriculum vitae) will be processed. Only shortlisted candidates will be given due notice. Previous applicants may apply again.