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Development Worker as advisor (m/f/d) for capacity development and conservation awareness/outreach at community level in Laos

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GIZ GmbH
Khammouane Province, Laos
Bewerben bis
15. Mai 2019


As a federal enterprise, GIZ supports the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development.

With the dispatch of qualified specialists as development workers, GIZ contributes to the sustainable improvement of living conditions of people in developing and transition countries.

Development Worker as advisor (m/f/d) for capacity development and conservation awareness/outreach at community level in Laos

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH; Khammouane Province, Laos

The programme “Protection and Sustainable Use of Forest Ecosystems and Biodiversity in Laos" (ProFEB) promotes good forest governance and effective management of protected areas with the aim to curb drivers for deforestation and loss of biodiversity. The programme develops solutions for reducing illegal logging as well as illegal timber trade and associated forest degradation and conversion and to prevent timber smuggling and poaching in protected areas. Cornerstone of the programme is the effort to increase and improve collaboration between government authorities and non-state actors in order to protect and sustainably use forest ecosystems and biodiversity by institutionalizing models of cooperation between different stakeholders.

The Advisor will primarily support the Outreach and Community Conservation Awareness Unit of the Hin Nam No Protected Area as well as the related multi-stakeholder working group in carrying out environmental education, outreach and dissemination, and community engagement in order to strengthen awareness for nature conservation and the participation of communities in the management and administration of Hin Nam No.

Your tasks:

  • Support the establishment and capacity development of a multi-stakeholder working group on "Community Outreach and Conservation Awareness" in the context of Hin Nam No’s co-management system
  • Technical support and co-development of projects and activities to strengthen the co-management system at village level
  • Support regarding the conceptualization, planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting of activities of the working group in the context of existing co-management processes
  • Technical support and co-development of trainings for village rangers in the area of "Outreach and Community Mobilization"
  • Technical support and co-development of activities and programs to improve the understanding of "World Heritage", important laws and processes in the villages

Your profile:

  • Degree in environmental education, rural development, geography, forestry or another relevant field
  • Work experience in the context of international development cooperation and in the field of nature conservation, biodiversity and species protection
  • Good knowledge of methods, tools and approaches in the areas of environmental education, community mobilization, public relations, communication
  • Experience in designing and facilitating workshops and training events is an asset
  • Proven organizational and coordination competency
  • Intercultural competence and political sensitivity
  • Willingness to learn Lao language
  • Fluent English skills, fluent German skills are an asset

For more information please visit:

GIZ Job-ID: P1533V760

Application deadline: 15.05.2019

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