Job Vacancy

Job Vacancy

Royal Society for Protection of Nature (RSPN) in Thimphu would like to invite
applications from eligible Bhutanese citizens for the following post(s)

  1. Communications Officer
  2. Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Officer.

The interested candidates must be Bhutanese citizens with a minimum of Bachelor’s
Degree and 3 years experience in the related field for both cases.
For further details, please contact the Administration and Finance Division (AFD) during
office hours.

The detailed Terms of Reference (ToR)s are available below
or call 322056/329130.

Note: Your applications must reach this office on or before 20th October 2023 before 12.00 noon.

Click here to download TOR for Communication Officer

Click here to download TOR for ICT Officer

Vacancy for the Post of Program Specialist

RSPN is pleased to announce the vacancy for the post of Program Specialist who will function under Department of Program Coordination and Climate change (DPCCC). The list of Documents required are mentioned in the Terms of reference (TOR). Please note that the last date of submission of application is on July 15, 2023. For any other clarification you may call 02326130 during the office hours or contact AFD chief via email-

Click here to download TOR

Vacancy for the post of Program Analyst

RSPN is pleased to announce the vacancy for the post of Program Analyst who will function under Department of Program Coordination and Climate change (DPCCC).

The list of Documents required are mentioned in the Terms of reference (TOR). Please note that the last date of submission of application is on June 18, 2023. For any other clarification you may call 02326130 during the office hours or contact AFD chief via email-

Click here to download TOR

Visit by the Independent Evaluation Unit Team, Green Climate Fund (GCF) Secretariat

The Independent Evaluation Unit(IEU) team of GCF who are currently in Bhutan, had a bilateral meeting with the RSPN earlier today. The interactive session saw a discussion on the relevance and effectiveness of the past GCF’s Readiness and Preparatory Support Programme in Bhutan and the RSPN’s work towards becoming GCF Delivery Partner. RSPN shared its experiences in the areas of environmental conservation and gamut of climate resilience projects implemented in the local communities across the country.

The GCF team will also make a field visit to the RSPN project sites on 21st May,2023.

The meeting between GCF and RSPN, first of its kind, was significant in strengthening goodwil and relationship between the two organizations.

Polyhouse sets distributed to the communities living in the White-bellied Heron Landscape

1. Kewena-Tshachuphu Chiwog communities under Punakha district received the poly house materials.

3. Ulla Chiwog communities under the Wangduephodrang district received the poly house materials.

One of the core activities under the Sustainable Livelihood Division (SLD), RSPN is to promote organic farming practices in rural communities. Organic farming practices are picking up among the communities and one step to encourage and motivate such practices is by providing polyhouse sets to the farmers. 

2. Jalla Chiwog communities under Wangduephodrang district received the poly house materials.

From the ongoing BMUV-IKI project, the RSPN team along with technical support from respective gewog agricultural extension officers has successfully distributed and installed 36 sets of polyhouses for the community groups living in the WBH landscape of Dagana, Punakha, Tsirang, Trongsa, Wangduephodrang and Zhemgang districts. Polyhouses serve as a shield between nature and what you are growing.

The greenhouse is an enclosed structure or environment where crops or saplings are grown. It protects crops from pests, diseases, and adverse climatic conditions which in turn allows the growing seasons to be extended and possibly improved.

Materials for poly houses loaded for distribution

The supply of poly house is expected to bring the following benefits:

  • To contribute towards achieving National Food Security and Self Sufficiency. 
  • To produce fresh vegetables, and fruits throughout the seasons and also able to grow exotic flowers/tropical fruits.
  • There is efficiency in the use of water and nutrients on the farm as compared to open-field cultivation.
  • It also extends the growing season as the plants won’t depend on weather conditions or patterns. 
  • The returns on investment (ROI) from the greenhouse are typically higher than open-field farming.

Additionally, the “working together” mechanism was added to the communities primarily to foster collaboration and coordination among the participants for greater result orientation.


“My village has been dependent on the other communities during the need for necessary saplings. With the polyhouse program supported by RSPN and the introduction of the working together mechanism, we are optimistic about building community cooperation, coordination, and collaboration. Moreover, polyhouse is an opportunity to generate additional income for the community groups”,
Mrs. Tshering Wangmo
Kewana-Tshachuphu Chiwog, Punakha District.

We would like to extend our gratitude to the Local government and communities for their continued support.

Signing of a Project Agreement between High Commission of Canada and RSPN

Her Excellency Amanda Strohan, Deputy Ambassador of the High Commission of Canada to India, New Delhi and Dr Kinley Tenzin, Executive Director of RSPN signed a project agreement on the Livelihood enhancement and increasing resilience of the Lauri Community, SamdrupJonkhar on 8th May 2023 at the RSPN Head office in Thimphu.

The project aims to enhance the local community’s livelihood through climate change adaptation and increasing resilience to climate change. It is anticipated to benefit 330 households and 2000 people with the implementation of project deliverables such as sustainable farming and food production, water resource management, and marketing of farm products

The project is expected to contribute directly to the 12th Five-Year Plan National Key Result Areas of Poverty and Inequality Reduced, Healthy Ecosystem service Maintained, Carbon Neutral, Climate and Disaster Resilient Development Enhanced, and Food and Nutrition Security enhanced and Sústainable Development Goals of 1. No  Poverty, 5. Gender Equality, 6. Clean Water and Sanitation, and 13. Climate Action.

Her Excellency Amanda Strohan said; “She is happy with the partnership between RSPN and the Canadian High Commission and the impressive works of RSPN in the areas of nature conservation, livelihood enhancement, and increasing climate resilience”. Appreciating the impacts of the previous CFLI projects implemented by the RSPN under their financial support, she added, “The key objective of this small grant support is to alleviate poverty and the current project proposal is well developed in achieving this objective”.

The project’s objectives are as follows:
1. Improve farmland, diversity farming, and integrate agroforestry and water resource management for sustainable farming and food production

2. Enhance the conservation and management of star anise and the upstream watershed and spring shed for the sustenance of ecosystem services

3. Improve the market for agriculture and stare anise through appropriate approaches and mechanisms.

The Executive Director, of RSPN thanked the Canadian High Commission and her team for the past project support and for placing confidence in RSPN to take the partnership to the next level through this new project. He assured realized the intended project objective of improving livelihood and increasing resilience which are the primary concerns of the Lauri Community.

The project will end by February 2024. 

Aiming to restore 50 hectares of degraded forest in the White-bellied Heron Landscape, the ongoing BMUV-IKI initiative involves planting 12.5 hectares of land each year. This restoration work will protect the herons’ habitat and aid the environment by reducing the effects of climate change. 

The team from RSPN is currently engaged in field verification of proposed plantation sites received from community forest groups and individuals, along with representatives from the Department of Forest and Park Services of the respective territorial Division offices. A method of carrying out plantation in Community Forests and Private Lands has added value in increasing the life of the community, which plays a vital part in the protection of the species.
More than 12.5 hectares of plantation activities were supported by RSPN in the first year of the project’s duration.
The activity is part of the ongoing project funded by the Federal Ministry of Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection (BMUV), Germany through the International Climate Initiative (IKI) and co-funded by MAVA foundation, Switzerland, and RSPN.

Our one-year-old tree sapling is doing well in the meantime.

Indian Ambassador visits WBHCC

Ambassador Sudhakar Dalela, Embassy of India visited White-bellied Heron Conservation Center WBHCC.

His Excellency was accompanied by Managing Director  and Joint Managing Director of PHAPA-I and II, focal personal for the Government of India from the Ministry of Finance.

The Ambassador was appraised on the conservation efforts of RSPN specially in regard to White-bellied Heron and its’s conservation measures taken and its future plan.

We are grateful for your visit to our Center.

WBHCC Manager and Veterinary officer takes Ambassador around the campus
Inside the WBHCC Information Center
Ambassador with his delegates, Officials from PHPA-II and Foreign Ministry with RSPN WBHCC staff

RSPN family welcomes Mr Wangchuk Namgay who joined as the Director. With the enriched experiences of Mr Wangchuk, the RSPN family is optimistic about thriving our conservation venture to greater heights. Mr Wangchuk brings with him over two decades of experience working in the field of project management, resources mobilization, climate change policies, and Finance. Prior to joining RSPN, he worked as Chief Program Coordinator under the Ministry of Finance. Tashi Delek and welcome to RSPN Family.

Website revamp

RSPN would like to invite eligible private firms to quote their best rates for the redesigning of the existing website (

Click here to download Terms of Reference for the task

Please ensure that your rate be submitted latest by 12 noon, May 01, 2023 at RSPN Head Office.

For further queries please call 02-326130/17548992 or email