Vacancy Announcement

ANNOUNCEMENT July 6, 2011 – The Royal Society for Protection of Nature invites applications from eligible candidates for the following posts. All applications must be accompanied by complete CVs and other necessary documents.

Post No.of slots Qualification requirement Experience Place of Posting RSPN Grade Salary
Allowances Detailed Terms of Reference
Research Coordinator
Masters Degree or equivalent in Environmental Science, Natural Resource Management.
5 years
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Conservation and Sustainable Development Coordinator
Masters Degree or equivalent in Environmental Science, Natural Resource Management.
5 years
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Office Assistant/helper
Min Class X and above
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Class VIII and above
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Class VIII and above
1 for Phobjikha
1 for Thimphu
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Your applications must reach the Adm/HR Officers office on or before 6th of August, 2011 before 12.00 noon.Only the shortlisted candidates will be called for an interview for which the date will be decided by the Management Team and will be communicated over phone.

For further details please contact 326130/ 17620164 during office hours.

-Adm./HR Officer



      I.                   Position:                    Conservation and Sustainable Livelihoods Program Coordinator

    II.                   Contract period:       3 years with possibility for extension (based on performance)

  III.                   Probation period:     4 months

 IV.                   Reporting line:          Program Manager; Executive Director

   V.                   Duty station:             Thimphu, Bhutan

      VI.          Primary responsibility:  To coordinate development and implementation of conservation and sustainable livelihoods projects and activities in support of RSPN’s goals and objectives 

VII.                   Key duties and responsibilities

1         Prepare project wise annual targets for projects of the unit

2         Prepare quarterly workplans for all projects and activities of the unit

3         Conduct project progress reviews to recommend adjustments and appropriations

4         Contribute to preparation of RSPN annual calendar

5         Keep the Program Manager and Executive Director informed and updated on matters relating to unit activities.

VIII.                   Specific duties and responsibilities

1.      Planning

1.1  Gather information from partners, villages/ communities and conduct research to identify areas for RSPN involvement and prioritize them. Prepare annual targets and periodical work plans.

1.2  Develop concepts/proposals in collaboration with programme manager to secure funding. 

1.3  Contribute to development of RSPN strategic plan

1.4  Prepare terms of reference and job descriptions of project staff including consultants, researchers and volunteers in consultation with Finance and Administration Coordinator and Program Manager 


2.      Project management

2.1  Develop detailed implementation plans for all new projects pertaining to the unit in collaboration with the Program Manager

2.2  Coordinate and supervise implementation of programmes and projects pertaining to the unit

2.3  Supervise and monitor implementation of projects/ programmes to ensure quality and timely delivery of projects/ programme outputs

2.4  Prepare and update project monitoring plans

2.5  Ensure that project funds are utilized and accounted for in a manner that is most efficient and acceptable to established financial regulations.


3.      Reporting

3.1  Prepare and submits timely progress reports, final reports to program manager

3.2  Prepare ToR and drafts contract agreements for external consultant services.

3.3  Co-ordinate with other units for necessary support

3.4  Undertake other duties and responsibilities delegated by program manager and Executive Director


4.      Monitoring and Evaluation

4.1  Ensure regular monitoring of project activities against workplans.

4.2  Monitor project activities against objectives and workplans for timely completion

4.3  Conducts monitoring visits to project areas

4.4  Collaborate with the Program Division for evaluation of the projects.

4.5  Assess achievement of annual targets of project/ field personnel

4.6  Guide project staff in implementation of project activities


5.       Networking and Partnership Building 

5.1   Identify and propose capacity needs of staff.

5.2  Maintain relations with project donors, partners and  community  and keep records of their contact details

5.3  Facilitate participation of donors, partners, and stakeholders in regular project activities and meetings.


6.      Management

6.1  Ensure compliance of program/ projects to agreements, MOUs and regulations

6.2  Supervise, guide and administer project and field staff of the unit

6.3  Conduct review and annual appraisal of performance of unit staff and apprise recommendations to the program manager.

6.4  Management of field offices including proper maintenance of inventory of property

6.5  Verify timesheets and claims against outputs of staff for payments.

6.6  Verify bills, receipts, vouchers etc related to field expenses.


7.      Perform other duties as may be required  


Knowledge and experience

          Hold a minimum Masters degree or equivalent in environmental science, natural resource management

          Has at least 5 year experience in research, biodiversity conservation, natural resource management, wildlife, forest

          Has strong leadership and fund raising capability

          Good writing skills

          Possess negotiation, conflict management, and networking capabilities

          Computer skills


Key performance indicators

1.      Records of annual program targets and workplans

2.      Consolidated quarterly and annual programme reports prepared and submitted.

3.      Number of project concepts and proposals prepared

4.      Record of project reports

5.      Project evaluation reports

6.      Minutes of stakeholder coordination meetings