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The Government of Lao (GoL) has demonstrated its commitment to reduce emissions through its active participation in the global initiative of REDD+ Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation. The GoL views REDD+ as an opportunity to balance conservation and development through the effective land use planning and sustainable management of its rich forest resources.

The GoL through the Department of Forestry (DoF) at the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF) initiated its REDD+ Readiness process with its participation in the World Bank’s Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF). Having completed its REDD+ Readiness DoF started its first sub-national emission reduction project through FCPF’s Carbon Fund in 2018.

Titled Governance, Forest Landscapes and Livelihoods – Northern Laos (GFLL) the six northern provinces of Lao PDR, namely Bokeo, Huaphan Luang Namtha, Luang Prabang, Oudomxay, and Sayaburi. The area constitutes approximately one-third of both the country’s geographical and forest area, with a population of 1.8 million people and where the dominant land use designation is forest. The project is managed by a National Project Management Unit (NPMU) located at the REDD+ Division of DoF.

GFLL is now in its implementation phase and is planning to recruit a National Environmental Safeguard Consultant for its NPMU

The candidate should have the following experience and qualifications:

  • At least bachelor Degree in Environmental Sciences, Forestry Science or in related field;
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in work related to environmental safeguards;
  • Familiar with the World Bank environmental safeguards requirements, standards, and protocols and their monitoring;
  • Experience in design, facilitation and delivery of capacity building programmes related to environmental safeguard;
  • Knowledge of the Lao PDR Government system/institutions and familiarity with forestry sector institutions, including the Department of Forestry/REDD+ Division would be preferred;
  • Excellent spoken and written skills in English and lao languages.


Interested and qualified candidates may obtain full Terms of Reference from and further information at the address below during office hours 08.00 – 16.00 hours, Monday to Friday

Expression of Interested along with CV (including affixed recent photo) must be submitted (indicated the position) not later than 24 August 2023 via mail or email to the address below:

Mr. Phetdaovong Namphachan, National Project Coordinator (GFLL Project),

Deputy Director of REDD+ (Reducing Emission from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) Division, Department of Forestry, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Ban Phontongsavath (corner of traffic light of junction from Phonphanao Road and P-3 Road), Chanthabouly District, Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR E-mail: