Major FunctionsThe Protected Areas and Law Enforcement Technical Advisor’s (TA) major function is to provide technical advice to relevant partners in the DTL, especially Union Government Forest Department (FD), and KNU Forest Department (KFD). The TA is the key person to provide and/or coordinate basic field ranger training for existing and newly protected area rangers (e.g. Wildlife Protection Units (WPUs) or Park/Forest Rangers), and to support FD and KFD develop and implement PA and LE management plans and strategies. The TA will also support the training and operational capacity of elephant anti-poaching units in Ayeyarwady and Bago regions, as well as the Illegal Wildlife Trade (IWT) team with initiatives to support mobile enforcement teams and illegal market closures. The TA will also play a supporting role in initiatives to design and implement a national programme for ranger professionalization in Myanmar, including the establishment of a national Wildlife Ranger College. The detailed job description is at http://www.wwf.org.mm/en/myanmar_career_page/
Required Qualifications1. Education• Bachelors and/or Masters degree in natural resources management, conservation, or environmental or conservation management, and/or relevant law enforcement-related technical qualifications• Qualification in Project Management2. Knowledge• Knowledge of conservation and law enforcement issues in Greater Mekong region especially in Myanmar and Thailand;• Understanding of policy and regulations in related fields in Myanmar; • Knowledge of relevant planning tools (SMART, minimum Law Enforcement Standards)• Knowledge of human rights-related policies and issues in Myanmar • Knowledge of the policy/institutional context related to conservation and the government agencies, development partners, donor institutions, and the not-for-profit sector in the landscape• Excellent understanding of development partnerships, fund-raising, donor strategies, functions, governmental and international relations3. Experience• Minimum 5-7 years of practical experience in conservation area management and law enforcement, preferably 2 years of which should have been in Myanmar and/or SE Asia; • Experience of working with government line agency staff and other organizations in an advisory and or training role• Willingness to spend significant time in remote locations in challenging weather conditions when conducting field activities • Experience of working in multi-cultural environment and international organisations
Bonus, Meal or travel allowance
Fun Working environment, Joined an experienced team, International Standard
- Opportunities for promotion
- Possibility for job training
- Learn new skills and techniques
WWF’s Secretariat based in Gland, Switzerland and operating with over 5,000 staff worldwide. It is the world largest conservation organization with over 5 million supporters worldwide, working in more than 100 countries,supporting around 1,300 conservation and environmental projects.The groups mission is "to stop the degradation of the planet’s natural environment and to build a future inwhich humans live in harmony with nature.” Currently, much of its work focuses on the conservation of three biomes that contain most of the world's biodiversity: oceans and coasts, forests, and freshwater ecosystems.Among other issues, it is also concerned with endangered species, pollution and climate change.Expanding WWF- Greater Mekong to Myanmar, WWF- Greater Mekong has built an extraordinary network of partners – local communities, the private sector, and governments – all working together to find solutions to conserve the region’s biodiversity and build a secure and sustainable future for its people, ecosystems and wildlife. WWF- Greater Mekong consists of a regional team and country offices in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar,Thailand and Vietnam.