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Head Of Wildlife

WWF- Myanmar
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Myanmar - Yangon
Full Time
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14 Nov 2020

Experience level

Manager

Job Function

Project, Operations Management

Min Education Level

Master Degree

Job Description

Major Function

The Head of Wildlife will be responsible for the overall strategic implementation of WWF Myanmar’s species conservation and illegal wildlife trade work. This includes the strategic direction of the wildlife programme and high-level technical lead of the overall protected area, biodiversity monitoring and law enforcement work. Furthermore, integration with other programmes, strategic partnerships with other organizations to address priority wildlife issues, landscape-scale biodiversity surveys, wildlife protection including elephant anti-poaching initiatives, and efforts to reduce illegal wildlife trade. He/she will also advance and support conservation corridor planning and effective protected area management across the Dawna Tenasserim Landscape (DTL) and priority sites within the new Ayeyarwady River Landscape (ARL) and Central Elephant Landscape (CEL). He/She will act as the key Wildlife Focal point for engagement with the global WWF network, and will serve as WWF Myanmar’s tiger focal point and overall lead for our tiger recovery initiative. He/she will also provide technical guidance to the Deputy Landscape Manager of DTL to deliver coordinated and effective wildlife conservation work in DTL.

 

Major Responsibilities

  • Wildlife research & monitoring
  • Leading WWF Myanmar’s tiger recovery work
  • Zero-poaching and illegal wildlife trade
  • Effective management of protected and conserved areas
  • Fundraising, partnerships and capacity building
  • Policy and planning

Open To

Foreign (Expatriate)
Male/Female

Job Requirements

Requirements

  • Master’s or higher degree or other relevant qualification in zoology, biology, wildlife conservation, or related fields
  • Expertise in tiger and elephant ecology, science, and practical conservation measures
  • Excellent understanding of species and landscape conservation challenges and opportunities in Myanmar and SE Asia; good understanding of Myanmar government structures, and also other conservation NGOs in Myanmar.
  • At least 10 years of practical experience as a field biologist in Myanmar and/or mainland Asia, and especially in designing and undertaking wildlife and other biodiversity surveys, conducting training, and publishing results to a high scientific and peer-review standard
  • Excellent interpersonal skills are essential, as well as innovative thinking and ability to work in a team
  • Experience in engaging high-level government officials and communities
  • Strong strategic thinking and analytical skills
  • Experience in donor liaison, fund raising, proposal writing for large project an asset
  • Strong presentation skills to partner, stakeholders and potential donors
  • Fluency and strong communication skills in written and spoken English, Myanmar is an advantage.

What We Can Offer

Benefits

Meal or travel allowance

Highlights

- An awesome company
- Join a winning team
- You can make a difference

Career Opportunities

- Opportunities for promotion
- Possibility for job training
- Learn new skills and techniques

About Our Company

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 in
which 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.

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