WWF-Greater Mekong, Manager, Protected Areas, Species and Wildlife Trade Programme



Posted on 15 January 2013

The Greater Mekong region is one of the biologically richest places on the planet; its varied natural resources support the livelihoods and well-being of millions of people in mainland Southeast Asia. WWF-Greater Mekong – on the ground in Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam – is working to conserve the region’s biodiversity and build a secure and sustainable future for people and wildlife.

WWF-Greater Mekong is seeking to recruit a dynamic and experienced candidate for the position of Manager, Protected Areas, Species and Wildlife Trade Programme. This is an exciting and challenging position with one of the region’s leading conservation organizations. Many species are facing extinction within the next 10 years and protected areas remain ineffective. The right candidate should be able to guide the programme in achieving significant and lasting conservation impact across the whole region.

The Manager, Protected Areas, Species and Wildlife Trade Programme will need to demonstrate significant leadership in delivering the programme of work contributing to the Strategy and Objectives of the overall WWF-GM Strategic Plan (2011-2015).

Key requirements are:

  • Master’s degree in natural resources management, environmental or conservation management,  or in relevant fields
  • At least 5 years of practical experience in managing programmes related to Protected Areas, Species and Wildlife Trade at regional level, 2 years of which should be in the Greater Mekong Region
  • Experience in campaigning, communications and developing and writing related project proposals to aid agencies, foundations, corporate sector and other individual donors
  • Experience of managing programmes funded by a diversity of sources including governments and aid agencies, private sector donors with annual multi-million dollar budget
  • Experience of working in multi-cultural environment and with key regional and international institutions e.g. ADB, ASEAN, and the Mekong River Commission

Base location: Cambodia, Lao PDR, or Vietnam

Detailed Job Description of the position and requirement is attached. 

Interested candidates should email a cover letter, curriculum vitae and available degrees and qualifications in English to vacancy@wwfgreatermekong.org by 07 February 2013.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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