WWF-Myanmar: Project Manager-Wildlife Trade

Posted on 10 March 2016

Are you motivated and passionate about Myanmar’s wildlife and the environment? Do you have skills and experience related to species conservation, research, wildlife trade, and environmental law?


WWF has an exciting new opening at the forefront of addressing the booming illegal wildlife trade in Myanmar. Wildlife crime is a major threat to the country’s biodiversity, the integrity of its key ecosystems, and to the security, livelihoods, and health of its people.

The Project Manager position for Illegal Wildlife Trade, based in Yangon, is open to Myanmar nationals and will lead WWF’s strategy to address all aspects of wildlife crime and will coordinate closely with Government, civil society, law enforcement agencies, INGOs, and the international community particularly in the Greater Mekong region.

Major responsibilities
 
The Illegal Wildlife Trade (IWT) Project Manager will ensure implementation of projects under the WWF Myanmar that tackle wildlife crime, particularly the trade in tigers and their parts, as well as other iconic threatened species in Myanmar. S/He leads the development and implementation of WWF-Myanmar Illegal Wildlife Trade work, as described in the WWF Myanmar country strategy. S/He will design and manage the implementation and delivery of the projects and programme-specific tasks such as communication, fundraising, networking with stakeholder engagement, etc. 
 
Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in species, forestry or relevant fields; master degree as an advantage
  • Knowledge of illegal wildlife trade, conservation and/or natural resource management issues in Myanmar and South East Asia
  • Minimum 5 years’ of practical experience in designing  and implementing development projects in an international setting
  • Experience with campaigning techniques, policy and advocacy, delivering training
  • Experience of working in multi-cultural environment and working with key regional and international institutions
  • Strong experience of working with government officials, local communities and donors at all levels
  • Good communications: communicate complex issues in a clear manner to a wide variety of audiences across diverse channels such as online, TV, print, radio
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and local language, proficiency in MS Office 
     Closing Date: 29 April 2016
 
Interested candidates should send a cover letter and curriculum vitae with your salary expectation stating the position title and reference number in English by email to: vacancy.mm@wwfgreatermekong.org (application documents should be addressed as Document_Yourfullname).
 
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
 

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