WWF-MYANMAR: Protected Areas and Law Enforcement Technical Advisor #029/18 (Re-Announced) | WWF

WWF-MYANMAR: Protected Areas and Law Enforcement Technical Advisor #029/18 (Re-Announced)

Posted on
16 May 2018
This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to use your skills and experience in protected area management and conservation law enforcement to help protect Myanmar’s incredible biodiversity. We are looking for a passionate and dedicated individual to invest their energy into building the capacity of key agencies responsible for wildlife protection and forest conservation in Myanmar. If you have the skills, the drive, and the motivation to get your hands dirty while exploring parts of one of the last great wilderness areas in Southeast Asia, then apply for this position.

WWF Myanmar was established in 2013 and is working to conserve the country’s biodiversity and build a secure and sustainable future for people and wildlife. The focus is on promoting green economy into national policies and to sustain and protect biodiversity and connectivity of the transboundary Dawna Tennasserim Landscape (DTL) through an integrated landscape approach, and of the Ayeyarwady River system through an integrated river basin management approach IRBM).

WWF-Myanmar is now inviting applications for a Protected Areas and Law Enforcement Technical Advisor Position based in Dawei, Myanmar.

Major Functions

The 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 new 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 can be Downloaded.

Required Qualifications

1. 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 Management 
2. 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 relations
3. 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
4. General Skill 
  • People management, coaching and capacity building/development
  • Networking, influencing, presenting and communicating
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Myanmar, including Karen is an asset
  • Proficiency in MS Office and GIS software such as ArcGIS
Closing Date: 10 June 2018 (Sunday)

Interested candidates should email vacancy.mm@wwfgreatermekong.org or send a hard copy cover letter and curriculum vitae in English to 15C, Than Taman Street, Dagon Township Yangon, stating the applied position title. Email application documents should be addressed as Document_Yourfullname.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
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