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WWF Japan Wildlife Group Leader (Japan)

Posted on 20 December 2019

WWF Japan is seeking Wildlife Group Leader.
Job Description
Position Title: WWF Japan Wildlife Group Leader
Report to: Conservation Director and Senior Director for conservation
Location: WWF Japan Office (Tokyo, Japan)
Supervises: staff of WWF Japan Wildlife Group including TRAFFIC Japan staff
Closing Date: 10th January, 2020

Major Functions:
The main role of the position is to actively develop an integrated programme for wildlife conservation as the leader of WWF Japan Wildlife Group; to manage a small team of diverse experts (initially around five staff) for effective implementation of an integrated wildlife programme; to strategically engage government agencies for stronger legislation and key business sectors for collective actions for anti-trafficking; and to assist Senior Director for conservation in effective implementation of regionally coordinated anti-wildlife crime programme in Asia- Pacific, and to actively fundraise for the projects of the Wildlife Group from Japanese as well as overseas funding sources.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
1) To actively develop an integrated programme for wildlife conservation
Main areas of work to integrate will be:
a) field-based projects such as anti-poaching work and other wildlife management work,
b) market-based projects such as anti-trafficking work (monitoring and research) and support to enforcement, and 
c) Policy interventions including advocacy for stronger national legislation and international conventions.

2) To manage a small team of diverse experts (initially around five staff) for effective implementation of an integrated wildlife programme.
This team will be consisting of experts in the following areas: 
a) Monitoring and research on trafficking and markets, 
b) Closing illegal markets including online markets,
c) Engaging transport sector for stopping trafficking,
d) Conducting policy advocacy for both national legislation and international conventions,
e) Strengthening anti-poaching capacity and working with communities through field projects
f)  Wildlife management work,
g) Regionally coordinated collective actions against wildlife crime.

3) To strategically engage government agencies for stronger legislation and key business sectors for collective actions for anti-trafficking
 Strategy for this work should be developed by conducting situation analysis of both national and international policy landscapes and business-lead initiatives towards eliminating illegal wildlife trade and wildlife crime.

4) To assist Senior Director for conservation in effective implementation of regionally coordinated anti-wildlife crime programme in Asia- Pacific.
WWF Offices in the Asia-Pacific region are coordinating their effort against wildlife crime through strategic regional interventions. Senior Director for conservation is leading regional coordination. Wildlife Group Leader is expected to provide technical advice on implementation of a regional work plan and also to support fundraising with fundraising staff in Communications and Marketing section at WWF Japan.

5) To actively fundraise for the projects of the Wildlife Group from Japanese as well as overseas funding sources.
Developing integrated proposals for funding to overseas and Japanese funding sources will be principally a responsibility of Wildlife Group Leader.
The Leader will also work closely with the corporate partnership section of WWF Japan and with the individual supporter section in order to raise funds from these sources.

Required Qualifications:
1) Leadership experiences and proven track record
Ten years minimum experiences of leading projects in several of the following areas:
(wildlife population management including anti-poaching work, illegal wildlife trade including anti-trafficking work, supporting enforcement and policy advocacy , engaging private sectors against illegal wildlife trade)   
Five years minimum experiences of managing a small team with diverse expertise (up to 10 staff).

2) Conservation programme development and fundraising experiences and proven track record
Experiences in developing conservation programme, writing a funding proposal and securing funding is required.
Proven track record of securing funding for wildlife projects is required.

3) Technical expertise in several of the following areas:
(wildlife management including anti-poaching work, illegal wildlife trade including anti-trafficking work, supporting enforcement and policy advocacy , engaging private sectors against illegal wildlife trade)   

4) Excellent command of English as working language
Excellent ability to conduct complex negotiations with diverse stakeholders in English and to write proposals for funding is required.
Knowledge of Japanese is a plus, but not required.

Working Relationships
Internal: manages the Wildlife Group including TRAFFIC Japan staff who are members of the group and reports to Conservation Director and Senior Director for conservation.
External: work closely with WWF Offices in the Asia Pacific that are active in regionally coordinated work against wildlife crime and with TRAFFIC and WWF Wildlife Practice.

How to apply:
Applications must include a cover letter and complete CV with full contact details of three referees and should be addressed to the People & Culture Manager, via email to: 
saiyou@wwf.or.jp  by Friday, 10th January 2020
Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted. WWF is an equal opportunity organization.