WWF-MYANMAR: Wildlife Programme Manager (Reannounced) #001/20 | WWF
WWF-MYANMAR: Wildlife Programme Manager (Reannounced) #001/20

Posted on 02 January 2020

WWF-Myanmar is now inviting applications for a Wildlife Programme Manager position to be based in Yangon.
World Wide Fund for Nature Myanmar was established in 2013 and is working to conserve the country’s biodiversity and build a sustainable future for people and wildlife. The focus is on promoting green economy within national policies and sustaining and protecting biodiversity and ecological connectivity. WWF works with key finance sector players to drive business change, advocate for policy shifts towards sustainability, develop best practices and standards, and support innovative financial frameworks and mechanisms. If you care about the environment and want to contribute to conservation efforts in Myanmar, this is the opportunity for you to join the largest national independent conservation organization.
Major Function
The WWF-Myanmar Wildlife Programme Manager will lead the overall implementation of all WWF’s wildlife conservation work, including landscape-scale biodiversity surveys, wildlife protection including elephant anti-poaching initiatives, efforts to reduce illegal wildlife trade, and protected area management across the DTL and priority sites within the new Ayeyarwady River Landscape (ARL). 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 initiatives.

Major Responsibilities
  • Manage overall wildlife programme
  • Lead tiger recovery initiatives
  • Manage elephant anti-poaching work
  • Identify strategic conservation opportunities across Myanmar working with the GoM, KNU and NGOs, CSOs
  • 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
  • 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
  • Experience in donor liaison, fundraising, proposal writing for large projects an asset
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
The detailed job description can be downloaded below.
Closing Date: 24 January 2020 (Friday)
Interested candidates should email vacancy.mm@wwf.org.mm 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_Your fullname.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.