Eastern Plains Tiger Reintroduction Leader

Job Opening: Eastern Plains Tiger Reintroduction Leader

WWF Greater Mekong – on the ground in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam – is working to conserve the region’s biodiversity and build a secure and sustainable future for people and wildlife.

In the Global Tiger Recovery Program 2010-2022, WWF-Cambodia set the goal of bringing back tigers to their former range, noting that a translocation and reintroduction program may be needed to achieve this goal. The Cambodia Tiger Action Plan (CTAP) identified Srepok Wildlife Sanctuary (SWS) - previously known as the Mondulkiri Protected Forest – as a suitable source site for the reintroduction of tigers. WWF-Cambodia has been supporting conservation activities in this site since 2005, and in 2007, WWF commissioned a study to examine the feasibility of a restoration program that involves reintroduction if tigers are entirely extirpated or reinforcement if a few tigers still inhabit the area. The recent review of the feasibility study confirmed tiger reintroduction program in SWS is possible both ecologically and technically but extensive preparation is needed over the next 3-4 years, including establishing a strong on-the-ground law enforcement system and tiger’s prey recovery that will be fundamental to success. WWF has committed to bring the tiger back to the Cambodia’s Eastern Plains landscape of which SWS is a part.  WWF has prepared, with the Cambodian government, an operational plan for initiating this ambitious program

We are looking for an experienced Eastern Plains Tiger Reintroduction Leader who is responsible for leading the ambitious tiger reintroduction program in Eastern Plains Landscape (EPL) - aiming to build and develop actions that will have positive impacts on WWF’s biodiversity conservation goals. He/she would be accountable for ensuring that the activities relating to defined program phases of the Tiger Operational Plan (TOP) for tiger reintroduction are delivered in time.

Base location: Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Key requirements for the role include:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent experience in wildlife conservation, protected area, wildlife science, natural resources management, environmental studies or in relevant fields
  • At least 7-10 years of practical experience in managing complex programs related to transboundary wildlife conservation (tiger particular), protected areas management, and impact monitoring systems. A substantial part of this experience should have been in an organization specializing in conservation.
  • Proven experience in leading complex, cross-boundary programs and project development and management
  • Proven experience in complex project design, development and fundraising.
  • Proven experience of managing programs funded by a diversity of sources including governments and aid agencies, private sector donors with annual budget of at least US$5 millions.
  • Proven experience of working and negotiating with Government officials at all levels.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing, implementing and evaluating budget plan and action plan.
  • Knowledge of the policy, standard operating procedures and guidelines relating to wildlife and tiger recovery.
  • Familiar with conservation and natural resource management issues preferably in Cambodia, Vietnam or the Mekong sub-region.
  • Understanding of laws and regulations, and policy/institutional context related to conservation and natural resource management preferably in Cambodia, Vietnam or Mekong sub-region.
  • Understanding of development partnerships, function, donor strategies, governmental relations in Cambodia, Vietnam or Mekong sub-region     
  • Adherence to WWF’s values, which are: Knowledgeable, Optimistic, Determined and Engaging.

How to apply

Detailed Job Description for the position is posted on www.panda.org/jobs under Jobs and as attached.

Interested candidates should email a cover letter and curriculum vitae in English to [email protected] with the subject line “Applications for Eastern Plains Tiger Reintroduction Leader” by 31st May 2018.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

“WWF is an equal opportunity employer and committed to having a diverse workforce.”

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Application Deadline: 
Thu, 2018-05-31