Illegal Wildlife Trade Program Manager

Job Opening: Illegal Wildlife Trade Program Manager, WWF-Greater Mekong

The Greater Mekong (Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam) is one of the global hubs of wildlife trade – a perfect storm of a source, transit route, and final destination for many of the world’s most valuable and threatened wildlife products. Trade routes through, and demand originating from, the Mekong countries threaten the persistence of some of the planet’s most charismatic species including tiger, Asian and African elephants, and all rhino species. Co-ordinated inter-governmental action is therefore required to leverage global commitments for cracking wildlife trade into effective action on the ground across the Greater Mekong.

WWF-GM is seeking an experienced Illegal Wildlife Trade Program Manager who will lead and co-ordinate our advocacy and political efforts to galvanise regional governmental action focusing on closing some of the most insidious wildlife markets left on the planet.

Base location: Yangon (Myanmar), Vientiane (Laos) or Hanoi (Vietnam)

Key requirements for the role includes:

  • Degree in conservation, environmental policy, or relevant fields
  • At least 5 years experience in environmental advocacy, policy, and/or political campaigning related to natural resource management
  • Knowledge of wildlife trafficking and trade issues ideally in Asia
  • Understanding of political and environmental context in China, Laos, or Myanmar ideal
  • Spoken Mandarin an advantage
  • Experience of advocacy and negotiating with Government and donors at all levels
  • Proven track record in successfully managing inter-institutional relations involving government and international NGOs
  • Excellent understanding of development partnerships, fund-raising, donor strategies, functions and international relations

How to apply:

Detailed Job Description for this position can be found at WWF’s website under Jobs and as attached.

Interested candidates should email a cover letter, curriculum vitae in English and scan/photo of diplomas/certificates to [email protected], stating the position title in the subject line of the email by  21 February 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: 
Yangon (Myanmar), Vientiane (Laos) or Hanoi (Vietnam)
Application Deadline: 
Wed, 2018-02-21