Southern Wildlife Crime Team Leader

About ENV
Education for Nature-Vietnam (ENV) was established in 2000 as Vietnam’s first non-governmental organization focused on conservation of nature and the environment through education. Our mission is to foster greater understanding amongst the Vietnamese public about environmental issues of local, national and global significance, ranging from protection of wildlife and natural ecosystems to climate change. ENV’s Wildlife Crime Unit (WCU) was established in 2005 to facilitate and motivate public involvement in efforts to combat wildlife trade, and to improve the effectiveness of front line law enforcement agencies. The WCU administers a public toll-free national hotline 1800-1522 for reporting wildlife crimes. Information reported through the hotline is passed on to the appropriate authorities. ENV then works closely with law enforcement agencies, tracking each case through to conclusion, and documenting the results on ENV’s Wildlife Crime Database. The WCU strives to achieve a successful outcome for each case, helping coordinate placement of animals, providing advice to the authorities, and encouraging bold action that would serve to deter future crime.
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Education for Nature - Vietnam (ENV) is currently looking for candidate for the position of Team Leader for operations in Southern Vietnam - Based in Ho Chi Minh

Description of position
The ENV Southern Wildlife Crime Team Leader is responsible for coordinating his team to execute baseline wildlife trade and hunting surveys in five provinces of Southern Viet Nam, as well as organizing, helping recruit and coordinating volunteers to carry out regular monitoring of violating establishments in urban centers where wildlife crime have been documented.
The team leader works closely with Ha Noi- based ENV Wildlife Crime Unit to coordinate and conduct investigations on crimes in the Southern of Viet Nam and supervises one staff member.

Main Responsibilities
The team leader is responsible for coordinating operations of the ENV’s Southern Vietnam field office tasked with reducing consumption and demand of wildlife amongst consumers and aggressively working to eliminate illegal hunting and trade of wildlife in Southern Vietnam.
- Carry out awareness activities: Work closely with the program manager and Hanoi-based Mobile Wildlife Awareness Unit as well as other departments within ENV to carry out awareness activities in
the Southern region. Activities include public events, radio shows, media interviews, development and distribution of awareness resources, stakeholder meetings, and other activities.
- Conduct priority monitoring: Work closely with the Hanoi-based Wildlife Crime Unit to conduct priority monitoring of business establishments to ensure compliance with wildlife protection laws.
- Coordinate enforcement operations with local authorities: Liaise with local authorities in the Southern region to address specific crimes reported to the WCU, and build cooperative relationships with local authorities that yield proven results in ENV’s efforts to combat wildlife crime.
- Conduct field investigations: Carry out regular inspections and investigations of major wildlife trade operations including public zoos and wildlife farms in close cooperation with the Major Crimes Unit of
- Administer field office operations: Help develop and supervise a ENV satellite office including all relevant administrative duties associated with running a small office. Meet all administrative requirements of ENV including regular communications and reporting, processing of finances, etc.

Other duties:
- Assist with Wildlife Protection Network: Assist in training of volunteers from ENV’s Wildlife Protection Network, involve volunteers in awareness activities, and liaise with the National Wildlife Volunteer Coordinator on all issues relating to volunteer activities.
- Stakeholder meetings: Provide critical support planning, organizing, and executing local stakeholder meetings on wildlife trade in the Southern Vietnam region.
- Additional assignments: Complete other duties and assignments as specified by ENV managers

- College degree required
- Excellent survey and investigation skills
- Excellent management & communications skills
- Good knowledge of commonly traded wildlife identification
- Strong Vietnamese writing skills
- Good verbal and written English
- Computer literacy: Word, Excel, Internet
- Ability to work independently, take initiative, and pay close attention to details

Terms and Benefits
- Long-term contract will be provided following evaluation period
- Opportunity to learn new skills and knowledge
- Mixed English-speaking environment
- Opportunity to work closely with international and national experts
- Friendly and creative working environment, competitive benefits
- Salary based on experience and performance

Interested candidates are invited to send their application and cover letter to the following address before
June 30, 2011 by email or by correspondence.
Education for Nature - Vietnam (ENV)
No. 5 Lane 192, Thai Thinh street, Hanoi
Phone: (04) 3514-8850
Email: [email protected]
Your applications will be treated on “First come, first serve” basic.
Only short-listed candidates will be notified

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Application Deadline: 
Thu, 2011-06-30