Wildlife Crime Team Leader

Education for Nature-Vietnam (ENV) was established in 2000 as Vietnam’s first non-governmental organization focused on conservation of nature and the environment. 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. We employ creative and innovative strategies to influence attitudes and behavior, not only highlighting the need to protect Vietnam’s rich natural heritage and the living world around us, but also encouraging greater public participation in achieving this important and challenging task.

For more details about what we do, visit our website:
English language: www.envietnam.org
Vietnamese language: www.thiennhien.org

Positions available

Education for Nature - Vietnam (ENV) is currently looking for candidates for the position of Wildlife Crime Team Leader for operations in the south of Vietnam – BASED IN HCM

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 Program Coordinator and ENV Wildlife Crime Unit to coordinate and conduct investigations on crimes in the south of Viet Nam and supervises one staff

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 central 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
• Conduct Geographic survey: Carry out surveys to map out wildlife trade networks, key consumption enterprises, hunting patterns by communities bordering protected areas, and other “hotspots”
• Administer field office operations: Help develop and supervise an 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 recruitment and 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 central Vietnam region.
• Additional assignments: Complete other duties and assignments as specified by ENV managers


• University 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
• Mixed English-speaking environment
• Opportunity to work closely with international and national experts
• Friendly and creative working environment, competitive benefits
• Opportunity to learn new skills and knowledge
• Salary based on experience and performance


Interested candidates are invited to send their application and cover letter to the following address before August 15, 2012 by correspondence or by email
The candidate MUST download ENV application form from the link below:
Education for Nature - Vietnam (ENV)
No. 97 Nguyen Dinh Chieu, Ward No. 6, District 3
Phone: (08) 39333142
Email:[email protected], [email protected]

*Priority will be given to candidates applying soon
* Submit your application by clicking “Apply Now” button. Your application will automatically be transferred to ENV. DO NOT try to find other alternative email, please!

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Ho Chi Minh
Application Deadline: 
Wed, 2012-08-15