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WWF-Myanmar: Head of Wildlife #040/20

15 October 2020

WWF-Myanmar is now inviting applications for a Head of Wildlife to be based in Yangon and is open to International and Myanmar nationals.

Are you motivated and passionate about conserving Myanmar’s wildlife and the environment? Do you have skills and experience related to species conservation, research, wildlife trade and wildlife law enforcement? Do you want to have a real and lasting impact on nature conservation in Myanmar?
 
The Head of Wildlife position, based in Yangon, is open to International and Myanmar nationals and will lead a dynamic and ambitious team working on several initiatives across the country. If this opportunity sounds like it is made for you, apply now.
 
Major Function
The Head of Wildlife will be responsible for the overall strategic implementation of WWF Myanmar’s species conservation and illegal wildlife trade work. This includes the strategic direction of the wildlife programme and high-level technical lead of the overall protected area, biodiversity monitoring and law enforcement work. Furthermore, integration with other programmes, strategic partnerships with other organizations to address priority wildlife issues, landscape-scale biodiversity surveys, wildlife protection including elephant anti-poaching initiatives, and efforts to reduce illegal wildlife trade. He/she will also advance and support conservation corridor planning and effective protected area management across the Dawna Tenasserim Landscape (DTL) and priority sites within the new Ayeyarwady River Landscape (ARL) and Central Elephant Landscape (CEL). 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 initiative. He/she will also provide technical guidance to the Deputy Landscape Manager of DTL to deliver coordinated and effective wildlife conservation work in DTL. 
 
Major Responsibilities
Wildlife research & monitoring
Leading WWF Myanmar’s tiger recovery work 
Zero-poaching and illegal wildlife trade
Effective management of protected and conserved areas
Fundraising, partnerships and capacity building
Policy and planning
 
 
The detailed responsibilities are at http://www.wwf.org.mm/en/myanmar_career_page/
 
Requirements
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
Excellent understanding of species and landscape conservation challenges and opportunities in Myanmar and SE Asia; good understanding of Myanmar government structures, and also other conservation NGOs in Myanmar.
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
Excellent interpersonal skills are essential, as well as innovative thinking and ability to work in a team 
Experience in engaging high-level government officials and communities
Strong strategic thinking and analytical skills 
Experience in donor liaison, fund raising, proposal writing for large projects an asset
Strong presentation skills to partners, stakeholders and potential donors
Fluency and strong communications skills in written and spoken English, Myanmar is an advantage
Strong organisational and management skills are required
 
 
Closing Date: 5 November 2020 (Thursday)
Interested candidates should send a cover letter and curriculum vitae stating the position title and reference number in English by email to vacancy.mm@wwf.org.mm (application documents should be addressed as Document_Yourfullname). 
 
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.