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Job Position:

Assistant Project Coordinator – Counter Wildlife Trafficking Program

Division:

WCS Thailand Program

Reports to:

Conservation Program Manager

Location:

Nonthaburi, Thailand

Position Type:

Full time

Organization name: Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) – Thailand Program


Organization Profile:

"The Wildlife Conservation Society, founded in 1895 as the New York Zoological Society, WCS is a New York-based not-for-profit organization that operates global conservation research through science, supports wildlife management and training programs in Thailand and over 60 other countries worldwide. WCS Thailand Program has been established since 1997; we are working closely with the Thai government and in cooperated with several academic institutes as well as local and international private organizations to achieve its mission to strengthen the science-based conservation principle, in order to preserve the intact wildlife and wild place in Thailand.”

Background:

Wildlife trafficking is having a devastating effect on many species across the globe. Elephants, big cats, rhinos, pangolins, parrots, freshwater turtles and tortoises all face significant threats from trafficking due to the demand for them and their parts, fueled by other factors including weak governance and corruption. Wildlife trafficking undermines local livelihoods, promotes the spread of zoonotic diseases, weakens the rule of law, exacerbates corruption, provides revenue for violent armed groups and organized crime syndicates, and is recognized as a global security threat. Wildlife trafficking is a low risk, high profit opportunity for criminals. There is insufficient capacity among law enforcement agencies and officers, a lack of strategic, intelligence-led action against poachers and traffickers, low political commitment to address wildlife trafficking and corruption within the agencies. WCS’s approach across Asia and globally embodies a long-term institutional commitment to Counter Wildlife Trafficking (CWT) and the protection of landscapes critical for biodiversity. We have strong government relationships and a wealth of experience striving to stop wildlife trafficking in source, transit, and consumer countries around the world and we work with our government partners to address these challenges. WCS is achieving success at some sites across Asia and there is an opportunity to have greater impact if our efforts are better coordinated and grounded with law enforcement expertise.

Purpose of the Position:

The Assistant CWT Project Coordinator will assist in coordinating the implementation of all counter wildlife trafficking work for WCS Thailand. The Assistant CWT project coordinator will assist the CWT project coordinator in planning and implementation activities with a range of administrative task and working in close collaboration with the WCS Thailand-Site Protection coordinators, in addition to a range of government and non-government partners.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Assist the CWT project coordinator in coordinate the planning and implementation of all counter wildlife trafficking activities for WCS Thailand and support the development of the CWT project in Thailand;
  • Assist in conducting of workshops, trainings and other events with government agencies, including coordinating Leahy vetting as required;
  • Perform a procurement, purchasing process and administrative task as project required;
  • Assist in drafting of technical reports, donor reports, and communications outputs as needed;
  • Assist in maintaining good relationships/partnerships with key ministries, agencies and subnational government, including the DNP (CITES Management Authority), Police (Royal Thai Police), Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Customs, and provincial departments and any other relevant agencies as well as NGOs and other organizations involved in counter wildlife trafficking;
  • Assist in liaise with staff from other country programs as needed to develop reports, proposals, and share best-practice, experiences and lessons learned;
  • Receive training and capacity development from WCS and update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations;
  • Perform other duties as requested by senior management.

Position and Qualifications Requirement:

The successful candidate must be enthusiastic with the interpersonal skill to participating within the group and the project field team. S/he must be proactive, self-motivated, and be able to accomplish the challenging.

  • Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in biology, forestry, environment or a relevant field;
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office and familiarity with databases and data analysis;
  • Good coordination, communication, organization and problem-solving skills;
  • Be efficient in time management, assigned projects, duties and responsibilities;
  • Background in providing and organizing workshops and trainings;
  • A willingness and ability to travel to project sites, which may include research in remote locations.

Reports to:

  • Conservation Program manager

Application Process:

Interested candidates, who meet the above qualifications, should apply by sending an application letter and CV together with the names and contact information of three references to: wcsthailand@wcs.org. Please include “Assistant Project Coordinator - Counter Wildlife Trafficking Program” in the subject line of your email.  Interested applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, and before June 30, 2022.

Address:

Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) – Thailand Program
55/295 Muangthong Thani Project 5 Soi 3, Chaengwattana Rd., Bangpood, Pakkred,  Nonthaburi 11120

Tel: 02 503 4478 – 9 Fax: 02 503 4096
Website: https://thailand.wcs.org/
Contact Email: wcsthailand@wcs.org

WCS is an equal opportunity employer and the organization complies with all employment and labor laws and regulations that prohibit discrimination in hiring and ensures that candidates from all backgrounds are fairly and consistently considered during the recruitment process. We are dedicated to hiring and supporting a diverse workforce. We are committed to cultivating an inclusive work environment and look for future team members who share that same value.

The organization provides equal employment opportunities for all qualified candidates. The organization does not discriminate for employment based on age, color, disability, gender identify, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by laws and regulations.

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