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VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Position:                         Wildlife Monitoring Field Coordinator

Job Type:                        Local Full Time Contract

Division:                         Global Conservation Program, Thailand Program

Reports to:                     Project Manager

Location:                       Nonthaburi, Uthai Thani, Nakorn Ratchasima and Prachin Buri, Thailand

ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND:

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is a US non-profit, private organization established in 1895 that saves wildlife and wild places by understanding critical issues, crafting science-based solutions, and taking conservation actions that benefit nature and humanity. With more than a century of experience, long-term commitments in dozens of landscapes, presence in more than 60 nations, and experience helping to establish over 150 protected areas across the globe, WCS has amassed the biological knowledge, cultural understanding and partnerships to ensure that vibrant, wild places and wildlife thrive alongside local communities.

WCS Thailand Program has been established since 1997, the program has been working closely with the Thai government agencies 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.

SCOPE OF WORK:

Wildlife Monitoring Field Coordinator will coordinate the implementation of camera trapping survey and line transect survey work for WCS Thailand, working under the supervision of Monitoring Project Manager and working in close collaboration with the Khao Nang Ram Wildlife Research Station (KNR) and Dong Phaya Yen - Khao Yai Wildlife Research Station (DPKY) officers and teams, in addition to a range of government and non-government partners in KNR and DPKY.

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Coordinate the planning and implementation of camera trapping survey team and other monitoring teams as WCS Thailand conducting
  • Assist to conduct the monitoring activities in HKK, TYE, TYW and DPKY for tiger, prey and wildlife monitoring (in occasional).
  • Assist Project Coordinator in analyzing the DISTANCE program, lead on prepare input file, analysis and interpret data. 
  • General support to the project, such as in daily implementing activities, in drafting/editing of reports.
  • Perform other duties as requested by senior management.
  • Update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.

POSITION AND QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENT:

  • Good communication, coordination, organization and problem-solving skills.
  • Interested in forestry, wildlife and natural resource conservation.
  • Able to inhabit field and work with field staff together.
  • Experience in navigating and collecting data using GPS technology.
  • Good interpersonal skills, punctuality, hard-working, enthusiasm and creativity.
  • Ability to work independently with remote oversight and under pressure, and to set own work priorities as appropriate with a capacity to meet deadlines.
  • Experience in camera trapping survey and use CAPTURE program (will be considered).
  • Experience in line transect survey and use DISTANCE program (will be considered).
  • Working knowledge of standard office computer software (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access).
  • Experience in driving on unimproved dirt roads and working in remote areas (will be considered).

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science (BS) in forestry, biology, environment sciences, or related fields.
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office and familiarity with databases and data analysis.
  • Good English language skills or Good listened and spoken English language skills.

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 “Wildlife Monitoring Field Coordinator” in the subject line of your email.  

Interested applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, and before August 31, 2022.

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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