Regional Lead for Wildlife and Wildlife Crime | WWF

Regional Lead for Wildlife and Wildlife Crime

Posted on 16 November 2017
Position title: Regional Lead for Wildlife and Wildlife Crime
Reports to: Conservation Director, WWF-Greater Mekong
Supervises: Technical Advisor for Law Enforcement, TA for Wildlife Trade, and Consultants as required
Location: Any Mekong country except Thailand
Date: November 2017

I. Background:
WWF-Greater Mekong (WWF-GM) – on the ground in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and
Vietnam – is working to conserve the region’s incredible biodiversity and build a secure and
sustainable future for people and wildlife. WWF-GM works with government, industry and civil
society partners to ensure that, as the region develops, it doesn’t squander the natural riches that so
many depend on and that drive the region’s economic future. Find out more at

II. Major Functions:
This Regional Lead has overall responsibility for the implementation of the Greater Mekong
Regional Initiative for Wildlife and Wildlife Crime, one of the three regional approaches outlined
in the WWF-GM SP (FY16-20). The Lead is responsible for the delivery of the 2020 outcomes
defined in the Wildlife and Wildlife Crime Initiative, and for ensuring sufficient resources and
capacity are mobilized to achieve these outcomes which ranges from tiger reintroduction in the
Eastern Plains of Cambodia/Vietnam; tiger conservation in the DTL on the Thailand/Myanmar
border; Saola conservation in the Lao/Vietnam border; to closing the illegal wildlife markets in the
Golden Triangle. The lead also coordinates Regional support for the implementation of the Wildlife
goals of the country conservation strategies in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam,
and directs the implementation of two of the three regional Big Wins (Big Wins are priority
initiatives henceforth Wildlife Big Wins).

The role will require technical expertise in conservation, impact monitoring, strong
communications ability, and effective coordination with the Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand
and Vietnam Country Offices, relevant regional initiatives of WWF-GM and the global WWF
network, and other stakeholders.

III. Major Duties and Responsibilities:
 Represent WWF-GM’s Regional Wildlife and Wildlife Crime Initiative within internally
externally, to present WWF-GM as a global thought leader on wildlife and wildlife crime.
 Ensure the delivery and lead the development of annual work-plans for implementation of
activities towards 2020 outcomes of the Regional Wildlife and Wildlife Crime Initiative.
 Secure funds and capacity to implement the 2020 outcomes of the Regional Wildlife and
Wildlife Crime Initiative and provide fundraising support to country offices.
 Support the design of the tiger recovery programmes in key GM landscapes including the
Eastern Plains and the Dawna Tannessarim.
 Coordinate the design and provide technical support to country teams for wildlife conservation
impact monitoring across GM priority landscapes, and support the implementation of the
Wildlife goals and strategies of the GMP country offices.
 Represent WWF GM as a focal person for wildlife of Wildlife Practice with WWF
International and and maintain regular communications with GM Shareholders.
 Ensure the Wildlife and Wildlife Crime Initiative generates resources required to meet the
target on Cost Recovery (e.g. the Initiative Lead 60% from projects and 40% from core) and
Technical Advisors (90% from projects and 10% from core).
 Manage all direct line-reports under the initiative including recruitment and performance
 Produce Regional Wildlife and Wildlife Crime’s annual programme report and any relevant
Technical Progress Reports for projects.

IV. Profile:
Required Qualifications
 Relevant qualification in wildlife conservation, natural resources management, environmental
 Proven track record in programme and project management.
Required Skills and Competencies
 At least 7 years of practical experience in leading programmes related to species, protected
areas, and impact monitoring.
 Experience in developing and writing related project proposals potential public and private
sector donors. Successful fundraising experience.
 Adhere to WWF’s values: Knowledgeable, Optimistic, Determined and Engaging.
 Respective Competencies: WWF Focus; External Orientation; Delivery quality outcomes;
Building working relationships; Communicate effectively; Leading teams; Leading change;
Managing resources

V. Working Relationships:
Internal: Interact on a regular basis with other Regional Strategy Leads, Hub Coordinators,
Communication and Marketing Directors, Country Conservation Programme Managers, and
relevant Landscape Managers. Engage with WWF Int’l Global Conservation Programmes, PIA
Shareholder members and relevant WWF network offices.

External: Interact with donors and partners for the implementation of the Initiative in charge.
This job description covers the main tasks and conveys the spirit of the sort of tasks that are
anticipated proactively from staff. Other tasks may be assigned as necessary according to
organizational needs.

How to apply
Interested candidates should email a cover letter and curriculum vitae in English to  by 30 November 2017.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
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