Reporting to: Conservation Director
Technical Report to Tigers Alive Leader, Tigers Alive Initiative (TAI)
Base Location: Bangkok
Background and Purposes:
The World Wide Fund for Nature (formerly World Wildlife Fund (WWF)) aims to conserve nature and ecological processes by preserving biodiversity, ensuring sustainable use of natural resources and promoting the reduction of pollution and wasteful use of resources and energy. WWF works in more than 100 countries around the world. WWF has been working in Thailand since 1983 and WWF-Thailand was founded in 1995.
WWF-Thailand implements a strategy that harnesses the strengths of the WWF network to focus on four major goals - freshwater, wildlife, oceans, and forests, and three key drivers of environmental problems – markets, finance, and governance. In support of this strategy, WWF-Thailand works with government, business, civil society, and individuals to achieve our global goals for the benefit of the people of Thailand and the world. With an expanding program in Thailand, we are seeking a Tiger Lead to oversee the Tiger Conservation Programme of Thailand. Specifically, it will require a highly experienced technical staff to guide work on all relevant themes that impact tiger conservation, which include protected areas, land use, as well as community engagement. Setting and revising goals, strategies and devising activities that will contribute towards achieving tiger conservation.
In addition, the Tiger Lead will need to co-develop strategies with Tigers Alive Initiative (TAI) for high-level political engagement.
- Secure political support; Secure support from the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP) for a more intensive and collaborative approach to tiger conservation. DNP is responsible for tiger conservation in Thailand. Without their enthusiastic support and commitment this effort to bolster tiger recovery efforts will fail. Strong support from the Minister of Environment is also critical to success.
- Secure support from NGOs and other organizations working on tiger conservation; Secure support and facilitate collaboration with WCS, ZSL, Panthera, IUCN, Freeland, GTF, and CSOs for a comprehensive and collaborative approach to tiger conservation under the overall direction of the DNP.
- Secure public support for tiger conservation; Secure broad public support for tiger conservation in Thailand. Currently, many people do not know there are wild tigers in Thailand. Lead targeted advocacy efforts to secure support for tiger conservation from government officials, corporations, wealthy individuals, celebrities, and public opinion leaders.
- Secure sufficient funding to accelerate and expand comprehensive tiger recovery efforts in Thailand; This will include raising funds from international sources such as KFW (German government), USAID, EU, UNDP, IUCN, and GEF. The Coordinator will also lead a strong fundraising effort in Thailand focusing on corporate donations and support from wealthy individuals.
- Coordinate on the ground tiger recovery efforts; Fully implement the most important parts of the Thailand Tiger Action Plan (2010-2022).
- Promote and support transboundary tiger conservation efforts with Myanmar and Malaysia, and possibly with Lao and Cambodia.
- Ensure that any translocation or re-introduction plans are carefully planned, implemented, and supported by DNP and other stakeholders.
- Coordinate data collation, and other information on tiger conservation, management and recovery from relevant collaborators.
- Monitor and review of effectiveness of tiger recovery projects within the landscape.
- Design and facilitate meetings and workshops for landscape and tiger recovery planning.
- Work closely with Tigers Alive members on thematic areas that are relevant in Thailand.
- Participate in Tigers Alive team meetings and workshops as required.
- Support efforts to identify emerging threats or opportunities that may impact tiger recovery plans.
- Help to improve intra-governmental communication, documentation, and international reporting (National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plans, etc.) as it pertains to tiger conservation, and generally seek to enhance interest in tigers, specifically among government agencies.
- Provide technical and resource support to conduct accurate tiger and prey surveys (not actually doing it but bringing all the players together to come up with more accurate numbers and learning from structures in India and Nepal).
- Help Thailand to plan for and proudly participate in the 2022 Tiger Summit in Vladivostok, Russia.
- Minimum Master Degree in Zoology, Ecology, Conservation Biology, Environmental or any other relevant fields
- Minimum of ten years in related conservation and natural resource work, especially wildlife conservation
- Knowledge of conservation biology principles and practices, especially related to tiger recovery
- Policy and advocacy skills
- Contacts in Thai government, especially DNP and the Ministry of Environment
- Contacts in key partner organizations, including: WCS, ZSL, Panthera, Freeland, IUCN, UNDP, USAID, EU, British Embassy, Kasetsart University
- At least five years working in conservation in Southeast Asia.
- Proven skill as a grant writer
- Demonstrated fundraising skills
- Contacts in the WWF Network, especially with TAI and donor offices
- Proven communication skills
- Fluency in English, at least working level speaking and listening skills in Thai
How to apply: Interested candidate, please submit your 'resume and motivation letter' stating your expected salary to email@example.com by 15th November 2019 Tel: +66 (0) 2 618 4303-5 #411
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be notified. Otherwise, your resume will be filed into our candidate database for future reference and consideration
Contact : firstname.lastname@example.org or +662-618-4303 #411
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