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Senior National Training Coordinator

USAID Wildlife Asia

Draft Statement of Work

Senior National Training Coordinator

February 14, 2020

Program - USAID Wildlife Asia

USAID Wildlife Asia seeks to significantly reduce wildlife crime in Southeast Asia and China by employing a comprehensive regional cooperation approach. Specifically, Wildlife Asia will (i) Reduce consumer demand for wildlife and wildlife products in target areas; (ii) Strengthen regional law enforcement capacity and coordination; (iii) Increase commitment to addressing counter wildlife trafficking (CWT); and, (iv) Support the USAID Regional Development Mission for Asia’s (RDMA’s) coordination of regional CWT stakeholders and efforts to strengthen the US Government (USG) interagency CWT initiatives.

USAID Wildlife Asia is based in Bangkok, Thailand and the geographic scope includes all ASEAN countries, with a focus on the Lower Mekong (Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, and Cambodia) and China. The species of primary interest are elephants (ivory), pangolins, rhinos (rhino horn), and Asian big cats. This activity is the first Task Order under the USAID/Asia Counter Wildlife Trafficking (CWT) Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract, and has an estimated value of $24 million for five years. The project is into its fourth year of implementation.

Position Summary

Freeland, as one of the main sub-contractors under USAID Wildlife Asia, is recruiting for a full-time Senior National Training Coordinator position to support USAID Wildlife Asia’s efforts to strengthen law enforcement capacity and coordination. The position will be based at the USAID Wildlife Asia office in Bangkok, Thailand with an expected start date in mid to late March and will continue through to the end of the program in August, 2021. The position will report to USAID Wildlife Asia’s Senior Technical Advisor.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Help develop and strengthen partnerships and working relationships with relevant partners and government counterpart agencies especially in Thailand but also within the region more broadly.
  • Help coordinate the development and institutionalization of USAID Wildlife Asia’s law enforcement training tools, materials, packages, apps and websites including review of materials, assistance with translation into Thai, and coordination with relevant Thai law enforcement agencies.
  • Lead the logistical and administrative organization of training courses, workshops and meetings focusing on law enforcement capacity building including providing broader assistance as required in support of events related to USAID Wildlife Asia’s work on demand reduction, policy/legal reform, and CWT coordination more generally.
  • Act as the key point with partners and government counterpart agencies to ensure that activities are implemented in a timely and professional manner.
  • Assist with the preparation of quarterly and annual reports, work plans and budgets, and support the team in the preparation of workshop reports, speaking points, concept notes, event forms, draft agendas, travel requests and other documents related to the organization of events.
  • Assist senior team members in responding promptly to requests from USAID for information, program statistics, or background rationales and assist with the capture of achievements and success stories which can be used to showcase USAID Wildlife Asia’s impact.
  • Participate in workshops and meetings and other similar events and document discussion and outcomes for presentation to the rest of the team. This includes helping to coordinate weekly team meetings.
  • Oversee the Training Assistant ensuring that their inputs in support of USAID Wildlife Asia’s law enforcement capacity building work are appropriately managed and monitored.
  • Work with the Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist and the Training Assistant to monitor and capture results, outcomes and achievements of USAID Wildlife Asia’s law enforcement capacity building work.
  • Maintain and manage USAID Wildlife Asia’s roster of experts and instructors including international, regional and national trainers that can be tapped into to assist with capacity building efforts.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in environment, biodiversity, conservation or related fields.
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in donor-funded contracts and project coordination ideally including on counter-wildlife trafficking issues.
  • At least 5 years of experience in coordinating training and capacity building initiatives
  • Knowledge and working experience with law enforcement agencies across the region an advantage.
  • Experience supporting USAID RDMA programs preferred.
  • Proficient in English and Thai.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to work effectively in a multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary team.
  • Capacity to work under pressure and to meet deadlines.
  • Fluent Thai and superior English written and verbal communication skills.
  • Able to work effectively with the Microsoft office suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and Adobe required.
  • Readiness to travel within the region and internationally as required.

Qualified candidates are invited to apply by submitting their CV and cover letter to info@freeland.org by Friday February 28, 2020.  Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Contact : info@freeland.org


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