Senior Project Manager - Thailand
IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, is seeking a qualified individual to join TRAFFIC International Team.
TRAFFIC is the leading non-governmental organization working globally on trade in wild animals and plants in the context of both biodiversity conservation and sustainable development.
TRAFFIC International is a charity and limited company registered in the UK. TRAFFIC’s head office, based in Cambridge UK, provides worldwide leadership, coordination, cross-regional and corporate functions. TRAFFIC’s local engagement is managed through programme offices operating under the auspices of the UK charity, with staff based in a hub office and at other strategic locations where necessary. Programme offices operate within a geographic area of responsibility focused on one or multiple countries where TRAFFIC aims to help deliver priority programme outcomes. TRAFFIC works in strategic alliance with IUCN and WWF on wildlife trade issues.
In 2019 TRAFFIC secured Global Environment Facility funding in Thailand, via UNDP, to manage a suite of activities to reduce consumer demand for illegal wildlife products as part of the project “Combatting Illegal Wildlife Trade in Thailand, focusing on ivory, rhino horn, tiger and pangolins”. This post will act as the key focal point for the work, liaising closely with various external and project stakeholders based in Thailand, as well as other TRAFFIC team members, including the Asia Senior Programme Director, and TRAFFIC’s Behavioural Change Coordinator, based in Cambridge, UK.
• Responsible for the successful development, implementation and evaluation of TRAFFIC’s work under the project in Thailand. This will require determining the priorities for the project and directing effective implementation.
• Responsible for leading and coordinating with other partners in-country in relation to the project, including the UNDP Project Manager, the DNP Co-Project Manager, the Project Board, the Demand Reduction Steering Group, and broader Social and Behaviour Change Community of Practice members.
• Be the project focal point for TRAFFIC in Thailand, representing TRAFFIC in relevant discussions with other stakeholders including the DNP and other NGOs regarding this project and how it links to other contextual wildlife trade factors.
• Leadership, direction and guidance of one direct report, the TRAFFIC Research Officer, and coordination of other resources as required to implement the project
• Select the optimal partners for the project, including creative agencies, and ensure that best practice behavioural change approaches are developed to be delivered by the project, and achieve measurable impact in reducing the demand for illegal wildlife products
• Coordinate the completion of physical and online market assessments in collaboration with additional resources
• Responsible for the project in Thailand, with a focus on donor and stakeholder coordination and partner relationship management, ensuring activities are delivered according to the project Workplan, M&E framework and reporting requirements for both technical and financial elements, and ensuring that activities are being delivered on time and on budget to the required quality, initiating adaptive management actions when required.
• Ensure learning is shared with the SBCC Community of Practice, through liaison with other members of the TRAFFIC behaviour change team, based in UK, Thailand and Malaysia.
• Integrate the project work with TRAFFIC’s wider portfolio of work on behavioural change.
• Academic qualifications in communications, social science, development studies, behavioural science, or other relevant fields;
• At least 10 years of experience of communications and outreach to specific target audiences;
• Experience of leading a team and multiple external partners to achieve successful project delivery;
• Extensive strategic planning experience combined with excellent project management and implementation skills;
• Established network of others working on illegal wildlife trade initiatives in Thailand;
• An understanding of the international context of illegal wildlife trade, and how it relates to Thailand;
• Demonstrated ability to work with government agencies, ideally with experience in Thailand, especially with DNP;
• Native Thai speaker, with excellent spoken and written English language skills;
• Able to demonstrate leadership skills, and also work collaboratively as part of a broader team, coordinating with colleagues based remotely as well as in country; and also can also work independently and be a self-directed lateral thinker
• Experience with UNDP procedures is a strong advantage.
CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATION: 31 May 2020
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Only short-listed candidates will be notified
IUCN is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from qualified women and men.
Contact : Kaniknart.SUTTHIRAK@iucn.org