Major FunctionThe Senior officer will contribute to reducing the illegal wildlife trade originating from and flowing through DTL.Major Responsibilities:1. Understand landscape conservation objectives and work with the supervisor to develop a long term plan to address illegal wildlife trade2. Work with the supervisor to operationalize the long term plan for each year, developing a detailed work plan for each priority strategy3. Conduct survey and market studies to estimate the scale and impact of wildlife trade. This involves directly conducting surveys with the team as well as engaging third party4. Identify the drivers of wildlife trade, starting from the source of supply to final demand as well identify the actor involved in the supply chain and how they operate5. Work with supervisor to develop and implement the strategy to address the drivers of wildlife trade6. Contribute to the closing of illegal wildlife trade market by engaging authorities and providing technical support on closing down the markets7. Work with authorities to set-up and manage mobile trade and market monitoring units to monitor and report wildlife trade along main trading routes and markets8. Support other landscape teams in developing effective awareness and livelihoods programme to dismantle the supply chain of wildlife trade9. Support communication team in organizing events to raise awareness on wildlife conservation
Education and Experience• Bachelor and/or Master degree in conservation, wildlife trade or related field• 3+ years of on the ground work experience in illegal wildlife trade• Experience in doing market survery and engaging with traders• Strong interest in environment and biodiversity conservation• Ability to work under pressure and coordinate with different stakeholders• Fluency in English and Myanmar language• Fluency in Karen language is an asset
Meal or travel allowance
Fun working environment, Joined an experienced team, International Standard
Training provided, Learn new skills on job
WWF’s Secretariat based in Gland, Switzerland and operating with over 5,000 staff worldwide. It is the world largest conservation organization with over 5 million supporters worldwide, working in more than 100 countries,supporting around 1,300 conservation and environmental projects.The groups mission is "to stop the degradation of the planet’s natural environment and to build a future inwhich humans live in harmony with nature.” Currently, much of its work focuses on the conservation of three biomes that contain most of the world's biodiversity: oceans and coasts, forests, and freshwater ecosystems.Among other issues, it is also concerned with endangered species, pollution and climate change.Expanding WWF- Greater Mekong to Myanmar, WWF- Greater Mekong has built an extraordinary network of partners – local communities, the private sector, and governments – all working together to find solutions to conserve the region’s biodiversity and build a secure and sustainable future for its people, ecosystems and wildlife. WWF- Greater Mekong consists of a regional team and country offices in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar,Thailand and Vietnam.