The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is a US non-profit, tax-exempt, private organization established in 1895 that saves wildlife and wild places by understanding critical issues, crafting science-based solutions, and taking conservation actions that benefit nature and humanity. With more than a century of experience, long-term commitments in dozens of landscapes, presence in more than 60 countries, and experience helping to establish over 150 protected areas across the globe, WCS has amassed the biological knowledge, cultural understanding and partnerships to ensure that vibrant, wild places and wildlife thrive alongside local communities.
WCS Viet Nam Program Overview
WCS has been working in Viet Nam since 2006, focusing on strengthening the commitment, capacity and actions of the government of Vietnam to combat wildlife trafficking. Through support and cooperation to executive and judiciary sectors, including Ministry of Public Security, Supreme People’s Court, Supreme People’s Procuracy, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, and the National Assembly, it has provided and shared intelligence on criminal wildlife networks which help generate well-informed decisions in enforcement operations. WCS Viet Nam have generated a wide range of reliable data on a number of related issues on illegal wildlife trade, trained and briefed about 4,000 law enforcement officers, policy makers, journalists, researchers and managers nation-wide and distributed a number of technical handbooks and guides. It has assisted central agencies to review and propose necessary changes to national legislation, criminal intelligence analysis systems, inter-agency cooperation. WCS has also facilitated Government to Government dialogue through multilateral and bi-lateral collaboration efforts, between Viet Nam and Asian, African and Latin American countries, to detect and response to illegal wildlife trade networks. Its wildlife health expertise has been leveraged to address unregulated wildlife trade and mitigation of pandemic threats, through collaborative research, training, and policy development. Recently, WCS Viet Nam has also expanded to species conservation, with focus on finding and protecting Rafetus Swinhoei in the wild.
Under the supervision of the Program Coordinator of the Species Conservation team, the Program Assistant will support to organize and perform conservation activities under on-going projects, sustain partnership with local and national partners and join the species conservation team in delivering all committed results and deliverables in its work-plan.
1. Supports to develope detail work-plan of the team’s events and field trips;
2. Support to conduct field surveys to confirm the presence and conservation status of specifically selected species e.g. Rafetus Swinhoei including travel logistics preparation, making arrangements with local partners;
3. Assists the procurement and inventory of supply and equipment, including reagents, diagnostic kits and consumable materials for species conservation work;
4. Assists in developing and translating project documents, materials;
5. Performs other tasks as assigned by the direct supervisor.
- Minimum bachelor/college degree in a relevant field such as biology, environment or wildlife conservation;
- Have strong commitment to wildlife conservation and nature protection;
- At least one years relevant work experience in a similar position;
- Proven ability to work independently; and on the team with people of diverse backgrounds;
- Willing to work either at the office and in the field in various weather conditions;
- Experienced in event implementation will be an advantage;
- Proficient in written and verbal communication skills in English and Vietnamese;
- Computer skills mandatory, proficient in Microsoft Office Applications.
Interested candidates, who meet the above qualifications should send your CV and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org latest by 23:59 of 08 August 2021.
WCS is an equal opportunity employer and the organization complies with all employment and labor laws and regulations that prohibit discrimination in hiring and ensures that candidates from all backgrounds are fairly and consistently considered during the recruitment process. We are dedicated to hiring and supporting a diverse workforce. We are committed to cultivating an inclusive work environment and look for future team members who share that same value. The organization provides equal employment opportunities for all qualified candidates. The organization does not discriminate for employment based on age, color, disability, gender identify, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by laws and regulations.