[Coral-List] Job Opportunity- Wildlife Conservation Society (Myanmar)

Mike Jankulak - NOAA Affiliate mike.jankulak at noaa.gov
Thu Dec 6 15:21:16 UTC 2018

 n.b. Because of the approaching December 10th deadline mentioned below, I
am posting this announcement on behalf of Eliza Phillips <ephillips at wcs.org>,
whose earlier posting attempts failed to reach the list. If you wish to
reply to this message or you would like to request more information, please
address your inquiries as directed below.

Mike J+, coral-list mod team

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Job Announcement:

Position: Marine Technical Advisor, WCS Myanmar

Reports to: WCS Myanmar Country Program Director

Location: Yangon, Myanmar

Country Program: Global Conservation/Marine

Position Type: Full-time

Expected Travel: Approximately 30%.  As required within the country, and
internationally to donor or technical meetings as needed/possible.

*Organization Background**:*

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 nations, 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.
Working with local communities and organizations, that knowledge is applied
to address species, habitat and ecosystem management issues critical to
improving the quality of life of poor rural people whose livelihoods depend
on the direct utilization of natural resources.

WCS Myanmar Program Overview:

WCS’s Marine Conservation Program works in over 20 countries and all five
oceans to protect key marine habitats and marine wildlife, to end
overfishing, and to protect key species groups, including marine mammals,
sharks and rays, and corals, as well as to inspire an ocean constituency.
WCS has worked in Myanmar since the early 1990s, and now manages a $3
million/year program with over 100 staff in-country active across the
terrestrial and marine realms. With the dramatic changes in government and
civil society, Myanmar is poised to reform its management of marine
resources, and WCS is positioned in a key role to assist in those reforms.

*Job Summary:*

This position will provide direct technical support and build local
capacity for scientifically informed Marine Protected Area (MPA) design,
nearshore marine habitat and species prioritization, ecological monitoring,
MPA management planning, as well as managing and monitoring
community-focused, nearshore fisheries co-management initiatives.

*Major Responsibilities:*

   - Work with WCS staff and partners to design and implement robust
   ecological and socioeconomic methodologies to support MPA creation and
   establishment of management strategies.
   - Work with WCS staff and partners to provide guidance for successful
   community-focused, nearshore fisheries co-management initiatives.
   - Ensure appropriate collection, analysis, dissemination and publication
   of field data.
   - Provide technical support, as needed, to field staff in
   program/project work-plan development, financial planning and field-level
   - Prepare recommendations to address any problems or constraints with
   the technical implementation of WCS marine conservation activities in
   Myanmar, and in consultation with line-management take the lead, as
   appropriate, in implementing those recommendations.
   - Assist in preparation of annual work-plans and periodic reports as
   required by WCS and donor partners, including appropriate content and
   clarity of all reports.
   - Assist in identifying funding opportunities to support marine
   conservation in Myanmar. Provide technical support to WCS staff and
   partners in grant proposal, budget and report preparation. Engage with
   public (multi- and bilateral) and private donors, as required.
   - Work with the WCS Myanmar Country Director to coordinate and
   facilitate capacity building, training and professional development of
   current staff and partners.
   - Work with the WCS marine and communications teams to publicize
   achievements through popular, social and scientific media, and publish
   results in scientific journals.

*Minimum Requirements:*

   - Ph.D./ MSc., or equivalent experience and strong record in tropical
   marine conservation science, marine ecology or biology, including
   conservation and program and project management experience.
   - Specific knowledge of tropical nearshore ecosystems and associated
   species, including coral reefs, seagrass, and mangroves, particularly in
   Southeast Asia, is an advantage
   - Specific experience in MPA design, monitoring and management,
   preferably in a developing country setting, is required
   - Ability to provide guidance to local staff, communities and partners
   on how to effectively implement nearshore fisheries co-management areas
   - Ability to conduct practical research and analysis, with strong
   synthesis skills.
   - Demonstrable experience of fundraising, donor proposal and report
   writing (narrative and financial).
   - Ability to work sensitively and effectively with people of diverse
   cultures, value systems, perspectives and levels of education, and to
   manage staff in these contexts.
   - Professional proficiency in spoken and written English.
   - Willingness to live and travel within Myanmar.

*Application Process**:*

Interested candidates, who meet the above qualifications should apply by
emailing an application letter and CV together with salary requirements and
the names and contact information of three references to:
globalrecruitment at wcs.org by *December 10th, 2018 *deadline. Please include
*“**Marine Technical Advisor, WCS Myanmar**”* in the subject line of your

In addition, please note that all candidates must also apply online via the
WCS career portal at: http://www.wcs.org/about-us/careers

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

*Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted for

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