Illegal Wildlife Trade Law Enforcement Officer

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Company: World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF Myanmar)
Company description:

To stop the degradation of the planet's natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature, by: conserving the world's biological diversity; ensuring that the use of renewable natural resources is sustainable; and promoting the reduction of pollution and wasteful consumption.

With three of the most pristine large rivers and some of the most extensive intact forest in the region, Myanmar is one of the most biologically diverse and ecologically productive nations on Earth.

Living resources vital to human wellbeing – forests, fisheries, freshwater systems, fertile soils, coastal and marine ecosystems – the country’s natural capital, are the foundation of Myanmar’s long-term sustainable economic development. Myanmar has witnessed its neighbours over-exploit their natural capital, creating precariously fragmented ecosystems unable to support sustainable economic growth over the medium and long term.

But as Myanmar opens up politically and economically, it’s feeling many of the same pressures faced by the rest of the Greater Mekong, from deforestation to illegal wildlife trade.

WWF IN MYANMAR

The government and civil society organizations of Myanmar are now seeking partnerships and state-of-the-art guidance on how to best manage their natural capital, preserving the country’s globally important biodiversity for the near and long-term health and prosperity of the women and men of this vast and diverse nation.

WWF’s aim is to support Myanmar’s development ambitions with a focus on spatial planning and biodiversity conservation in parallel with ecosystem services protection and sustainable livelihoods.

Our aim is to support Myanmar’s development ambitions with a focus on spatial planning, biodiversity conservation, ecosystem services, and livelihoods.

World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF Myanmar)

Job description
Major Function
The Illegal Wildlife Trade (IWT) Law Enforcement (LE) Officer will focus on supporting law enforcement agencies with intelligence-led investigations and operations to shut down IWT in Myanmar. The IWT LE Officer will support the development and implementation of WWF Myanmar’s IWT strategy, including law enforcement actions designed to shut down the ivory market under the WWF Ivory HII (Ivory High Impact Initiative), and actions to stop wild elephant poaching, open market closures, and online wildlife trading.

Major Responsibilities

• IWT Law Enforcement Support
• Government Relations
• Law Enforcement (LE) Technical Support and Capacity Building
• Support LE Strategy Development
• Support LE Operational Level Trainings in the areas of detection, prevention, disruption and prosecution.
• Assist LE Technical Advisor in providing technical support to Myanmar Government agencies especially on designing and implementing intelligence-led operations
• Relationship building with key law enforcement agencies
• Provide technical guidance and support to WWF Myanmar IWT team in programme and project strategic design and implementation
• Support demand reduction strategic engagement in Myanmar by providing LE technical guidance and support as needed.
• Represent WWF Myanmar in relevant meetings, networks, stakeholders’ engagement, and partnership dialogues.
• Support communication of outcomes of Ivory & IWT activities in Myanmar through the WWF Network and external channels.
• Maintain a working knowledge of political, legislative, environmental, social and economic framework.
• Coordinate with WWF GMPO IWT and Wildlife Crime leads on effective strategies and synergies
• Support INL Golden Triangle initiative

The detailed job description is at www.wwf.org.mm/en/myanmar_career_page/
Desired Skills and Expertise
Requirements
• Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred) in forestry and/or natural resources management, law enforcement or in relevant fields.
• At least 5 years of working experience and demonstrated success in law enforcement and/or forestry.
• Experience in project management or coordination.
• Experience working in partnership with Government officials, preferably in South East Asia or developing country context.
• Ability to learn fast and adapt to different working environments, including with international partners.
• Proficient written and spoken English; Myanmar language fluency required.
Language skills
English (Intermediate)
Work location
No.15 (C), Than Ta Man Street, Dagon Township. Yangon.
State/District: Yangon (Rangoon)
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Job Category: NGO, Charity & Voluntary jobs
Company Industry: Illegal Wildlife Trade Law Enforcement Officer
Employment Type: Other
Full time: YES
Job posted: 11/10/2019
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