Wildlife Monitoring Coordinator, Dawna_Tenasserim Landscape

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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 Wildlife Monitoring Coordinator will support and coordinate the survey and monitoring activities in the Landscape Programme, and ensure other projects and initiatives are aligning with wildlife conservation goals.

Major Responsibilities:

1. Understand landscape conservation objectives and work with the supervisor to develop a long term suvery and monitoring plan for different priority sites

2. Ensure that the plan aligns with intergrated landscape management and informs key species and habitat indicators

3. Work with the supervisor to operationalize the long term plan for each year, developing a detailed work plan for each priority site

4. Support and work with partners to carry out field surveys and monitoring in the priority sites. This includes
a. Field training and hand holding the team on survey and monitoring methods
b. Ensuring proper and functioning gear as well as clear roles and responsibilities in the team
c. Ensuring all the logistics, permissions and timelines are coordinated with limited disruption to the plan
d. Produce and keep stock of equipment as and when needed

5. Work closely with GIS team and ensure systematic storage and formatting of data across WWF’s wildlife and landscape team

6. Analyse and generate meaningful insights from the data

7. Coordinate with other teams to ensure programme alignment. For instance
a. Ensure that environmental education and behaviour change work incorporates species conservation and reduced hunting and trade of threatened and protected species
b. Ensure that livelihoods and agriculture programme incorporates species conservation agreement and community based monitoring

8. Provide technical support to all DTL prject so that biodivetristy is properly captured
Desired Skills and Expertise
Requirements
1. Education and Experience
• Bachelor and/or Master degree in conservation biology or related field
• 3+ years of on the ground work experience in survey and monitoring
• Experience in collating and analysing survey and monitoring data
• Strong interest in environment and biodiversity conservation
• Ability to work under pressure and coordinate with different stakeholders
• Fluency in English language
• Fluency in Karen and/or Myanmar language is an asset
Language skills
English (Intermediate)
Work location
No.37, Myaw Inn Street, Nyaung Yann Taung Qtr, Dawei.
State/District: Tanintharyi Region
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Job Category: NGO, Charity & Voluntary jobs
Company Industry: Wildlife Monitoring Coordinator, Dawna_Tenasserim Landscape
Employment Type: Other
Full time: YES
Job posted: 17/8/2019
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