From its origins as a small group of committed wildlife enthusiasts, WWF has grown into one of the world's largest and most respected independent conservation organizations–supported by 5 million people and active in over 100 countries on five continents.
WWF-Greater Mekong – on the ground in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam–is working to conserve the region’s biodiversity and build a secure and sustainable future for people and wildlife. WWF has a long history of engagement in the Greater Mekong.
WWF’s mission in Cambodia is to ensure that there will be strong participation and support from all people to conserve the country’s rich biological diversity. The WWF-Cambodia Conservation Programme that started more than 10 years ago is implemented in 2 landscapes – Eastern Plains Landscape (EPL) and Mekong Flooded Forest (MFF) Landscape and built over the following 4pillars of interventions: (1) Securing Landscape Integrity sustaining conservation and livelihood development,(2)Freshwater and Sustainable Hydropower, (3) Protected Area Management and Conservation Research and (4)Sustainable Financing – Green Economy.
WWF-Cambodia is looking for one qualified candidate to fulfill the position as Biodiversity Research and Monitoring Manager
, based in Sen Monorom, Mondulkiri Province.
Emphasize on wildlife, the Biodiversity Research and Monitoring Manger will be the focal point for all biodiversity works in the Eastern Plain Landscape. He/ she will provide technical guidance to WWF Cambodia staff, government and community research teams and all partners supporting the effective development, planning, management, and implementation of fauna and flora research related projects and activities. The wildlife research Manger will be responsible for designing and providing training and oversight of all biodiversity related projects across the landscape, with a specific focus on priority species listed under the WWF strategy plan.
The post holder will develop and oversee a biological research programme that encompasses both species studies and ecosystem function studies communicate those results among conservation partners and other stakeholders in order to support effective conservation management. This position will also involve liaise closely with the Wildlife Technical Advisor for cross cutting themes that will involve developing and improving the current biological research program.
The post holder will also manage, train and build capacity across the research teams to ensure that high quality data is collated following robust scientific guidelines within the timescale allocated. This position will also support building capacity across a range of government partners (Ranger level to Park managers).
I. Major Duties and Responsibilities:
- Work in close collaboration with Wildlife Technical Advisor, Regional leads, Landscape Manager, Conservation Program Director, partners and donors to provide clear communication both internally and externally, on technical issues, related to Wildlife successes, goals, contributions and outcomes.
- Lead the design and supervise the implementation of existing biological surveys and monitoring projects and develop new programmes to better understand ecological function in the landscape.
- Continue to develop and expand existing biological surveys on priority species such as camera trapping, line transect surveys, occupancy surveys, DNA surveys