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Job in Kota Kinabalu - Terrestrial Conservation (Kuala Lumpur)

WWF - The programme leader will provide strategic guidance and expert interventions to shape and advance Sabah Terrestrial Conservation Programme towards making high conservation impacts. The candidate is required to bring extensive knowledge in landscape conservation, spatial planning, species and forest ecology and conservation. The candidate is expected to have experience in implementing landscape-scale conservation programmes and is abreast with conservation needs and policy environment and opportunities in Sabah.

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Required qualifications:
1. A postgraduate degree in the field of biological conservation (e.g., zoology, wildlife biology, conservation biology, etc.) from a recognized university. Having a Ph.D. in the field of biological conservation would be an advantage.
2. At least five Protected content of experience, in biological conservation or environmental fieldwork, with the last 3 years at a senior position. Experience of advocacy and engagement work would be an advantage.
3. Excellent knowledge and commitment on the issues of wildlife conservation in Borneo.
4. Experience specifically in forest and species conservation will be a basic requirement.
5. Excellent writing and speaking skills in English. Being a well-versed communicator would be an advantage.
6. Must be computer literate and have the ability to use appropriate technology for presentation to partners, stakeholders and potential donors.
7. Excellent leadership, diplomatic and interpersonal skills.
8. Having a calm temperament, with a methodical and meticulous approach to work.
9. Must be able to work with minimal supervision, both in the field and in the office.
10. Organization and management skills are required.

Job Responsibilities
1. To provide leadership to the programme in strategic and operational aspects for its effective and efficient implementation.
2. To provide technical inputs and source required expert advice for making evidence-based decisions and achieving science-based conservation.
3. To do periodic reviews of the programme for prioritization of activities, to assess effectiveness of outputs, monitor outcomes and carry out adaptive management of the programme.
4. To ensure that all the objectives and thereby the conservation outcomes planned in the programme are achieved.
5. To engage with collaborators, partners and other stakeholders and coordinate joint activities for effective implementation of the programme.
6. To co-ordinate with WWF network partner offices and collaborate with global programmes of the network such as the Asian Rhino and Elephant Action Strategy (AREAS) in furthering the goals of the programme.
7. To obtain reviews and other technical inputs for the programme from peers within and outside of WWF-Malaysia.
8. To provide supervision to and share with the deputy project manager the administrative and finance management responsibilities of the programme.
9. To prepare periodical reports for the programme, assisted by the deputy manager.
10. To provide supervision to programme staff in preparing and monitoring quarterly workplans and in carrying out the planned activities. To support in building staff technical and conservation capacities.
11. To provide inputs to the Conservation Geographic Information Systems Unit (CGIS) in developing various mapping products and in monitoring forest loss and degradation.
12. To involve in senior level engagement with government agencies in Sabah, particularly related to implementing spatial conservation planning and other parts of the programme.
13. To take part in implementation of certain components of the programme, particularly the spatial planning, protected areas, species and forest conservation components.
14. Enhancing the funding of WWF-Malaysia’s conservation projects by working closely with Head of Conservation, Sabah in fundraising efforts led by the Marketing Department of WWF-Malaysia.
15. Provides the Head of Conservation, Sabah inputs as requested in his/her preparation for documents for submission to the WWF-Malaysia’s Senior Management Team (SMT), Executive Committee and Board meetings.
16. Participate wholeheartedly in the general activities of WWF-Malaysia, particularly events and activities that require the full support and participation of all staff members, whether or not the focus of any particular event or activity has any bearing on the job description and assigned project objectives and activities.

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