Assistant Coordinator, Protection

Reports to:  Counter Wildlife Trafficking Coordinator
Location: Kuala Rompin, Pahang
Country Program/Sector: Tiger Unit, Endau Rompin Landscape
Position Type: Full-time
Expected Travel: Yes

Organizational 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 Malaysia Program: 
Wildlife Conservation and Science (Malaysia) Bhd (WCS) was officially registered in Malaysia in 2010. With a team of over 40 staff, WCS Malaysia aims to save wildlife and wild places across Malaysia (currently the three Malaysian states of Sarawak, Johor and Pahang) through the use of science, conservation action, education and inspiring people to value nature. The current long-term focal sites are: i) the core orang-utan habitats of Batang-Ai-Lanjak-Entimau Landscape, and ii) the Tiger source site of Endau-Rompin Landscape in Johor and Pahang. In Johor, WCS Malaysia works in collaboration with government partners under the Johor Wildlife Conservation Project to protect endangered wildlife and habitats. 

Job Summary: 
The Assistant Coordinator will supervise the researchers and group of field assistants in Pahang. He/She will assist the Counter Wildlife Trafficking Coordinator in managing activities including patrols and trainings, maintaining the engagement with stakeholders, attending workshops and meetings, reporting and budgets when required.

Major responsibilities:
• Plan and manage anti-poaching field activities and field staffs involved in Pahang and by extension, the Greater Endau-Rompin Landscape.
• Work closely with the Kahang, Johor team and other relevant staffs to coordinate field work and logistic planning between sites.
• To manage and supervise all field data compilation to ensure regular analysis and reporting to supervisor, Landscape Manager, Country Director, and other relevant staffs and partners where applicable.
• Conduct and assist in counter-wildlife trafficking related trainings/discussions/meetings to staffs, partners (e.g., government agencies), and other relevant agencies where applicable.
• Attend relevant meetings, workshops, strategy sessions, government events, and act as liaison between WCS and the Government of Malaysia and other agencies in relevant matters.
• Assist in conducting threat assessments and problem analysis to produce reports and recommendations to inform conservation and protection strategies for tigers, elephants, and other wildlife in the landscape.
• To produce relevant documentation (project reports, resource materials and training reports) according to project activities. 
 To assist the Coordinator in the preparation of budgets as and when required.
• Facilitate communication between team members when necessary.
• Monitor management of company assets and manage procurement processes for new assets.
• To familiarize with the Company’s processes and policies.
• To perform other duties as may be required by your supervisor, Landscape Manager, and the Country Director.

Minimum Requirements: 
• Degree in biological sciences (forestry, zoology, ecology, biodiversity) or equivalent.
• Minimum 4-5 years of working experience is preferable.
• Experience in anti-poaching, wildlife trade, or criminology (e.g., crime science) will be an advantage.
• Passion and enthusiasm for wildlife conservation.
• Meticulous with a keen eye for details.
• Has discipline and can work as a team.
• Willing to travel to rural areas for extended periods.
• Independent with ability to prioritize, work under pressure and under minimum supervision.
• The ability to drive a manual transmission 4x4 vehicle or ride a motorcycle will be a plus.
• Having knowledge or experience in using QGIS / ARCGIS, SMART and statistics software is a plus.
• Able to work during weekends or public holidays or when required.
• Good communication skills.  
• Fluent in English and Bahasa Malaysia and have moderate writing skills in both; ability to communicate in other languages is a plus.

Interested candidates, who meet the above qualifications, should send your queries and applications to Mary Barton at Please include the following in your application:
a cover letter
a detailed resume
a passport sized photo
the names and contact details of two references

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