Program Manager, Wildlife (WWF 野生动物贸易项目经理)

Title: Program Manager, Wildlife (WWF 野生动物贸易项目经理)

Report to: Senior Program Manager, Traffic

Location: Beijing

I. Major Function

Under the supervision of WWF Wildlife Trade Programme Senior Manager, the project Manager works closely with relevant WWF/TRAFFIC national, regional and international programmes, offices and partners, and leads the planning and coordination of ivory trade projects and other relevant projects in China.

As the project manager of WWF China, he/she works closely with Wildlife, Governance, Marketing and Communication Teams, in conjunction with Chinese partners, to achieve the projects’ objectives on time, within budget, quality and performance.

Communicate with project partners, including the government organizations, industries, institutes/universities and other NGOs, and act as the key contact person on appropriate issues during the project implementation. 

II. Major Responsibilities

Work pro-actively to manage and deliver all WWF’s wildlife trade projects in China; 

Conduct active outreach for new partners, vendors and expert consultants;

Work pro-actively to support the Chinese government to phase out domestic ivory market and combat illegal ivory trade through improved legislation and policy and strengthened enforcement action to stop supply and market availability;

Work pro-actively to deliver well-researched campaigns aimed at reducing demand for illegal wildlife products, e.g. ivory, rhino horn and tiger bone, using targeted strategies and messaging to influence consumer behavior;

Work pro-actively to influence the business leaders in China (including those who gift wildlife products, and those who transport them – such as courier/logistics companies) to become champions in eliminating demand for ivory and other endangered species products;

Help to further facilitate a united effort from partner NGOs and relevant coalitions on combating illegal wildlife trade and reducing demand for illegal wildlife products;

Prepare the projects’ technical reports, as outlined in project contracts;

Communicate regularly with key stakeholders and share project outcome/achievement internally and externally, including report/exchange visit/workshop;

Conduct any other duties related to wildlife trade as identified by Wildlife Trade Programme Senior Manager.

III. Requirements

A university degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. law, international relations, economics, conservation or public relations);

Over 5-year work experience relevant to international policy, political advocacy, and preferably business community exposure and conservation;

Demonstrable personal and professional networks in government, academia and the business community;

Strong, extensive and proven project management experience (incl. with international donors and partners); 

Understanding of CITES, UN Crime fora and other relevant international agreements, of inter-governmental agendas and to take briefs written by technical experts into the political arena;

Interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively as part of a small team, with respect for and sensitivity to multi-cultural approaches;

Fluency in Chinese and English language, including Chinese and English writing skills;

Strong communications skills and experience in working with the media;

Familiarity with standard word processing, spreadsheet, presentation and database software, and with electronic communication technology;

Ability to multi-task, work under pressure and under deadlines.

Contact information:

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