Director, Wildlife Trade

LOCATION: Beijing, China

REPORTS TO: CPO

Major Responsibilities

·        Co-ordinates implementation and contributes to the strategic development of WWF’s Wildlife Trade programme.

·        Collaborates with senior colleagues in the WWF Network network in developing and marketing projects necessary to deliver WWF global conservation programme as components of a national work programme.

·        Leads WWF China’s Wildlife Trade programme addressing wildlife trade issues including development of funding proposals, marketing projects, budgeting and scheduling of planned activities.

·        Partnership development and networking: fosters relations with existing (project) partners in (international) NGOs, IGOs, government officials, donors and other partners (on senior level) as well as develops and builds up strategic new institutional relations.

·        Ensures effective public and policy communication and interacts in this respect with the media, government and non-government agencies, and with funding bodies and donor agencies.

·        Ensures preparation and submission of technical reports on activities and achievements (including six-month andannual activity reports) and project reports for funding agencies.

·       Represents WWF Chinaon wildlife trade issues at national, regional and international meetings.

Qualifications: 

·        Extensive professional work experience relevant to nature conservation, familiarity with major trends in biodiversity conservation policy and issues relevant to the trade in wild animals andplants.

·        A university degree in a relevant discipline (e.g., conservation, biology, forestry, law or political, environmental and social sciences) and experience with international Non-Governmental Organizations or Inter-Governmental Organizations.

·        At least 8 years of relevant working experience.

·        Strong skills in programme management, planning and project implementation.

·        Project development experience with ability to build donor confidence in WWF’s programme of work, backed by strong financial management skills.

·        A good understanding of CITES and other international nature conservation conventions, laws and agreements, of wildlife management and sustainable development issues, and of Chinese conservation, useof and trade in biological resources.

·        A pro-active person with a passion for environmental issues and the ability to stimulate and motivate colleagues.

·        Demonstrated experiences in providing leadership, supervision and guidance to a team.

·        Self-starter, who can quickly and efficiently take up complex responsibilities.

·        Strong networking skills and ability to work in different cultural contexts.

·        Bilingual: Fluency in English and Mandarin Chinese and excellent writing skills in both languages.

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

·        Willingness to travel frequently andability to multi-task, work under pressure and under deadlines.

·        The candidate must be a Chinese national.    

Program Brief:

WWF China established wildlife trade programme monitoring network aiming to ensure that trade in wild animals and plants is not a threat to the conservation of nature. We actively monitor and investigate wildlife trade andprovide information to diverse audiences worldwide as a basis for effective conservation policies and programmes. 

Contact Information:

Candidates should send a cover letter addressing the selection criteria together with a CVin English and Chinese as email attachments to HR@wwfchina.org.

Please indicate the position you are applying for in the subject line of your email and please indicate your salary expectation within the cover letter.