Program Manager, Wildlife Trade

REPORTS TO:  Acting Head of Wildlife Trade Programme

LOCATION:  Beijing


Major Functions:

1. Under the supervision of Acting head of Wildlife Trade Programme, the Project Manager works closely with the networks’ supply and demand reduction teams, and leads the planning and coordination of Pangolin DR & Rosewood sustainable use projects in China and Africa.

2. As the project manager, he/she works closely with Delegation of the European Union to China, WWF China’s Forest Practice, TRAFFIC International and Zoological Society of London (ZSL), in conjunction with Chinese partners, to achieve the project’s objectives on time, within budget, quality and performance.

3. 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

Under leadership of the Acting Head of Wildlife Trade Program, the Project Manager is responsible for monitoring and evaluating project progress and performance, ensuring the timely delivery and technical quality of project results – including projects partners;

Working closely with Delegation of the European Union to China and TRAFFIC International to support the Project Team (WWF Chinaand ZSL) to develop and implement work plans and revise them as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements from donors;

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

Preparing agendas and background documents for project workshops and meetings, organizing events, workshops and making publications in collaboration with senior DR staff in the networks;

Under direction of the Acting Head of Wildlife Trade Programme, preparing the project’s technical reports, as outlined inproject contracts;

Supporting project audits by working with the project finance and administration team members.

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

Other duties as requested by the Acting Head of Wildlife Trade Programme.


III. Requirements:

A university degree in a relevant discipline (e.g., management, law, politics, social and environmental sciences) and experience with international Non-Governmental Organizations, Inter-Governmental Organizations or international business.

At least five years of relevant working experience.

This dynamic position requires a pro-active person with a passion for nature conservation issues and the ability to stimulate and motivate colleagues.

Demonstrated experiences in coordinating and supporting colleagues and stakeholders from difference countries.

Experiences in working with government agencies and industries would be an advantage. 

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

Excellent interpersonal skills and ability towork effectively as a part of a multi-regional team.

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

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

Bilingual: fluent Chinese (Mandarin) and excellent English skills with demonstrated working experiences.

Familiarity with standard word processing, spreadsheet, presentation and data base software, and with electronic communication technology.

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

Willingness to travel.

The candidate must be a Chinese national.  


Contact Information:

Candidates should send a cover letter addressing the selection criteria together with a CV in English and Chinese as email attachments to

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