Position: Country Director, Thailand
Reports to: Regional Director, Greater Mekong and South Asia
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Program/Sector: Greater Mekong and South Asia, GCP
Position Type: Full-Time
Expected travel: Regular travel (>25%) necessary to project sites within Thailand, and periodic regional travel as required.
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.
Thailand Program Overview:
WCS Thailand has worked across three PA complexes in Thailand - the Western Forest Complex (WEFCOM), the Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai Forest Complex (DPKY) and Kaeng Krachan National Park (KKNP) - since 2005. WCS works closely with the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP) to build capacity on major interventions to reduce threats to key species, focusing on tigers and elephants. The most important intervention to reduce poaching threats and recover wildlife populations has been the SMART (Spatial Monitoring and Reporting Tool) patrol system together with intensive morale boosting approaches for park rangers. DNP has adopted SMART for nation-wide protected areas and WCS has played an important role on providing technical support. WCS also supports long-term capacity building for Forestry students at Kasetsart University, as 70% of students graduated from this institute are joining DNP and other agencies as forest and wildlife managers, so as to sustain the positive quality of future conservation professionals. Through this successful approach over more than 16 years the number of tigers caught on camera traps in the Huai Kha Khaeng - Thung Yai wildlife sanctuaries core of WEFCOM has increased from 40 to 100 individuals, together with many other endangered species. The approach in WEFCOM is the main approach WCS has used for all project sites in Thailand.
Interested candidates, who meet the above qualifications, should apply by sending an application letter and CV together with the names and contact information of three references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include “Country Director - Thailand” in the subject line of your email.
Interest applicants are encouraged to apply at the soonest possible time and before February 28, 2023.
WCS is an equal opportunity employer, and the organization complies with all employment and labor laws and regulations that prohibit discrimination in hiring and ensures that candidates from all backgrounds are fairly and consistently considered during the recruitment process. We are dedicated to hiring and supporting a diverse workforce. We are committed to cultivating an inclusive work environment and look for future team members who share that same value. The organization provides equal employment opportunities for all qualified candidates. The organization does not discriminate for employment based on age, color, disability, gender identify, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by laws and regulations.
Pre-screening will start as soon as WCS starts to receive incoming application.
Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview.
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