Research Officer | WWF

Research Officer

Posted on 13 March 2017
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Position title:                  Research Officer (for Thai Nationality only)
Directly reports to:         Project Manager, WWF Thailand
Supervises:                     N/A
Technically supervises: N/A
Validity:                             April 1 2017 – March 31, 2018
Location:                           Bangkok, Nakhornsawan, and Kamphaeng Phet, Thailand

The Research Officer provides support to the Project Manager in term of tiger and wildlife monitoring, research field work, tiger database, technical training and workshop, and development of presentation/technical report/proposal on results of project as well as others relevant.
II. Major Responsibilities
A.  Project Implementation    
  • Support the tiger and wildlife research and monitoring
  • Research field work including: 
    o  Camera trap survey
    o  Occupancy survey of tiger, preys, and other key wildlife species
    o  Distance sampling to count wildlife
    o  Scat collection for diet study
    o  Track and sign survey
    o  Survey of mineral lick
    o  Establishing the permanent vegetation plot to estimate food supply for ungulates
    o  Radio tracking bears
  • Take care the tiger database and exchange results with partner such as Khao Nang Ram Wildlife Research Station
  • Analyse research results and report writing
  • Coordinate logistics with protected area staffs
  • Maintain research equipments
  • Assist in the development and implementation of the project’s research and survey, technical training and workshop    
  • Assist in the design and implementation of project surveys and studies when required     
  • Frequently travel to existing projects areas    
  • Perform administrative tasks such as support logistics (e.g. procurement of field equipments, visits, travels, etc.) for the project, provide translation and interpretation when required, set-up project filling system to be applied and followed by all project staff    
  • Develop and maintain database of all technical reports, presentation, maps, data and information, pictures produced by the project as well as list of organisations and companies working in related fields, related products, etc.    
  • Work with other awareness projects and environmental NGOs in the project areas when required    
  • Maintain an awareness of staff comments and any complaints to identify any areas that may need development of improvement
B.  Partnership Development and Networking    
  • Establish relations and keep regular contact with key partners (multi-sectoral, government and non-government) at local, national and regional levels (for implementation and networking/lessons sharing    
  • Meet with Government counterparts, establish and convene regular meetings of the project steering committee when required    
  • Ensure good and close liaison in collaboration with project network, stakeholders and other WWF projects    
  • Develop and maintain effective contacts with a wide range of external contacts with organisations and individuals who can assist in the conservation activities
C.  Communications    
  • Provide support to the development of press release/conference on results of project     
  • Provide inputs to communications products, materials, and campaigns to ensure accurate information of the project when required
D.  People Management     
  • Work with the Project Manager and counterpart on the capacity building of key counterparts    
E.  Monitoring and Evaluation, Reporting    
  • Assist in the preparation of six-monthly progress reports to monitor all technical, financial and administrative aspects on the utilisation and impact of all resources made available to the project    
  • Disseminate the technical report among the public sector institutions and regulatory bodies    


a). Internal 
Work in close collaboration with project staff, and other focal persons of the project. Engage and support WWF Thailand staff 

b). External
Liaise and work with Government agencies, donors, communities, partners, private sectors, consultants and international and local NGOs

1.  Education and Qualification
  • Male, Bachelor’s degree in conservation, forestry, natural resource management, or in relevant fields
2.  Knowledge
  • Knowledge of conservation and natural resource management issues in Thailand, especially in wildlife ecology
  • Knowledge of the realities of government agencies, development partners, donor institutions, and the not-for-profit sector in the project
  • Knowledge of WWF structure, priorities and procedures as well as WWF's regional approach to conservation
3.  Experience
  • Experience in conducting studies and coordinating research activities
  • Experience of working with government officials, local communities and/or donors at all levels
  • Familiarity with the project area and local residence will be an asset
4.  General Skill
  • Coaching and supervisory
  • Communications and negotiation
  • Networking and teamwork
  • Planning, organisation, time management, facilitation and coordination
5.  Technical Skill
  • Computer and database
6.  Ability
  • Travelling to remote locations
  • Working in two or three provinces and working overtime when required
  • Working on own initiative with minimum supervision and staying on task
  • Working well in a multi-cultural team
  • Driving
7.  Personality
  • Dynamic
  • Enthusiastic
  • Sociable

V.  WWF's Mission and Values:

1.  It is part of every staff member's terms of reference to contribute to WWF's mission: 
    WWF’s Mission is to stop the degradation of the planet's natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature, by:
  -  conserving the world's biological diversity
  -  ensuring that the use of renewable natural resources is sustainable
  -  reducing pollution and wasteful consumption. 
2.  It is also part of every staff member's terms of reference to embody WWF's values, which are: Passionate & Optimistic, Challenging & Inspiring, Credible & Accountable, Persevering & Delivering Results.

How to apply :  Interested candidate, please submit your resume stating your expected salary to by June 30th, 2017  or submit by mail to WWF-Thailand 92/2 Soi Paholyothin 5, Paholyothin Road, Samsen nai, Phayathai, Bangkok 10400 Tel : +66 (0) 2 619 8534-7

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be notified. Otherwise, your resume will be filed into our candidate database for future reference and consideration.
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