GRS - A Trusted Partner with SRI Executive

Wildlife Rescue Project Coordinator

Wildlife Rescue Project Coordinator – TRIPOD

Client: The International Fund for Animal Welfare IFAW ( )

Reports to: Program Manager, Wildlife Rescue

Locations:  Indonesia, Malaysia or the Philippines 

Position Summary/ Objective

The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is filling the position of Wildlife Rescue Project Coordinator after successfully securing a grant from the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) for the Targeting Regional Investigations for Policing Opportunities and Development (TRIPOD) Project. The project is in partnership with Freeland Foundation (Lead) and offices of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). The focus of the project is to combat wildlife trafficking between Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines with a special focus on the shared territory around the Sulu and Celebes Seas. To ensure the achievement of TRIPOD project outputs and outcomes the overall objective of the Wildlife Rescue Project Coordinator will be to coordinate project activities aiming at improving procedures for handling seized wildlife within and from the target region. This will involve assisting in TRIPOD’s project coordination, training and capacity development, building of an expert network, and contributing to the development of guidance, tools and resources.

Reporting to IFAW’s Wildlife Rescue Program Manager, this position will work closely with Freeland Foundation and WWF’s project teams and with IFAW’s contractors. This position will be home-based preferably in Indonesia, Malaysia or the Philippines with expected travels to the Sulu and Celebes Seas region, as feasible, and is a 19-month contract commencing September 2021.


Role and Responsibilities

List the primary job duties and responsibilities:


·       Provide day-to-day coordination of project activities within the region

·       Provide further operational support as and when necessary to the Project Manager;

·       In liaison with project contractors, facilitate and contribute to the organizing of trainings to be held in the context of the proposed project, conducting needs assessments, preparing materials,         and evaluating the outcome and impact of the trainings;

·       Assist in fostering the engagement and support of relevant agencies in law enforcement, wildlife management and animal health and welfare, as well as other stakeholders and experts in the         target countries;

·       In collaboration with IFAW’s Wildlife Rescue Program Manager and project contractors, contribute to the development of guidance, tools and resources aimed at improving procedures for         handling seized or confiscated wildlife;        

·       Work closely with IFAW’s Animal Rescue Communications Lead to prepare press releases, reports, educational materials, and other documents;

·       Compile and ensure timely submission of project updates, data and reports;

·       Embody the values, mission, and vision of IFAW at all times.


Qualifications and Education Requirements

·       BS/BA degree in wildlife conservation, veterinary sciences, animal welfare, or related field with wildlife-related course-work ideal;

·       At least 5 years of project management experience in the field of wildlife conservation, and/or animal welfare. Experience working with law enforcement agencies highly desired;

·       Possess a strong network within wildlife conservation, animal health and welfare related government authorities and civil society in the target region. Experience operating successfully         in the target region is essential;

·       Possess strong knowledge of the nexus between wildlife conservation, and animal welfare. Good knowledge of what wildlife crime entails and who the key actors are that aim to combat         wildlife crime desired;

·       Proven ability to facilitate and coordinate multi-stakeholder processes and maintain constructive contact with stakeholders in the field of wildlife conservation;

·       Proven ability to communicate constructively with partners and funders and fulfil their reporting requirements;

·       Proven experience assisting with grant management, budgeting, and grant reporting; Full working proficiency in English and, Bahasa Indonesia, Bahasa Malaysia and/or Filipino         languages;

·       Proven ability to work with diverse, multi-cultural teams;

·       Ability to travel within the region, as required.


Other Duties  

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive list of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities will change from time to time to meet the needs of the department and our organization.

The International Fund for Animal Welfare IFAW has hired Global Recruitment Specialists to assist with this recruitment effort.

Please apply to: Jill Solomon, Recruiter

🌍 Global Recruitment Specialists “Positioning You for Success”
+1- 203-899-0499