Training Specialist


Position : Training Specialist
Division : Wildlife Trade Program (WTP)
Reports to : Deputy Program Manager (Capacity Building)
Term : One year, with renewal depending upon performance
Location : Bogor, with travel to the field

Background to the ToR

Illegal wildlife trade is a vast, international, and multi-billion-dollar commercial enterprise. Across Indonesia, key species including tiger, rhino, elephant, orangutan, birds, bears, orchids, fish, turtles, pangolins, coral, snakes, sharks and more are being taken and traded in large volumes and at unsustainable levels. While Indonesia has a legal framework that supports the control of wildlife trade, yet its effective implementation has many barriers. WCS aims to support the removal of these barriers, and to remove the threat to Indonesian biodiversity caused by both the legal and illegal over-exploitation of wild animals and plants.

The Training Specialist will support the WTP Program by coordinating and assisting the Deputy Program Manager with the planning and implementation of the WTP training activities throughout target landscapes and seascapes in Indonesia. The full scope of work will involve coordinating government partner trainings, including training needs assessments, training module development, Training of Trainers (ToT), training delivery, monitoring and analysis of training impacts, report writing and future planning of training events, based on partner needs. The position will therefore require close liaison with the Indonesian government partnering agencies and excellent coordination and communication skills. A key part of the ToR will be to develop institutional sustainability by developing training modules within a syllabus that receives accreditation by the partnering government agencies and is therefore fully incorporated within their annual work plan and budget.

Key Areas of Responsibility

Design training protocols and training modules

  • Develop a protocol for developing a comprehensive WTP training program. The content covers how to conduct a training needs assessments, training methods, training preparations, and post training impact assessments. 
  • Work closely with various experts, including from government agencies, to produce a series of high quality training modules, such as an introduction to IWT, wildlife trafficking modus operandi, species identification, bird market monitoring, Indonesian laws related to wildlife protection and more. 
  • Develop training materials for the WCS data management system and train WCS staff and its partners 
  • Compile and produce a training curriculum, syllabus, or materials from the previous, current, and future trainings, both as electronic documents and hardcopies. 
  • Develop a good understanding on specific training requirements, such as Leahy vetting procedures.

Provide expert training

  • Maintain an excellent working relationship with our government partners and provide training support in counter wildlife trafficking for them, as identified.  
  • Support training of NGOs/CSOs who are working on illegal wildlife trade issues.

Working closely within the WTP

  • Maintain excellent communication with WTP Manager to implement trainings under this program.  
  • Maintain communication with the WTP operations team to map training activities from various projects and to ensure that the trainings will fulfill project outputs in the required deadline. 
  • Work closely with the WTP Communication Officer to publish the training activities to media and for internal use. 
  • Work closely with WTP Grants and Reporting Officer to ensure that the training is documented to a high standard, with accountable and accurate training outputs, so that it can be used for reporting purposes to both donors and partners.

Please note that the above TOR constitutes only the main responsibilities and duties of this position. As WCS-IP is a flexible organization, staff members are expected to undertake any other tasks that are allocated to them but which are not part of their regular TOR.


  • Minimum Master Degree (S2) in state administration, forestry, environmental studies, criminology or other relevant topic. 
  • Minimum 4 years working with an NGO and at least 5 years experience conducting training with government institutions. 
  • Good media/journalist networking with respected media agencies. 
  • Highly motivate, with good self-initiative and capable to work competently with minimal supervision. 
  • Capable to work well under pressure, quickly understand project details and capable of meeting deadlines on time and to a high standard. 
  • Good interpersonal skills. 
  • A high interest in wildlife conservation. 
  • Excellent written and spoken language skills in both English and Indonesian

Please send a covering letter and CV in English to not later than 21 February 2019 stating in the subject line “Training Specialist_(name)”. Please also include a portfolio of your previous work or links to blogs or galleries online. No correspondence, only short-listed candidates will be notified.