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Position : Wildlife Trade Database Officer
Program : Indonesia
Line manager : Wildlife Trade Data and i2 Leader
Key internal relations : WTP Program Manager; WTP Deputies; WTP Coordinators
Location : Bogor, with travel to field sites
The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has a distinguished history of scientists exploring and saving wildlife in some of the most remote and wild places remaining on Earth. The Wildlife Conservation Society Indonesia Program (WCS-IP) has significantly grown over the last decades and contributed substantially to the conservation of biodiversity in Indonesia. WCS-IP currently has programs focusing on Sumatra, Sulawesi, Marine and Illegal Wildlife Trade. In order to achieve our overall goal of saving wildlife and wild places in Indonesia, we aim to protect threatened species and their habitat through working with government agencies, civil society organisations, private sector and local communities.
WCS-IP efforts to curb illegal or unsustainable legal wildlife trade are primarily conducted through Wildlife Crimes Units (WCUs) that closely partner with a diverse array of law enforcement agencies, from local informants to police to judges. WCS-IP also operates a Forest Crimes Unit (FCU) in Leuser to support site-level government agencies to tackle illegal logging and land clearance. These activities are implemented within the WCS-IP Wildlife Trade Program that has a main aim to draw attention to IWT in Indonesia, catalyze WCS and partner involvement to tackle the trade and ultimately reduce both the supply and demand. In 2016, the WCU began operating an i2 database to map criminal networks and has been investigating transboundary IWT.
The Wildlife Trade Database Officer will have primary responsibility for coordinating and managing casefile as a part of the WTP database system. The position will be working closely with the Wildlife Trade Data Analysis Officer and report to the Wildlife Trade Data and i2 Leader.
Key areas and responsibilities
IWT Cases and Data Management and Analysis
- Maintain data documentation of the WTP-supported casefile on wildlife trade law enforcement
- Conduct media monitoring and data collection on illegal wildlife trade law enforcement activities in Indonesia
- Develop and maintain the data collection on WTP-suported casefile media coverage
- Lead the documentation of the case tracking and handling of confiscated evidences to support the law enforcement
- Collect and maintain data on market price of wildlife/targeted species from field team report to support further information for wildlife economic valuation data.
- Provide data and information, including summary report and short analysis on illegal wildlife trade law enforcement as requested by relevant partners.
- Working closely with the monitoring and reporting officer in provide data summary for donor reporting purposes.
Stakeholders engagement and Communication
- Contribute in writing, publishing and presenting WTP publications and through scientific paper, briefing and working papers, technical reports and presentations
- Maintaining appropriate communications with WCS key stakeholders and partners, including local and national government agencies, environmental and developments NGOs
- Represent WCS IP into meetings/ scientific forum/seminar/ conference related to wildlife trade as assigned by WTP Manager
- Contribute in prepare and writing regular updates on the project activities, including news flashes and updates for WCS website and other social media postings, and articles for brochures, leaflets, and printing media
- Minimum Bachelor Degree (S1) of Biodiversity Conservation, Geography, Forestry, Criminology or other relevant fields
- At least 3 years working experience in Biodiversity Conservation, Geography, Forestry, Criminology or other relevant fields (experience with in the law enforcement field is an advantage).
- Excellent skills on open source data collection plan and Ms..Excel.
- Able to operate statistical software to analyse wildlife crimes data and information
- Excellent understanding for data security, at least for applying data backup system and keeps the information confidential.
- Ability to work independently, meeting deadlines on time.
- Willing to travel at the national project sites as needed
- Able to work under pressure with little supervision
- Excellent command of English and Indonesian languages.
- Good interpersonal skills to deal with a diverse field staff member, and ability to be a team player.
- Initiative, hardworking and willing to learn a new experience.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Please send a covering letter and CV in English to email@example.com no late than 31 July 2020, stating in the subject line “Trade Database Officer_(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.