Current Vacancy: Conservation Coordinator

Basic Salary
Other benefits
As per the policy of WildTeam
Contract type
Full time
Closing date
17 November 2018

About WildTeam
WildTeam is a conservation organisation working to save endangered wildlife and their habitats. The team has a current focus on tigers in the Bangladesh Sundarbans. It is a registered non-profit and non-government organisation in Bangladesh. All of our work is guided by four core values which are as below:

We believe in people
WildTeam believes people are the solution because we see evidence of it every day. Human beings are innovative, adaptable and passionate; every single one of us can be a game changer.

We celebrate nature
WildTeam have a passion for nature and we share it with others, because we believe the best way to protect nature is to celebrate it. We nurture people’s innate love for nature and channel that love into successful conservation.

We are grounded in reality
We rely on thorough research to guide our strategy and all our interventions.  We listen to people to learn about what motivates them, and then we build solutions based on those motivations. We use rigorous project management methodologies to achieve maximum results. 

We act fearlessly
Big challenges need big solutions. The fact the world continues to lose nature shows that new approaches are needed. We’re not afraid to do things differently and we continuously search and try new methods and technologies.

Major responsibilities

Conservation Actions

  • Oversee the activity and performance of community-based conservation education and awareness outreach platforms such as Sundarbans Education Centres, TigerScout and BaghBandhu.
  • Design, plan, implement and monitor conservation education and awareness campaign to achieve organisational/project's goal and objectives.
  • Manage Village Tiger Response Team and Forest Tiger Response Team’s activities and performance to achieve organisational/project's goal and objectives.
  • Oversee wildlife rescue operations, data management and reporting.
  • Design and implement capacity development training events for the local stakeholders and implement those in the field.
  • Design and organise workshop and experience sharing sessions for project stakeholders.
  • Design and implement alternative livelihood and eco-tourism activities to promote wildlife conservation practices.  
  • Build and maintain the relationship with relevant organizations and community groups.
  • Oversee field level coordination with local stakeholders e.g. Bangladesh Forest Department and Co-Management Committee, and organise monthly coordination meetings and review, finalise and distribute meeting minutes accordingly.

Project Management and Operations

  • Produce team’s workplan and associated checkpoint reports.
  • Review team’s accounts.
  • Develop and monitor the team’s budget.
  • Manage staff and their performance.
  • Support in procurement and administrative operations.
  • Support supervisor in grant proposal writing.
  • Perform tasks as per supervisor’s direction.

Preferred attitude

The most important quality WildTeam is looking for in all its employees is a positive can-do attitude and “One Team” approaches. We recruit people who are highly motivated to save wildlife, take responsibility for their work, can solve complex problems, have a fearless attitude and are ready for a challenge, and who enjoy working with supporting others in sometimes challenging living and political conditions.

WildTeam are therefore looking for a strong leader and a fast learner, who is driven, dynamic, and confident, knows how to get the best from a team, has fierce eye for detail and analysis whilst being able to also operate and at a visionary/strategic level.  

Required skills and experience

  • At least a bachelor degree from a relevant discipline e.g. conservation management, natural resource management, environmental science/studies, development studies, biological science, social science, anthropology or any other. Master’s degree is preferred.
  • At least 7 years of working experience in community engagement and capacity development initiatives.
  • Working experience with community-based organisation/initiative, community behaviour change initiatives or with local government.
  • Experience in community-based projects in wildlife conservation sector will be an advantage.
  • Able to take the decision based on the context and support the senior management to make right strategic level decision.
  • Able to coordinate team work plan, review and monitor them on regular basis for ensuring the achievement of departmental goals.
  • Able to coordinate forecasting of workstream budget for next month/quarter/year. Capable to give input and coordinate own team’s input into organisational vision and goals. Able to drive/input into workstream/project/activity’s strategy development/design.
  • In addition, the person should have excellent documentation (Bangla and English), reporting, project management, budget management, problem solving, negotiation and decision making skill. 

How to apply

Please send (1) your CV, and (2) a cover letter of <500 words that describes why you are interested in and qualified for this post to The subject line for email is “Conservation Coordinator”. Closing date for application is 17 November 2018. Unsuccessful candidates will not be contacted. The successful candidate will start work as soon as possible. Only qualified candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

N.B. WildTeam is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women as well as men.