Current Vacancy: Programme Officer

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

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

Community-based activities, including, but not limited to the following components:

  • Assist supervisor in team strategy development, activity design and planning.
  • Implement and monitor community-based conservation education and awareness raising activities.
  • Implement and monitor Wildlife-Human Conflict management activities.
  • Coordinate field activities; deliver the program level interventions into field teams.
  • Maintain liaison with relevant community groups and organizations.
  • Assist supervisor in facilitating training, workshop and meetings with the stakeholders including government agencies.
  • Build and maintain media and public relations.

Project management, including but not limited to the following components:

  • Assist supervisor in preparing the budget, collecting and submitting accounts.
  • Coordinate the field based team, work plan and budget.
  • Prepare activity reports, monthly status reports and other project related documents using WildTeam’s standard templates and procedures.

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.

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.
  • At least 2-3 years of experience in relevant field.
  • Working experience with community-based organisation/initiative, community behaviour change initiatives and/or with local government
  • Experience in community-based projects especially wildlife conservation sector will be an advantage.
  • Ability to develop team/department's goal, work plan, and track/report on activities.
  • In addition, the person should have excellent documentation (Bangla and English), 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 “Programme Officer”. 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.