Current vacancy: Programme Officer

Other benefits
As per the policy of WildTeam
Contract type
Full time
Closing date
9 August 2019

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

Strategy and Project Management

  • Develop weekly, monthly, quarterly and monthly work plan for own team and share daily work progress with supervisor
  • Track the progress of all projects activities as per approved plan
  • Support HR to update relevant policies, team performance and monitor the activities of team members
  • Support WildTeam Accounts department in budget forecasting, verify and cross-check financial transaction/disbursement

Conservation Actions

  • Develop concept note and proposal for relevant conservation activities
  • Design, plan, implement and monitor local and national campaign to achieve organisational/project goals
  • Oversee the activity and performance of community-based conservation education and awareness outreach platforms such as Sundarbans Education Centres, TigerScout and BaghBandhu
  • Oversee wildlife rescue, conflict and wildlife crime data
  • Oversee a bi-annual Wildlife Crime, Wildlife-Human Conflict and Wildlife Rescue report generation
  • Design and implement capacity development training events for the local stakeholders, researchers and conservation practitioner
  • Design and organise workshop and experience sharing sessions for project stakeholders

Knowledge centre management

  • Planning, organising and facilitating various events for Noazesh Knowledge Centre (NKC) events (e.g. Seminar, Workshop, WildTrip, Documentary show, Debate, photography competition, socializing events etc.)
  • Facilitating regular training/workshop/seminar under WildLearning Programme.
  • Maintaining members database and facilitate the activities of NKC with the help of members and volunteers
  • Designing, constructing and maintaining assets and in-house databases of relevant material, including the library catalogue, Research papers, books, CD/DVD, magazine etc
  • Maintaining strong communication with knowledge centre members and other wildlife lovers through social media platforms and other ways
  • Oversee work plan and budget for activities knowledge centre activities
  • Execute any other jobs assigned by the supervisor

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 to takethe challenge, and who enjoy working with supporting others in sometimes challenging living and political conditions.

WildTeam is, 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 a fierce eye for detail and analysis, being able to operate and think at a visionary/strategic level.

Required skills and experience

  • Master’s degree from a relevant discipline e.g. development studies, zoology/biological science, Agricultural Sciences (DVM, Animal Husbandry or Fisheries), conservation management, natural resource management, environmental science/studies, forestry, social science,communication, or any other relevant discipline.
  • At least 2 to 5 years of working experience in conservation program management, event management, community engagement and capacity development.
  • Able to coordinate teamwork plan, review andmonitor them on a regular basis for ensuring the achievement of departmental goals.
  • Able to coordinate forecasting 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 strategydevelopment/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 stating why you are interested in and qualified for this post and future career plan for next five years to The subject line for email is “Programme Officer”. Closing date for application is 9 August 2019. 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.