USAID Wildlife Asia
USAID Wildlife Asia seeks to significantly reduce
wildlife crime in Southeast Asia and China by employing a comprehensive
regional cooperation approach. Specifically, Wildlife Asia will (i) Reduce
consumer demand for wildlife and wildlife products in target areas; (ii)
Strengthen regional law enforcement capacity and coordination; (iii) Increase
commitment to addressing counter wildlife trafficking (CWT); and, (iv) Support
the USAID Regional Development Mission for Asia’s (RDMA’s) coordination of
regional CWT stakeholders and efforts to strengthen the US Government (USG)
interagency CWT initiatives.
USAID Wildlife Asia is based in Bangkok, Thailand and the geographic scope
includes all ASEAN countries, with a focus on the Lower Mekong (Thailand, Laos,
Vietnam, and Cambodia) and China. The species of primary interest are elephants
(ivory), pangolins, rhinos (rhino horn), and Asian big cats. This activity is
the first Task Order under the USAID/Asia Counter Wildlife Trafficking (CWT)
Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract, and has an estimated
value of $24 million for five years. The project is beginning its fourth year
Enforcement Capacity Coordinator Role
International Development Group seeks an experienced Counter Wildlife Trafficking (CWT) expert to
coordinate development and institutionalization of strengthened law enforcement
capacities of ASEAN country partners as well as between wildlife product source
countries in Africa and transit and destination countries in Asia. The Coordinator will work and collaborate
closely with the Policy and Demand Reduction components of USAID Wildlife Asia
and report to and advise both the Deputy Chief of Party and Chief of Party.
Enforcement Capacity Coordinator Responsibilities
- Advise and support the Chief of Party in the development and
implementation of a comprehensive law enforcement strategy to institutionalize
and build capacity in the ASEAN region, between source countries in Africa and
transit and destination countries in Asia, and which integrates law enforcement
within the continuum of reducing consumer demand and access to illegal wildlife
products, increasing political will, strengthening policy and legislative
reform, supporting increased prosecution of wildlife crimes and capacity within
the judiciary to reach convictions.
- Provide technical guidance to -and in turn receive technical inputs
from- the Policy and Demand Reduction activities on Enforcement Coordination to
enable a cohesive, unified approach in order to implement an integrated counter
wildlife trafficking strategy for the program, including engaging other USG and
- With support from the Chief of Party, drive collaboration with
– and build upon the efforts of – other
ASEAN, USG, internationally-assisted, and civil society activities to
strengthen and institutionalize demand reduction, policy and legislation, law
enforcement, prosecution and judicial capacities with the goal of
institutionalizing and thus sustaining USAID activities and investments beyond
the life of the project.
- Support coordination of training of government and non-government
officials including policy makers and legislators, customs, law enforcement agents,
prosecutors, the judiciary in wildlife trade issues, and private sector players
with the expectation that trainings will support or incorporate demand reduction
efforts and inform policy and legislation activities on the project.
- Advance the development of interagency wildlife trafficking information
sharing platforms and coordination mechanisms drawing on CWT activities in
Africa, particularly utilizing USAID resources.
- Provide leadership on the development of a plan to strengthen
legislation and policies, enforcement prosecution and judicial capacity with
the goal of increasing the number of CWT cases brought to court in accordance
with RDMA country governments and legislative bodies.
- Advance strategic partnerships with regional training institutions
to incorporate the process of building policy, law enforcement, prosecution and
judicial capacity countering wildlife trafficking into their curriculum. This
also includes working closely with the Social and Behavior Change specialist on
integrating pertinent information derived from the project’s research regarding
illegal traders’/buyers’ motivation for illegal wildlife part and products.
- Draw upon experts, innovations, and networks identified in the
Wildlife Trafficking Technology Challenge, connecting USAID, ASEAN and broader
communities of practice to promote new technologies to detect and prevent wildlife
product including standards of use and maintenance.
- Contribute to monthly, quarterly, and annual progress reports and support
additional requests from USAID as required.
- Provide technical leadership in the development and implementation
of work plans, monitoring of project indicators, and overall planning and
implementation of project activities.
- Supervise and manage consultants and subcontractors as required to
implement technical activities.
- Complete any other duties/activities as directed by the Chief of
Party in line with the Project’s objectives.
minimum of 12 years of experience working in counter wildlife trafficking. Experience
should also include:
- At least
10 years of experience working in the Asia region, and also experience with
- At least
8 years of experience working in the governance and policy system in the ASEAN
experience and effectiveness designing, coordinating and implementing capacity
building systems, institutional strengthening and coalition building in counter
Skills and Abilities:
to work effectively in a multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary team.
motivated to collaborate, share information and coordinate work across teams.
ability to advance USAID development objectives.
and superior English written and verbal communication skills, including
expertise writing and editing reports and communications products for a USAID
to work effectively with the Microsoft office suite (Word, Excel, and
PowerPoint) and Adobe required.
This position will not be eligible for any posting-based
are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.