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Vacancy for Technical Officer

We have a vacancy for Technical Officer.  Details are as follows:

 

 

 

Technical Officer

Location: Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Reporting to: Director, Malaysia
Type of contract: Annual contract with opportunity for renewal
Application closing date: 31st July 2019

 

BACKGROUND

Wetlands International is an independent, not-for-profit, global organisation supported by government membership from around the world. We work through a network of offices in Africa, South America, South, East and North Asia, Central and Eastern Europe with a head office in the Netherlands.

We are a science-based organisation producing tools and information to assist the development and implementation by government of relevant policies, conventions and treaties that are required to achieve wetland conservation. We are a source of “best-informed” opinion on key issues affecting wetlands and priority actions for their conservation and wise use, drawing on scientific analyses and our own experience in global and national conservation and natural resource management programmes. In doing this work, we are responsive to the needs expressed by governments, industry sectors, local communities and other stakeholders.

 

Our Vision: a world where wetlands are treasured and nurtured for their beauty, the life they support and the resources they provide

Our Mission: to sustain and restore wetlands, their resources and biodiversity

 

To support our work at the national level, Wetlands International Malaysia is seeking a qualified Malaysian with passion and commitment to nature conservation to join our team.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Under the overall guidance of the director, the Technical officer will be responsible for the following:

  • Management and coordination of selected projects implemented by Wetlands International
  • Preparation of scientific and technical reports when required.
  • Management of contracts of consultants working on the relevant projects to ensure quality of key outputs and timely delivery.
  • Communication and liaison with govt agencies and other partners in relation to project development and implementation.
  • Representing the organisation in meetings, seminars and conferences (local and international) as directed by the head of office.
  • Assisting in the development of new projects/ initiatives that will contribute to Wetlands International’ Strategic Intent in relation to national priorities.
  • Helping respond to general technical queries related to the work of Wetlands International
  • Compilation of material and facilitation of training workshops in relation to wetland conservation and wise use.
  • Liaison with relevant other WI offices in developing/ contributing specific programmes.
  • Lead and participate in field assessments and compile relevant assessment reports as and when required.
  • Performing other relevant duties and tasks in relation to this portfolio as directed by the head of office.

 

 

 

REQUIREMENTS

This is a national position and applications are only open to Malaysian nationals. Candidates should possess the following.

  • A higher University degree in a relevant discipline (e.g., botany, conservation biology, landscape ecology, marine sciences, natural resource management etc.). A candidate with a BSc. with relevant experience will also be considered.
  • Knowledge related to wetlands and conservation.
  • Possess good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency with computer software applications (particularly Microsoft Office products). Experience in Geographical Information System (GIS) mapping and databases would be an asset.
  • Ability to develop and implement projects effectively.
  • Ability to handle multi-tasking and to work effectively to tight deadlines without compromising quality.
  • The successful candidate must be fluent in English and Bahasa Malaysia. Fluency in other languages spoken in Malaysia would be an asset.
  • Willingness to travel (e.g. for field work, workshops and meetings/ conferences) is essential.
  • Possess a valid driving licence.
  • A team player with positive work attitude, responsible, consistent, committed, result orientated, creative and hardworking.

APPLICATIONS

Interested applicants are required to submit the following documents when making the application.

  1. A one-page cover note indicating why you think you are the best candidate for this job.
  2. An updated CV along with contact details (email, address and telephone number) of two people who we can contact for a reference check and your expected salary.

All applications should be made via email and submitted to hr@wetlands.org.my no later than 31st July 2019.  Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

 

 

Malaysia’s 2nd Zero Waste Fest

Event description taken from the organizer’s Facebook page, and the full schedule is listed on their Peatix page.

It’s the year again! WE present you Malaysia’s 2nd Zero Waste Fest! Happening on 22nd June (Saturday) and 23rd June (Sunday) at The LINC KL.

This time around, we’re inviting amazing representatives from zero waste movement groups from Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia, and Malaysia (us) to bring light on the current zero waste movement / initiatives happening around their countries! We have a lot to learn from each other!

We will also be discussing topics from different aspects which includes clothing, food waste, hotel management, corporate office on circular economy management by inviting successful representatives from established companies and/or parties that are progressing towards sustainable management!

We will have our upgraded zero waste mini exhibition which will cover zero waste office along with our zero waste home set up!, sustainability related workshops, zero waste solutions fair that features vendors providing zero waste solution such as composting machine provider, sustainable corporate gifts and many more!

Not to forget, our zero waste lifestyle forum which shows how our community grows, topics ranging from zero waste travel to zero waste household!

Something you should know:
1. BYO: No disposables will be provided during the event, please bring your own container to the event. Be the Zero Waste Hero!

2. Public Transport: Plenty of parking space around at the Linc KL. But we encourage public transportation which is easily accessible by LRT station. Nearest LRT station with walking distance to The Linc and Element Hotel from – AMPANG PARK LRT STATION

#waste #zerowaste

Farmer’s Corner is Back

Finally the Farmer’s Corner is back in action after laying off for months ……….!

This time you will see more vegetables from lowland aside some from highlands [too much rain in CH… let’s  keep our fingers crossed for  favorable weather]

There will be varieties of vegetables and fruits for your pick such as cucumbers, okra, long beans, petola, eggplants, edamame, mushroom; jackfruits, papaya, honeydew melons, and hopefully some leafy vegetables will be available by then.

For those who are looking for organic compost, fertilizer, vermi-compost, Australian lemons, vegetable seeds and seedlings/saplings, herbs and publications – all will be available at the Farmer’s Corner! Let’s know in advance if you want to enjoy a cup of organic coffee/tea and organic wholemeal bread with homemade organic mulberry jam or grassfed butter… enjoy your breakfast in the garden!

Cheers and look forward to seeing you & Happy Shopping!!

Please REMEMBER to bring your own shopping bags!

Pulau Sibu Nature Excursion with MareCet

Dear friends of MareCet,

We’re are pleased to announce that we will be having the second trip of our Pulau Sibu (Johor) Nature Excursion next year on 1 – 4 May 2019!

Pulau Sibu is located off the east coast of Johor and it is the area where we have been conducting our dugong research and conservation work since 2014. The island is remote and still relatively undeveloped, hence a lot of its original beauty is still preserved. It is the only place in Peninsular Malaysia where dugongs are reliably found, therefore we deem the area as a last stronghold for these gentle sea cows. It is also one of the last few islands in Peninsular Malaysia where traditional kampungs (villages) and kampung living still exists. For the excursion, we will engage the local islanders in their services, providing them with a livelihood income and also tapping into their local ecological and cultural knowledge of the area. We will also tap into our scientific knowledge based on the research we’ve been conducting in the area. We will share with you the beauty of the island and its surrounding in a fun, engaging and educational manner!

For any further enquiries and/or trip booking, please do not hesitate to contact us at outreach.marecet@gmail.com. We look forward to having you and your friends/family on the excursion.

Thank you.

Regards,
The MareCet Team

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Welcome to MESYM!
Connecting the green dots

MESYM.com is a crowd-sourced platform and a living database for environmental movements in Malaysia. There are many good actions being done out there. Our goal is to bring them together. We connect the green dots.