on 10 Jul, 16:04

Vacancy for Technical Officer

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



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.


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.





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.


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 no later than 31st July 2019.  Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.



on 17 Jul, 16:59

ENSEARCH KKEF: Young Environmentalist Internship Award 2018

The Environmental Management and Research Association of Malaysia (ENSEARCH) would like to  invite young Malaysians with a passion for environmental management excellence to apply for the ENSEARCH K. Kumarasivam Young Environmentalist Internship Award. This award began in 2004 and will provide the selected individual with the opportunity to be placed as an Intern in a reputable center of environmental management excellence abroad for a period of two weeks. It will cover all expenses related to travel, accommodation and an allowance for living expenses. The date of internship for this year round is expected to be in March 2019.


on 7 Nov, 17:48

Energy Globe Award: 2 weeks left to submit your sustainable activities

Energy Globe Award: 2 weeks left to submit your sustainable activities

We would like to encourage you to take part with your sustainable project in the 2018 Energy Globe Award!

With 178 participating countries, Energy Globe is the biggest platform for sustainability and the world’s number 1 environmental award. Our most important goal is to introduce and award innovative showcase projects and smart technologies from all over the world that are capable of creating sustainable change.

More and more people are depleting the world’s limited resources such as energy, water, air and food. However, there are amazing saving potentials out there and at no loss of comfort to all of us. Projects such as yours can provide an important contribution.

No project is too small, no project is too big!

The Energy Globe Award is presented in the 6 categories of Earth, Fire, Water, Air, Youth and Sustainable Plastics – the 4 basic elements of life, projects implemented by young people and the sustainable use of plastics. Projects with a focus on the conservation of resources, improvement of air and water quality, energy efficiency, use of renewable energies, recycling or creating awareness for these areas can be submitted. The best projects of each individual country are presented with national awards.

Each year, the international Energy Globe Awards for each of 6 categories are presented in the course of a ceremony by international celebrities. A 10,000 Euro cash prize is distributed among the 6 categories.

For details concerning the Energy Globe Award, entry information and entry form downloading as well as sample projects for informational purposes, please see
Deadline for submission: 21 November 2017. Participation is free.

For questions please contact the Energy Globe team via email at

Your project is an important stepping stone towards a more livable world for all of us.

We are looking forward to your project entry!

Energy Globe Foundation
Hessenberg 14
4814 Neukirchen

on 29 Oct, 10:32

10th International KL Eco Film Festival

10th International KL Eco Film Festival

The 10th International KL Eco Film Festival is happening at Publika, Mont Kiara Solaris.

Big Pygmies Little Giants, a documentary about BSBCC by Howard Jackson was screened yesterday evening. More KLEFF activities to enjoy around the mall until today 29th October 2017. Please come and visit our booth too!














on 4 Oct, 21:36

National Scroll of Honour Award 2017

The National Scroll of Honour Award is proposed to recognize public and private organizations as well as individuals who have made great contributions to the sustainable development of human settlements. The award is parallel to the UN-Habitat Scroll of Honour Award that was launched by UN-Habitat in 1989 and is currently the most prestigious human settlements award in the world.
Its aim is to acknowledge initiatives which have made outstanding contributions in various fields, such as shelter provision, highlighting the plight of the homeless, leadership in post conflict reconstruction, and improving living conditions and providing innovative solutions in providing housing for the needful people and efforts towards improving the quality of urban life.
The award, a plaque engraved with the name of the winner and their achievement, is presented to the winners during the National Urban Forum and winners will then be nominated for the prestigious UN-Habitat Scroll of Honour Award.
Therefore, we would like to request for your kind assistance to disseminate information on the scroll award to your Members, publish the information in your website and social media. Submission date by: 20th October 2017
Please whatsapp / sms to EAROPH Secretariat (Mr. Vincent Patrick) at 016 6567656 if you wish to receive the flyer and registration form by email.
on 24 Sep, 19:13

Adopt a terrapin today!

Adopt a terrapin today!

A big THANK YOU to many of you who have symbolically adopted a terrapin (or two)! All thee river terrapins will be released on 30th September, and we’re using this opportunity to raise funds to sustain our annual conservation project.

Your donation will be used to kickstart the river terrapin conservation project in 2018. Funds will be used to pay the local villagers an allowance for camping out on the river bank to collect terrapin eggs for incubation, maintenance of the hatchery and to purchase pellets and vegetables to feed the terrapins.

We need your help, we cannot do this ourselves. We would be most grateful if you would symbolically adopt a terrapin to support our conservation efforts. Each terrapin adoption costs RM35, and all adoptions are tax-deductible. To support us, head over to this page and fill up the terrapin adoption form!

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