Vacancy for Technical/Communication Officer at Wetlands International, Malaysia

Wetlands International – Malaysia

Technical / Communication Officer

BACKGROUND

Wetlands International is a not-for-profit, global organisation dedicated to the conservation of wetlands for people and nature. 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.

Wetlands International Malaysia is currently seeking a qualified Malaysian with a passion for nature conservation to join our team.

REQUIREMENTS

This position is 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). A candidate with some experience in the field of journalism and public relations will be an added advantage.
  • Possess a valid driving licence.
  • To implement selected projects by Wetlands International.
  • Preparation of scientific and technical reports when required.
  • A team player with positive work attitude, responsible, consistent, committed, result orientated, creative and hardworking.
  • Able to write press releases, articles, respond to media inquiries and contribute to upkeep of the organisation’s website.
  • Able to multi-task and to work effectively to meet tight deadlines without compromising quality.
  • Proficiency with computer software applications (particularly Microsoft Office products). Experience in Geographical Information System (GIS) mapping and databases would be an asset.
  • Willingness to travel (e.g. for field work, workshops and meetings/ conferences) is essential.
  • The successful candidate should be fluent in English and Bahasa Malaysia.  Fluency in other languages spoken in Malaysia would be an asset.

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 and your expected salary.
  2. An updated CV along with contact details (email, address, telephone number) of two people who we can contact for a reference check.

All applications should be made via email and submitted to hr@wetlands.org.my in MSWord (97-2003 compatible formats). Please ensure that all applications are submitted by 21st September 2014. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

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