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on 12 Mar, 10:54

Vacancy at Wetlands International, Malaysia

Location: Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Reporting to: Head of Office / Council
Type of employment: On a contract basis
Application closing date: 31st March 2015

 

BACKGROUND

Wetlands International, Malaysia is an independent, not-for-profit organization dedicated to the conservation and wise use of wetlands. We are a science-based organisation and our leading activities include providing technical input on the management, restoration and sustainable use of wetlands to benefit biodiversity and human well being.  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, regional 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.

Wetlands International Malaysia has a long tradition of supporting policies and practices for the wise use of wetlands.

Our mission

“To sustain and restore wetlands, their resources and biodiversity”

Our work

  • We carry out activities to conserve and restore wetlands and wetland species, like the highly endangered peat swamp fishes. We conduct regular site monitoring programmes, raise awareness among the people living around these wetlands about their values and enable stakeholders and governments to conserve and manage the wetlands.
  • We help communities conserve and restore wetlands for the services they provide, such as drinking water, fish, reeds for building materials, etc. We also advise local governments and organisations on the sustainable and wise use of wetlands.
  • We collect data and information to rationalise and quantify the role of wetlands in water management as wetlands play a role in water purification and in mitigating floods and droughts. We advise governments on how to integrate wetland management into water resource management programmes at the catchment (or basin) scale.

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

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Senior Technical Officer will report to the Head of Office / Council, Wetlands International, Malaysia.  He/she will be responsible for the following.

  • Management and coordination of selected projects implemented by Wetlands International, Malaysia
  • 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 government agencies and other partners in relation to project development and implementation.
  • Representing the organisation in meetings, seminars and conferences (local and international).
  • 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
  • Facilitation of training workshops in relation to wetland conservation and wise use.
  • Liaison with other WI offices in developing/ contributing specific programmes.
  • Lead and participate in field assessments and compile relevant assessment reports as and when required.

REQUIREMENTS

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

  • A Masters degree in a relevant discipline (e.g., botany, conservation biology, landscape ecology, marine sciences, natural resource management etc.).
  • Minimum of 5 years working experience in wetlands / environment related work.
  • Experience in developing project proposals.
  • Experience in writing technical reports on wetlands or environmental related projects.
  • Good communication skills and experience in making technical presentations.
  • Proven track record in developing and implementing projects. Ability to work flexibly and with initiative.
  • Proven management skills, preferably with experience of supervising staff/volunteers and working with consultants.
  • Proficiency with computer software applications (particularly Microsoft Office products). Experience in Geographical Information System (GIS) mapping and databases would be an asset.
  • Ability to handle multi-tasking and to work effectively to tight deadlines without compromising quality.
  • A team player with strong organizational skills and able to pay attention to details.
  • The successful candidate must be fluent in English and Bahasa Melayu. Fluency in additional languages spoken in Malaysia would be an added advantage.
  • Willingness to travel (e.g. for field work, workshops and meetings/ conferences) is essential.
  • Posses a valid driving licence.

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 including expected salary along with contact details (full name, email, address and telephone number) of two referees.

All applications should be made via email and submitted to hr@wetlands.org.my in MSWord. Please ensure that all applications are submitted by 31st March 2015. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

 

 

on 2 Sep, 12:44

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.

on 7 Jan, 15:15

Vacancy for Senior Technical and Technical officer

Location: Petaling Jaya
Reporting to: Head of Office
Type of contract: 12 months with opportunity for renewal
Application closing date: 30th January 2014

BACKGROUND

Wetlands International works globally, regionally and nationally to achieve the conservation and wise use of wetlands, to benefit biodiversity and human well-being. It is the only global NGO dedicated to the conservation and wise use of wetlands.

Wetlands International is an independent, not-for-profit, global organisation supported by government and NGO membership from all continents of the world, a specialist expert network and volunteers. We work through a network of regional, country offices and project offices – in the European continent, Africa, South, East and North Asia, Oceania, and Latin America; with our head office in the Netherlands. All our offices contribute to develop and implement our global Strategy and are accountable for performance against the global targets.

We are a science-based organisation producing tools and information to assist the development and implementation 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 mission is to sustain and restore wetlands, their resources and biodiversity.

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

 

(1)   SENIOR TECHNICAL OFFICER

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Senior Technical Officer will report to the Head of Office, Wetlands International, Malaysia.  He/she 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 government agencies and other partners in relation to project development and implementation.
  • Representing the organisation at meetings, seminars and conferences (local and international).
  • Assisting in the development of new projects/ initiatives that will contribute to Wetlands International’ Strategic Intent in relation to national priorities.
  • Respond to general technical queries related to the work of Wetlands International.
  • Facilitation of training workshops in relation to wetland conservation and wise use.
  • Liaison with other WI offices in developing/ contributing specific programmes.
  • Lead and participate in field assessments and compile relevant assessment reports as and when required.

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 MSc. with demonstrated relevant experience will be an added advantage.
  • A confident communicator with an appropriate list of relevant publications.
  • Proficiency with computer software applications (particularly Microsoft Office products). Experience in Geographical Information System (GIS) mapping and databases would be an asset.
  • Proven track record in developing and implementing projects. Ability to work flexibly and with initiative.
  • Proven management skills, preferably with experience of supervising staff/volunteers and working with consultants.
  • Ability to handle multi-tasking and to work effectively to tight deadlines without compromising quality.
  • A team player with strong organizational skills and able to pay attention to details.
  • The successful candidate will be fluent in English and Bahasa Malaysia. Fluency in other languages spoken in Malaysia would be an advantage.
  • Willingness to travel (e.g. for field work, workshops and meetings/ conferences) is essential.
  • Posses a valid driving licence.

 

(2)   TECHNICAL OFFICER

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

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

  • Assist in the coordination of selected projects implemented by Wetlands International.
  • Assist in the preparation of scientific and technical reports when required.
  • Communicate and liaise with government 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.
  • Assist in the development of new projects/ initiatives that will contribute to Wetlands International’ Strategic Intent in relation to national priorities.
  • Assist to respond to general technical queries related to the work of Wetlands International
  • Assist in the compilation of material and facilitation of training workshops in relation to wetland conservation and wise use.
  • Assist and participate in field assessments and compile relevant assessment reports as and when required.

 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 handle multi-tasking and to work effectively to tight deadlines without compromising quality.
  • The successful candidate will be fluent in English and Bahasa Malaysia.  Fluency in other languages spoken in Malaysia would be an advantage.
  • Willingness to travel (e.g. for field work, workshops and meetings/ conferences) is essential.
  • A team player with positive work attitude, responsible, consistent, committed, result orientated, creative and hardworking.
  • Possess a valid driving licence.

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 including expected salary along with contact details (full name, email, address and telephone number) of two referees.

All applications should be made via email and submitted to hr@wetlands.org.my in MS Word. Please ensure that all applications are submitted by 30th Jan 2014. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

on 16 Aug, 23:38

Job Vacancy – Brunei Project Office Manager / Project Coordinator

Title: OFFICE MANAGER / PROJECT COORDINATOR

Location: Brunei Darussalam
Reporting to: Project Director
Type of contract: 8 months
Application closing date: 31 Aug 2013

Background

Wetlands International works globally, regionally and nationally to achieve the conservation and wise use of wetlands, to benefit biodiversity and human well-being. It is the only global NGO dedicated to the conservation and wise use of wetlands.

Wetlands International is an independent, not-for-profit, global organisation supported by government and NGO membership from all continents of the world, a specialist expert network and volunteers. We work through a network of regional, country offices and project offices – in the European continent, Africa, South, East and North Asia, Oceania, and Latin America; with our head office in the Netherlands. All our offices contribute to develop and implement our global Strategy and are accountable for performance against the global targets.

We are a science-based organisation producing tools and information to assist the development and implementation 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 mission is to sustain and restore wetlands, their resources and biodiversity.

We have embarked on a project to develop a Biodiversity Action Plan, formulate an effective communication plan to prevent and control fire in peatlands and conduct peatlands restoration feasibility study for Brunei Shell Joint Venture in their concession area and the surrounding environment.

To carry out this project, Wetlands International Malaysia is seeking a qualified candidate with passion and commitment for nature conservation to manage our Project Office in this project in Brunei Darussalam. The candidate should have at least 10 years of work experience in a similar field and have experience in managing an office and in coordinating a multi-disciplinary team. Remuneration will commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Office Manager / Project Coordinator will report to the Project Director, Wetlands International, Malaysia. He/she will be responsible for the following.

  • Management of project office and coordination of project activities.
  • Oversee the Project Team in the implementation of the project.
  • Prepare progress report.
  • Coordination of consultants working on the project.
  • Communication and liaison with government agencies and other partners in relation to the project development and implementation.
  • Oversee the project finances and reporting.
  • Represent the organisation at meetings, seminars and conferences (local and international) as directed by the Project Director.
  • Help to respond to general technical queries related to the project.
  • Compilation of material and facilitation of training workshops in relation to the project.
  • Coordinate and participate in field assessments and compile relevant assessment reports as and when required.
  • Assist in the development of new projects/ initiatives that will contribute to Wetlands International’s Strategic Intent.
  • Perform other relevant duties and tasks as directed by the Project Director.

Requirements

This is a position based in Brunei Darussalam and is open to all nationals. Preference will be given to Brunieans. Candidates should possess the following.

  • A University degree in management or in environment conservation or a related discipline (e.g., botany, conservation biology, landscape ecology, marine sciences, natural resource management etc.).
  • At least 10 years work experience in related area / sciences of which at least 5 years should be in a managerial position.
  • Human resource management skill and experience in managing a multicultural team.
  • Good communication and networking skills.
  • Proven track record in developing and implementing projects. Have a demonstrated ability to make sound decisions based on analysis, consultation with others, experience and judgement.
  • Proficiency with computer software applications (particularly Microsoft Office products).
  • Proven management skills, preferably with experience of supervising staff/volunteers and working with consultants.
  • The ability to work effectively and meet deadlines and with strong organizational skills and good attention to detail.
  • The successful candidate must be fluent in the English. Working knowledge of Bahasa Melayu will be an added advantage.
  • Experience in organising workshops and meetings/ conferences is essential.

Applications

If you are interested, please submit the following documents when making your application.

  1. A one-page cover note indicating why you think you are the best candidate for this job.
  2. An updated CV including expected salary along with contact details (full name, email, address and telephone number) of two referees.

All applications should be made via email and submitted to hr@wetlands.org.my in compatible MS Word format. Applications will not be accepted after the closing date. The closing date for application will be on 31 Aug 2013. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

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