Wildlife Conservation Society

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is a US non-profit, tax-exempt, private organization established in 1895 that saves wildlife and wild places by understanding critical issues, crafting science-based solutions, and taking conservation actions that benefit nature and humanity. With more than a century of experience, long-term commitments in dozens of landscapes, presence in more than 60 nations, and experience helping to establish over 150 protected areas across the globe, WCS has amassed the biological knowledge, cultural understanding and partnerships to ensure that vibrant, wild places and wildlife thrive alongside local communities. Working with local communities and organizations, that knowledge is applied to address species, habitat and ecosystem management issues critical to improving the quality of life of poor rural people whose livelihoods depend on the direct utilization of natural resources.

Country Program Overview:

WCS established a country program in Mozambique in 2012 with two primary objectives to increase the protection of Niassa National Reserve, a vast landscape in the north of the country, and improve the conservation status of its elephants through co-manage of the Reserve; and strengthen national-level protected area management by helping to improve policies and reinforcing the government’s ability to implement wildlife crime legislation through strategic engagement with government agencies in Maputo.

WCS Mozambique is now seeking a dynamic, experienced individual with background in the management of law enforcement information to support law enforcement activities related to wildlife crimes.

Job Summary:

This position is to collect and manage information from all sources available to improve the successful pursuit and prosecution of wildlife crimes.  The Information Manager plays a key role in the gathering and managing of products and information needed to support the effective implementation of wildlife laws in Mozambique, and the successful prosecution of wildlife crime.

Reports to: WCS Mozambique Law Enforcement Director; WCS Mozambique
Location: Maputo, Mozambique
Start date: June-July, 2018
Position Type: Full-time
Application deadline: June 30, 2018
Internal liaison: WCS Mozambique Country Director; WCS Africa Protected Area Intelligence Expert; WCS East and Southern Africa Regional Director; Asia Counter-Wildlife Trafficking Director; Vietnam Country Director; Asia Regional Wildlife Crime Analyst.
Expected travel: Approximately 30%. As required within the region, occasionally to Asia if/when needed, and to donor/technical meetings as needed/possible.

Major Responsibilities:

  • To establish systems to gather and manage information from a range of sources. Working in collaboration with the Information Analyst and the Director, the Information Manager will manage the personnel supporting Mozambique’s Wildlife Crime work.
  • To improve the handling and management of information gathered related to wildlife crimes. This includes conducting meetings, complying with all communication operating procedures, maintaining good “rapport” and secure relationships with partners, and producing timely and comprehensive reports.
  • To support the Director as needed to complete any tasks required.
  • To liaise as needed with all collaborating government bodies.
  • To support relevant agencies in the Government of Mozambique to strengthen their capacity for wildlife crime prosecution.
  • Identify opportunities for collaboration and coordination with partners, both within Mozambique and in other countries, and identify appropriate mechanisms for sharing information.
  • Contribute to the WCS Counter Wildlife Trafficking strategy.

Implementation modalities:

  • All work, and communication with partners, in countries where WCS has country programs needs to be cleared by and linked to the country program through the Country Program Director.
  • Communication within WCS and with partners needs to be constant and ongoing.
  • Protocols for managing communications need to be developed, agreed upon with relevant partners, and implemented.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Minimum of five years experience working on law enforcement information collection and management.
  • Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Attention to detail, intellectually curious, and demonstrated problem-solving skills.
  • Keen eye for detail.
  • Intellectually curious.
  • Strong character, highly discreet and honest, and ability to multi-task and react quickly and manage competing demands.
  • Professional proficiency in English and Portuguese required.

Application Process:

Interested candidates, who meet the above qualifications should apply by emailing an application letter and CV together with salary requirements and the names and contact information of three references to: africaapplications@wcs.org  by June 30, 2018 deadline. Please include Law Enforcement Information Manager in the subject line of your email.

In addition, please note that all candidates must also apply online via the WCS career portal at: http://www.wcs.org/about-us/careers

WCS is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to hiring and supporting a diverse workforce. We are committed to cultivating an inclusive work environment and look for future team members who share that same value.

Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted for interview.