Wildlife Conservation Society Job Vacancy: Regional Coordinator, Counter Wildlife Trafficking - Bangkok, Thailand


Regional Coordinator, Counter Wildlife Trafficking (CWT) - Thailand

Global Conservation Full-Time


Job Description
  • Division: Greater Mekong Regional Program, Global Conservation
  • Reports to: Regional Director, Greater Mekong
  • Coordinates with: Executive Director - CWT, Country Directors and relevant CWT field staff 
  • Position location: Bangkok, Thailand preferred, other regional countries considered
The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is a US non-profit, tax-exempt, private organization established in 1895 and based in New York, 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 and manage over 300 protected areas across the globe, WCS has amassed the knowledge, cultural understanding and partnerships to ensure that vibrant, wild places and wildlife thrive alongside local communities.

WCS’s approach to Counter Wildlife Trafficking (CWT) embodies our long-term institutional commitment to priority species and landscapes critical for biodiversity. We bring strong government relationships and a wealth of experience striving to stop wildlife trafficking in source, transit, and consumer countries around the world and work with our partners in government, civil society and the corporate sector to address this challenge. WCS aims to reduce poaching pressure on populations of priority species through enabling more effective enforcement and criminal justice responses targeting high-priority wildlife criminals operating along major supply chains. We achieve this by collating, analysing and communicating intelligence, and leveraging our role as a trusted partner of host governments where we are working, and of international and intergovernmental organizations, to prioritize intelligence-led law enforcement. We also work to raise the priority of wildlife crime with governments and treaties and change behaviour of wildlife consumers, piloting innovative new behavioural economic approaches in Africa and Asia.

Position Objective
To provide leadership, representation, technical support and coordination of WCS’s CWT activities across the WCS Greater Mekong Regional Program (Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam) in line with WCS’s global 2030 thematic strategy on CWT.