World Wide Fund India (WWF India) invites application for the position Biodiversity Specialist
Strategy, Management and Coordination:
i. Internalise and communicate the biodiversity and wildlife conservation component of the Sundarbans programme strategy to the West Bengal Forest Directorate and other relevant stakeholders.
ii. Manage the biologists working in Sundarbans programme for implementation of the conservation strategy.
iii. Coordinate with the authorities of Sundarbans Biosphere Reserve and Sundarbans Tiger Reserve and develop partnerships with scientific institutions for implementing wildlife and biodiversity conservation strategies.
i. Promote tiger, prey and habitat monitoring with guidance from Lead, Tiger Conservation of WWF India.
ii. Explore human – tiger interactions in Sundarbans, bring about innovative strategies in collaboration with the internal and external stakeholders for reducing loss to people and wildlife.
iii. Facilitate studies to understand tiger behaviour in the mangroves.
iv. Keep track of projects being implemented for biodiversity and wildlife conservation in Sundarbans, and their finances. Work with the Sundarbans Programme Lead for ensuring smooth fund flow.
Networking and Communication:
i. Be the main liaison for WWF India’s biodiversity and wildlife conservation initiatives in Sundarbans for internal and external partners.
ii. Coordinate with the Core Team of the Wildlife & Habitats programme to ensure timely publication of reports, facts and stories, particularly external facing.
i. Work with the Wildlife & Habitats programme Core Team for strategizing the wildlife conservation activities in Sundarbans and bring about innovative ideas for further development of the biodiversity conservation portfolio of Sundarbans programme.
ii. Working on any other issues or matters arising out of this area as may be within the purview of WWF-India.
Desired Qualifications, experience & skills:
i. Post-graduate degree in wildlife science, bioscience, environmental science or a related field
ii. At least 10 years of experience in implementing biodiversity and/or wildlife conservation programmes
iii. Experience of implementing the NTCA/WII protocol for monitoring tigers, co-predators and prey would be an advantage
iv. Experience of team management will be an added advantage
v. Experience in networking, stakeholder engagement, government and donor liaison
vi. Strong writing and oral communication skills in English and ability to converse effectively in Bengali
Remuneration will be competitive with Indian NGO pay scales and will depend upon candidate’s experience levels and the overall WWF-India salary structure. WWF-India does not provide housing, telephone or vehicle facilities.