Vacancy for Technical Assistant for The Forest & Wildlife Protection Unit

Assistant (TA) for

Forest and
Wildlife Protection Unit (ForWPU)


Deadline :

Type of
Contract :
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Job Description
YOSL-OIC is seeking a qualified candidat to join the Forest and Wildlife Protection
Unit (ForWPU) team to address the dynamics that threaten wildlife and
biodiversity conservation in and around the Leuser Ecosystem. The YOSL-OIC is
recruiting for a Technical Assistant for Forest
Wildlife Protection Unit to join our patrol team to manage field
activities that result in reduced poaching, wildlife trafficking and other
forest related crime in the Leuser Ecosystem. The TA will also be representing
the YOSL-OIC on wildlife crime issues at both the regional and national levels.
Function as
the expert advisor in all matters pertaining to forestry and wildlife crime,
Support the
use of SMART technologies to combat wildlife crime (poaching, hunting, fishing)
and wildlife trafficking by relevant wildlife authorities (BBKSDA, BBTNGL,
Dirjen Gakkum) to strengthen concept and project demonstration, feasibility
studies, and scale-up;
Review of
current means and modes (and capacity) of law enforcement activities with
respect to forestry and wildlife crime.
coordination and implementation of law enforcement (including investigation and
intelligence, arrests, prosecutions and convictions) at regional level.
Expand and
deepen the range of actors and methods involved in anti-poaching and
anti-trafficking activities with an emphasis on promising technology
government and non-government officials and rangers including customs agents on
new technologies to detect trafficked wildlife products including standards of
use and maintenance;

It is
essential that applicants have a proven investigative background in the field
of forestry related crime investigation and possess skills in the use and
creation of information searches utilisingintelligence and data
systems. They must also be competent in the preparation and presentation of key
reports and documents.
•     Building staff competence, creating an environment of
creativity and innovation;
•     Building and promoting effective teams;
•     Leverages multi-disciplinary, institutional knowledge and
•     Leverages different experiences and expertise of team members
to achieve better and more innovative outcomes;
•     Strong analytical and writing skills;
•     Ability to communicate effectively in order to communicate
complex, technical information to both technical and general audiences;
•     Skills in negotiating effectively in sensitive situations;
•     Skills in achieving results through persuading, influencing
and working with others;
•     Skills in facilitating meetings effectively and efficiently
and to resolve conflicts as they arise.
Required Skills

masters degree in a relevant field such as forestry, biodiversity, land use
management, social sciences, and ecosystem services (either with ecological or socio-economic
background) with professional specialization in issues of biodiversity,
sustainable landscape management and wildlife crime.
At least 5
years of overall professional experience, with incremental responsibilities ;
At least 5
years of experience and in-depth knowledge of biodiversity and sustainable
landscape management issues ;
track record in the preparation of project documents, proposals, evaluation

reports and, preferably also, publications within the theme of biodiversity,
wildlife crime, ecosystem services and land-use is a highly sought
qualification for this position;
of environmental issues, policies and programme related to the Leuser Ecosystem
is preferred, but not required;
experience with forestry and wildlife crime project development, with a
demonstrated track record, is an eliminatory requirement.
mastery of written English is preferred;
working level of oral English.
We offer you a competitive remuneration for this post.
Application, CV
and contact details for 3 references should be submitted by e-mail to: [email protected] at the latest August 26th, 2016.
 Masrizal Saraan Programme Manager Konsorsium OIC for TFCA Sumatera

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