The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has a distinguished history of scientists exploring and saving wildlife in some of the most remote and wild places remaining on Earth. WCS has long recognized that successful conservation requires a long-term commitment to individuals and places. Such a commitment has defined the culture and style of the Global Conservation Program, including the Indonesia Program.
Since 2003, WCS has pioneered an innovative approach to working with law enforcement agencies across local, regional and national scales to combat illegal wildlife trade in Indonesia, called the “Wildlife Crime Unit” (WCU). This brings together key government agencies, including the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MoEF) and the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (MMAF), the Indonesian National Police, Attorney General, Customs, and a network of local civil society and media organisations. Over 250 test cases have been prosecuted by government law enforcement agencies based upon information provided by the WCU, with a successful prosecution rate of >90% and including the 10 largest wildlife crime cases ever prosecuted in Indonesia.
In the marine field, one of Indonesia’s big opportunities is to develop adequate policies and regulations to combat the exploitation and trade of protected marine animals, as well as to support sustainable fisheries management. Indonesian government through the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (MMAF) requires the support from various parties to establish policy and regulation for marine species protection. WCS as conservation organizations have the same concern and seeks to provide support to the Indonesian government.
To increase the effectiveness of our interventions on wildlife trade, and fisheries management at both national and local levels, and is seeking a Marine Policy Officer to assist the Wildlife Trade Policy Program Manager the establishment and development of the Marine Wildlife Trade Policy Program.
The aim of the Wildlife Trade Policy Program is to support the Government of Indonesia to understand and strengthen the national policy and regulatory framework for species conservation and wildlife trade, including regulations governing enforcement of wildlife crimes. A particular focus will be on globally important marine species, such as trade in manta rays and sharks and possibly other species (eg. tigers and ivory from elephants -African and Asian), and supporting the Government of Indonesia with implementation on the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), to inform and assist the process of developing and revising regulations for CITES-listed marine species, moving trade in shark species towards sustainability in Indonesia.
The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience in environmental or marine policy in Indonesia, and have the leadership qualities required to advance the policy agenda in Indonesia. Candidates with legal degrees or experience are particularly encouraged to apply. The Marine Policy Officer will be required to lead and expand, plan, manage and monitor all marine policy initiatives by WCS relating to species conservation, wildlife trade, sustainable shark fisheries management, and to coordinate with other policy initiatives within the WCS Indonesia program, WCSIP is currently seeking for qualified candidates to fill the following vacancy:
Position: Marine Policy Officer
Based in : Bogor Office
Contract period: 1 year with possibility of an extension
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