Elephant Project Field Coordinator

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Freeland is a Bangkok-based frontline organization that works with partners around the world to end wildlife and human trafficking. Our dedicated teams of law enforcement, development, and communications specialists transform behavior and empower people. We also promote good governance and capacity building to protect vulnerable people and endangered species from the snares of organized crime and corruption.

Freeland is looking to hire a dynamic full-time Elephant Project Field Coordinator. The successful candidate will be required to:

Thai Nationals Only

Based:
Based in the field (Korat, Prachinburi, or Sakaew) 80% field and 20% Bangkok (Freeland office)

Role and Responsibilities:

Overall Roles and Responsibilities
• Implementing wild elephant conservation activities in the Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai Forest Complex;
• Mentoring and working with local elephant/conservation Civil Society Organizations and Department of National Park (DNP) officials to monitor Human-Elephant Conflict (HEC) and wild elephant situation
• Monitoring and recording incidences of elephant crop-raiding incursions into farmland adjacent to parks in the Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai Forest Complex;
• Monitoring wild elephant populations in the forest the Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai Forest Complex and other areas as required;
• Liaison with stakeholders affected by crop raiding and wandering elephants; and
• Coordination with local government officials concerning elephant related problems.

Specific Tasks
• Introduce Freeland and aims of elephant project to potential partners;
• Coordinate regularly with stake-holders affected by human-elephant conflict;
• Assist with outreach activities to improve and include elephant conservation;
• Monitor and report elephant problems, especially if conflict is involved;
• Identify and investigate areas where elephants or human activities are problematic;
• Identify problem elephants (either directly or indirectly);
• The collection of evidence/proof/value of elephant damage to crops or property;
• Research and test potential solutions for HEC together with local people, evaluating efficacy through data collection and interpretation;
• Enter elephant, HEC, and HEC-mitigation testing information into a database, updating regularly;
• Report regularly (monthly) to supervisor using internal standard format reporting forms;
• Assist with wildlife monitoring surveys;
• Represent Freeland at meetings/events, particularly those pertaining to elephants/HEC.
• Assist during any training activities as required; and
• Other tasks as directed by supervisor.

Attributes
• Bachelor-level (or higher) education in natural resources management, environmental or conservation management, development studies, or in relevant fields;
• Knowledge of elephant or wildlife conservation issues in Thailand;
• Basic (or higher) English language ability (spoken and/or written);
• Driving license;
• Ability to work unsupervised;
• Understanding of usual computer software e.g. MS Office, GIS preferred;
• Strategic thinking, decision-making and creative problem solving;
• Report writing.

Benefits:
• Medical + Dental insurance;
• Provident fund.

All applicants are to submit a cover letter detailing their desire for the position, their CV and references to hr@freeland.org.

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