Job Vacancy: USAID Wildlife Asia Deputy Law Enforcement Advisor

Terms of Reference: USAID Wildlife Asia Deputy Law Enforcement Advisor

Freeland, a Bangkok-based counter trafficking organization, is looking to hire an experienced Law Enforcement Advisor for a full-time position working on the USAID Wildlife Asia (UWA) program. ABOUT THE USAID WILDLIFE ASIA PROGRAM: Started in 2016, the USAID Wildlife Asia program seeks to significantly reduce wildlife crime in Southeast Asia and China by employing a comprehensive regional cooperation approach. Specifically, Wildlife Asia will (i) Reduce consumer demand for wildlife and wildlife products in target areas; (ii) Strengthen regional law enforcement capacity and coordination; (iii) Increase commitment to addressing counter wildlife trafficking (CWT); and, (iv) Support the USAID Regional Development Mission for Asia’s (RDMA’s) coordination of regional CWT stakeholders and efforts to strengthen the US Government (USG) interagency CWT initiatives.

USAID Wildlife Asia is based in Bangkok, Thailand and the geographic scope includes all ASEAN countries, with a focus on the Lower Mekong (Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, and Cambodia) and China. The species of primary interest are elephants (ivory), pangolins, rhinos (rhino horn), and Asian big cats. This activity is the first Task Order under the USAID/Asia Counter Wildlife Trafficking (CWT) Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract, and has an estimated value of $23 million for five years.

USAID Wildlife Asia works closely with law enforcement agencies and has developed training courses that focus on techniques for addressing transnational organized crime while at the same time encouraging a multi-agency and multi-national law enforcement approach. USAID Wildlife Asia provides multiple trainings throughout the year for enforcement officers from the ASEAN countries and relevant African law enforcement partners to be trained on counter wildlife trafficking.

ROLE: The Deputy Law Enforcement Advisor will work on ‘Objective 2’ of USAID Wildlife Asia’s program, which is specifically to ‘Strengthen regional law enforcement capacity and coordination’.  The successful candidate would work directly under the ‘Objective 2 Lead’, in support of this objective and program.

The full scope of work includes supporting the leadership of, developing and maintaining the standards of the PROTECT-DETECT training systems; strategic, operational and tactical level enforcement planning, training and mentoring in the fields of natural resource protection (counter-poaching and forest protection); as well as border patrol security issues. The position entails conducting threat and needs assessments, training needs assessments, formal and on-the-job training of government agencies’ officers as well as validation.  The position also requires continued liaising with government counter-parts to ensure sustainability and institutionalization of programs. The position requires the individual to work with and support the leadership of members of a multicultural team.

The main tasks of the Deputy Law Enforcement Advisor will include, but not be limited to, the following:

  • Act as senior interface with USAid Wildlife Asia on Objective 2 planning, execution, refinement and reporting;
  • Act as primary coordinator and administrator for implementation of enforcement training courses, inherent to Wildlife Asia program execution;
  • Screen, designate and approve key instructors for enforcement training courses, inherent to Wildlife Asia program execution;
  • Refine and amend training materials and training management packages (TMPs) for enforcement courses;
  • Support the leadership and successful management of a team of 6 staff members;
  • Develop sustainability plans for enforcement courses;
  • Occasionally represent Freeland in enforcement-related meetings and seminars, both inherent to and of secondary benefit to Wildlife Asia program;
  • Coordinate and interface with Freeland Africa on training programs;
  • Support replication and expansion of training programs in Africa;
  • Provide insight, advice and input on other facets of Global Law Enforcement, as directed.

For more information, or to apply for the position, please send your CV and a cover letter including wage expectations to: with the job title you’re applying for in the subject line.