Reports to: SWM Chief of party
Direct Reports: None
Start Date: 1 March 2022
Position Type: Full-time, 1.5-year fixed-terme contract
Around the world, overhunting for wild meat is threatening hundreds of wildlife species with extinction. As wildlife populations decline, many rural communities and indigenous peoples’ are being left without food and an income. This situation is becoming more critical as the demand for wild meat grows in towns and cities. The Sustainable Wildlife Management (SWM) Programme is developing innovative solutions based on field projects in thirteen countries. It is a seven-year (2018-2024) African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) initiative, which is being funded by the European Union with co-funding from the French Global Environment Facility. This project is led by the United Nations Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO), in partnership with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), and the French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD). For more information: https://www.swm-programme.info/.
This role is based within WCS EU, a Belgian international nonprofit association which supports the work of the Wildlife Conservation Society throughout the world to conserve wildlife and wild places. With more than a century of experience, long-term commitments in dozens of landscapes, presence in more than 60 nations, and experience helping to establish over 150 protected areas across the globe, WCS has amassed the biological knowledge, cultural understanding and partnerships to ensure that vibrant, wild places and wildlife thrive alongside local communities.
The SWM Programme technical assistant is twofold: first to support the WCS Chief of Party in Brussels, and second to support the SWM Site Coordinator in Democratic Republic of the Congo on reporting and monitoring, evaluation, and learning. As part of the support to the WCS Chief of Party, the SWM Programme technical assistant will also be involved in the preparation of documents related to the Result 3 of the SWM Programme: “Supply of alternative proteins is improved”.
The SWM Programme technical assistant will work in close coordination with the SWM Chief of Party and the SWM DRC site coordinator to define the precise tasks and priorities. The main tasks of the SWM Programme technical assistant are described below.