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Country Manager, Thailand (Full-Time / 1 Year Fixed-Term Contract)

Reference   (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors Nature Conservation (Terrestrial Ecology)
Town/City Thailand, Kanchanaburi
Salary Additional Information Commensurate with Experience
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Senior Level
Deadline 21/05/2017
Company Name Zoological Society of London
Contact Name Human Resources
Telephone 02077223333
Email hr@zsl.org
Website Further Details / Applications
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Directory Entry : The Zoological Society of London, a charity founded in 1826, is a world-renowned center of excellent for conservation science and applied conservation, working in over 50 countries around the world
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About Us:

The Zoological Society of London (ZSL), a charity founded in 1826, is a world-renowned centre of excellence for conservation science and applied conservation. ZSL’s mission is to promote and achieve the worldwide conservation of animals and their habitats. This is realised by carrying out field conservation and research in over 50 countries across the globe and through education and awareness-raising at our two zoos, ZSL London Zoo and ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, inspiring people to take conservation action.


Role Profile:

ZSL is seeking an individual with extensive management experience to lead and drive the expansion of the ZSL Thailand Country Programme. The successful candidate will be ZSL’s representative in Thailand and be responsible for the effective implementation of ZSL’s conservation work in country. The post holder will report to ZSL’s East and Southeast Asia Programme Manager in London and oversee all ZSL’s operations in Thailand.


The successful candidate will work closely with colleagues in the East and Southeast Asia team and other ZSL staff to continue our existing activities and expand the scope of our work in Thailand in order to contribute to ZSL’s overall conservation objectives. The post holder will work to build on achievements to date, strengthen existing partnerships, explore and develop new relationships and secure funding to support the programme.


Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the implementation of a ZSL Thailand Strategic Plan through the effective implementation of existing projects and the development of new projects.
  • Oversee project design, implementation, management, and monitoring and evaluation within the country.
  • Ensure the effective management of ZSL’s offices, staff and other resources.
  • Maintain and nurture existing, and develop new, relationships and partnerships with relevant actors in country, including government authorities, donor agencies, national and international NGOs, private sector and research institutions.
  • Identify fundraising opportunities and secure funds for the programme, including the preparation of fundraising proposals.

Person Specification:

This is a senior management level position which requires proven experience of managing multiple projects, teams of people and associated resources in developing countries, ideally Thailand. The successful applicant will have a track record of securing and managing funds from a range of funding sources and experience of developing and managing relationships with partners and donors. Candidates should also have:


  • An excellent standard of written and spoken Thai and English.
  • A higher degree in a relevant subject or equivalent work experience.
  • Experience of strategic planning, and project and/or programme development.
  • A good knowledge and understanding of current international and Asia specific biodiversity conservation issues.
  • Proven grant management skills.
  • Strong organisational skills, with an ability to manage competing priorities and delegate effectively.

Please note: The post will be based in Kanchanaburi with national travel to attend meetings and workshops and to visit field sites in Thailand. Some travel within East and Southeast Asia may also be required. The position is to start as soon as possible.


For a full Job Description please click here.


To Apply:

Applicants will need to upload their CV and covering letter (detailing relevant experience and skills, stating why they want the position and including details of availability) and can do this by clicking the "Apply for this job online" button below. If you have any queries regarding this position or when applying through the system please contact Human Resources at hr@zsl.org.


Closing Date for Applications: Midnight 23:59, Sunday 21st May 2017.


The Zoological Society of London is a charity registered in England and Wales: no. 208728.

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