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Manager, Habitat Management and Monitoring (Job Code: W-MHMM)

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Sectors Nature Conservation (Terrestrial Ecology)
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 28/11/2011
Company Name WWF Hong Kong
Contact Name HR
Website Further Details / Applications
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Directory Entry : Environmental and Wildlife Jobs with WWF. WWF's mission is to stop the degradation of our planet's natural environment, and build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature.
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WWF is a global conservation organisation, with a global network active in more than 100 countries. WWF’s mission is to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature. WWF-Hong Kong has been working since 1981 to deliver solutions for a living planet through Conservation, Footprint and Education programmes. For more information, please visit: www.wwf.org.hk.

If you are passionate about conserving the natural environment, you are invited to join us as:

Manager, Habitat Management and Monitoring (Job Code: W-MHMM)

The Mai Po Nature Reserve has been known internationally as a haven for migratory birds for decades. The Reserve, covering some 380 ha, was listed as a Wetland of International Importance under the Ramsar Convention in 1995. It lies in the heart of the East Asian Australasian Flyway (EAAF) making it a critical stopover site for many species of birds, especially waterbirds, and many of them are of global conservation concern.

Apart from fulfilling its potential to support good populations of a diverse waterbird fauna, WWF-Hong Kong has set forth the goal of transforming the Reserve into a regional centre of excellence and to function as a ‘model’ site to other network sites in the EAAF.

Reporting to the Centre Manager generally and Senior Head of Local Biodiversity & Regional Wetlands technically, the Manager-Habitat Management and Monitoring will be leading a team and providing technical expertise in managing the habitat and infrastructure, response to challenges and conducting research and monitoring at the Reserve. 


  1. Provide technical expertise in habitat management and conservation at the Reserve; lead a team to maintain, develop and upgrade facilities and habitats;
  2. Prepare and monitor annual operating budget for habitat management;
  3. Work closely with the Centre Manager to develop strategic partnerships with other local and international NGOs, academics, interest groups, experts and to maintain good relationships with key local stakeholders, notably relevant government departments to ensure the smooth running and conservation of the Reserve;
  4. Supervise a team responsible for the implementation of research and monitoring programmes;
  5. Work closely with internal Education and Communications staff to provide technical knowledge for awareness raising activities relating to the Reserve;
  6. Work with the wetland management training team, create synergies with other freshwater and wetland projects;
  7. Provide support to fundraising programmes and major donor events held at the Reserve;
  8. Act as the primary spokesperson for WWF-Hong Kong on the habitat management and wildlife at Mai Po, and Big Bird Race

Job Requirements:

  • Degree holder in a relevant discipline, e.g. ecology, nature conservation, wildlife biology
  • 5+ years of experience in a position that stewards the habitat management work of a wetland nature reserve or a wetland national park
  • 3+ years of work experience at a supervisory level, able to demonstrate good management and supervisory skills
  • Good command of both written and spoken English while fluency in Cantonese or Mandarin is desirable.
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills
  • Good analytical skills and demonstrate strong skills in writing technical reports
  • Good planning and organizing skills, able to develop comprehensive project plans and monitor performance
  • Proactive and takes initiatives, able to make quick decisions
  • Able to cope with high workload and pressure
  • Have a genuine interest in wildlife, especially birds
  • Physically fit for working outdoor for lengthy period

Full job description can be downloaded at WWF-HK website.

The work location of this post is at Mai Po Marshes Wildlife Education Centre and Nature Reserve, Tam Kon Chau, Yuen Long, New Territories, Hong Kong, China. 

We offer a 5-day work week and comparative compensation and benefits package to the right candidate. Interested parties please send your application letter and CV, stating present and expected salary via email: recruitment@wwf.org.hk. Please indicate the Job Code in the subject of your e-mail.

(All information provided will be used for recruitment-related purpose only. Applicants who do not hear from us within six to eight weeks may consider their applications unsuccessful. It is our policy to retain the personal data of unsuccessful applicants for future recruitment purposes for a period of six months.)

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