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Tiger Program Manager

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Sectors Terrestrial / Aquatic Ecology & Conservation
Location Colorado - America North
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Senior Level
Company Name Panthera
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Panthera seeks a full-time, experienced Tiger Program Manager to be based out of London, New York City, or Fort Collins, Colorado. The Tiger Program Manager will be a key member of Panthera’s Tiger team, assisting the program directors with administrative and management duties and acting as the primary liaison between project partners and directors. The Tiger Program Manager will also help to coordinate and oversee conservation activities in Panthera’s many Tigers Forever field sites, and periodic international travel will be required. Panthera’s Tigers Forever Program is an initiative launched in July of 2006 with the aim of increasing tiger numbers by 50% in key sites throughout Asia, with a focus on law enforcement and biological monitoring.

Principal responsibilities and duties

  • Routine management of Panthera field projects, including managerial, administrative and technical support for partner NGOs in the Tigers Forever Program.
  • Provide support to the Tiger Program Directors in day-to-day administration of the program, including the preparation of proposals, work plans, midterm, final term and financial reports, budgets, and communications material.
  • Prepare documents such as grant agreements, Memoranda of Understanding, and other legal agreements; act as point of contact for MOUs and other legal agreements with range state governments and NGO partners.
  • Assist the Development Department with content for grant proposals and reports.
  • Assist the Communications Department in the creation of programmatic materials, brochures, and reports; assist in production of print and online media covering field activities; help produce content for Panthera’s website and social networking sites.
  • Coordinate weekly meetings with international tiger team staff.
  • Produce inter-office updates for distribution to executive staff.
  • Report personal project expenses (travel etc.) in line with established Panthera protocols.
  • Handle financial paperwork and requests for advances and reimbursements.
  • Help coordinate the preparation and tracking of all sub-contracts and sub-agreements including technical and financial reporting, advances and reimbursements.
  • In conjunction with Administrative Assistants, manage finances and logistics for program meetings and workshops.
  • Maintain program files, including contract and budget information, and data and reports from field projects and program partners (tiger program Dropbox account, etc.).
  • Assist in the preparation of Panthera literature, including contributing to peer-reviewed publications and popular articles, and coordinating the production of scholarly edited volumes that pertain to tiger conservation.
  • Provide additional operational, programmatic and administrative support to Tiger Program as needed.


  • Highly organized individual, preferably with a strong background in program management, conservation, biological/wildlife monitoring, and/or wildlife law enforcement experience. In the absence of a strong biological background, the ideal candidate will possess exceptional management and administration skills, as well as significant experience writing reports and proposals, and preparing official documents.
  • Preferred Masters or equivalent in relevant field (conservation, ecology, wildlife biology, natural resource management etc.), with at least 3 years of project management experience.
  • Excellent organizational skills, including ability to set and follow priorities, work on multiple projects simultaneously, and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English, including effective presentation and strong interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of concepts and practices in management of conservation programs.
  • Strong international experience, especially conducting scientific fieldwork in Tiger Range Countries.
  • Proficient in Geographical Information System software (ArcGIS, QGIS, etc.).
  • Self-motivated, confident, and able to work independently.
  • Experience contributing to publications in various fora, including peer-reviewed scientific writing, position statements, popular articles, and funding proposals.

The ideal candidate has the following skills, educational training, and qualities:

  • Proficiency in contemporary statistical analytical tools such as Spatially Explicit Capture-Recapture, Occupancy Analysis, Population Ecology Analysis, etc.
  • Additional language skills, particularly Southeast Asian languages, including Thai, Malay, Bahasa Indonesian, etc.
  • Knowledge of Management Software Systems (SmartSheet, Dropbox, etc.).
  • Experience and familiarity with SMART conservation software.

To Apply

A cover letter is required.

No phone calls please.
Panthera is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/H/V

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