Overview

Supporting the Director of Conservation, the Head of Oceans Conservation builds initiatives that engage with the Hong Kong Government and the fisheries sector to establish marine protected areas.

The Head of Oceans Conservation:

  • works closely with research groups and the community to protect endangered marine species;
  • works closely with policy makers to protect priority marine conservation areas and endangered species such as the Chinese White Dolphin and Finless porpoise in Hong Kong waters;
  • collaborates with researchers and academics on projects that assess marine species and their ecosystems, including ongoing studies of the hard corals at Hoi Ha Wan Marine Centre;
  • steers and oversees project strategies, planning and delivery alongside WWF partners such as the Sea Mammal Research Unit, the Hong Kong Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD), and WWF experts across the Asia Region;
  • oversees campaign strategies and represents WWF-Hong Kong at meetings, activities, events and conferences;
  • builds partnerships to deliver solutions and support field projects, policy initiatives, capacity building and education work.

WWF-Hong Kong is seeking a fisheries and ocean ecosystems expert with a proven track record in successfully developing, leading, and managing projects in the field of oceans conservation in Asia. The successful candidate will be an effective spokesperson and campaign strategist with the ability to build partnerships that support WWF-Hong Kong’s conservation efforts.

The successful candidate will have 7-10+ years’ experience, ideally within the region, and a PhD or MSc in a related field. Fluency in written and spoken English is required, and proficiency in Cantonese and/or Mandarin would be an advantage.

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WWF-Hong Kong offers a 5-day work week and a competitive compensation and benefits package. The position will be based in our Kwai Hing offices with regular field visits to Hoi Ha Wan Marine Studies Centre and other conservation priority sites.

WWF will be supported in this appointment process by the executive search firm Perrett Laver. For further details, including job description, person specification and information on how to apply, please see www.perrettlaver.com/candidates quoting reference 3866.  The deadline for applications is 12noon HKT Monday 21st January 2018.