Animal Welfare Education Officer

RECRUITMENT ANNOUNCEMENT

Animals Asia is an international animal welfare charity founded by Dr. Jill Robinson MBE in 1998. It is devoted to the needs of wild, domesticated and endangered species throughout Asia and dedicated to ending cruelty and restoring respect for all animals. In Vietnam, Animals Asia is collaborating with Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development to establish a world class Vietnam Bear Rescue Centre in Tam Dao National Park, Vinh Phuc Province. We are also working in partnership with other governmental agencies to provide animal management advice and staff training to optimize the welfare of animals at their facilities.

Animals Asia is recruiting a Vietnamese national for the full time Animal Welfare Education Officer position to be based in Dak Lak province. This is a unique opportunity to work and significantly contribute to a programme that aims to protect the declining elephant population in Vietnam, to develop high standards of care for captive wild animals formerly used within the tourism industry, and ultimately stop the abuse of elephants used in tourism.

Position: Animal Welfare Education Officer
Location: Dak Lak province, with domestic travels as the work required.
Term: Two-year contract with initial 2 months probationary period.
Salary: 600 USD gross per month + benefits.

Key Duties

  • Develop and deliver a programme of educational activities to broaden the public perception of elephants and to develop support for ending the use of elephants in riding tourism.
  • Identify educational needs in Buon Don and Lak districts to change the human behaviour with regards of the use of elephants in the local tourism industry and help to organise and encourage participation in local educational programmes.
  • Develop public education materials and resources related to the ‘end elephant riding’ campaign
  • The Animal Welfare Education Officer ensures educational programs and materials meet with Animals Asia’s standards and quality of performance.
  • Provide assistance to the Animal welfare team and other Animals Asia’s staff in the delivery of other programme areas including social media activities and campaigns
  • Reports directly to the Animal Welfare Manager on a weekly basis and keeps good communications with the other Animal Welfare Department colleagues
  • Liaise with local authorities, relevant community groups and other (non government) organisations for activities related to the programmes.

Qualifications

  • University graduated;
  • Good verbal and written English translation;
  • Self-motivated and independent with ability to work under difficult conditions;
  • Good communication and problem-solving skills, confident and attention to details;
  • Good understanding of NGO’s works;
  • Devoted to the cause of animal protection and animal welfare;
  • Proficient skills of computer, social media and web-based applications;
  • Good teamwork spirit;
  • Educational or professional background in animal welfare and related fields are preferred;

Contacts

Interested applicants should send their CVs and application letter in English to to dslagter@animalsasia.org by March 30, 2018. For more information on Animals Asia Foundation visit www.animalsasia.org/vn

Note: Only short listed applicants will be interviewed.

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Animal Asia
Location: 
Dak Lak
Application Deadline: 
Fri, 2018-03-30