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VACANCY at MYCAT:
CITIZEN CONSERVATION COORDINATOR

An opportunity to inspire and empower people to save tigers and restore their forests

VACANCY at MYCAT:
CITIZEN CONSERVATION COORDINATOR

An opportunity to inspire and empower people to save tigers and restore their forests

The Malayan tiger is on the brink of extinction. With the efforts by both government and NGO’s being insufficient, we at MYCAT have taken a more inclusive approach by engaging the wider society and public in helping arrest the imminent extinction. With Saving Tigers Together as a motto, MYCAT aims to empower citizen conservationists through Citizen Action for Tigers (CAT) Walks and engage members of local communities through the Community Ranger and Reforestation programs.

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to become part of MYCAT, and together give tigers and other threatened wildlife a better chance of survival. The position will coordinate the interests and actions of stakeholders focusing on our citizen conservation programme at the Sungai Yu Tiger Corridor and the western border of Taman Negara Pahang. The programme includes CAT Walks, Wildlife Crime Hotline, outreach, wildlife monitoring and reforestation. The stakeholders include international and Malaysian volunteers, local communities, supporters (individuals and corporate), students, media and government agencies.

The position will be based at the MYCAT Secretariat’s Office in Kuala Lumpur, but include occasional outstation assignments for meetings, outreach and CAT Walks. On-the-job training will be provided.

Suitable candidates need not have an academic degree or working experience in wildlife conservation but should believe that given the right information and some inspiration, most people will act for a good cause.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Effortlessly extrovert, and enjoy working with people from diverse backgrounds

  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills and pleasant personality

  • Interest in nature conservation

  • Fluency in English and Bahasa Malaysia; excellent in written English

  • Ability to work independently, with flexibility

  • Ability to work efficiently with multiple stakeholders from various segments of society

  • Familiarity with MS office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) software

  • Malaysian or Malaysian Permanent Resident, with valid driver’s licence and own vehicle

  • Minimum three years (five years or more preferred) of professional experience in non-profit organizations or similar

Some overseas exposure (living, studying, working) and relevant background or volunteerism are a plus.

To apply: Send a detailed cover letter of application, including your expected salary, referees, passport-sized photo and a 300-word essay on “How I am going to make a difference for tigers in Malaysia” with your current curriculum vitae (listing your professional and relevant volunteer experience) to mycat@malayantiger.net.

Closing date: This is for immediate hire. Closing date for applications is when the position is filled. Only short-listed candidates will be notified.

Visit mycat.my for information about MYCAT.

The Malayan tiger is on the brink of extinction. With the efforts by both government and NGO’s being insufficient, we at MYCAT have taken a more inclusive approach by engaging the wider society and public in helping arrest the imminent extinction. With Saving Tigers Together as a motto, MYCAT aims to empower citizen conservationists through Citizen Action for Tigers (CAT) Walks and engage members of local communities through the Community Ranger and Reforestation programs.

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to become part of MYCAT, and together give tigers and other threatened wildlife a better chance of survival. The position will coordinate the interests and actions of stakeholders focusing on our citizen conservation programme at the Sungai Yu Tiger Corridor and the western border of Taman Negara Pahang. The programme includes CAT Walks, Wildlife Crime Hotline, outreach, wildlife monitoring and reforestation. The stakeholders include international and Malaysian volunteers, local communities, supporters (individuals and corporate), students, media and government agencies.

The position will be based at the MYCAT Secretariat’s Office in Kuala Lumpur, but include occasional outstation assignments for meetings, outreach and CAT Walks. On-the-job training will be provided.

Suitable candidates need not have an academic degree or working experience in wildlife conservation but should believe that given the right information and some inspiration, most people will act for a good cause.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Effortlessly extrovert, and enjoy working with people from diverse backgrounds

  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills and pleasant personality

  • Interest in nature conservation

  • Fluency in English and Bahasa Malaysia; excellent in written English

  • Ability to work independently, with flexibility

  • Ability to work efficiently with multiple stakeholders from various segments of society

  • Familiarity with MS office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) software

  • Malaysian or Malaysian Permanent Resident, with valid driver’s licence and own vehicle

  • Minimum three years (five years or more preferred) of professional experience in non-profit organizations or similar

Some overseas exposure (living, studying, working) and relevant background or volunteerism are a plus.

To apply: Send a detailed cover letter of application, including your expected salary, referees, passport-sized photo and a 300-word essay on “How I am going to make a difference for tigers in Malaysia” with your current curriculum vitae (listing your professional and relevant volunteer experience) to mycat@malayantiger.net.

Closing date: This is for immediate hire. Closing date for applications is when the position is filled. Only short-listed candidates will be notified.

Visit mycat.my for information about MYCAT.

Malaysian Conservation Alliance for Tigers

MYCAT is the alliance of the Malaysian Nature Society, TRAFFIC, Wildlife Conservation Society-Malaysia, Wildlife Society of Selangor and WWF-Malaysia, supported by the Department of Wildlife and National Parks Peninsular Malaysia for the recovery of wild tiger populations.