Program Officer – Wildlife Asia

Position Title:           Program Officer – Wildlife Asia (Psychology and Social Behavioural Science preferred-)

Reports To:               Senior Program Officer (Wildlife Crime Prevention Program, WCP)

Department:             Programs

Date Approved:        June 2019

Location of Job:       Tayuan Diplomatic Office Building, No.14 Liangmahe South Road


The position is to implement campaigns with the aim to change wildlife consumption behaviour and advocate for eco-friendly social norm, contributing to the prevention of wildlife crime.



-Contribute to the development, implementation and evaluation of long and short term campaigns in China consistent with IFAW’s mission and goals.

-Work closely with USAID program team and communications team to develop and implement demand reduction and behavior change campaigns.

-Facilitate the implementation of behavior change campaigns including research to identify specific target audience, understand behavior drivers and barriers, and develop effective campaign approaches.

-Working with Senior Programs Officer to develop campaign plans and key messages to raise awareness of IFAW’s conservation and animal welfare campaigns and agenda as well as to achieve UWA’s goal of wildlife trade reduction in China mainland.

-Motivate and lead a multidisciplinary team of consultants assuring that the team, as a whole, is staffed with the necessary talent, skills and expertise to effectively and responsibly achieve program objectives in the short and longer term.

-Responsible for analyse research data and guide the development of campaign creatives.

-Develop protocols for UWA campaign initiatives particular to China but consistent with IFAW world-wide protocols.

-Disseminate information on progress of specific initiatives to the Director of UWA program and other IFAW related staff/departments, including program, communication, supporter relations and development.

-Liaise with Communications to develop public campaigns and supporting materials, including reports, media briefings, popular articles, website materials and education materials; monitor the media for articles/comments/coverage of UWA-related issues and where necessary, draft responses.

-Maintain reliable communications with those undertaking IFAW-sponsored projects and ensure the timely and effective evaluation of these projects.

-Undertake other duties consistent with the post when required.



-Formal degree in psychology and social behavioral science preferred

-Empathy with the cause of animal welfare and commitment to promoting IFAW’s mission

-Experience in wildlife conservation, environmental issues and other social welfare issues is preferable

-Proven understanding of campaign development and promotion required

-Knowledge and understanding of China’s cultural, social and political environment a must

-Ability to interact harmoniously and communicate effectively with people, both internally and externally

-Fluency in both written and spoken Chinese and English

-Tact, astute, diplomatic and a friendly and professional approach are essential

-Ability to manage conflicting priorities and possibly a large workload

-Able to travel at short notice and work beyond regular hours a must


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