Terms of Reference
Project context and background.
Bhutan’s exquisite wildlife is facing pressure from poaching, illegal logging and wildlife trade. Rangers are the first, and often the only, line of defense between poachers and wildlife. Everyday these committed man and women run the risk of being confronted by armed loggers, poachers or even the wildlife they are working to defend. UWICER is the national institution that trains frontline staff. Of the 132 current modules in the curriculum only seven relate to wildlife crime while most are based on conservations biology, forestry, and water resource management. The feasibility report conducted by WWF and Southern African Wildlife College (SAWC) also outlines that capacity on delivering anti-poaching training is insufficient, there is no mechanism for training new recruits and no mechanism for refresher trainings for rangers. Hence, the current training does not teach the skills required to effectively address poaching and keep rangers themselves safe in the field. WWF has been supporting ranger trainings and despite the improvements for immediate needs NGO trainings are not a sustainable solution due to funding being limited (and often short-term) and no standard curriculum being used across NGOs.
This project will build on current curriculum owned by UWICER through collaboration with Southern African Wildlife College to create an improved and amended curriculum to enhance ranger’s capacity in curbing illegal wildlife crime. For the roll our, the faculty members of UWICER will be provided training of trainer (TOT) based on the new curriculum by experts from SAWC.
Train the faculty members of UWICER on new curriculum
Scope and tasks
Design the TOT module for three weeks.
Provide TOT to the faculty members of UWICER.
The assignment will be for a period April 27, 2022, to May 30, 2022.
Education and experience
in natural resources management, environmental or conservation management, and or a relevant law enforcement technical degree;
Knowledge of conservation and law enforcement issues in Asia;
7 years of practical experience in advising and or training in conservation and biodiversity protection law enforcement, or related field, preferably 2 years of which should have been in Asia;
Experience of working with Southern African Wildlife College or similar ranger training institutions.
Skills & Abilities
Working well with and contributing effectively to a multicultural team;
Good command of English language, both oral and written communication skills.
Please send your proposal (2 pages max) with CV and budget to firstname.lastname@example.org by 20th April 2022.