Thursday, March 6, 2014

Senior Programme Manager - Asia

Senior Programme Manager - Asia


The Zoological Society of London (ZSL), a charity founded in 1826, is a world-renowned centre of excellence for conservation science and applied conservation. ZSL’s mission is to promote and achieve the worldwide conservation of animals and their habitats. This is realised by carrying out field conservation and research in over 50 countries across the globe and through education and awareness-raising at our two zoos, ZSL London Zoo and ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, inspiring people to take conservation action.

We are offering an exciting opportunity for an experienced conservationist with initiative, drive, and excellent leadership and communication skills to take forward our Asia Conservation Programme.

This position reports to the Head of Regional Programmes and, working collaboratively with ZSL’s technical expertise teams where appropriate, oversees and develops all of ZSL’s site-based conservation work in Asia. The post-holder has direct responsibility for the East and Southeast Asia country programmes in Indonesia, Thailand and the Russian Far East, working through country managers in each instance. To ensure regional cohesion, they will also oversee, via line management of the Programme Manager for the South and Central Asia programme, ZSL’s work in Nepal, Bangladesh, Mongolia and India. The position is supported by an Assistant Programme Manager.

Main responsibilities will include programme development, and grant writing aligned to ZSL’s mission targets and major initiatives; project and staff management and administration; building and maintaining relationships with project collaborators, stakeholders and donors; coordination of cross-Society programme activities, and external representation and promotion of ZSL and its conservation work.

The post-holder should have an excellent proven track record in field conservation and project development and management and/or a higher degree in an appropriate subject such as conservation biology, conservation/development policy or a related discipline. Experience with staff management and a good understanding of biodiversity conservation issues in Asia are essential. Experience working in the region is highly desirable. Excellent written and spoken English, strong organisational, interpersonal and presentation skills, and proven grant-writing and report-writing ability are also required.

The position will be based at ZSL’s offices in London and will involve significant travel to the relevant countries. The position is a permanent one and start date will be as soon as possible. The salary is dependent on experience and skills.

Salary: £40,000 to £44,000 p.a.

How to Apply
Applicants should complete the ZSL Application Form and send, together with their CV, by email to by Friday 28 March 2014.

A full job description and application form can be found on the ZSL website 

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