Job posting for Asst. Elephant Campaign Manager for Wildlife SOS in Delhi/Mathura
April 1, 2018
May 31, 2018
About Wildlife SOS
WILDLIFE SOS is a conservation non-profit, initially set up with the aim of rescuing and rehabilitating wildlife in distress in India. Credited with ending the barbaric dancing bear trade that had plagued the country and depleted wild sloth bear populations for over 400 years, Wildlife SOS rescued and rehabilitated over 620 sloth bears from the trade and rehabilitated the Kalandar community that depended on the bears for their livelihood.
Today, Wildlife SOS runs multiple active conservation projects across the country including ones that mitigate human-wildlife conflict, promote biodiversity and habitat protection, and tackle illegal poaching and trafficking, along with sustainable rehabilitation of erstwhile poaching communities, awareness programs, and training to field staff and affected communities.
Wildlife SOS’ man–animal conflict mitigation program works with local affected communities in Junnar, Maharashtra, to tackle the growing problem of leopard conflict through rescues, awareness programs for the locals and training for forest staff. A similar project in Kashmir deals with the issue of conflict with Asiatic Black Bears. In Chhattisgarh, the Wildlife SOS team is working with the local community and the Forest Department to mitigate human-elephant conflict.
The organisation also aims to end the systematic poaching of elephant calves for captivity through rescue and rehabilitation of illegally owned elephants from conditions of captive abuse and illegal ownership, rehabilitating them at their centres that serve as models of humane and scientific management of elephants, fully equipped with hydrotherapy pools, state-of-the-art veterinary care, an active enrichment program and specially designed target training walls.
In addition to the above, Wildlife SOS runs research projects across the country on a variety of subjects including veterinary medicine and surgery, behavioural studies etc.
Learn more at www.wildlifesos.org
- Create, develop and maintain a database of captive and circus elephants in India
- Oversee other elephant rescues from crisis situations including temples and begging elephants
- Coordinate paperwork with forest officials, circus owners and other relevant staff for circus and captive elephant rescues
- Coordinate and oversee the development of all activities and outputs for the campaign
- Coordinate logistics with field team for performing rescues. This includes mahouts, veterinarians, drivers, lawyers and communications team.
- Oversee new elephant conservation/welfare projects as they develop.
- Manage and stay within budget for projects – Ensure that the campaign budget is spent in accordance with procurement policies and invoicing systems as per organization norms.
- Oversee the development of mahout training programs to help mahouts to have the knowledge and skills to be able to manage elephants humanely.
- Work with communications team to ensure they are provided timely information on elephants for fundraising and supporter management. Work with the Communication team to develop and evolve a media strategy for the campaign in accordance with the organisation’s media policy.
- Work in coordination with lawyers that are working on elephant court cases. Ensure information on upcoming court cases is relayed to all relevant people.
- Provide input on strategy for progressing the elephant campaign – Implement the campaign strategy, carrying out regular monitoring and evaluation.
- Provide timely updates/reports on projects funded by grants to the campaign
- Design leaflets, brochures, merchandise, catalogues, standees, ads, online content, posters
- Developing content for blogs, press releases, appeals, website, newsletters, sponsorships etc. related to the campaign
- Organization and management of events and outreach programs related to the campaign
Skills and Experience:
- A graduate degree in any discipline from a recognized University.
- Excellent communication skills in both English and Hindi language.
- Good sense of organization & multi-tasking skills in order to effectively complete tasks at hand.
- Must be passionate about wildlife and animal welfare.
- Able to work in a team and coordinate with a large group of people.
- Applicant must be enthusiastic and self-motivated.
- Physically fit and able to handle extensive fieldwork.
- Field experience and a driver’s license will be an added advantage.
Please send CV/resume to firstname.lastname@example.org if interested in this position. Compensation will be commensurate with the candidate’s ability and experience.