Project Coordinator - CWT

Job Title: Project Coordinator 

Location: Guwahati, Assam 

Reporting to: Project Manager 

Salary: Commensurate with industry standards and experience 

Application Closing Date: 24th June 2024 

Expected Start Date: Immediate 

Duration: 1 year 


The Counter Wildlife Trafficking (CWT) Programme is looking to hire a Project Coordinator to work with us on our project aimed at reducing illegal wildlife trade in Northeast India.   

Project Brief:  

The Northeast Region (NER) is considered a hotspot for wildlife trafficking. The region, celebrated for its diverse ecological and socio-cultural heritage, faces significant threats from transborder wildlife trafficking owing to its porous border with neighbouring countries. Wildlife and their derivatives are sourced from across India, and are smuggled from and through the region, devastating populations of many species. Through this project, we aim to prevent the trafficking of endangered wildlife within NER and West Bengal by bolstering local enforcement and judicial capacity, providing technical support, and implementing strategic crime prevention methodologies. 

Job Responsibilities: 

  • Assist in managing projects, including maintaining project plans and tracking financials.  

  • Liaising and coordinating with project stakeholders.  

  • Assist the team in conducting capacity-development workshops, including organizing travel, accommodations, accounts, catering, and logistics. 

  • Assist the team with field planning and data management.  

  • Manage resource materials and office supplies, and coordinate with vendors. 

  • Undertake any other tasks as assigned by the Project Manager. 

Job Requirements: 

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field with prior work experience in a similar domain.  

  • Highly organized with good communication skills; fluent in verbal and written English 

  • Good working knowledge of ICT technologies (related software, phone, fax, email, the internet) and computer applications (e.g. MS Office)  

  • Working experience with governments, donors, non-government, and international development organisations is preferable. 

  • Willingness to travel to the project sites.  

To apply, email us at by 24th June, 2024, using the subject line “Project Coordinator-NER”. Send your updated resume and cover letter in one file with three references and their contact details. 

We thank all applicants for their interest in this position, but only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for further process.  

About the Programme: Illegal Wildlife Trade (IWT) is a complex and dynamic conservation concern with far-reaching negative implications. IWT threatens ecosystems, causes biodiversity loss, risks human health, erodes culture, and undermines legitimate governance and economies, among other concerns. The CWT Programme of WCS-India works to conserve wildlife threatened by IWT through evidence-based approaches and collaboration with stakeholders. We work across landscapes and species, focusing on important IWT source sites, entry-exit points, urban markets, and the coastline, and species such as pangolins, turtles and fresh-water tortoises, native and non-native wildlife traded as pets, and illegally traded marine species. 

About the Organisation: Wildlife Conservation Society-India (WCS-India) is a Section 25 non-profit company incorporated in India and compliant with all Indian regulations. We envision a world where all life, on land and water, and people thrive together. In accordance with the global mission, WCS-India’s overarching goal is the protection and conservation of the natural environment, its flora and fauna, and in particular the preservation of wildlife and wild places in India. We combine wildlife conservation action and strategic policy interventions with rigorous principles of conservation science and forge long-lasting productive partnerships with governmental and non-governmental partners and local communities. Our conservation action addresses the overarching threats of habitat fragmentation, poaching and wildlife trade, as well as human-wildlife interactions, which impact our biodiversity and its habitats.