Apr 142016

Organization: Chemonics
Country: Cambodia, China, Lao People’s Democratic Republic (the), Thailand, Viet Nam
Closing date: 31 May 2016

Chemonics seeks a social and behavior change specialist for the Counter Wildlife Trafficking Activity (CWT). This anticipated program will counter wildlife trafficking by reducing consumer demand, strengthening law enforcement and cooperation, strengthening counter-trafficking policies, and improving the monitoring of wildlife crime. CWT’s geographic scope is the countries of the Lower Mekong Basin (Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia) and China. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Responsibilities include:

  • Serve as lead technical specialist for successful implementation of consumer demand reduction activities
  • Advise and support the chief of party in the development and implementation of a comprehensive strategy to strengthen and sustain efforts to reduce consumer demand for targeted illegal wildlife products, with an initial focus on elephant ivory, rhino horn, and tiger products
  • Furnish leadership to other project staff, subcontractors
  • Provide day-to-day direction of all demand-reduction activities, including those intended to build constituencies and develop long-term commitment to wildlife values across the broader public


  • Advanced degree in a relevant field; master’s degree preferred
  • Minimum seven years’ experience in designing and implementing social and behavior change interventions
  • Experience with social marketing, strategic communications, and behavior change communications
  • Experience with polling and consumer surveying techniques, quantitative and qualitative survey methods
  • Experience with the use of mass media and social networks to influence and gain public support, the negotiation and formation of alliances across interest groups
  • Experience working with wildlife and biodiversity conservation programs preferred
  • Experience working in China and ASEAN preferred
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • Fluency in English required​​​​

How to apply:

Send electronic submissions to by May 31, 2015. Please include Social and Behavior Change Specialist in the subject line. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.

In addition, please download and complete Chemonics’ equal employment opportunity self-identification form and submit it separately to with only “Social and Behavior Change Specialist– counter wildlife trafficking project” in the subject line. If you prefer not to disclose your sex, race, or ethnicity, you may check “I do not wish to complete the information requested.” Thank you for completing the form and supporting our equal employment opportunity reporting requirements.

​​​​Chemonics is an equal opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, or other legally protected characteristics.​​

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