Vacancy Announcement "Instructional Designer to Advise Law Enforcement Training Development"

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is a US non-profit, tax-exempt, private organization established in 1895 that saves wildlife and wild places by understanding critical issues, crafting science-based solutions, and taking conservation actions that benefit nature and humanity. With a presence in more than 60 nations WCS has amassed the biological knowledge, cultural understanding and partnerships to ensure that vibrant, wild places and wildlife thrive alongside local communities.


Wildlife trafficking is having a devastating effect on many species across the globe. It undermines local livelihoods, promotes the spread of zoonotic diseases, weakens the rule of law, exacerbates corruption, provides revenue for violent armed groups and organized crime syndicates, and is recognized as a global security threat. WCS’s approach embodies a long-term commitment to government partners for counterwildlife trafficking and the protection of landscapes critical for biodiversity.


The Wildlife Crime Leadership Initiative combines international best-practice with highly context-specific instruction for government law enforcement leaders in countering-wildlife trafficking. The program is a collaboration between law enforcement instructors, subject matter experts, academics, and government law enforcement training institutions. Delivery takes a blended approach, combining in-person events (Covid- 19 mitigation measures dependent) with synchronous and asynchronous online learning. Through this longterm leadership program, officers receive training not only in operational skills to counter wildlife trafficking, but also executive leadership & management skills and an understanding of the value of wildlife. The participating officers are from supervisory positions overseeing units that conduct counter wildlife trafficking operations so instruction is very practical in nature; the officers will most likely use what they learn immediately in their day-to-day work. An instructional designer is required to coach and advise project teams (comprising subject matter experts, national law enforcement training academy staff and project staff) in designing courses that apply the most appropriate adult education methods to the complex field of countering wildlife trafficking.


Provide consultancy advice and training to the project teams in the host countries, it will not involve implementation of the activities themselves.


1. Coach and advise project teams formed of Indonesian, Vietnamese and international subject matter experts, instructors and project staff to design three law enforcement courses.

Provide frameworks for, and training in, execution of instructional analyses (e.g. analysis of learners, their context, and tasks) for three 40-hour courses (plus pre and post activities) 

Advise on the structuring of competencies and recommend appropriate assessments and frameworks for grading 

Advise on the evaluation of learning and impact

2. Support production of online learning materials as required


15 days over four months between October and December 2020 with possibility of additional work in 2021


At least 5 years’ experience designing instructional courses for law enforcement officers 

Experience working with people from different countries 

High technical English language ability


Master's degree or equivalent in instructional design, adult education, educational design or similar 

Experience of adult education (ideally in the field of law enforcement) in Indonesia, Viet Nam or another country in Southeast Asia 

Experience working in the NGO sector 

Experience related to wildlife protection - Fluency in an Asian language


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