Marine Conservation Officer (Kudat, Sabah)

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World Wide Fund for Nature

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Kudat, Malaysia

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11 days ago

  • Hybrid work arrangement
  • Flexi hours
  • Career development

Purpose of Job

The Marine Conservation Officer (MCO) is responsible of the a strategy under Pillar 1 (Marine Habitat strategy) which is; Objective 1.3: By 2025, 4 critical Marine Habitats are protected or/and managed and rehabilitated.

The specific purposes of the job are:

  • To oversee the implementation and monitoring of activities under Objective 1.3
  • To provide recommendations on the identified critical habitats
  • To coordinate effort in developing framework and management plan for community managed turtle conservation area.
  • To coordinate effort in developing TMP Coastal Development guidelines
  • To coordinate and monitor TMP coral restoration work
  • To coordinate effort in developing sharks and rays’ management plan for TMP.
  • To coordinate effort in developing TMP Responsible Tourism guidelines.
  • To promote stakeholders’ participation and involvement in the co-management of Tun Mustapha Park (TMP).

Key Outputs

  • Spatial maps of identified critical habitats and its recommendations
  • Management plan for community managed turtle conservation area
  • TMP Coastal Development Guidelines
  • TMP Responsible Tourism Guidelines
  • Sharks and Rays’ management plan for TMP.

Major Activities

  • Work closely with park management and other identified partners in the development of all related guidelines and management plans as stated in Key Outputs.
  • Produce spatial map of identified critical habitats including the proposed turtle conservation area.
  • Conduct workshop to develop all related guidelines and management plans as stated in Key Outputs.
  • Coordinate and conduct stakeholders’ consultation in relation to Key Outputs.
  • Coordinate and monitor TMP coral restoration work under EU Ocean Governance project
  • Coordinate the TMP tourism players in developing the TMP Responsible Tourism Guidelines
  • Coordinate and monitor activities related to plastic pollution
  • Ensuring safeguards of the communities and other stakeholders through regular review and monitoring of the Environmental and Social Safeguards Framework (ESSF).
  • Support in the development of funding proposals.
  • Ensure progress and budget reporting of Objective 1.3 quarterly, bi-annually and annually.


1. Bachelor degree in Environmental Management, Environmental Science, Marine Biology or Marine Science, and

2. At least 3 year of experience working in marine resource management or co-management of marine protected area

3. Experience in conducting stakeholders consultation, especially related to marine conservation would be an added advantage.

4. Willing to travel and accommodate flexible working hours.

5. Must be competent in Microsoft Office, specifically Word and Excel, and able to use appropriate technology for presentation to partners, stakeholders and potential donors.

6. Good communication skills (spoken and written) in English and Bahasa Malaysia. Local Sabah dialects would be an added advantage.

7. Good organisational and interpersonal skills, ability to work in a team and independently, both in the field and in the office.

8. Good understanding of current issues especially having knowledge on environmental and conservation issues, and passionate about conservation.

9. Possess a valid driver’s license.


Job Types: Full-time, Contract
Contract length: 24 months

Salary: RM2,700.00 - RM3,500.00 per month


  • Additional leave
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Maternity leave
  • Opportunities for promotion
  • Professional development


  • Flexible hours
  • Holidays
  • Monday to Friday

Application Question(s):

  • What is your notice period?


  • marine conservation: 3 years (Required)

Willingness to travel:

  • 50% (Required)