Technology Innovation Specialist

Technology Innovation Specialist | Integra

Posted 3 months ago

Type of Employment: Full time

Reports to: Law Enforcement Component Lead

In collaboration with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), USAID, through its Wildlife Asia activity, addresses wildlife trafficking by working to reduce demand of wildlife products and to improve regional action to end wildlife crime in Southeast Asia and China. USAID Wildlife Asia will look for opportunities to use emerging technologies to combat illegal wildlife trafficking through enforcement, policy reform, and coordination and collaboration across agencies, institutions, and the region.

Position Description

The Technology Innovation Specialist will support innovations and interventions on this interdisciplinary regional program, supporting improved capacity to combat wildlife trafficking in South East Asia (Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand). The Specialist will help conservationists, law enforcement officials, policy and regulatory decision-makers design and/or source and match technology solutions with management challenges in law enforcement and wildlife protection, and will promote tech innovation for wildlife conservation.

The Specialist will assess existing anti-poaching and wildlife trafficking technologies, analytical tools and technological processes that could support data collection for behavior change communication; law enforcement (communications, data sharing, and security); regulatory and policy initiatives; and to improve information exchange and coordination between USG actors and between regional stakeholders. Opportunities for education of the wildlife conservation community on the uses of technology will also be a critical focus.

Citizens of countries in the program area are strongly encouraged to apply.


  • Lead all technology and innovation initiatives for the project. This may include working with the technology community to develop solutions in data collection systems, mobile applications, social media and knowledge management platforms, monitoring, and improved data sharing between agencies.
  • Coordinate with data managers and support scientists on the monitoring of species-related threats and make recommendations for technological process improvements.
  • Provide technical leadership and direction to senior program staff and ICT partners in the use of technology solutions and innovative approaches to support activity outcomes.
  • Provide recommendations for technology improvements (e.g., existing training platforms, e-learning modules, smart applications, tracking and criminal database management, or monitoring, response, and data analysis).
  • Identify needs and opportunities and communicate them to the technology community
  • Work with technology innovators to bring proposed solutions to scale. 

Required Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline, or comparable experience.
  • Fluency in English.
  • Familiarity with data management.
  • At least 6 years of experience with progressively increasing responsibility in managing application/systems development projects or in the use of technology in law enforcement or conservation.
  • Effective written and oral communication, presentation, and representational skills.

Preferred Skills

  • Post graduate degree, Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline.
  • Experience in digital product management.
  • Fluency in one or more of the national languages of the project area (Vietnamese, Lao/Thai, Khmer)
  • Experience developing and refining knowledge management tools that can work across agencies, institutions, and regionally.
  • Effective written and oral communication, presentation, and representational skills.
  • Familiarity with ASEAN, ASEAN-WEN, and/or the wildlife trafficking sector in South East Asia.

To Apply

Interested candidates should submit a CV to Please include “Technology Innovation Specialist – Wildlife Asia” in the subject line of the e-mail. No phone calls please. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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