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Position Vacancy: Accounts and Administration Officer

Work Location: Danau Girang Field Centre, Wisma MUIS, Kota Kinabalu   Main Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for the overall accounting/finance and administration functions including monthly accounting reports, payroll and employee records, project administration and budgeting as well as other duties related to the position.
Minimum Requirements:
  • Local Sabahan
  • Has 3-4 years hands-on and related work experience in a similar position
  • Possess Degree in Accounting/Finance/Business or related discipline
  • Highly proficient in English and Malay; with good communication, interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Knowledgeable and proficient in accounting policies, payroll administration and other company/office administration procedures
 

For information on Danau Girang Field Centre,

please visit www.dgfc.life or our Facebook page.

Interested applicants who meet the above minimum requirements,

please email your complete CV and relevant documents to:

danaugirang@gmail.com

Closing Date:  27th August, 2021

(Only shortlisted applicants will be notified)

Camara Trapping Video Release

Video kami tentang PERANGKAP KAMERA sudah diterbitkan di Youtube. Klik untuk menonton. Kami yakin anda pasti dapat belajar bagaimana saintis menggunakan perangkap kamera untuk mempelajari hidupan liar. Jangan lupa tonton, langgan dan kongsikan video ini dengan keluarga dan rakan-rakan anda! Our video on CAMERA TRAPPING is NOW OUT on YouTube! Click on the video to watch it! We are certain that you will learn how scientists use camera traps to study wildlife. Don't forget to watch, subscribe as well as share it amongst your family and friends! https://youtu.be/KYEO2G3yAhc

Camara Trapping Video Teaser

Pernahkah anda terfikir bagaimana saintis mengambil gambar hidupan liar, terutama hidupan liar yang sukar dilihat di dalam hutan? Jangan lupa saksikan video pendidikan kami pada bulan ini yang akan diterbitkan esok untuk mengetahui lebih lanjut tentang PERANGKAP KAMERA! Have you ever wondered how scientists take pictures of wild animals, especially wildlife that are difficult to spot in the forest? Don't forget to watch this month's educational video on CAMERA TRAPPING which will be RELEASED TOMORROW!

Workshop on Challenges of Enforcement in Combating Corruption in Wildlife Crimes concluded last week

A joint Press Release from Sabah Wildlife Department, Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission and Danau Girang Field Centre Workshop on Challenges of Enforcement in Combating Corruption in Wildlife Crimes concluded last week.   Kota Kinabalu: Sabah and Sarawak representatives of law enforcement agencies met in Kota Kinabalu on the 13 and 14 of July to increase awareness on anti-corruption laws, including witness and whistle blower protection. This workshop was part of the training available for the inter-agency Working Group on Wildlife Crime Intelligence. The workshop, organised by Sabah Wildlife Department (SWD), Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) and Danau Girang Field Centre (DGFC), was a platform for the different agencies to share the difficulties when witnessing and denouncing corruption related to wildlife crimes. According to the Director of the MACC, Mr Karunanithy A/L Y. Subbiah: “Worldwide, bribery in crimes involving wildlife smuggling is increasingly spreading at a worrying pace and has become one of the driving forces for illicit trade that is still hard to curb at national and international level.” He also emphasized that “bribery is no longer seen as only a local problem but has evolved into trans-boundary crime phenomena which coincides with the main topic of the workshop that focuses on trade and smuggling of wildlife internationally that usually involves bribery, smuggling, money laundering and others”. “We must be aware that corruption is multifaceted and can occur at every stage of the wildlife, forestry and fisheries value chain. It can include bribes for information on the movement of animals or patrols, or to obtain rights and quotas, or grease the wheels of shipments, to ensure that they are not inspected or seized”, said Mr Augustine Tuuga, Director of the SWD, during the opening ceremony. “This is the first time an anti-corruption workshop with emphasis on wildlife crimes takes place in Sabah”, remarked Tuuga. He also mentioned that the SWD must work with all possible partners to build understanding and ensure that wildlife, forest and fisheries agencies are trained and equipped to respond to corruption. The department is also looking forward to extend the collaboration with the MACC. “We will work towards the creation of an Organisational Anti-Corruption Plan”, said Tuuga. DGFC’s Director, Prof Benoit Goossens, said he hopes the workshop will be an opportunity to increase inter-agency collaboration and to work towards the objectives of the Wildlife State Action Plans adopted last year by the State Cabinet. “During the 2017 international workshops on proboscis monkey, Sunda clouded leopard and Bornean banteng, jointly organised by SWD and DGFC, it was recognised that poaching, hunting, and illegal killing and trade, were real threats to these and other species in Sabah. The information compiled at the workshops was included in the State Action Plans for each species, specifically to increase the capacities of wildlife law enforcement government agencies and of key partners in conservation. In particular, to train crime analysts, investigators and intelligence gatherers, and a certified forensic technician at the Sabah Wildlife Health, Genetic and Forensic Laboratory (WHGFL)”, Goossens added. “We have been working continuously with Sabah Forestry Department and with SWD towards the implementation of the action plans,” Goossens concluded.   This training is part of the program “Boosting enforcement and forensic capacity to deter wildlife crimes in Sabah”. Almost RM4 million have been funded by the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs of the US Department of State through DGFC. The enforcement and forensic program will support a number of specialised training sessions, not only for the units of SWD, but also for the members of the Working Group on Wildlife Crime Intelligence. This week this group is following a training on Crime Scene Management and Advanced Investigative Techniques.   Pictures: Picture 1: Mr Karunanithy A/L Y. Subbiah, Director of Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Sabah giving his speech. Picture 2: Mr Mohd Soffian bin Abu Bakar, Head of Enforcement Division at Sabah Wildlife Department, giving a presentation on the role of corruption in illegal wildlife trade. Picture 3: Mr Augustine Tuuga, Director of Sabah Wildlife Department giving his speech. Picture 4: Mr Augustine Tuuga (right) and Professor Benoit Goossens (left) presenting a memento of appreciation to Mr Karunanithy A/L Y. Subbiah, Director of Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Sabah. Picture 5: Backdrop of the workshop.