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China Wildlife Policy Analyst, Natural Resources Defense Council

Organization: Natural Resources Defense Council

Position Title: China Wildlife Policy Analyst

Location: Beijing, China

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: NRDC is seeking a policy analyst to work in our office in Beijing to advance conservation solutions in China, focused on the issue of wildlife trade. This position will work directly with Chinese and international partners to push for increased Chinese leadership in global wildlife conservation, particularly as it relates to elephants, rhinos, and polar bears. Other areas of focus could include trade in pangolin and totoaba. The wildlife trade policy analyst will work with both China and U.S. based team members and report to the Director of NRDC’s Wildlife Program and the China Program’s Environmental Law Project, as well as receive guidance and instructions from other senior staff in China.


  • Develop expertise on China’s wildlife trade laws, regulations and practices and advise other staff on opportunities to enhance Chinese leadership in these areas;
  • Meet regularly with government officials and legislators to provide NRDC’s perspective on wildlife trade issues;
  • Travel internationally to meetings of international wildlife treaty organizations, such as the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species;
  • Ability to develop and write published reports for NRDC analyzing Chinese law, policies, and practices;
  • Attend relevant meetings and conferences; in some cases the Policy Analyst may lead with organizing conferences or symposia in China sponsored by NRDC;
  • Support consultants hired by the wildlife trade team in China, including helping monitoring progress of report; assisting work, as needed; tracking consultant expenses; and arranging meetings between consultants and U.S.-staff;
  • Write fact sheets and other materials on wildlife trade in Chinese; translating documents from Chinese to English and from English to Chinese, as needed; and
  • Outreach to media under the direction of China office communications staff.


  • Advanced degree in a relevant field such as law, economics, or conservation biology;
  • Knowledge of wildlife conservation, particularly wildlife trade and trafficking issues;
  • Ability to work with Chinese government officials; previous experience working closely Chinese agencies, such as the State Forestry Agency, a plus;
  • Ability to communicate effectively with various stakeholders (government, non-government, industry);
  • Bi-lingual in Chinese and English, with excellent English oral and written skills; and
  • Excellent public speaking skills;
  • Ability to work well with minimal direct supervision with flexibility in taking international calls at odd hours.

How to Apply: To apply, please visit our website @, create a profile and upload your resume and cover letter through our online portal. Please no phone calls, emails, faxes or in-person resume drop-offs. Please reference where you saw this posting. NRDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

If you have any questions about this position, please send an email with the position title in the subject line to [email protected]. Applications will be accepted until filled. If you are having technical difficulty while applying, please email us at [email protected]

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