Wildlife Trade Project Officer at World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) June 2018
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Wildlife Trade Project Officer – East Africa
TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network, works to ensure that trade in wild animals and plants is not a threat to the conservation of nature. We actively monitor and investigate wildlife trade and provide information to diverse audiences worldwide as a basis for effective conservation policies and programmes. TRAFFIC is a strategic alliance of World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and is an international network, organised into eight regional programmes.
TRAFFIC is currently implementing the US Agency for International Development (USAID) Wildlife Trafficking, Response, Assessment, Priority Setting’ (Wildlife-TRAPS) Project.
This initiative is designed to tackle the illegal trade of terrestrial and marine wildlife between Africa and Asia. Wildlife ‘TRAPS is focusing on disrupting the illegal trade of high value species between Central and East & Southern Africa and East and South East Asia through the development of targeted actions and testing new innovative partnerships and approaches.
2. OVERALL RESPONSIBILITIES
- Responsible for ensuring the timely and effective implementation of Wildlife TRAPS and activities in East Africa and capturing the impact and learning that arise from these activities.
- Helping to establish and maintain relationships and’ support dialogue amongst an ‘international community’ of Wildlife TRAPS stakeholders in East Africa and collaborators including both private and public sectors;
- Helping to manage, relationships with relevant USAID missions and to ensure the Wildlife TRAPS Project integrates productively with other USAID funded initiatives and programmes operating both within and between Africa and Asia.
- Supporting a rigorous evaluation process for activities and interventions delivered through the project in particular; capturing and communicating the findings from this in order to amplify Wildlife TRAPS impact where feasible and appropriate. ·
- Supporting the wider TRAFFIC East Africa team as necessary.
3. SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES
- A university degree in a relevant discipline (e.g., biology, political science, social science, international relations, law, economics, or journalism).
- At least 4 years’ experience in wildlife conservation and sustainable development issues, preferably with an international Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) or Inter-Governmental Organization (IGO).
- A willingness and ability to travel widely and frequently and to work under pressure.
- Strong working knowledge of political and policy making processes within East Africa
- Fluency in spoken and written English
- Familiarity with standard word processing, spreadsheet, presentation and data base software, and with electronic communication technology.
Applications must include a Cover Letter and complete CV with full contact details of three referees and should be addressed to TRAFFIC Human Resources Manager through firstname.lastname@example.org by June 12th 2018 at 5:00 pm. Indicate the name of the position ?n the subject line of your email. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and the interviews will take place in Dar es Salaam. WWF and TRAFFIC are equal opportunity Organizations.