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Coordinator (Anti-Trafficking) - Wildlife Crime Initiative

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Sectors Terrestrial / Aquatic Ecology & Conservation
Location South Africa - Africa
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 19/04/2015
Company Name TRAFFIC International
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Telephone 01223 277427
Fax 01223 277237
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TITLE:                                      Coordinator (Anti-Trafficking) - Wildlife Crime Initiative

LOCATION:                              Ideally based in South Africa, but would consider locating in one of our other office in Africa or Asia.

REPORTS TO:                          Leader - Wildlife Crime Initiative

DURATION:                              Full time, fixed term for 2 years (possibility of extension)

SALARY PACKAGE:                 USD58,000 - USD65,000 per annum dependent on skills and experience



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. It actively monitors and investigates wildlife trade and provides information to diverse audiences worldwide as a basis for effective conservation policies and programmes. TRAFFIC is a strategic alliance of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

To address the issue of illegal wildlife trade, and the threats posed to high-profile ‘flagship’ species such as elephants, rhinos, tigers, great apes and marine turtles, TRAFFIC and WWF have designed an ambitious joint initiative focusing on urgent and sustainable solutions to combat wildlife crime.  The Wildlife Crime Initiative (WCI) works with partners to drive three parallel pillars as part of an integrated strategy: “Stop the Poaching” pillar, ”Stop the Trafficking” pillar and ”Stop the Demand” pillar and these pillars are supported by a cross cutting stream on related international policy initiatives.


The Coordinator position provides the coordination and leadership of the WCI stop the trafficking pillar, a critical function for TRAFFIC.  It focuses on the development and delivery of innovative and integrated solutions, with the right partners in the right places.  The role will have a strong emphasis on working with WWF and TRAFFIC staff across the globe and stakeholders in Africa and Asia.  The duties include guiding strategy and implementation of the pillar work plan as well as assisting with funding applications and keeping a tight hold of monitoring progress and reporting The role will deal with some sensitive issues, as it will work to help partners improve governance in countries in Africa and Asia where governance can be challenging. 


The successful candidate will need a University qualification in a related area and several years’ experience working in wildlife trade and capacity building in Africa or Asia. Experience building partnerships, excellent programme planning and implementation management are essential, as is fundraising experience and financial management skills. Good interpersonal and leadership skills are needed with strong communication skills. Fluency in English are essential for this role with additional languages being an advantage.


For the full job description with list of requirements and how to apply, please visit our website at: www.traffic.org/job-opportunities/

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