VACANCY: Wildlife-TRAPS Project Officer - Bangkok
Friday, November 8, 2013 at 15:09

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TITLE: Wildlife-TRAPS Project Officer

LOCATION: Bangkok, Thailand

REPORTS TO: Wildlife-TRAPS Project Officer

DURATION: Full time position until January, 2015 (with possibility to extend)

IUCN GRADE: P1 (USD 33'417 to USD 41'771 depending on 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.  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 has recently been successful in securing a grant from the US Agency for International Development (USAID) to implement the ‘Wildlife Trafficking, Response, Assessment, Priority Setting’ (Wildlife-TRAPS) initiative. This three year initiative has approximately USD 1.5m of funding available to tackle the illegal trade of terrestrial and marine wildlife between Africa and Asia. Wildlife TRAPS is likely to focus on achieving a high impact with a tightly focused group of species products (i.e. including ivory and rhino horn) traded between Central and East & Southern Africa and East and South East Asia.

Activities will be delivered through a three Phase ‘Framework Approach’: Phase I will focus on ‘Assessment and Priority Setting’; activities will include scoping studies, desk based research, semi-structured interviews and stakeholder mapping. Phase II will focus on ‘Collaborative Action Planning’ with Wildlife TRAPS stakeholders in order to identify the trade routes and species products that will be tackled through a suite of ‘non-traditional approaches’ delivered during Phase III.





Applicants are requested to apply online through the HR Management System, by opening the vacancy announcement and pressing the "Apply" button:

Applicants will be asked to create an account and submit their profile information. Applications will not be accepted after the closing date. The vacancy closes at midnight, Swiss time (GMT+1 / GMT+2 during Daylight Saving Time, DST). 

Please note that this role will be hosted on an IUCN employment contract.

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