TRAFFIC staff in the National Park at the base of Mount Cameroon, Cameroon

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TRAFFIC staff in the National Park at the base of Mount Cameroon, Cameroon


got what it takes to take action on wildlife?

Our organisation is growing rapidly as we expand the breadth and scope of our global conservation action.

We’re a diverse multicultural and multilingual organisation with more than 150 colleagues around the world. As an equal opportunities’ employer, we aim to provide a supportive and flexible environment that encourages productivity, creativity and collaboration. We apply objective criteria to ensure our colleagues are fairly selected, assessed and treated on the basis of their merits, abilities and experience.

We're always looking for talented, dedicated and enthusiastic individuals who share our passion for the natural world and want to help us achieve our conservation vision. Whatever your background or experience, we want to hear from you. Explore our current listings below for our paid and voluntary opportunities.


Chief Operating Officer
Chief Operating Officer

Location: Cambridge UK 
Contract:  Indefinite
Apply by: 26 June 2023

We are looking for an enthusiastic person with significant experience in international non-profit finance and operations to join our Cambridge Office as Chief Operating Officer. 

This influential role will provide strategic leadership and direction for financial management and operational delivery during the next phase of TRAFFIC’s growth and evolution.

The COO will be responsible for effective and efficient use of financial resources, identification and management of operating risks, and oversight of the organisation's human resources, technology, and operational and administrative functions. The COO reports directly to the Executive Director, oversees a global finance and operations team, and is a member of the Senior Leadership Team.

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Senior Programme Officer – Forest Governance and Trade

Location: Yaounde, Cameroon
Contract:  12 Months 
Apply by: 19 June 2023

We are looking for a Senior Programme Officer – Forest Governance and Trade, who will lead the Forestry Programme of TRAFFIC in Central Africa and support all related forestry projects’ implementation work in the region under the Supervision of the TRAFFIC Programme Office Director, focusing on the agreed annual Workplan activities and deliverables. The role will also, if/when required, take on the role of acting Programme Office Director.

The position will be responsible for the development of the forestry programme in Central Africa; covering all aspects of tenure, management, revenue, livelihood, processing, trade, and relevant social, environmental and conservation challenges.

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Programme Officer, Training and Capacity Building

Location: Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Contract:  24 Months 
Apply by: 28 June 2023

We are looking for a Programme Officer who has a primary role in supporting TRAFFIC’s training and capacity building initiatives that are led by the Southeast Asia Office. The role will actively engage to assist and provide support in the development of training tools and materials, delivery of training and capacity building efforts, and coordinate with various partners and stakeholders. The position will also coordinate closely with other programmes of TRAFFIC, focused on priorities in the Southeast Asian region. 

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consultancies and tenders

External Evaluation of TRAFFIC’s Norad-funded project

TRAFFIC under the framework of the Norad-funded project: “Leveraging legality along China’s timber supply to reduce deforestation” is requesting proposals for a midterm review which will assess progress since the project started in January 2021, and provide recommendations on how to maximise the impact of the project and achieve the intended results and outcomes for the remainder of the project.

As per the agreement between Norad and TRAFFIC, a review of progress to date must be conducted during this year, in order to assess the project’s effectiveness and coherence and to identify and mitigate any challenges and seize any opportunities to accelerate progress towards the project’s intended outcomes by end of year five. Norad also seeks to understand how the project will contribute to the NICFI Outcomes and Areas of Strategic Interest.

Please find full details here

Please send your proposals to Enable JavaScript to view protected content.  and Enable JavaScript to view protected content. before midnight on 4 June 2023 British Summer Time (BST)

Consultancy for a Plant Mentor

Through funding from the DEFRA IWT Challenge Fund for the “Harnessing technology to end the illegal trade in succulent plants” project, TRAFFIC wishes to hire a consultant as the “Plant Mentor”

This project will provide a greater understanding of succulent plant trade dynamics to inform law enforcement strategy and action. Findings from the study being done by TRAFFIC, along with specialized knowledge from a Plant Mentor, will inform the design and production of training materials, delivered as a specialized curriculum for junior Environmental Management Inspectors (EMIs).

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Please send your CV to Enable JavaScript to view protected content. before midnight on 16 June 2023.

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