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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 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 current paid and voluntary opportunities.

Caroline Knightley, Head – Global HR

TRAFFIC is a dynamic, passionate, and diverse organisation which prides itself on having a dedicated team of varied specialists in their fields

Caroline Knightley, Head – Global HR

Job Opportunities

HR Officer

Location: Cambridge, UK

Contract: Fixed term, 12 months

Working across two international conservation organisation, TRAFFIC and IUCN in the UK, the HR Officer will be responsibility for all day to day HR activities managing recruitment, remuneration, staff development and HR policy. They will also provide support as needed to the Head – Global Human Resources and participate in HR projects.

Deadline: 24th March 2021

The full job description, requirements and how to apply can be found here.

Wildlife TRAPS Project Officer - Central Africa

Location: Cameroon, Central Africa

Cntract: Fixed Term, 26 months

The Project Officer will lead the research and analysis work of TRAFFIC in Central Africa with a focus on implementation of the Wildlife TRAPS annual workplan activities and deliverables. The role requires at least 5 years’ experience in wildlife conservation and sustainable development issues, preferably with an international Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) or Inter-Governmental Organization (IGO) and a strong working knowledge of political and policy making processes within Central/West and East Africa

For the full job description, requirements and how to apply please click here

Deadline: 9th April 2021


Behavioural Change Officer

Location: Bangkok, Thailand

Contract: 12 Months

TRAFFIC has secured Global Environment Facility funding in Thailand, via UNDP, to manage a suite of activities to reduce consumer demand for illegal wildlife products by designing and implementing behaviour change campaigns, and to monitor availability of these products in physical and online market locations. This post will provide support to the project, reporting to TRAFFIC’s Senior Project Manager and liaising with other key stakeholders based in Thailand, as well as other TRAFFIC team members in Asia.

Deadline: 9th April 2021

For the full job description, requirements and how to apply, click here

Wildlife Trade Analyst - Financial Specialist

Location: Cambridge, uk

Contract: 24 months

The wildlife trade analyst – financial specialist will be the technical lead on financial crime for this project, responsible for liaison with partners on financial crime and green finance activities, preparing training materials and conducting trainings, in person, and online. Training will be provided to financial sector intelligence / risk units to raise suspicious transaction reports related to timber trade in Cameroon, Republic of Congo, China and Viet Nam so that these can be provided to national financial intelligence units for action. The successful candidate must have experience in the financial sector and with analysis using database software, with an interest in wildlife trade issues and a desire to make a difference.

Deadline: 18th April 2021

For full job description, requirements and how to apply, click here

consultancies and tenders

Request for Proposals to: Develop and Implement a Behaviour Change Initiative to Reduce the Demand for Ivory and Tiger Product

TRAFFIC is a partner in the project “Combatting Illegal Wildlife Trade in Thailand, focusing on Ivory, Rhino Horn, Tiger and Pangolins”, funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and managed by UNDP. As part of the project, TRAFFIC will implement a Social and Behavior Change (SBC) initiative to reduce the demand in Thailand for elephant ivory and tiger products for spiritual reasons (eg amulets, small carvings). TRAFFIC is seeking proposals from creative agencies to develop and implement this initiative. The new initiative should build upon and not duplicate the themes of previous “best practice” initiatives in Thailand to reduce the demand for these products, including initiatives by USAID Wildlife Asia.

For more information and details on how to apply please click here

Deadline 19 March 2021


voluntary and placement positions

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TRAFFIC is a global, multicultural and multilingual organization and an equal opportunities employer who aims to provide a supportive and flexible environment to encourage productivity, creativity and collaboration. TRAFFIC applies objective and fair criteria to ensure that staff members are selected, assessed and treated on the basis of their merits, abilities and experience relevant to their post.