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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, Global Human Resources Manager

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

Caroline Knightley, Global Human Resources Manager

current vacancies

Project Development Officer

Location: Cambridge, UK

TRAFFIC is the leading non-governmental organization working globally on trade in wild animals and plants in the context of both biodiversity conservation and sustainable development.
Our work ranges from reducing illegal trade in ivory, rhino horn and other endangered species products to supporting fair and sustainable trade in the herbal products sector.

We are looking for an experienced, dynamic and organised individual to work as part of a team to grow TRAFFIC’s project portfolio and funding base underpinning our work. This newly created post provides a great opportunity for the right person to help shape and communicate TRAFFIC’s work to government, foundation and other institutional donors.

The role involves working as part of a team in TRAFFIC’s Cambridge headquarters and with colleagues in TRAFFIC programme offices in Africa, Asia, Europe and the USA.

The salary expectations for this role are £35,500 - £44,000 p.a. dependent on skills and experience

For further information, specifications and how to apply, please click here

Deadline for applications: 1st September 2019

Data Analyst - Wildlife Trade

Location: Cambridge, United Kingdom   
Contract: Fixed term, 12-18 months

We are now looking for an analyst who can oversee the collection, input and analysis of wildlife trade data. As a Wildlife Trade Analyst, you will lead on data compilation, drive research and analysis to produce assessments that will support intelligence decision making by internal and external stakeholders. This role will also supervise the data entry process to ensure accuracy and consistency.

Candidates will need a degree (ideally at post-graduate level) and a minimum of three years’ evidenced experience with the collection and analysis of data in Excel/GIS software. Good interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively as part of a diverse team as well as independently, with respect for and sensitivity to multi-cultural approaches.

For further information, specifications and how to apply, please click here

Salary - £35,000 - £40,000p.a. dependent on skills and experience

Deadline for applications: 30th August 2019

consultancies and tenders

Wildlife Market Survey Consultant

LOCATION: Remote working arrangement

REPORTS TO:TRAFFIC Programme Officer – Hong Kong


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. A major aspect of TRAFFIC's operational approach is to identify and analyse wildlife trade trends, patterns, impacts and drivers, in order to inform and guide appropriate actions by governments, businesses and individuals. TRAFFIC has developed a project to assess the market availability of specific wildlife products in Hong Kong, an important consumer and transit point for wildlife trade for the East Asia region. This position will provide market survey, research and analysis support to TRAFFIC's work in Hong Kong. The position is temporary, for a period of 21 days during July and August 2019. There is a possibility of an extension to the contract beyond the current period.


The task of the consultant includes:

  • Conduct market surveys for selected wildlife products in Hong Kong's markets and outlets;
  • Draft summary report that includes findings and analysis of collected data;
  • Any other duties as assigned by the project supervisor.

Training will be provided by the supervisor.


The following skills/attributes and experience will be key to this role:

  1. Some knowledge of wildlife products, and the ability to identify species/taxa from wildlife products in trade.
  2. Experience in carrying out market surveys, research, analysis and reporting in the field of nature conservation, environment or similar areas.
  3. Ability to work independently, set own work priorities as appropriate and a capacity to meet deadlines.
  4. Details oriented, comfortable in engaging with other people.
  5. Good command of Chinese and English, with strong written and spoken communication skills.
  6. Must be based in, or within commutable distance to, Hong Kong.

If you would like to express an interest in this opportunity, please send a short summary illustrating your suitability for this work, along with your CV. Please submit these by email to Enable JavaScript to view protected content. before 22 July 2019.

Consumer research study in Viet Nam

In order to plan and implement effective initiatives to reduce the demand for illegal wildlife products among Chinese tourists travelling to Viet Nam, it is first necessary to understand the situation in more detail.

Within this context, WWF and TRAFFIC in Viet Nam are commissioning a consumer research study to find out more about the knowledge, attitude, and behaviour of Chinese buyers, non-buyers, and those considering buying elephant ivory and/or rhino horn products while on holiday in Viet Nam. As TRAFFIC research has revealed that Ha Noi, Da Nang, Ho Chi Minh City, Mong Cai, Ha Long, and Nha Trang are hotspots for illegal trade with advertising for Chinese tourists, WWF/TRAFFIC would like the study to focus on these cities.

The proposal can be sent by email to Enable JavaScript to view protected content. with the subject line “Research on Chinese tourists buying ivory and/or rhino horn in Viet Nam” 

Or the proposal with clearly indicate the name of the proposal on the envelop can be sent by post to:

No.6, lane 18 Nguyen Co Thach street, Nam Tu Liem,
Ha Noi, Viet Nam
Tel: +84 24 37193049

The deadline for submission is at 17:00 Hanoi Time of 19 August 2019.

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