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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 Administration Officer

Location: Cambridge, United Kingdom   

Contract: Fixed Term 18 months

TRAFFIC is looking for two experienced project administrators to support our partnership work. This is an exciting opportunity to join a leading non-governmental organisation working globally on trade in wild animals and plants in the context of both biodiversity conservation and sustainable development.   These roles will support projects for which TRAFFIC has financial and reporting responsibilities and will have overall responsibility for ensuring the consistent and efficient administration of the projects to ensure adherence to financial and project management reporting requirements.

Candidates must have proven experience of project administration. Experience with budgeting, contracting, donor/project reporting and working with financial reports is essential. The role holder must be a good team player, good at meeting tight deadlines and willing to work on their own initiative.

Applicants must have the right to work in the UK to be eligible to apply.  

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

Deadline for applications: 27th October 2019

consultancies and tenders

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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Ivory Stockpile Inventory and Management System in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

Location: Kinshasa, DRC
Elephant populations in Central Africa are continuously facing a multitude of threats, including illegal killing for ivory and other products, conflict with humans, local overabundance and loss, and fragmentation of habitat. One of the major areas of intervention of the Wildlife-TRAPS project is to support the implementation of the CITES National Ivory Action Plans (NIAPs) in the region.

Under this project, TRAFFIC is seeking a consultant to help develop a national ivory stockpile management system (NISMS) for DRC.

This exciting opportunity would see the successful applicant undertake a comprehensive analysis of CITES Decisions, TRAFFIC publications, existing national policies, and other existing proposed mechanisms pertinent to ivory stockpile management, and develop a detailed report in French outline the methodology, results, and recommendations of such analysis.

Deadline for applications: 16th October 2019
Further full details and information on how to apply, please see below.

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Research and Engagement Consultant (dried seafood trade)

Location: Hong Kong (remote working arrangement)

TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network, believes in a world where wildlife trade maintains wildlife populations and contributes to sustainable human development. Through research, analysis, guidance and influence we promote sustainable wildlife trade and combat wildlife crime. TRAFFIC has developed a project to examine traceability of the dried seafood trade in Hong Kong. This position will conduct research on existing traceability systems in the dried seafood supply chain, and engage stakeholders to assess their support for, and challenges in, implementing traceability systems that facilitate the trade in legal and sustainable seafood. The position is temporary, for a period of approximately 40 days during November and December 2019. An immediate start is possible with the right candidate.

Deadline for applications: 29th October 2019

Further details including information on how to apply

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