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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 Leader

Location: Pretoria, South Africa

Contract: Fixed Term, 12 months (possibility of renewal)

This exciting role will be the lead responsibility for ensuring the successful implementation of a project on reducing the trade threats to Africa’s biodiversity, with work in Southern, East and Central Africa. Duties include liaising with project partners to ensure efficient and effective implementation and managing staff, reporting and budgets under rigorous project management systems.

The applicant must be fluent in English, have significant professional work experience relevant to nature conservation and sustainable development, strong communication skills and a Master’s degree or equivalent experience in a relevant field. Fluency in French, with competency in any of the following additional languages would be an advantage: Swahili, Chinese, Vietnamese, Portuguese.

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

Deadline for applications: 15th December 2019

Senior Analyst - Elephant and Rhino Trade

Location:  Cambridge, UK  
Contract: Fixed term, 3 years


We are now looking for someone who can provide technical leadership of TRAFFIC’s analytical work related to trade in elephants and rhinos, including oversight of ETIS (Elephant Trade Information System). The role will include leading on the analysis in a systematic way, presenting reports on the results and supervising the data entry process to ensure accuracy and consistency.

Candidates will need a degree in a relevant discipline, experience working in conservation or a relevant field and Sound knowledge and practical experience of statistical methods, including the use of R (and other relevant software) for the application of Bayesian methods

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

Deadline for applications: 15 December 2019

Project Manager

Location: Pretoria, South Africa

Contract: Fixed Term, 12 months 

The Khetha Programme will co-ordinate a consortium of partners in creating enhanced regional coordination around shared resources based on effective implementation of community based natural resource management policies, improved law enforcement and interagency co-operation. Activities will focus on enhanced community-based approaches to address illegal wildlife trade and providing support to law enforcement and will be implemented through a range of civil society and government partnerships through the support of USAID.
TRAFFIC’s role in the Khetha Programme is to provide oversight and leadership on wildlife trafficking research initiatives that will raise awareness of illegal wildlife trade within the criminal justice systems of South Africa and Mozambique and provide information that support the efforts of relevant agencies and other stakeholders. TRAFFIC will primarily collaborate with WWF Mozambique (WWF-MZ), the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) and government partners in both Mozambique and South Africa.The successful candidate will manage research on illegal wildlife trade in priority species within Mozambique, guide similar work in South Africa, coordinate research activities in both countries and guide dissemination of the results to inform mitigation efforts. Based on research findings, the executant will collaborate with other consortium partners and ensure efficiency in project implementation.

The applicant must be fluent in English, have significant professional work experience relevant to nature conservation and sustainable development, strong communication skills and a Master’s degree or equivalent experience in a relevant field. Fluency in Portuguese would be an advantage.

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

Deadline for applications: 20th December 2019

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