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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

Media Support Manager

Location: Cambridge, United Kingdom   

Contract: Indefinite

TRAFFIC is seeking an experienced Media Support Manager to join its Global communications team based in Cambridge, UK. The successful candidate will manage day-to-day international media enquiries by collaborating with key spokespeople within the organisation, whilst also writing engaging and impactful press releases for distribution to key stakeholders and media outlets.

The candidate must have professional experience within the communications field, a degree in media studies or similar communications discipline, strong written skills and an ability to work well under pressure and to tight deadlines.

Deadline for applications is the 28th February 2021.

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consultancies and tenders

To adapt existing ROUTES’ role-specific e-Modules into four languages using provided translated text.

The USAID Reducing Opportunities for Unlawful Transport of Endangered Species (ROUTES) Partnership brings together transport and logistics companies, government agencies, development groups, law enforcement, conservation organizations, academia and donors to disrupt wildlife trafficking activities, and forms a key element of the concerted international response to addressing wildlife poaching and associated criminal activities worldwide. 

At the heart of ROUTES is a core group of partners collaborating with the U.S. Government and the transport sector that includes Airports Council International (ACI), the Center for Advanced Defense Studies (C4ADS), the International Air Transport Association (IATA), TRAFFIC and WWF. The Partnership is funded by USAID and coordinated by TRAFFIC.

The ROUTES Partnership has developed a range of training tools for staff working across the global transport sector.   These include six 30-minute e-Modules targeted at those working in situations deemed most likely to be able to detect wildlife trafficking in the aviation sector, i.e. Passenger Check-in staff, Passenger Screeners, Cabin Crew, Cargo Acceptance staff, Cargo and Baggage Screeners and Ground Handlers.  These are currently only available in English. 

In the effort to increase the ability of training teams to deliver the training material and improve access to and use of the resources by non-English speakers, the current suite of e-Modules will be adapted into four languages (Simplified Chinese, French, Brazilian Portuguese and Latin American Spanish).

The successful applicant of this tender will be required to adapt each of the existing ROUTES’ role-specific e-Modules in the four languages using provided translated text.

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Extended deadline for submission:  Sunday 17th January 2021

M&E Consultant

TRAFFIC a, South African non-profit organization based in Pretoria, is implementing a wildlife crime focused project, “Development of a Comprehensive Mentoring Programme for Junior Wildlife Investigators in South Africa” supported by the U.S. Department of State – Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement.

Between 2016 and 2018, TRAFFIC implemented a pilot project on junior investigator mentoring in four provinces in South Africa. This project aims to build on the successes of the pilot project, expand the mentoring programme to all nine provinces in South Africa, and set out a structure for continued mentoring of junior wildlife investigators beyond the life of the project, and which is not dependent on donor funding.

The successful candidate will serve as an internal evaluator and work with programme and project staff to monitor and evaluate the programme’s mentoring components.  The selected service provider will be responsible for reviewing and contributing to the M&E framework, developing an approach to collect, analyse and interpret the framework’s data, and use these data to encourage team reflection,  learning, improve the programme, and contribute to quarterly reports to the donor. In addition, the person/team will assess the mentoring programme in each province, and design and implement one final evaluation.

The potential candidate/consulting firm should be familiar with the South African environmental context, US Department of State reporting requirements, and have extensive experience developing M&E frameworks, designing and facilitating theory of change and theory of action processes, and bring knowledge of how to measure mentoring programmes in the environmental sector. Experience with Developmental Evaluation is an advantage.

TRAFFIC anticipates an average two days a month for 20 months, starting in February 2021 and ending September 2022. If interested, please submit CV(s) for the person or team, including an overall budget that includes two short trips to Gauteng, and short trips to five other provinces.

Please submit all applications or queries to Richard Wilks, TRAFFIC Project manager, via email to Enable JavaScript to view protected content.

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