Job Title: Wildlife Law Enforcement Manager
Location: Arusha/Dar es salaam, Tanzania
Application Deadline: 2019-04-26
WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature) Tanzania – an international conservation organization in alliance with TRAFFIC – the international wildlife trade monitoring network – is seeking a Wildlife Law Enforcement Manager to lead TRAFFIC’S work in East Africa on establishing TWIX-Trade in Wildlife Information Exchange System.
TRAFFIC is currently implementing the US Agency for International Development (USAID) ‘Wildlife Trafficking, Response, Assessment, Priority Setting’ (Wildlife-TRAPS) Project. This initiative is designed to tackle the illegal trade of terrestrial and marine wildlife between Africa and Asia. Wildlife TRAPS is focusing on disrupting the illegal trade of high value species between Central and East & Southern Africa and East and South East Asia through the development of targeted actions and testing new innovative partnerships and approaches.
The position will be responsible for establishing the foundation for the implementation and operation of TWIX in East Africa. The position will suit a Tanzanian national with extensive experience working with government, regional bodies, such as East African Community (EAC) and/or the Southern African Development Community (SADC), and wildlife law enforcement. The position will be located in Dar es Salaam or Arusha.
- Establishes contacts with wildlife law enforcement representatives in select East African countries;
- Works closely with the Secretariat of the East African Community (EAC), partner states and other stakeholders in the implementation of EAC’s Strategic Action to establish inter-agency communication, command and control mechanism to improve coordination and effectiveness of operations under the EAC Strategy to Combat Poaching, Illegal trade and Trafficking of Wildlife and Wildlife Products;
- Undertakes extensive missions of selected East African countries;
- Seeks national-level support for an EA-TWIX system;
- Convenes, facilitates and/or chairs meetings and workshops, and consolidates relationships with project collaborators;
- Produces meeting reports detailing agencies/persons consulted and meeting outcomes;
- Produces a summary of findings for the EAC Secretariat, USAID and partners and prepares strategic documents for the implementation of TWIX in EA; and,
- Performs other related duties as required.
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES
- Essential: A minimum of five years of progressively responsible professional experience working in wildlife policy, conservation or law enforcement, with government, an international non-governmental organization (NGO), inter-governmental organization (IGO), or research institution;
- Essential: Strong communication and networking skills and ability to work with sensitivity in different cultural contexts;
- Essential: Willingness and ability to travel widely and frequently and to work under pressure;
- Essential: An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent degree) from a recognized university in law, wildlife management or environmental sciences;
- Training in conflict resolution is desirable;
- Fluency in spoken and written English;
- Strong analytical skills, and an ability to articulate complex issues clearly; and
- Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues.
How to Apply
Applications must include a cover letter, along with a complete CV with full contact details of three referees and should be addressed to the Human Resources Manager, WWF TCO, via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org by midnight Tanzania time, Friday, April 26th 2019. We thank all applicants for their interest in this position but only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
The interviews will take place over Skype or in person in Dar es Salaam. Apply email@example.com