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Supply Reduction Manager

Vacancy #:   6012
Unit:   TRAFFIC China
Organisation:   TRAFFIC International (TRAFFIC)
Location:   TRAFFIC - East Asia (China), Beijing, China
Reporting to:   Office Director - China
Work percentage:   100%
Grade:   P1
Expected start date:   01 August 2022
Type of contract:   Fixed-term (24 months)
Closing date:   30 June 2022
BACKGROUND
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.

TRAFFIC International is a charity and limited company registered in the UK. TRAFFIC’s head office, based in Cambridge UK, provides worldwide leadership, coordination, cross-regional and corporate functions. TRAFFIC’s local engagement is managed through programme offices operating under the auspices of the UK charity, with staff based in a hub office and at other strategic locations where necessary. Programme offices operate within a geographic area of responsibility focused on one or multiple countries where TRAFFIC aims to help deliver priority programme outcomes. TRAFFIC works in strategic alliance with IUCN and WWF on wildlife trade issues.
JOB DESCRIPTION
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES

The Supply Reduction Manager is responsible to manage and implement the projects related to IWT under the supervision of the Programme Office Director. This position is especially responsible for market research, collaboration with government authorities and private sector. The role leads the development of SR proposals and information exchange related to wildlife trade with TRAFFIC Global/regional/country offices, and donor offices as well. The Project Manager will be a key contact point for IWT project implementation and reporting and will report directly to the Director of TRAFFIC China and liaise closely with Database manager from TRAFFIC Global Office in the UK.


SPECIFIC DUTIES

• Under the instructions and leadership of the Programm Office Director, the SR Manager will monitor and evaluate IWT project progress and performance, ensuring the timely delivery and technical quality of project results – including projects’ partners.
• Manage the implementation of research and analysis on IWT in China and neighbouring countries.
• Motivate and supporting the related industries to join the efforts to find and combat wildlife crimes in China and globally.
• Support the trans-boundary wildlife enforcement cooperation between China government and other countries.
• Prepare agendas and background documents for projects’ workshops and meetings, organizing events, workshops and making publications in collaboration with Communication Teams.
• Develop proposals to raise funds for reducing the supply of illegal wildlife products in China.
• Communicate with project partners, including the government organizations, industries, institutes/universities and other NGOs, and act as the key contact person on appropriate issues on illegal wildlife trade.
• Prepare the projects’ technical reports, as outlined in project contracts.
• Support project audits by working with the projects’ F&A teams.
• Carry out other duties as requested by line manager.

SUPERVISION

This role supervise the Supply Reduction Officer
REQUIREMENTS
  • At least a master’s degree in a relevant discipline, e.g., management, conservation and natural sciences, laws
• Significant professional work experience relevant to nature conservation, wildlife crime investigation/research, and/or illegal wildlife trade and transnational organised crime in government and intergovernmental agencies, non-governmental organisations, civil society, private sector or other conservation partners.
• Strong project management experience.
• Fluency and excellent writing skills in English and Chinese is essential
• Strong research and analytical background including research in the field.
• Familiarity with major trends in conservation policy and research, issues relevant to the global wildlife trade, and broad familiarity with conservation and development issues, particularly across Asia and Africa, including governance and natural resource management.
• Solid experiences in proposal development.
• Good interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively as part of a team, with respect for and sensitivity to multi-cultural approaches.
• Self-starter, who can quickly and efficiently take up complex responsibilities.
• Strong networking skills and ability to work in different cultural contexts
• A willingness and ability to travel widely and frequently.
• Experience in managing staff, partners and/or consultants.
• Ability to multi-task, work under pressure and under deadlines.
• Good IT literacy and experience with Microsoft Office.


• Candidates will need to be Chinese national as we are unable to provide work visa's for this position.
APPLICATIONS

Applicants are requested to apply online through the HR Management System, by opening the vacancy announcement and pressing the "Apply" button.

Applicants will be asked to create an account and submit their profile information. Applications will not be accepted after the closing date. The vacancy closes at midnight, Swiss time (GMT+1 / GMT+2 during Daylight Saving Time, DST). Please note that only selected applicants will be personally contacted for interviews.

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