Policy and Partnerships Coordinator - Africa
This position will be responsible for supporting and developing policy and guidance on wildlife trade in Africa as it relates to implementation of international policy initiatives such as the African Union (AU)-led Common African Strategy on Combating Illegal Exploitation and Illegal Trade in Wild Fauna and Flora in Africa the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) Johannesburg Roadmap and other priority initiatives .
• Provide Lead support to the AU Commission (AUC) and AU Member State governments with implementation guidance and advise on policy coherence as related to the Common African Strategy
• Support African governments with implementation guidance as related to the FOCAC Johannesburg Roadmap – in conjunction with the TRAFFIC teams in China, Africa and TRAFFIC International
• Support policy coherence and synergies between the above international initiatives and the strategies that have been developed by various regional bodies in Africa, such as under ECCAS/COMIFAC, SADC, EAC, etc
• Liaise with the AU, UNEP, UNDP, FAO, African Development Bank, ICCWC members and other international organisations working on issues related to wildlife trade in Africa
• Support African governments with implementation guidance and advise on policy coherence as related to CITES commitments as well as the trade-related elements of other MEAs (CBD, CMS, etc.)
• Support the building of capacity in wildlife trade-related policy and advocacy in Africa, including internally for TRAFFIC staff
• Support TRAFFIC’s fundraising efforts to sustain its policy and advocacy work
• On the basis of the above, and in collaboration with the TRAFFIC’s Director of Policy, identify and develop strong linkages and mutual support between related policy work in Africa and policy work conducted by the global TRAFFIC network.
• Other duties as required by the TRAFFIC Senior Programme Director, Africa and Europe
• At least 10 years experience in national and regional/international policy, including high level political negotiations, preferably within an African context;
• Demonstrated ability to deliver high level political outcomes;
• Strong working knowledge of political processes within Africa;
• Knowledge and previous working experience in wildlife trade, especially illicit trade and enforcement issues.
• Strong ability to initiate, build and maintain relationships with key external stakeholders;
• Ability to identify and strategically capitalise on policy opportunities;
• Excellent organizational skills with ability to prioritize;
• Excellent interpersonal and communications skills;
• Excellent working knowledge of English required and good French working skills preferred.
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