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Programme Officer, Social and Behavioural Change Communications (SBCC)

Vacancy #:   1553
Unit:   TRAFFIC International
Organization:   TRAFFIC International (TRAFFIC)
Location:   Asia Regional Office, Bangkok, Thailand
  This is a local recruitment (Please see background information for more details).
Reporting to:   Consumer Behavioural Change Co-ordinator
Work percentage:   100%
Function group:   P1
Expected start date:   01 July 2017
Type of contract:   Fixed-term (24 months with possibility of renewal)
Closing date:   23 June 2017 (extended)
BACKGROUND
TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network, is a strategic alliance of WWF and IUCN, and works to ensure that trade in wild animals and plants is not a threat to the conservation of nature. TRAFFIC, in close collaboration with its partners, is delivering activities to enhance and inform efforts to change the behaviour of consumers driving illegal trade. This Social and Behavioural Change Communications (SBCC)-focused position will provide support to develop and deliver activities, enhance partnerships, and contribute to overall conservation impact on reducing demand for illegal wildlife products.

This position is part of TRAFFIC’s Wildlife Trafficking Response, Assessment and Priority Setting (Wildlife TRAPS) project, implemented in partnership with IUCN and USAID.

This is a local recruitment. Only Thai nationals, individuals with residence status or the appropriate employment visa for Thailand are eligible to apply. The remuneration and benefits package for this position is established with reference to the local labour market and in line with the IUCN conditions of service for Thailand.
JOB DESCRIPTION
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Coordinating the ‘DR’ Community of Practice (CoP); such as engaging current members as well as identifying and recruiting new ones; working with the Behavioural Change Coordinator and Wildlife TRAPS Programme Officer for Asia in the delivery of capacity building activities to help CoP members better infuse SBCC best practice into ‘Demand Reduction’ communications; preparing a monthly newsletter for circulation.
• Coordinating the Wildlife Consumer Behaviour Change Toolkit; www.changewildlifeconsumers.org; such as identifying and developing new content for inclusion or posting on the Toolkit (e.g. resources for upload; themes and content for posting on Discussion Forums; topics and experts to present and record Masterclasses, Diagnostic Clinics and Webinars; news items and upcoming events; etc.). The post-holder will also be required to convene Toolkit Steering Group calls, take Minutes of calls, ensure Working Group actions are delivered against, etc.
• Supporting broader activities in TRAFFIC’s SBCC Portfolio; such as helping to conduct research and prepare Briefing Papers and reports; develop Typologies on key topics such as evaluating behavioural change impact; preparing papers to inform Expert Roundtables on themes such as the role of economics in speculation for illegal wildlife products; supporting the preparation of an Annual Conference; strategic engagements with key stakeholders such as UN Environment, ICCWC partners, Global Wildlife Program members, the World Bank behavioural science Community of Practice and UNODC social scientists, etc.
• Supporting the implementation of projects on the ground: Collaborating closely with TRAFFIC and WWF teams in Asia and beyond, in order to embed the principles and good practice examples emerging through the above, within projects being implemented on the ground.

SPECIFIC DUTIES:
• Responsibility for supporting the successful implementation of the Demand Reduction components of the Wildlife TRAPS project, including follow-up to the Collaborative Action Planning workshop on ‘Changing Behaviour to Reduce Demand for Illegal Wildlife Products’: http://www.trafficj.org/publication/16_Changing_Behaviour_to_Reduce_Demand_for_Illegal.pdf
• Developing and maintaining relationships with behavioural change ‘Creative Experts’ and others in the DR Community of Practice, including other groups delivering SBCC initiatives.
• Using the innovations and insights gleaned from these Creative Experts, together with experience gained from implementing initiatives in China, Viet Nam and Thailand, to inform discussion, thought-leadership and debate in a range of regional and international fora.
• Provide timely and relevant internal communications on priorities and progress with work in Asia on behavioural change to reduce consumer demand.
• Helping to increase understanding amongst government, inter-government, private sector and civil society representatives around demand reduction approaches, including by clearly demonstrating how they can translate social science tenets, behaviour change concepts and psycho-social models and theories, into real and rapid impact on the ground.
• Fostering dialogue as appropriate, between the diverse array of organisations now delivering demand reduction initiatives in Asia, in order to identify opportunities for, and help to realise, the joined-up approaches between them that might be required.
• Proactively managing donor relationships, including leading the compilation of technical reports, briefing papers and other communication materials, and ensuring quality control and timely submission.
• Supporting the development of concepts and proposals to help leverage the additional funding and technical resources that will be required to ensure the successful delivery of this work.
• Responsibility for providing maternity cover for the Wildlife TRAPS Project Officer for Asia for activities specific to the consumer behaviour change portfolio of work.
• Carry out any other duties you may be called upon to perform from time to time.
REQUIREMENTS
  • At least a Master’s Degree in Behavioural Science, Communications, Social Marketing or a related field;

• Minimum 5 years of relevant experience in behavioural change particularly in the Asian context; behaviour change experience can be in a field beyond nature conservation;

• Demonstrated experience in implementing behavioural change projects successfully in Asia;

• Proven skills as a researcher and analyst, responsible for identifying evidence and literature on behavioural change issues, and reviewing these to synthesise key findings and present these in a succinct format;

• Excellent English language skills (verbal/written) and fluent in another relevant language;

• A self-directed strategic and lateral thinker who enjoys working in a fast-paced environment with a diverse Team, dispersed in several offices across the Asia region;
APPLICATIONS

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