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Data Entry Officer

Vacancy #:   2670
Unit:   TRAFFIC SouthEast Asia
Organization:   TRAFFIC International (TRAFFIC)
Location:   TRAFFIC – Southeast Asia (Vietnam), Hanoi, Viet Nam
Reporting to:   TSEA-VN Senior Programme Officer - Wildlife Crime and Sustainable Trade
Work percentage:   100%
Grade:   A3
Expected start date:   01 December 2017
Type of contract:   Fixed-term (12 months)
Closing date:   30 November 2017
TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network, works to ensure that trade in wild animals and plants is not a threat to the conservation of nature. It actively monitors and investigates wildlife trade and provides information to diverse audiences worldwide as a basis for effective conservation policies and programmes. TRAFFIC is a strategic alliance of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). TRAFFIC is an international network which is organised into six regional hubs.

There is a vast amount of information available concerning wildlife trade in general, and illegal wildlife trade in particular. However, unless it is captured in an organized and systematic manner, analysed and transformed into actionable information, it will not achieve its full potential as a tool to disrupt illegal wildlife trade.

This position will be responsible for the collection and input of information of trade from online and media sources in an accurate and consistent manner into a pre-formatted excel sheet in preparation for database entry.


• Collect and compile media stories in relation to incidents of poaching, seizures, arrests and investigations in Viet Nam for input into the excel sheet (in both Vietnamese and English-language news). Verification on as many of these instances as possible with regional TRAFFIC / WWF office and other NGOs in the region.
• Collect other trade data and enter data in the spreadsheet. Verification on as many of these instances as possible with regional TRAFFIC / WWF office and other NGOs in the region.
• To enable the consistent monitoring of cases, research and follow up is required to track progress of investigations.
• Collect and compile information regarding trade related enforcement actions, including arrests and convictions in Viet Nam. All information pertaining to illegal trade is to be researched and recorded.
• Support the research of emerging modus operandi, locations of concerns, and arrests of groups / organised crime groups in relation to any type of illegal wildlife trade in the region.
• Seek information from other NGOs working in the region and gather information, research and input from newsletters.
• Any other duties as assigned by supervisor.
  • Must be eligible to live and work in Vietnam

• Familiarity with and an interest in conservation and trade data;
• Experience with the collection and collation of data; Experience with database software is desirable
• Sound IT skills, particularly Excel;
• An eye for detail and a keen interest and ability to analyse data to recognise connections between different data sources.
• Native Vietnamese and fluent English including excellent English writing skills
• Good interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively as part of a diverse team as well as independently, with respect for and sensitivity to multi-cultural approaches;
• Independent thinker and showing initiative in developing innovative approaches.
• Experience of database software is desirable

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