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Programme Support Officer - Timber Trade

Vacancy #:   4055
Unit:   TRAFFIC International
Organization:   TRAFFIC International (TRAFFIC)
Location:   Cameroon Country Programme Office, Yaoundé, Cameroon
Reporting to:   Senior Programme Officer - TRAFFIC Central Africa
Work percentage:   100%
Grade:   A3
Expected start date:   01 June 2019
Type of contract:   Fixed-term (21 months)
Closing date:   19 May 2019
TRAFFIC is the leading global non-governmental organization working globally on trade in wild animal 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.
The overall purpose of this position is to provide technical assistance to the Senior Programme Officer for the effective and efficient implementation of the TRAFFIC Conservation Programme with focus on Timber and Non-Timber Forest Product (NTFP) trade monitoring in Central Africa.

Under supervision of the Senior Programme Officer (SPO)-Central Africa:
1. To assist the coordination of the implementation of TRAFFIC’s timber trade related projects in Central Africa, and to ensure their objectives are achieved on time;
2. To provide support for the preparation of the Terms of Reference for the hiring of consultants and subcontractors;
3. To support the preparation and the organization of workshops related to TRAFFIC’s timber and non-timber projects in Central Africa;
4. To assist the review, comment and approve workshop materials developed as well as the studies conducted during project implementation;
5. Under guidance of the SPO, establish and maintain close contacts with the stakeholders targeted by the Central Africa Programme Office;
6. At the request of the SPO, follow-up as appropriate the implementation of consultation contracts as well as agreements related to TRAFFIC’s timber trade related projects in Central Africa;
7. To assist the SPO in the preparation of TRAFFIC’s timber trade related projects technical and financial reports to donors;
8. Assist in the preparation of TRAFFIC’s timber trade related communication materials (web-stories, flyers, etc.)
9. To assist in fundraising particularly for the development of the TRAFFIC Central African Programme.
10. Whenever necessary and under request by the TRAFFIC Regional Officer Director for Central Africa or the SPO, represent TRAFFIC at the national or regional events organised in Central Africa
  • A University degree (at least Bac +3) in forestry, economics or related topics

• A minimum of 3-5 years work experience in the forestry sector

• A field-level forest management experience in the Congo Basin countries is an asset

• Project management skills (e.g. planning, management, reporting and evaluation) and attention to detail;

• Experience in timber-related business, marketing and governance systems and tools;

• Strong verbal and written skills in French and English languages;

• Strong organizational management and development skills;

• Strong analytical and computer skills (i.e. word processing, spreadsheets, and presentations);

• Willingness and availability to travel on request of his/her line manager.

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