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TWIX Support Officer

Vacancy #:   4101
Unit:   TRAFFIC Europe
Organization:   TRAFFIC International (TRAFFIC)
Location:   TRAFFIC - Europe (Brussels), Brussels, Belgium
Reporting to:   EU-TWIX Project Manager
Work percentage:   60%
Grade:   -
Expected start date:   01 August 2019
Type of contract:   Fixed-term (6 months)
Closing date:   14 July 2019
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.


This position is created to support the administration and implementation of the TWIX platforms. TWIX (Trade in Wildlife Information eXchange) is an internet tool developed to facilitate information exchange and international co-operation between wildlife law enforcement and management officials. The first platform (EU-TWIX) was established in 2005 as a joint initiative by the Belgian Federal Police, Belgian Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora Management Authority (CITES MA), Belgian Customs, and TRAFFIC and current members include representatives from all EU Member States and ten neighbouring European countries.
Two other TWIX platforms have been created in central and southern Africa since.
The TWIX tools have two components: a mailing list and a website containing useful resources and a database of wildlife seizures.
JOB DESCRIPTION
Your role will be to provide administrative support to the TWIX team allowing smooth functioning of the platforms. Your duties will include:
• Keeping the users’ lists and other documents up to date
• Assisting TWIX users in their queries about the tool
• Liaising with the World Customs Organization (WCO) and other law enforcement agencies in relation to transfer of seizure data to the TWIX databases
• Supporting management of the content of the TWIX websites
• Keeping the TWIX directories up to date
• Testing new IT developments and features of the TWIX websites
• Undertaking specific monitoring and research activities, especially gathering and analysing TWIX seizures data, and producing user-friendly briefings and reports showing results of TWIX data analyses
• Assist with the organisation of/attend relevant meetings
• Assists TRAFFIC staff as appropriate in project work
REQUIREMENTS
  • A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline
• A minimum of 3 years of professional work experience relevant to this position, preferably within an international NGO and with work experience in project administration
• Strong organisational and administrative skills; attention to details is crucial
• Good interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively as part of a small team, with respect for and sensitivity to multi-cultural approaches
• Fluency in English; an additional European language (French in particular) is a definite advantage
• Strong knowledge of all components of MS Office (including Excel, Word and PowerPoint)
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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