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Programme Officer - Training and Capacity Building

Vacancy #:   5147
Unit:   TRAFFIC SouthEast Asia
Organization:   TRAFFIC International (TRAFFIC)
Location:   TRAFFIC - SouthEast Asia (Malaysia), Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Reporting to:   TSEA - Training & Capacity Bld Coord
Work percentage:   100%
Grade:   -
Expected start date:   01 October 2019
Type of contract:   Fixed-term (19 months)
Closing date:   30 August 2019
BACKGROUND
TRAFFIC International Southeast Asia Office (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 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.

Background

The Reducing Opportunities for Unlawful Transport of Endangered Species (ROUTES) Partnership brings together government agencies, transportation and logistics industry companies and representatives, international conservation, development and law enforcement organisations and donors in order to disrupt wildlife trafficking activities and forms a key element of the concerted international response to addressing wildlife poaching and associated criminal activities worldwide.
JOB DESCRIPTION
Major roles and responsibilities

1. Participate, assist and support TRAFFIC's input in capacity building activities for objective three of the ROUTES
Partnership, including: assessments, training sessions, workshops and development of training materials.

2. Assist in the development and updating of training materials for the project with liaison with the ROUTES
Partnership, other TRAFFIC offices, relevant companies, organisations, government agencies and other TRAFFIC
offices.

3. Provide support for the organization of logistics for training courses under the ROUTES Partnership.

4. Undertake other work as required and instructed by the TRAFFIC Office Director and Senior TRAFFIC staff which falls
under the ROUTES Partnership.

5. To participate wholeheartedly in the general activities of TRAFFIC, particularly events and activities that require the
full support and participation of all staff, whether or not the focus of any particular event or activity has any bearing
on your job description and assigned project objectives and activities.

6. Participate in national and international forums that relate to wildlife conservation policy on behalf of TRAFFIC’s
work in Southeast Asia; prepare and contribute to papers and notes that relate to policy in relevant forums.

7. Participate in the general activities of TRAFFIC’s work in the region and beyond, particularly events and activities
that require the full support and participation of all staff, whether or not the focus of any particular event or activity
has any bearing on your job description and assigned project objectives and activities
REQUIREMENTS
  • 1. A degree in conservation, education, environment or biology.
2. A minimum of 3 years working experience in wildlife conservation.
3. Must be computer literate and able to use appropriate technology for presentation.
4. Excellent written and spoken English is essential.
5. Good interpersonal skills, writing and presentation skills and able to work in a team and independently.
6. Good understanding of current issues especially having knowledge on environmental and conservation
issues.
7. Must have the right to work and live in Malaysia
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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