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Project Manager - Angola

Vacancy #:   5201
Unit:   TRAFFIC Southern Africa
Organisation:   TRAFFIC International (TRAFFIC)
Location:   TRAFFIC Angola, Luanda, Angola
Reporting to:   Programme Coordinator - Eastern/Southern Africa
Work percentage:   100%
Grade:   P2
Expected start date:   01 December 2019
Type of contract:   Fixed-term (24 months)
Closing date:   24 November 2019
TRAFFIC, the international wildlife trade monitoring network, works to ensure that trade in wild animals and plants is not a threat to the conservation of nature. We actively monitor and investigate wildlife trade and provide 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 the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). It is organised into six regional programmes.

This role will be hosted by the Kissama Foundation in Angola on behalf of TRAFFIC.
Characteristic Duties

The successful candidate will manage a comprehensive capacity building project focussed on the training of Angolan investigators and, prosecutors and informing the judiciary on countering the national and cross-border illegal wildlife trade in that country. The executant will supervise and coordinate staff from our project partner ICCF who will implement a policy and legislation consultation with senior Angolan government legislators and policy makers. The AO Project Manager is a key contact point for project implementation and reporting. The AO Project Manager will report directly to the TSAf Senior Programme Coordinator and liaise closely with the USAID KAZA-CWCP Project Leader.

Specific Duties

• Lead the development of specialised PT-language investigator training materials and implement the necessary train-the-trainer interventions.
• Lead the development of PT-language prosecutor training materials and awareness information for judicial officers in Angola and implement the necessary training and awareness raising events.
• Convene, facilitate and/or chair meetings and workshops, and consolidate relationships with Angolan investigators, prosecutors and judicial staff separately and in conjunction with their counterparts from KAZA neighbours NA, ZM and BW;
• Coordinate and participate in implementation of our partner, ICCF, activities relating to policy and legislation development in conjunction with policy makers and senior parliamentarians.
• Liaise closely with USAID KAZA-CWCP colleagues to inform the development of training materials for investigators, prosecutors and judicial staff using KAZA-CWCP project results from market surveys, interviews and literature reviews on the illegal wildlife trade;
• In collaboration with all relevant parties carry out needs assessments of awareness of illegal wildlife trade amongst relevant criminal justice system officials.
• Consult with government agencies and relevant organisations to identify wildlife trafficking information gaps.
• Undertake training on information management to enable systematic input of data, and its analysis.
• Prepare information reports on time sensitive data for dissemination to law enforcement for their action and follow up.
• Compile reports, briefing papers and other communications on illegal wildlife trade
• Supervise the input of data by staff and consultants.
• Ensure adherence to TRAFFIC’s research and data management protocols.
• Manage the project support officer that will be recruited to provide support in the implementation of TRAFFIC project components.
• Prepare project technical reports for submission and collaborate with the TRAFFIC Senior Finance Officer on project financial reports.
• Participate in CWCP Management Committees meetings, technical Committee meetings and Regional Learning meetings.
• Use the CWCP Project Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Plan to guide project implementation.
• Develop terms of reference for and manage project consultants.
  • Significant professional work experience relevant to nature conservation, wildlife crime investigation and/or illegal wildlife trade and transnational organised crime;
• Strong project management experience.
• A university Master's degree or equivalent experience in a relevant discipline demonstrating understanding of the subject area;
• Fluency and excellent writing skills in English and Portuguese is essential
• Strong research and analytical background including research in the field Familiarity with major trends in conservation policy and research, issues relevant to the trade in wild terrestrial and marine wildlife between Africa and Asia, and broad familiarity with conservation and development issues across the two continents, including governance and natural resource management;
• Experience in working with and communicating programme objectives to government and intergovernmental agencies, non-governmental organisations, civil society, private sector and other conservation partners;
• Good interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively as part of a team, with respect for and sensitivity to multi-cultural approaches;
• Communications skills and experience working with the media;
• A willingness and ability to travel widely and frequently;
• Experience in managing staff, partners and/or consultants.
• An ability to work under pressure;
• Good IT literacy and experience with Microsoft Office.
• Must be eligible to live and work in Angola.

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