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Project Support Officer - Angola

Vacancy #:   5205
Unit:   TRAFFIC Southern Africa
Organization:   TRAFFIC International (TRAFFIC)
Location:   TRAFFIC Angola, Luanda, Angola
Reporting to:   Project Manager - Angola
Work percentage:   100%
Grade:   A3
Expected start date:   01 December 2019
Type of contract:   Fixed-term (24 months)
Closing date:   28 November 2019
BACKGROUND
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. 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 World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and is an international network, organised into six regional programmes.

This role will be hosted by the Kissama Foundation in Angola on behalf of TRAFFIC.
JOB DESCRIPTION
Characteristic Duties
The successful candidate will assist the INL AO Project Manager to implement a comprehensive capacity building project focussed on the training of Angolan investigators, prosecutors and informing the judiciary on countering the national and cross-border illegal wildlife trade in that country.

This position provides both administrative and research support to the project. The Programme Support Officer will work closely with the AO Project Manager, the TSAf Senior Coordinator and the USAID KAZA-CWCP Project Leader. Africa.

Specific Duties

• Supporting project research, co-ordination and management;
• Assisting with technical and quality control for work, including reviewing text, budgets, reports;
• Tracking progress in development of the design and delivery of the INL AO project;
• Drafting budgets, assisting in financial report compilation and reviewing the financial performance of the project;
• Liaising with the TSAf Finance and Administration team on budget and contract coordination;
• Conducting field research on wildlife trade in AO as required by the AO Project Manager and in consultation with USAID KAZA CWCP colleagues;
• Attending project meetings and events as requested;
• Convening, facilitating and reporting back on calls, meetings and workshops as required;
• Coordinating with the project team on day-to-day project administration including scheduling meetings, writing minutes and agendas and circulating reference material in advance of meetings;
• Ensuring deadlines are tracked by establishing a monitoring system and alerts for the project team;
• Supporting project monitoring and evaluation;
• Creating and maintaining files for the projects within the filing system at TRAFFIC (both hard and soft copies);
• Assisting Project Leader with project support duties such as logistics and travel;
• Preparing and reviewing supporting documentation for external audits;
• Compiling, reviewing and editing of project reports and annual workplans, and overseeing timely submission to the donor;
• Supporting in the development of communications materials relevant to the project;
• Provision of information on the project as and when required from other TRAFFIC staff;
• Any other duties relevant to the role.
REQUIREMENTS
  • Have strong and relevant experience in project support;
• Be educated to a university-degree level;
• Have experience or evidence of a strong interest working in a conservation environment
• Must have written and oral fluency in English and Portuguese;
• Skills in project planning, implementation, and financial management;
• Strong organizational and communication abilities, including attention to detail;
• Ability to work independently with remote oversight and under pressure, and to set own work priorities as appropriate with a capacity to meet deadlines;
• A willingness and ability to travel regionally to project countries which may include research in remote locations;
• Ability to work as part of a global team, with some communications taking place outside of regular office hours as required due to multi time-zone coordination.
• Good knowledge of MS Office computer software applications;
• Must be eligible to live and work in Angola
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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