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Legal Assistant – Wildlife Law Enforcement and Collaboration

Vacancy #:   5448
Unit:   TRAFFIC Central Africa
Organisation:   TRAFFIC International (TRAFFIC)
Location:   TRAFFIC - Central Africa, Yaounde, Cameroon
Reporting to:   Senior Programme Officer - TRAFFIC Central Africa
Work percentage:   100%
Grade:   A3
Expected start date:   01 November 2020
Type of contract:   Fixed-term (23 months with possibility of renewal)
Closing date:   18 October 2020
Characteristic duties:
The Legal Assistant will support the Project Manager to ensure the effective implementation of INL project activities and reporting as per the project objectives.

Specific duties:
• Support the successful implementation of the LE project activities and delivery of results as requested by the Supervisor.
• Establish and maintain contacts of relevant stakeholders in combating wildlife trafficking.
• Develop a case tracking system for wildlife court cases in Cameroon and input information.
• Monitor wildlife cases in court and report instances of corruption and non-adherence to normal procedure.
• Support the organization of training workshops as required.
• Assist in the preparation and submission of funding proposals.
• Assist in the management of project budgets and provision of financial reports as per donor requirements.
• Assist in the preparation and submission of funding proposals for follow-on projects.
• Provide thoughtful input into the production of quarterly/annual technical reports and work plans and other documentation as required.
• Other project related duties as required.
  • Minimum of a Master’s degree in Law or related legal studies.
• Relevant and proven work experience in a legal role, including experience of case work in a court room context.
• Proven work experience in the area of combatting wildlife crime, corruption, and/or wildlife law enforcement.
• Relevant experience in data collection, legal analysis and drafting of legal documents.
• A good knowledge of policy and legislative frameworks in Cameroon as well as relevant institutions responsible for the implementation and enforcement of the same.
• Excellent project management skills, with proven ability in prioritising workloads & meeting deadlines.

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