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Programme Coordination Support Officer

Vacancy #:   5470
Unit:   TRAFFIC International
Organisation:   TRAFFIC International (TRAFFIC)
Location:   TRAFFIC International, Cambridge, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Reporting to:   Director of Strategy, Programme, and Impact
Work percentage:   100%
Grade:   A3
Expected start date:   01 January 2021
Type of contract:   Fixed-term (19 months)
Closing date:   15 November 2020
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 provides support to the coordination of TRAFFIC’s programme to ensure that the global programme team operates effectively. The Programme Coordination Support Officer will work closely with the Programme Coordination Team, Global Programme Group and TRAFFIC’s programme offices. The Programme Coordination Support Officer is a key contact point for TRAFFIC’s programme implementation and reporting.

The salary for this position is £27,870 per annum.

Programme Coordination

• Supporting coordination and management of TRAFFIC’s programme.
• Compiling, reviewing and editing of programme reports and annual workplans and analysing progress as part of regular programme-level monitoring and evaluation.
• Provision of information on the programme as required from internal and external TRAFFIC contacts.
• Support coordination with TRAFFIC’s Communications team on programme-driven communications.
• Assisting with technical and quality control for work, including reviewing text, budgets, reports.
• Coordinating with the Programme Coordination Team on day-to-day administration including scheduling meetings, writing minutes and agendas and circulating reference material for preparation of meetings, including for the Programme Forum meetings.
• Assisting with other support duties such as logistics, arranging events, and travel.

Programme Development

• Assist with the annual work planning process including through the Programme Forum and Global Programme Meetings (which may be virtual or face to face).
• Regularly reviewing workplan progress to identify gaps that should be prioritised for fundraising.
• Working with the Project Funding Development Team to identify opportunities for programme gap driven fundraising.
• Supporting development of project proposals prioritized for programme Results delivery: working with identified proposal development leads, technical and operations staff to produce robust project proposals.
  • Must be eligible to live and work in the United Kingdom.
• At least a first degree in environmental sciences or a similar subject.
• Good understanding of wildlife trade and use issues.
• High proficiency in the use of MS Access and Excel.
• Strong organizational skills, including attention to detail.
• Strong editing and writing skills in English.
• Excellent communication skills.
• Ability to work independently and under pressure and to set own work priorities as appropriate and a capacity to meet deadlines.
• Fluency in English with excellent English writing skills with working knowledge of any other languages an advantage.
• Ability to undertake work related travel when and where necessary.

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