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Anti-corruption Co-ordinator

Vacancy #:   5754
Unit:   TRAFFIC International
Organisation:   TRAFFIC International (TRAFFIC)
Location:   TRAFFIC International, Cambridge, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Reporting to:   Co-Head Data, Research, and Enforcement Support
Work percentage:   100%
Grade:   P2
Expected start date:   03 January 2022
Type of contract:   Fixed-term (12 months)
Closing date:   11 October 2021
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.

The salary for this position is GBP 45,275 p.a.

Building on the substantial progress made under the Targeting Natural Resource Corruption (TNRC) project to date, the ACC will be responsible for coordinating and leading TRAFFIC’s anti-corruption programme of work, with a focus on institutionalising anti-corruption into TRAFFIC. They will be expected to work closely with the TNRC implementing team in WWF-US to provide strategic and technical support and guidance on anti-corruption matters to TRAFFIC and other TNRC audiences staff across the globe, in alignment with the approved TNRC work plan. They will be responsible for ensuring that anti-corruption approaches are integrated into the TRAFFIC 2030 Strategy and TRAFFIC’s annual workplans.

The ACC will lead on and contribute towards a number of specific activities under the TNRC project as agreed in the Implementation Plans. This will include the production of Guidance and Technical Support outputs.


It is envisaged that their role would include:

• Managing TRAFFIC’s component of the TNRC project. The ACC is responsible for coordinating the activities to be delivered by themself and other TRAFFIC staff, including providing guidance and support on the development of outputs.

• Leading on the TNRC Supply Chains topic area workstream, including development of a high-level synthesis and framework for assessing corruption weaknesses in supply chains for one licit or one illicit supply chain, recommending good practices and where possible identifying opportunities in existing and future projects where good practices could be applied. This will include organizing virtual workshop(s) to ground-truth and undertake quality assurance on the resulting model guidance.

• Additional activities as per the TNRC 5 Implementation Plans.

• Provide technical input to the WWF-US Project Management Unit, for example by contributing to strategy development and quarterly events

• Leading on developing TRAFFIC’s anti-corruption strategy for future programme of work under TRAFFIC’s 2030 Strategy and annual TRAFFIC workplans for FY23 and FY24. This includes developing TRAFFIC’s approach, results and indicators through which TRAFFIC measures its progress and impact

• Developing and implementing engagement strategies for key partners and key fora (e.g. UNCAC, OECD, CITES, CBD etc.) in alignment with the TNRC and TRAFFIC strategies on policy priorities. Represent TRAFFIC, and where relevant the wider TNRC project, by presenting research undertaken under this project at key meetings.

• Providing strategic guidance to TRAFFIC, and other TNRC boundary partner staff where appropriate, which may include training, guidance on best practice, and safety considerations when conducting anti-corruption activities. This will include reviewing existing TRAFFIC projects/workplans and advising where anti-corruption elements can be built in.
  • A Bachelors’ degree or equivalent level qualification in a relevant field. A post-graduate degree is desirable.
• Should have a sound knowledge of anti-corruption theory and practice, particularly prevention/governance approaches, as demonstrated by working on these issues in a practice/policy-oriented setting (e.g., donor agencies, think tanks, NGOs, international organizations, law enforcement) and/or for practitioner/policy audiences.
• Demonstrated ability to conduct research and analysis on anti-corruption issues related to conservation and natural resource management (NRM), with evidence of excellent writing skills and particularly practice- and policy-oriented style and presentation.
• Candidates should have significant directly-relevant professional experience. Combined anti-corruption and conservation/NRM expertise are particularly sought.
• Relevant and proven experience in project management, including staff and managing project budgets and reporting
• Strong organizational skills, including attention to detail.
• Fluency in English with excellent English writing skills with working knowledge of any other languages an advantage.
• Ability to work independently and under pressure and to set own work priorities as appropriate and a capacity to meet deadlines.


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