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Project Officer – Demand Reduction

Vacancy #:   5755
Unit:   TRAFFIC Vietnam
Organisation:   TRAFFIC International (TRAFFIC)
Location:   TRAFFIC Vietnam, Hanoi, Viet Nam
Reporting to:   Acting Programme Office Director - VietNam
Work percentage:   100%
Grade:   P1
Expected start date:   01 November 2021
Type of contract:   Fixed-term (12 months)
Closing date:   03 October 2021
BACKGROUND
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 in Viet Nam works closely with consumer groups, CSOs, and the government, providing critical information on the impacts of trade, motivating efforts to increase the ecological sustainability of trade in wild species, and helping to improve enforcement of international wildlife trade controls.

The USAID Saving Threatened Wildlife Activity (or Project) is a 5-year program starting from June 2021 to July 2026. The Activity aims to increase Viet Nam’s leadership in countering wildlife trafficking through enhancing the commitment of Government of Vietnam (GVN) leaders at the national and provincial levels, increasing the effectiveness of wildlife law enforcement and reducing demand and consumption of illegal wildlife products. Under this project, TRAFFIC will implement a practical and effective approach to significantly reduce the demand for illegal wildlife product consumption and work with WWF and ENV to strengthen Viet Nam’s systems and capacities to deter those involved in the illegal wildlife trade. The implementation team lead by WWF’s Chief of Party provides a combination of experience combating wildlife trafficking and the proven ability to reduce demand for consumption, improve enforcement of trafficking, and strengthen policy formulation and governance for combating wildlife trade in Viet Nam.
JOB DESCRIPTION
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES

The main function of this position is to support the coordination and implementation of project activities under the USAID Saving Threatened Wildlife Activity aligned with TRAFFIC’s behavioural change work to reduce consumer demand for illegal wildlife products in Viet Nam. Project activities are aligned with the overall Demand Reduction strategy for TRAFFIC.

The Project Officer is expected to implement project activities under the leadership of the Senior Programme Officer in Demand Reduction working closely with other key TRAFFIC project staff and external partners. Monitoring project progress and quality, ensuring the delivery of the activities are within expectations and achieving results is paramount. An adaptive management approach, flexibility to respond to a changing environment with knowledge of social marketing or social science are important attributes for this position.

SPECIFIC DUTIES

The main tasks of the Project Officer will include, but not be limited, to the following:

• Manage and coordinate the day-to-day implementation of project activities under the USAID Saving Threatened Wildlife Activity in Viet Nam
• Delivery of project activities as part of the project team as outlined in the work plan under the direction of the Senior Programme officer;
• Provide technical, logistical, and administrative support to project activities under the Social and Behavior Change (SBC) Programme;
• Liaise with SBC focal points regionally and internationally, and identify opportunities to share relevant content and material with the SBC Community of Practice and through www.changewildlifeconsumers.org
• Liaise with relevant government counterparts and coordinate with project partners to ensure timely, efficient and effective implementation of project activities;
• Contribute creative ideas to execute project objectives;
• Maintain and manage a database for all project-related electronic information including pictures, publications and other material;
• Support all communications efforts which help to enhance visibility and promote the efforts of the USAID Saving Threatened Wildlife Activity;
• Ensure that deliverables adhere to agreed timelines and expenditures;
• Ensure regular reporting of activities to the Senior Programme Officer;
• Prepare periodic and final technical and Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning (MEL) reports;
• Report on project progress to Senior Programme Officer and Office Director when required;
• Attend team meetings providing updates on project progress and liaise with team streamlining
the wide range of project efforts;
• Assist the preparation of project proposals and funding applications;
• Perform other tasks as part of the DR projects or other TRAFFIC projects as required by the
Senior Programme Officer and Office Director.
REQUIREMENTS
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in project management, social science, psychology, (social) marketing, communications, conservation/environment or other related fields;
• Minimum 3 years’ working experience, preferably in project management, marketing, communications, or social science;
• Experience working with an international organisation is desirable;
• Demonstrated project management skills;
• Sound understanding of Vietnamese culture;
• Sound knowledge of and experience working with government organisations operating in Viet Nam;
• Excellent negotiation and communication skills;
• Excellent command of Vietnamese and English languages;
• Creative, flexible and able to work under pressure;
• Ability to travel to project locations in Viet Nam or internationally when required;
• A passion for the natural world and/or an understanding of conservation and environmental issues;
• Committed to not using threatened species wildlife products and willing to be an ambassador for this cause outside office hours;
• Other necessary traits; lateral and creative thinker; high integrity and supportive; flexible; team worker; accountable.

SUPERVISION
• Consultants as required.
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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