IUCN logo

Human Resources
Management System


Due to maintenance work, our HR Management System might be inaccessible on
Thursday, 19 May 2022, from 11:00 to 12:00 CEST (UTC+02:00)

Programme Officer

Vacancy #:   5820
Unit:   TRAFFIC Vietnam
Organisation:   TRAFFIC International (TRAFFIC)
Location:   TRAFFIC Vietnam, Hanoi, Viet Nam
Reporting to:   Programme Office Director- Vietnam
Work percentage:   100%
Grade:   P1
Expected start date:   01 January 2022
Type of contract:   Fixed-term (12 months)
Closing date:   12 February 2022 (extended)
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.
We are seeking to appoint a Programme Officer whose primary responsibilities will focus on a new project that intends to document and understand the convergence of conservation crimes that focuses on wildlife, forest, fishing, and minerals, delivered largely through desktop research and analysis. The project aims to identify, analyse, and map the illicit networks and the dynamics associated with these conservation crimes in Indonesia, and its related points of convergence, such as modus operandi, routes, transportation, and supply chains. This includes where they may be associated with other crime types such as money laundering, with an overall objective of providing practical solutions to governments and partners to address conservation crimes more holistically as a group.

This position will coordinate a data and survey team that also implements a variety of other projects, including an information-gathering project to support the GVN to implement the National Marine Turtle Action Plan, regular physical and online surveys of wildlife markets for enforcement support and project monitoring and evaluation, and other projects as assigned.

The successful candidate will manage and lead the implementation of a 2-year project. The Programme Officer role is to ensure that the lines of effort across the entire project are cohesive. They will also lead in producing project outputs, including comprehensive reports of research findings, and ensuring its appropriate dissemination. The Programme Officer is also responsible for compiling donor reports, monitoring project budgets and timelines, and ensuring compliance with donor guidelines.


• Lead the implementation of specified project activities
• Supervise the design, planning and carrying out physical and online market surveys to acquire information about illegal wildlife trade and convergence with other transnational organized issues, illegal logging and associated trade (ILAT), crimes associated with illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing, and the illegal extraction of and illegal trade in gold and other minerals
• Coordinate activities and maintain regular liaison across the project sub-awardees and any other external partners in accordance with the workplan.
• Coordinate and compile research findings across the projects.
• Complete a comprehensive literature review relating to illegal wildlife and illegal timber trade in Viet Nam, including any connectivity to other crime types.
• Lead on the writing of reports and production of the relevant project outputs.
• Support analytical research and identify emerging trends and issues from the research findings.
• Review and confirm data compilation and analysis.
• Review and support physical and online survey plan and surveys where necessary.
• Liaise and work closely with relevant TRAFFIC teams and represent TRAFFIC at relevant events.
• Compile quarterly donor progress reports.
• Oversee project finances and supports financial admin and reporting.


This position will supervise data and survey staff as well as consultants when necessary.
  • Prior experience managing projects involving multiple parties is required.
• Strong ability to synthesize information, with strong writing skills.
• Excellent working knowledge of English and Vietnamese language skills.
• Excellent organizational skills with ability to prioritize, meet deadlines and consider adaptive management when needed.
• Good interpersonal and leadership skills and ability to work effectively as part of a diverse team, with respect for and sensitivity to multi-cultural approaches.
• Sound knowledge of and experience working with government at different levels.
• Knowledge and previous working experience in development, wildlife trade (including on forest and marine resources), environmental crime and related law enforcement issues preferred.
• Knowledge and previous working experience in data analysis and visualization is an advantage.
• Ability to work independently and show initiative in developing innovative approaches.
• The ability to travel regularly to project locations in Viet Nam or sometimes internationally when required.
• Other necessary traits: professional, lateral and creative thinker; flexible; team player; accountable; and a personal commitment to a zero-tolerance to wildlife crimes during and outside office hours.

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.

Other job opportunities are published in the IUCN website: http://www.iucn.org/involved/jobs/

About IUCN

IUCN is a membership Union uniquely composed of both government and civil society organisations. It provides public, private and non-governmental organisations with the knowledge and tools that enable human progress, economic development and nature conservation to take place together.

Created in 1948, IUCN is now the world’s largest and most diverse environmental network, harnessing the knowledge, resources and reach of more than 1,300 Member organisations and some 10,000 experts. It is a leading provider of conservation data, assessments and analysis. Its broad membership enables IUCN to fill the role of incubator and trusted repository of best practices, tools and international standards.

IUCN provides a neutral space in which diverse stakeholders including governments, NGOs, scientists, businesses, local communities, indigenous peoples organisations and others can work together to forge and implement solutions to environmental challenges and achieve sustainable development.

Working with many partners and supporters, IUCN implements a large and diverse portfolio of conservation projects worldwide. Combining the latest science with the traditional knowledge of local communities, these projects work to reverse habitat loss, restore ecosystems and improve people’s well-being.