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Law Enforcement Senior Manager

Vacancy #:   5854
Unit:   TRAFFIC International
Organisation:   TRAFFIC International (TRAFFIC)
Location:   TRAFFIC International, Cambridge, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Reporting to:   Senior Adviser - Information and Law Enforcement Support
Work percentage:   100%
Grade:   P2
Expected start date:   01 March 2022
Type of contract:   Fixed-term (24 months)
Closing date:   16 January 2022
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 range for this position is GBP 45,275 to 52,000 p.a.

This position leads TRAFFIC’s work on law enforcement support in relation to the illegal wildlife trade. While based in Cambridge, the role of coordination and law enforcement support is global in nature. The role deals with some sensitive issues, as it will work to help improve governance in countries where transparency is often challenging. The role will help governments and inter-governmental agencies to combat criminal activity, while also supporting partnerships to build in transparent mechanisms to mitigate corrupt practices. In addition, the successful candidate will be responsible for managing one of TRAFFIC’s project’s related to supporting law enforcement, and co-ordinating TRAFFIC’s law enforcement support provision in a number of other TRAFFIC projects.


• Provide global oversight and advice on sensitive activities management.
• Provide strategic guidance to TRAFFIC staff working on illegal wildlife trade and ensuring best practices of safety and security are implemented and followed.
• Provide technical support to TRAFFIC staff in carrying out law enforcement support work.
• Focal point within the organisation for high level risk assessments.
• Responsible for providing guidance and assistance to TRAFFIC staff in adhering to and compliance with Law Enforcement Support Guidelines and Sensitive Activities Policy including Information Management i.e. Information Source Register implementation.
• Contribute to the content of information/analytical packages to law enforcement both upstream and downstream and ensure information is shared appropriately on a need to know basis and stored centrally and securely.
• Monitor (where possible) the impacts of providing analytical packages to law enforcement.
• Support the compilation of technical reports, briefing papers and other communication materials as required.
• Input to the planning and implementation of TRAFFIC’s Work Plan on regulation and law enforcement support.
• Play a role in TRAFFIC’s engagement with international institutions such as INTERPOL, UNODC and WCO.
• Record seizures, arrests and prosecutions where TRAFFIC played a role.
• Ensure the project is implemented and project activities are carried out.
• Co-ordinate activities with others in the project team and more widely within TRAFFIC.
• Compile donor progress reports and contribute to TRAFFIC’s internal reporting requirements.
• Oversee project finances and support the TRAFFIC finance team with their reporting.
• Co-ordinate TRAFFIC’s law enforcement support role as required in other TRAFFIC projects.
• Represent TRAFFIC at meetings as required.
  • Experience in the law enforcement sector, educated to degree level, with an interest in wildlife trade issues and a desire to make a difference. Proven project management experience.
• Professional experience in anti-trafficking work, law enforcement support, intelligence or investigations (law enforcement, private sector or civil society).
• At least a bachelor’s degree in a related discipline.
• Good knowledge of wildlife trafficking and wildlife law enforcement support preferred.
• Experience in working with and communicating programme objectives to government and intergovernmental agencies, non-governmental organisations, civil society, private sector and other conservation partners.
• Professional project management experience in international projects including managing budgets and reporting.
• Fluency and excellent writing skills in English essential, competency in additional languages an advantage.
• Good interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work effectively as part of a team, with respect for and sensitivity to gender and multi-cultural approaches.
• An ability to work independently and under pressure.

• Experience working in the UK would be an advantage

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