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Project Support Officer – Central Asia

Vacancy #:   5857
Unit:   TRAFFIC Europe
Organisation:   TRAFFIC International (TRAFFIC)
Location:   TRAFFIC Europe (Central Asia), Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Reporting to:   Senior Programme Officer – Central Asia
Work percentage:   50%
Grade:   A3
Expected start date:   01 February 2022
Type of contract:   Fixed-term (20 months)
Closing date:   30 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 role of the Project Support Officer – Central Asia is to support the TRAFFIC staff in Central Asia in the implementation of the TRAFFIC activities under this project. The role will provide logistical, administrative and technical support as advised and manage the office.

The Project Support Officer – Central Asia will support the communication and collaboration with other TRAFFIC staff and offices, and with external partners and organisations such as WWF and IUCN.


• Supports financial and technical reporting and provides logistical support, i.e. organizing meetings and workshops.
• Manages the office and supports project administration and financial reporting.
• Responds to general enquiries that are directed to TRAFFIC and represent TRAFFIC in media events as appropriate.
• Maintains links and good working relationships with FFI, ACBK, Ekomaktab, WWF, IUCN, governmental and intergovernmental agencies, and other relevant NGOs in the Central Asia Region.
  • Bachelor degree in a relevant discipline (e.g., statistics sciences, Agro-economy, forestry, biology, environment or any other relevant field).
• Proven experience working in a support - administrative role.
• 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 to set own work priorities as appropriate and a capacity to meet deadlines.
• Excellent communications skills

• Must have experience working in Central Asia, ideally in Kyrgyzstan.
•Knowledge of Russian (or at least one official language from the region)

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