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Project Officer - Money Laundering and Illegal Wildlife Trade

Vacancy #:   5864
Unit:   TRAFFIC China
Organisation:   TRAFFIC International (TRAFFIC)
Location:   TRAFFIC - East Asia (China), Beijing, China
Reporting to:   Senior Project Manager: Money Laundering and the Illegal Wildlife Trade
Work percentage:   100%
Grade:   A3
Expected start date:   01 March 2022
Type of contract:   Fixed-term (24 months)
Closing date:   06 February 2022
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 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.
JOB DESCRIPTION
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES

The Project Officer will support the Line Manager to effectively and successfully implement the TRAFFIC activities funded by the INL project which focused on improving China’s capacity on applying expertise in anti-money laundering (AML) approaches - powerful tools to tackle the illegal wildlife trade (IWT) that facilitates and is fed by wildlife crime.

SPECIFIC DUTIES

• Under the guidance of Line Manager, implement the project on combating money laundering and illegal wildlife trade in China.
•Provide technical support to project partners in collecting and organizing wildlife trafficking seizure data and AML legislations.
•Translate reports/documents/research findings/key information together with other project team members, partners, and consultants.
•Assist in the development of AML implementation guideline and TOT module for financial institutions/third-party payment platforms/enforcement authority.
•Plan, design and conduct webinar/training workshop/forum together with Line Manager, and partners.
•Prepare information reports on time sensitive data for dissemination to law enforcement.
•Monitor the latest update or progress of AML legislation.
•Work with relevant colleagues to collect and compile all available data and information on the status and issues related to project.
•Coordinate with Project Manager and other colleagues in documentation of project’s achievements.
•Assist in the preparation of three-monthly, six-monthly, and annual progress reports.
•Support the Communication officer in the production of press release.
•Other responsibilities required by Line Manager.
REQUIREMENTS
  • A university degree in law, ecology, biology, finance or other relevant disciplines demonstrating understanding of the subject area.
• 2 years+ professional work experience relevant to nature conservation, wildlife crime investigation, Anti-money laundering, and/or illegal wildlife trade and transnational organised crime.
• Fluent in speaking and writing in English and Chinese.
• Experience in conducting desktop and analytical research.
• Experience in preparing press release and communication with media.
• Good interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively as part of a wider team, with sensitivity to international issues and multi-cultural approaches.
• Ability to be multitasking and work in a fast-paced environment, collaboratively and independently.
• High willingness to actively acquire knowledge and skills in new fields.
• Strong organizational skills.
• Attention to detail.
• Good IT literacy and experience with Microsoft Office and electronic communication technology.


• Candidates will need to be Chinese Nationals, as we are unable to support work visa's for this position
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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