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Wildlife Trade Analyst

Vacancy #:   3934
Unit:   TRAFFIC International
Organisation:   TRAFFIC International (TRAFFIC)
Location:   TRAFFIC International, Cambridge, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Reporting to:   Wildlife Trade Information Coordinator
Work percentage:   100%
Grade:   P1
Expected start date:   01 March 2019
Type of contract:   Fixed-term (12 months with possibility of renewal)
Closing date:   13 January 2019 (extended)
TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network, works to ensure that trade in wild animals and plants is not a threat to the conservation of nature. We actively monitor and investigate wildlife trade and provide information to diverse audiences worldwide as a basis for effective conservation policies and programmes. TRAFFIC works in strategic alliance with the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and is an international network, organised into six regional programmes.

The Wildlife Trade Analyst-Global will be responsible for overseeing the input of wildlife trade data into TRAFFIC’s database, a task that will require attention to detail, corroboration of facts, referencing of sources and the maintenance of a high level of data quality. Data entered will enable the production of informative outputs on wildlife trade dynamics and associated outputs for various collaborative partnerships and will be developed in collaboration with other TRAFFIC staff. Wildlife trade dynamic reports, financial typologies, case analyses, enforcement alerts, intelligence reports and other outputs will be produced for circulation to conservation practitioners, private sector partners, and law enforcement entities including those responsible for regulation of the trade, for action and follow up.

The salary range for this role is £35,000 - £38,000 p.a. (dependent on skills and experience)
Characteristic Duties

Carry out analysis and prepare reports for conservation practitioners, private sector partners and government authorities responsible for trade regulation and conservation action, and from existing data produce assessments, typology reports, and enforcement alerts that will guide priorities for combating illegal and unsustainable wildlife trade

Specific Duties
• Oversee data collection, input and analysis across the network.
• Lead on the compilation of existing data on wildlife trade dynamics as required, including market surveys, seizures, arrests, convictions, and any other information concerning the legal, illegal and unsustainable wildlife trade and conduct additional research to ensure the correct referencing of data. Data will need to be entered in a scientific format for ease of analysis and according to the standard operating procedures that TRAFFIC uses. Ensure that, where possible, all information is accurately geocoded to enable mapping of the wildlife trade at a later stage.
• Drive research and analysis of wildlife trade for relevant policy fora in close collaboration with project managers, produce assessments and routine brief typology reports outlining modus operandi of specific crime cases, as well as alerts summarising useful information for law enforcement action and intelligence reports that will help determine and guide future priorities for combating illegal and unsustainable wildlife trade. Analyse data and prepare reports for conservation practitioners, private sector partners and government authorities responsible for wildlife trade regulation and conservation action.
• Monitor and review the input of data by staff, interns and volunteers.
• Assist with the training of wildlife law enforcement and other relevant government officials on data capture and analysis.
• Lead on carrying out routine audits and gap assessments to improve targeting of further data collection efforts.
• Develop formal and informal partnerships with conservation partners and other sector specific partners in the areas of finance, transportation and law enforcement to improve the collection of data relevant to understanding wildlife trade dynamics. Play an active role in negotiating and managing data-sharing agreements with partner organisations, government entities, civil society organisations and NGOs in conjunction with project leaders, and other TRAFFIC staff.
• Raise awareness, in close collaboration with the TRAFFIC communications team, of the extent and impacts of wildlife crime on the conservation of threatened species with key partners, stakeholders and community audiences. Assist with the production of articles for publication in the TRAFFIC Bulletin on the trends and implications of illegal and unstainable wildlife trade.
• Provide training and guidance to TRAFFIC staff on data collection, analysis and use of WiTIS database.
• Attend meetings and present on data analysis results and methodologies, as required.
• Work closely with TRAFFIC’s database manager, based in the United Kingdom.
  • Must be eligible to live and work in the United Kingdom.
• A postgraduate degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. data-analysis and/or applied statistics, criminology, biology, law, financial intelligence, economics or another relevant social science).
• Minimum of three years’ experience with the collection and collation of scientific data;
• Minimum of two years’ experience of data analysis.
• Experience of database software (ideally IBM’s i2 software). Experience with compilation and analysis of data in Excel and with GIS software. Experience with statistical analysis is an advantage.
• An eye for detail and a keen interest and ability to recognise connections between data;
• Good interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively as part of a diverse team as well as independently, with respect for and sensitivity to multi-cultural approaches.
• Ability to work independently and under pressure and to set own work priorities as appropriate and a capacity to meet deadlines.
• Familiarity with and an interest in conservation, particularly wildlife trade issues.
• Fluency in English with excellent English writing skills with working knowledge of French and any other languages an advantage.
• Independent thinker able to show initiative in developing innovative approaches.
• Willingness to travel overseas, as required.
• Experience developing typology reports and other intelligence briefing reports, an advantage.

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