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Project Support Officer

Vacancy #:   6140
Unit:   TRAFFIC Southern Africa
Organisation:   TRAFFIC International (TRAFFIC)
Location:   TRAFFIC Angola, Luanda, Angola
Reporting to:   Project Manager
Work percentage:   100%
Grade:   A3
Expected start date:   01 October 2022
Type of contract:   Fixed-term (12 months)
Closing date:   20 September 2022

TRAFFIC is the leading non-governmental organisation working globally on trade in wild animals and plants in the context of 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.


Since April 2022, TRAFFIC has been implementing the INL funded ‘Countering Illegal Trafficking in Angola’ project. This project focuses primarily on capacity building and awareness raising for investigators, prosecutors and the judiciary, analysis of legal frameworks around illegal wildlife trade, and policy dialogue with high-level government stakeholders. The project is currently looking for a Project Support officer, to assist the INL AO Project Manager in the continuation of project implementation.

To assist the INL AO Project Manager to implement a comprehensive capacity building project
focussed on raising awareness and conducting training on illegal wildlife trade for officials from a wide range of agencies across the criminal justice sector in Angola This position provides both administrative and technical support to the project.


•Supporting project research, co-ordination and management;
•Assisting with technical and quality control for work, including reviewing text, budgets, and reports;
•Tracking progress in development of the design and delivery of the project;
•Drafting budgets, assisting in financial report compilation, and reviewing the financial
•performance of the project;
Liaising with the TRAFFIC Southern Africa (TSAf) Finance and Administration team on budget and contract coordination;
•Conducting field research on wildlife trade in Angola as required by the Angola Project Manager;
•Attending project meetings and events as requested;
•Convening, facilitating and reporting back on calls, meetings and workshops as required;
•Translation of workshop proceedings and other project documents;
•Coordinating with the project team on day-to-day project administration including scheduling meetings, writing minutes and preparing agendas and circulating reference material
in advance of meetings;
•Ensuring deadlines are tracked by establishing a monitoring system and alerts for the project team;
•Supporting project monitoring and evaluation;
•Creating and maintaining files for the project within the filing system at TRAFFIC (both hard and soft copies);
•Assisting the Project Manager with project support duties such as logistics and travel;
•Preparing and reviewing supporting documentation for external audits;
•Compiling, reviewing and editing of project reports and annual workplans,
•Supporting the development of communications materials relevant to the project;
•Provision of information on the project as and when required from other TRAFFIC staff;
•Any other duties relevant to the role.
  • BA Degree or higher;
• Fluent in English and Portuguese;
• Time management skills;
• Able to work as part of a team;
• Good interpersonal and professional communication skills;
• Financial awareness and ability to manage finances;
• Good analytical skills;
• Able to work under pressure.

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