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Data and Research Officer

Vacancy #:   6240
Unit:   TRAFFIC Vietnam
Organisation:   TRAFFIC International (TRAFFIC)
Location:   TRAFFIC Vietnam, Hanoi, Viet Nam
Reporting to:   Programme Office Director- Vietnam
Work percentage:   100%
Grade:   A2
Expected start date:   01 February 2023
Type of contract:   Fixed-term (12 months with possibility of renewal)
Closing date:   29 January 2023
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.

TRAFFIC in Viet Nam works closely with consumer groups, CSOs, and the government, providing critical information on the impacts of trade, motivating efforts to increase the ecological sustainability of trade in wild species, and helping to improve enforcement of international wildlife trade controls.

The Survey Officer will be responsible for activities related to physical and online market, including conceptualizing, designing, developing methodology, analysing data, reporting, and follow-up actions. This position will work closely with Programme Officers and Project Officers of related projects and will report to Senior Programme Officers/ Office Director.


• Design, plan and carry out physical and online market surveys to acquire information about illegal wildlife trade;
• Develop plans/protocols, budgets, and questions for surveys;
• Collect and report survey data in an organized manner;
• Regularly report on progress of surveys to Senior Programme Officers, and Office Director;
• Prepare Back to Office reports following field work and surveys;
• Collaborate closely with Programme Officers and Project Officers of related projects and activities;
• Undertake analysis of survey data;
• Draft and contribute to technical reports of survey data;
• Undertake other tasks relevant to surveys;
  • Native Vietnamese speaker with fluency in verbal and written English;
• Familiarity with and an interest in conducting surveys;
• Ability to identify wildlife from parts and products;
• Ability to analyse large data sets;
• Experience with the collection and collation of data and developing survey methodologies;
• An eye for detail and a keen interest and ability to recognize and uncover connections between data are a must;
• Problem solver with critical thinking skills;
• Well-organized with time management skills;
• Adept at Excel;
• 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
• Independent thinker that shows initiative in developing innovative approaches

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