Project Support Officer – East Africa
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 are now looking to expand our Project support team based in TRAFFIC’S East Africa Office in Tanzania.
TRAFFIC is a strategic alliance of World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and is an international network, active on five continents.
TRAFFIC implements a diverse portfolio of work funded by a variety of donors in the government and private sector. This position provides support to the management of projects to ensure that project implementing teams operate effectively, on time and according to donor requirements. The Project Support Officer will work closely with East Africa’s Project Managers and administrators and wider project implementation staff.
Provides technical support on a range of East Africa’s projects from the trade in timber, bushmeat and species such as birds, reptiles and fish;
Works with Project leads to ensure the timely preparation and submission of project reports, and any other documents required by donors, including review and quality control elements;
Supports on proposal development and proposal submissions;
Supports as needed with project administration including scheduling meeting, writing minutes and agendas and circulating reference material for preparation of meetings;
Attends training on technical matters as well as Donor requirements, including keeping up to date on Donor rules and regulations; and,
Supports the East Africa Team as needed to ensure projects have a lasting impact.
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES
Be educated to a university degree level in a relevant science discipline (i.e. biology/zoology/ecology, environmental studies, wildlife management).
Minimum 2 years of experience working on wildlife conservation.
A willingness and ability to travel frequently and widely within the region and to work under pressure.
Experience in in project planning and implementation.
Fluency in spoken and written English and Kiswahili is essential.
Familiarity with standard word processing, spreadsheet, presentation (ppt), and data base software, and with electronic communication technology.
Be eligible to work in Tanzania.
HOW TO APPLY
Additional information. Applications must include a Cover Letter and complete CV with full contact details of three referees and should be addressed to TRAFFIC East Africa Support Manager through firstname.lastname@example.org by February 14th by 11:59 pm. Indicate the name of the position on the subject line of your email.
We thank everyone for their interest in this position but only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
The interviews will take place virtually.