Policy and Partnerships Coordinator - 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 actively monitor and investigate wildlife trade and provide information to diverse audiences worldwide as a basis for effective conservation policies and programmes. 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, organised into six regional programmes.
The mission is to engender political will, policy commitments and outcomes at key international and regional fora that lead to the development and effective implementation of actions promoting sustainable and legal wildlife trade and reduction of unsustainable and illegal trade and related crime in Africa

This position will be responsible for supporting and developing policy and guidance on wildlife trade in Africa as it relates to implementation of international policy initiatives such as the African Union (AU)-led Common African Strategy on Combating Illegal Exploitation and Illegal Trade in Wild Fauna and Flora in Africa the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) Johannesburg Roadmap and other priority initiatives .

Specific Duties

• Provide Lead support to the AU Commission (AUC) and AU Member State governments with implementation guidance and advise on policy coherence as related to the Common African Strategy
• Support African governments with implementation guidance as related to the FOCAC Johannesburg Roadmap – in conjunction with the TRAFFIC teams in China, Africa and TRAFFIC International
• Support policy coherence and synergies between the above international initiatives and the strategies that have been developed by various regional bodies in Africa, such as under ECCAS/COMIFAC, SADC, EAC, etc
• Liaise with the AU, UNEP, UNDP, FAO, African Development Bank, ICCWC members and other international organisations working on issues related to wildlife trade in Africa
• Support African governments with implementation guidance and advise on policy coherence as related to CITES commitments as well as the trade-related elements of other MEAs (CBD, CMS, etc.)
• Support the building of capacity in wildlife trade-related policy and advocacy in Africa, including internally for TRAFFIC staff
• Support TRAFFIC’s fundraising efforts to sustain its policy and advocacy work
• On the basis of the above, and in collaboration with the TRAFFIC’s Director of Policy, identify and develop strong linkages and mutual support between related policy work in Africa and policy work conducted by the global TRAFFIC network.
• Other duties as required by the TRAFFIC Senior Programme Director, Africa and Europe

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).

Other job opportunities are published in the IUCN website: http://www.iucn.org/involved/jobs/

About IUCN

IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, helps the world find pragmatic solutions to our most pressing environment and development challenges.

IUCN works on biodiversity, energy, human livelihoods and greening the world economy by supporting scientific research, managing field projects all over the world, and bringing governments, NGOs, the UN and companies together to develop policy, laws and best practice.
IUCN is the world’s oldest and largest global environmental organization, with more than 1,200 government and NGO members and almost 11,000 volunteer experts in some 160 countries. IUCN’s work is supported by over 1,000 staff in 45 offices and hundreds of partners in public, NGO and private sectors around the world.

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
  • Organization: IUCN - International Union for Conservation of Nature
  • Location: Nairobi
  • Grade: P-2, International Professional
  • Occupational Groups:
    • External Relations
  • Closing Date: 2016-10-02

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