Opportunities to work with TRAFFIC

Below are any current Job Opportunities, Consultant Opportunities, Volunteer Opportunities and Invitations to Tender with TRAFFIC in one of our global regions.

We also advertise our vacancies on our Facebook and Twitter pages, so keep an eye on those too!

Job Opportunities

Please note that any job opportunities which ask for applications via the IUCN Human Resources Management System will have a deadline of midnight based on Swiss times.

Database Manager

Location: Cambridge, United Kingdom

Contract: Permanent

We are now looking for someone to join our passionate team to be responsible for managing the TRAFFIC database and ensuring the ongoing collection and global collation of wildlife trade data from a variety of sources. The role will ensure compliance with UK Data Protection, data quality control and managing database configuration and upgrades as neccesary. Responsibilities also include global data standarisation and carrying out data analysis.

The candidate must have several years experience with the collection, collation and analysis of data, experience with database management, strong experience of SQL Server and awareness of UK data protection legislation.

Applicants must have the right to work in the UK to be eligible to apply. 

For further information, specifications and how to apply, please click here .

Deadline for applications: 21st January 2018

Research & Analysis Support Officer

Location: Cambridge, United Kingdom

Contract: 2 year fixed term

We are adding a new role to the team to support and carry out project implementation within TRAFFIC. The role will be collating and analysing wildlife use and trade data as well as researching agenda items in preparation for CITES committees. The role will also be involved in assisting with fundraising and assisting with the final production and distribution of outputs.

The candidate must have professional experience working in conservation and have strong proven skills in research and analysis. In particular knowledge of CBD, CITES and the IUCN Red List is required for the role.

Applicants must have the right to work in the UK to be eligible to apply. 

For further information, specifications and how to apply, please click here .

Deadline for applications: 14th January 2018

Consultancy Opportunities

Project Officer, Training & Capacity Building

Location: Kuala Lumpur

Contract: 10 month contract

We are now looking for a consultant to provide assistance supporting the ROUTES partnership to improve the ability of transportation personnel to assist law enforcement to combat wildlife trafficking. This will be achieved through close collaboration with TRAFFIC staff, providing training materials, arranging training courses and liaising with relevant companies, government agencies and organisations.

The candidate must have experience working in the conservation sector, excellent written and spoken English, strong presentation skills and good interpersonal skills 

Applicants must have right to work in Malaysia to be eligible to apply. Previous applicants need not apply.

If you are interested in applying for this consultancy position (additional information can be found here) , please submit a cover email outlining your suitability for the position and your CV to claire.beastall@traffic.org

Deadline for applications: 10 th January 2018

Volunteer Opportunities


Data Entry

Location: Cambridge, United Kingdom

Contract: 3 months (unpaid)


We are looking for a volunteer who can assist us with the important role of data entry to ensure we have a database with accurate and up to date information for analysis. The data will be from a variety of sources focussed on several different types of wildlife trade data.

The position can be flexible in terms of days worked, but we are looking for someone to volunteer between 3-5 days a week (Monday to Friday).

You must be eligible to live and work in the UK and be able to come to our offices in Cambridge to complete the work. You will be given full training on our systems.

You must have an interest in conservation, strong attention to detail and experience with data entry.

If you are interested in applying for this volunteer position, please submit a cover email outlining your suitability for the position and your CV to caroline.knightley@traffic.org

Deadline for applications: 10th January 2018

Tender Opportunities

We have no opportunities at present

Social & Behaviour Change Communication Specialist

Location: Hanoi,  Vietnam

Contract: Fixed Term contract (1 year, but possibility of extension)

This interesting opportunity is part of an important partnership with Tetra Tech working on a five year USAID project helping to Combat Wildlife Trafficking (CWT) in Vietnam. TRAFFIC will implement a practical and effective approach to significantly reducing the demand for wildlife product consumption and work with Tetra Tech and WCS to strengthen Vietnam’s systems and capacities to deter those involved in the wildlife trade.

We are looking for an individual who can become an important part of this team and can advise on the development and implementation of a comprehensive strategy to strengthen and sustain efforts to reduce consumer demand for targeted illegal wildlife products with an initial focus on rhino horn, elephant ivory, and pangolin products.

It is essential that the role holder has experience in designing, implementing and leading social and behaviour change campaigns, including experience with social marketing and change communication. Proven experience with polling and consumer surveying techniques is needed along with strong people management skills and communication skills in particular in the Vietnam context.

For further information and how to apply: https://hrms.iucn.org/iresy/index.cfm?event=vac.show&vacId=1593

Deadline for applications: 6 th August 2017


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