Counter Wildlife Crime Advisor NGO Job Placements – Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)

Job Title: Counter Wildlife Crime Advisor

Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)

Duty Station:

Reports to: Country

About US:

Conservation Society (WCS), with funding support from the United States Agency
for International Development (USAID), is implementing the USAID/Uganda
Combating Wildlife Crime (CWC) Activity (“Activity”) in partner¬ship with the
African Wildlife Foundation (AWF), Natural Resources Conserva¬tion Network
(NRCN) and Royal United Services Institute (RUSI). The goal of this activity is
to reduce wildlife crime in Uganda.

Job Summary:  The Counter Wildlife Crime Advisor will serve
as the principal advisor to the CoP on matters relating to best practices in
combating wildlife crime, transnational illegal wildlife trade networks and
biodiversity conservation, including ensuring that the activities are in line
with USAID’s biodiversity policy.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

·       Ensure that the USAID Uganda CWC Activity
achieves the most positive impact on reducing wildlife crime in Uganda.

·       Provide technical support to WCS and its
partners in implementing the CWC Activity, helping to them to build strategic
alliances with regional and interna-tional security and law enforcement bodies
and develop systems for intelligence information sharing.

·       Align the Activity’s support to CWC with the
National Strategy to Combat Poaching, Illegal Trade and Trafficking of Wildlife
and Wildlife Products, USAID biodiversity policy and other relevant policies
and strategies.

·       Provide strategic guidance for capacity
building to government counterparts in core CWC competencies and implement
capacity building activities targeting UWA and the National Wildlife Crime
Coordination Task Force (NWCCTF).

·       Advice the CoP on key strategic regional,
governmental and inter-governmental partnerships and networks to develop
including building relations with key players.

·       Monitor CWC/IWT developments, trends and
protocols at international level (e.g. CITES, CBD, CMS, etc.) and advice the
CoP as necessary.

·       Provide strategic and technical guidance to
WCS’s IWT/CWC program

·       Represent WCS and the Activity in national,
regional and global events and meetings, particularly those directly related to
trade and wildlife crime.

·       Supervise short-term technical consultants to
offer technical capacity building to government in areas that may require
specialized skills and knowledge (e.g. intelligence, investigations and

·       Ensure that cross-cutting issues such as
environmental considerations, gender and youth considerations are addressed.

·       In collaboration with the CoP, development
and implementation of annual technical work plans and budgets, for the
Activity, ensuring USAID and WCS priorities are addressed and contract/budget
compliance is achieved.

·       Write and review a range of technical
reports, briefs and other publications for internal and external use.

·       To represent WCS at relevant meetings with
USAID and the partner govern¬ment agencies as appropriate.

·       Participate on the monitoring and evaluation
of technical aspects of the Activity.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       The ideal candidate must hold a Master’s
degree in Wildlife Crime and Forensic Investigations, environmental law,
international Wildlife Trade and Trafficking.

·       At least ten years of work experience with at
least six of these in areas related to Wildlife, Forest and Fisheries crime,
anti-trafficking or wildlife management and biodiversity conservation.

·       At least four  four years of experience in Africa, with an
in-depth understand¬ing of Uganda and East Africa.

·       At least five years of demonstrated track
record in wildlife crime investiga¬tions, intelligence gathering, analysis and

·       Experience with developing and conducting
capacity building trainings, mentorship and couching.

·       Demonstrated experience of working with
security and law enforcement institutions of government, inter-agency
cooperation, and private sector companies involved with combating illegal trade
in wildlife.

·       Previous involvement in the implementation of
USAID projects/activities is an asset

·       English language proficiency required,
competency in other languages used in East Africa is preferred.

·       Ability to communicate effectively with
others, both orally and in writing, with experience in writing technical
reports, and delivering high-level presenta¬tions.

·       Solution-oriented, self-driven and ability to
work with minimum supervision.

·       Good inter-personal skills and proven ability
to work with teams of varied professional and cultural backgrounds.

How to Apply:

All Interested
individuals must submit their CV, cover letter and three (3) reference,
referencing the position in the subject line to and copy to

Deadline: 31st May 2020 at 11:59 pm

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