Project Officer, Illegal Wildlife Trade NGO Jobs – World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)

Job Title:   Project Officer, Illegal Wildlife Trade

Organisation: World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)

Duty Station:  Kampala/ Kabale (IGCP Office) with frequent travel to Rwanda and Goma (DRC)

Reports to: Greater Virunga Landscape (GVL) Coordinator


About US:

The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is one of the largest independent conservation organizations in the world. We are an international NGO committed to environmental protection active in almost 100 countries. WWF has a growing conservation Programme in the Republic of Uganda. WWF Uganda Country Office (WWF UCO) works with central and local government agencies, private sector, civil society organizations (CSOs) and the local communities to implement its various conservation programmes on Energy and Climate, Forestry and Wildlife, and Freshwater in Uganda.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and undertake research on wildlife trade in the GVL, carry out surveys and market studies to estimate the scale and impact of wildlife trade
  • Undertake training on information management to enable systematic input of data, and its analysis;
  • Convene, facilitate and/or chair meetings and workshops, and consolidate relationships with project partners and collaborators;
  • In collaboration with other relevant project partners, develop training programs for key stakeholder groups including PA authorities, immigration, prosecution and investigation departments in partners states;
  • Work with GVTC and other project partners to develop a regional IWT task force and convene its meetings as may be required from time to time;
  • Consult with government agencies and relevant organizations to identify wildlife trafficking information gaps;
  • Prepare timely information and reports for dissemination to key actors in IWT in the region, and undertake follow up actions as may be needed;
  • Support communication team in organizing events to raise awareness, compile reports, briefing papers and other communications on illegal wildlife trade;
  • Work with project partners specifically GVTC, Protected Area Authorities and TRAFFIC on data collection and management protocols in order to effectively track IWT in the region;
  • Prepare project technical reports for submission, ensuring that reports of partners are consolidated for submission to the donor;
  • Support GVTC teams on the set-up and management of database on wildlife trade to monitor and report wildlife trade incidences along main trading routes and markets;
  • Support other in-country teams in developing effective awareness and livelihoods programme to dismantle the supply chain of wildlife trade in the GVL;
  • Any other duties as may be assigned.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • A university Bachelor’s degree in any conservation related field. Additional post graduate qualification will be an added advantage;
  • Five years’ experience in designing and/or implementing conservation projects preferably with components on illegal wildlife trade/ combatting wildlife crimes, protected area management;
  • Experience in doing market analyses and surveys;
  • Strong research and analytical background including research in the field;
  • Fluency and excellent writing skills in English; Working knowledge and proficiency in French/ Swahili will be beneficial;
  • Familiarity with major trends in research methodologies, conservation policy and research, issues relevant to the trade in terrestrial wildlife between Africa, Asia and other Markets;
  • Ability to communicate publicly (written and oral) and with a wide range of audiences, particularly the local communities;
  • Ability to convey the work of WWF with confidence and credibility;
  • Good team player with the ability to also work well under own initiatives;
  • Ability to prioritize and manage time effectively;
  • Familiarity of the Greater Virunga Landscape (GVL).


How to Apply:

Email an application cover letter, Curriculum Vitae and contact details of three (3) referees plus copies of academic qualifications (sent as one PDF document) clearly indicating “the job title” in the subject line to: Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.


Please kindly note that due to the large volumes of applications only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. WWF is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to having a diverse workforce


Deadline: 27th May 2024


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Date Posted 2024-05-21T15:08
Valid Through 2024-05-28T00:00
Employment Type FULL_TIME
Hiring Organization World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)
Job Location Kampala, Kampala, Kampala , 0256, Uganda

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