Vacancy #: 5824
Unit: TRAFFIC Europe
Organisation: TRAFFIC International (TRAFFIC)
Location: TRAFFIC - Europe (Brussels), Brussels, Belgium
Reporting to: Programme Office Director- Europe
Work percentage: 100%
Expected start date: 01 February 2022
Type of contract: Indefinite
Closing date: 12 December 2021
TRAFFIC is the leading non-governmental organization working globally on trade in wild animals and plants in the context of both biodiversity conservation and sustainable development.
TRAFFIC International is a charity and limited company registered in the UK. TRAFFIC’s head office, based in Cambridge UK, provides worldwide leadership, coordination, cross-regional and corporate functions. TRAFFIC’s local engagement is managed through programme offices operating under the auspices of the UK charity, with staff based in a hub office and at other strategic locations where necessary. Programme offices operate within a geographic area of responsibility focused on one or multiple countries where TRAFFIC aims to help deliver priority programme outcomes.
The mission is to engender political will, policy and related financial and technical commitments at key European fora – particularly those of the European Union (EU) and its Member States - that will support the effective implementation of commitments made by African Union Member States promoting sustainable and legal wildlife trade and reduction of unsustainable and illegal trade and related crime in Africa - with an emphasis on Central Africa and its Congo Basin.
This position will be responsible for supporting the understanding and political will-building of European/EU audiences on specific African wildlife trade-related strategies and commitments. It will also be responsible to provide guidance towards implementing these strategies and commitments as well as sharing experienced obstacles, hindrances and obstructions – and means how to overcome those issues.
This position will further be responsible for supporting guidance on wildlife trade in Europe – particularly in the EU and its Member States as it relates to the effective implementation of EU policy initiatives such as the EU Biodiversity Strategy 2030 and related EU Action Plan against Wildlife Trafficking and other priority initiatives/policies in Africa - with an emphasis on Central Africa and its Congo Basin.
The mission is twofold:
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