Programme Officer

TITLE: Programme Officer 
LOCATION: Beijing, China
REPORTS TO: Programme Manager of TRAFFIC China 
 
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.  TRAFFIC works in strategic alliance with IUCN and WWF on wildlife trade issues.  
 
I. Major Functions
Implement projects related to timber and other sustainable wildlife trade in TRAFFIC China under the supervision of Programme Manager; 
Provide technical inputs and updated information about related concepts, researches, reports by monitoring, survey, analysis and other technologies for timber and other sustainable wildlife trade in China and globally;
Communicate and liaison with partners including organizations, companies, institutions, the government and other NGOs as needed. 
 
II. Major Responsibilities
Conduct study on timber and other sustainable wildlife trade in China and globally including supply chain, policy, market, etc.;
Develop reports on timber and other sustainable wildlife trade for project implementation and organizational technical needs.
Support in developing/localizing training materials for China Customs and relevant agencies and industries;  
Organize trainings and events on timber and other sustainable wildlife trade for government agencies, timber/other sustainable traders and other stakeholders;
Regularly communicate with key partners including Chinese traders, industry associations, governmental agencies, academics and communities, as well as coordinate with contractors to deliver the tasks;
Support project manager in project reporting and other technical and administrative work; 
Other tasks assigned by Line Manager.
 
III. Working Relationships: 
1. Internal
Reporting to Programme Manager of TRAFFIC China, liaising with other TRAFFIC Teams, including Demand Reduction/Behaviour Change and Supply Reduction, and other relevant colleagues in different TRAFFIC offices.
Liaise and contact with Leads of TRAFFIC International’s Green Stream and relevant network offices related to the project to provide inputs and seek support when required.
 
2. External
Interacts with the project partners, relevant government agencies involved in management of wildlife conservation (such as NFGA, CITES MA and Customs, etc.), private enterprises, industry associations, academic institutions/universities, the media, other NGOs and IGOs when appropriate to deliver the agreed outputs of the project activities.
 
REQUIREMENTS:
 
The following skills/attributes and experience will be key to these roles:
 
At least Master’s degree in related fields, e.g. forestry, environment and ecology, or international trade;
This dynamic position requires a pro-active person with a passion for conservation issues and the ability to stimulate and motivate colleagues; 
Knowledge related forest sector is preferred;
Demonstrated experiences in coordinating and supporting colleagues from different countries; 
Experiences in working with government agencies and industries would be an advantage; 
Strong, extensive and proven strategic thinking and project management experience (incl. with international donors and partners); 
Solid experiences in reporting to international donors (incl. international donors); 
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively as a part of a multi-regional team; 
Self-starter, who can quickly and efficiently take up complex responsibilities;
Bilingual: fluent Chinese (Mandarin) and English skills with demonstrated working experiences; 
Strong writer and communicator: with the ability to write clear, engaging, compelling prose in English critical, in other languages desirable;
Familiarity with standard word processing, spreadsheet, presentation and data base software, and with electronic communication technology; 
Ability to multi-task, work under pressure and under deadlines; 
Willingness to travel; 
The candidate must be a Chinese national.    
 
 
CONTACT:  Please send your resume and a cover letter (in both Chinese and English) to: traffic.china@traffic.org, by 31 January 2020. Please indicate the applying position in title, salary expectation in Email and send them in attachment.