Demand Reduction Project Manager

TITLE: Demand Reduction Project Manager 
 
LOCATION: Beijing, China
 
REPORTS TO: Head 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
1. Under the supervision of the Head of TRAFFIC China, the Project Manager works closely with  the  demand reduction and flagship species teams in the TRAFFIC network, and leads all aspects of demand reduction projects in China.
2. As the project manager of TRAFFIC China, he/she works closely with all members of the Enforcement Assistance Team, Timber/MAPs Team and Communication Team, in conjunction with Chinese partners, to achieve the projects’ objectives on time, within budget and to the desired quality and performance levels.
3. Communicate with project partners, including the government organizations, companies and industry sectors,  institutes/universities and other NGOs, and act as the key contact person on appropriate issues during the project implementation. 
 
II. Major Responsibilities
Under the direction of the Head of TRAFFIC China, the Project Manager is responsible for leading and supervising all relevant demand reduction work, including the coordination, planning, design, development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of all projects in collaboration with partners and ensuring the timely delivery and technical quality of projects. ;
Working closely with TRAFFIC Global Office to support the Project Team to develop and implement work plans and revise them as appropriate to meet changing circumstances and needs and requirements from donors;
Facilitating development of a suite of behaviour change strategic approaches, roadmaps and action plans in China, and to ensure these benefit from the latest research and fresh perspectives, and are as efficient and effective as possible;
Conducting active outreach to identify and select new partners, vendors, and expert consultants; 
Under the direction of the Head of TRAFFIC China, preparing the projects’ technical reports, as outlined in project contracts;
Supporting project audits by working with the projects’ F&A teams;
Communicate regularly with key stakeholders and share project outcomes / achievementsinternally and externally, including reports/ exchange visits/ workshops;
Other duties as requested by the Head of TRAFFIC China.
 
III. Working Relationships: 
1. Internal
Reporting to the Head of TRAFFIC China, liaising with TRAFFIC Demand Reduction/Behaviour Change Lead and Specialist, TRAFFIC Enforcement Lead and TRAFFIC Timber Lead, and other relevant colleagues in different TRAFFIC offices.
TRAFFIC networks: Liaise and contact with TRAFFIC International 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, Forest Police, 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:
 
1. A university degree and/or  experience related to communications, if possible including demand reduction/behaviour change, which can be in a field beyond nature conservation: e.g. including consumer spending preferences, luxury product consumption, sustainable lifestyles, criminology, health and wellbeing, ‘good’ public conduct, road safety, anti-litter, drink driving, anti-gangs, drugs, etc.;
2. Experience with international Non-Governmental Organizations, Inter-Governmental Organizations or Transnational Corporations;
3. At least five years of relevant working experience; 
4. This dynamic position requires a pro-active person with a passion for conservation issues and the ability to stimulate and motivate colleagues; 
5. Demonstrated experiences in coordinating and supporting colleagues from different countries; 
6. Experiences in working with government agencies and industries would be an advantage; 
7. Strong, extensive and proven strategic thinking and project management experience (incl. with international donors and partners); 
8. Solid experiences in reporting to international donors (incl. international donors); 
9. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively as a part of a multi-regional team; 
10. Self-starter, who can quickly and efficiently take up complex responsibilities;
11. Self-directed lateral thinker, who can bridge the conceptual gaps between evidence and efficacy between different fields of behaviour change, and adapting lessons and case studies to the focal topic of wildlife products purchasing, and consumption/use;
12. Strong networking skills and ability to work in different cultural contexts; 
13. Bilingual: fluent Chinese (Mandarin) and English skills with demonstrated working experiences; 
14. Strong writer and communicator: with the ability to write clear, engaging, compelling prose in English critical, in other languages desirable;
15. Familiarity with standard word processing, spreadsheet, presentation and data base software, and with electronic communication technology; 
16. Ability to multi-task, work under pressure and under deadlines; 
17. Willingness to travel; 
18. 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.