Senior Manager

TITLE: Senior Manager 
 
LOCATION: Beijing, China
 
REPORTS TO: Director 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.  In China, TRAFFIC was registered as an independent international non-government organization in Beijing in December 2019, and works closely with government authorities, private sector, institutes/universities and other NGOs to reduce illegal wildlife trade and improve management of legal and sustainable wildlife trade. 
 
TRAFFIC works in partnership with IUCN and WWF on wildlife trade issues, as well as a range of government, private sector and other NGO partners.  
 
I. Major Functions
 
Under the supervision of the TRAFFIC China Programme Office Director, the Senior Manager works closely with TRAFFIC team working globally on illegal wildlife trade (the ‘Red workstream’) and coordinates the planning and implementation of Red workstream projects in China.
Provides support to the TRAFFIC China Programme Director to coordinate with TRAFFIC GLO’s Operations Team and manage the office’s daily operation, and ensure liaison with International Cooperation Center of NFGA and Beijing Public Security Bureau. 
Communicates with project partners, including government organizations, industry partners, institutes/universities and other NGOs, and acts as the key contact person for relevant project implementation. 
Ensures and maintains good working relationships with WWF, IUCN, governmental and inter-governmental agencies, major donors and relevant NGOs.
 
II. Major Responsibilities
 
Collaborate closely with TRAFFIC’s senior staff around the world to ensure that TRAFFIC’s IWT activities in China are in line with TRAFFIC’s programme, and to maximise conservation impact. 
Supports the Director of TRAFFIC China Programme to monitor project progress and performance and ensure the timely delivery and technical quality of project results.
Supports to develop China’s work plans for the Red workstream and revise them as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements.
Support to manage the implementation of research on issues related to Red Stream, particularly wildlife cybercrime;
Conducts active outreach for new partners, vendors, and expert consultants.
Prepares agendas and background documents for project’s workshops and meetings, organizes events, workshops and making publications in collaboration with TRAFFIC China’s Communication Officer.
Under supervision of the Director of TRAFFIC China Programme, prepares the project’s technical reports, as outlined in project contracts.
Supports project audits by working with the projects’ F&A teams
Communicates regularly with key stakeholders and shares project outcome / achievement internally and externally, including report / exchange visit / workshop.
Supports the Director of TRAFFIC China Programme to manage and supervise staff and consultants, handling personnel issues including performance promptly and proactively supporting staff development.
Supports the Director of the TRAFFIC China Programme to ensure effective budgeting, administration and accounting of funds, as well as the accurate and timely reporting of consolidated and project-related financial statements and accounts.
    o Supports management of the working relationship with FESCO to ensure salary and benefits of staff and consultants are paid on time.
    o Keeps close contact with Legal consultant to ensure all activities of TRAFFIC China are legal.
Conducts any other duties related to the organization and operation of TRAFFIC in China and the TRAFFIC network, as identified by the China Programme Office Director and the Asia-Pacific Senior Director.
 
III. Working Relationships: 
 
1. Internal
Reports to the Director of TRAFFIC China Programme Office, liaising with other TRAFFIC offices globally, as well as ensures links to thematic areas of Red and Green workstreams, and co-ordinating with other relevant colleagues in different TRAFFIC offices.
Liaise and contact with Leads of TRAFFIC International’s Red Stream and relevant offices and teams related to the project portfolio 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 in China, 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.
Liaise and contact with Beijing Public Security Bureau related to TRAFFIC’s operation in China.
 
REQUIREMENTS:
 
The following skills/attributes and experience will be key to these roles:
 
This senior position requires a dynamic pro-active person with a passion for wildlife trade issues and the ability to stimulate and motivate colleagues to achieve conservation results; 
At least Master’s degree in related fields, e.g. conservation, biology, environment and ecology, social science, or international trade;
At least 8 years of relevant working experience;
Knowledge related to IWT is preferred;
Demonstrated experience in an inter-cultural environment, and 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); 
Strong management skills in programme planning, project development and the delivery of time-bound and quality assured project outputs
Solid experiences in reporting to project 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 clearly in English and Chinese;
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; 
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 15 April 2020. Please indicate the applying position in title, salary expectation in Email and send them in attachment.