Field Officer- TRAFFIC India | WWF India

Field Officer- TRAFFIC India

WWF-India, one of the largest conservation organizations, engaged in wildlife and nature conservation in the country, invites applications for six positions of Field Officer under its TRAFFIC India Division, from candidates with an inherent sensitivity towards the conservation of nature and environment.

TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade-monitoring network, works to ensure that trade in wild animals and plants is not a threat to the conservation of nature. It actively monitors and investigates wildlife trade and provides information to diverse audiences worldwide as a basis for effective conservation policies and programs. In India, TRAFFIC a wildlife trade-monitoring network, operates as a division of WWF India.

About the Project
SECURE Himalaya (Securing livelihoods, conservation, sustainable use and restoration of high range Himalayan ecosystem) a project being implemented by the MoEFCC, UNDP-GEF through the State Forest Department. The overall project aims to support the State and Central Government to effectively promote sustainable land and forest management in alpine pastures and forest in high range Indian Himalayan ecosystem that secure sustainable livelihoods and ensures conservation of globally significant biodiversity and threatened species. This is being implemented through an integrated approach with focus on various sectors and partners.

The project is being implemented in three states Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Sikkim within the project site of the SECURE Himalayas and we are interested in recruiting staff for each state.
Locations: i.Himachal Pradesh
 ii. Uttarakhand
No of Positions: 6 (2 at each location)
Job Description
The Field Officer (FO) will be responsible for designing methodology of wildlife crime data collection, collation of data from field offices, collation of wildlife crime information from various sources, analyses of data that will require accurate referencing, evaluation and production of informative outputs on wildlife trade dynamics. This will be in collaboration with other TRAFFIC India staff and under the overall guidance of Head TRAFFIC India. Wildlife trade dynamic reports will be produced for submission to the state enforcement agencies, WCCB, project partners, conservation practitioners including those responsible for regulation of the trade, for action and follow up. The FO will work under the regular supervision of Coordinator TRAFFIC India.

Duties & Responsibilities
  1. Undertake studies and analyses of trends on select species in trade (flora and fauna), impact on conservation of those species and socio-economics of trade.
  2. Undertake collection of wildlife crime information, in collaboration and from the Forest Department and other enforcement agencies, for a database.
  3. Conduct market level surveys for species in trade in the Project sites of the SECURE Landscape. 
  4. Prepare monthly updates on select species in trade, and flag surge in trade for species of concern, if any.
  5. Provide necessary technical backstopping and inputs for development and undertake Security Audits for Project Sites to identify gaps if any
  6. Analysis on existing frameworks being adopted by enforcement agencies to combat wildlife crime and illegal wildlife trade for the Project site.
  7. Produce GAP assessment on species in trade to determine and guide future priorities for combating illegal and unsustainable wildlife trade.
  8. Facilitate in conducting capacity building training programs for enforcement agencies of the state.
  9. Ensure that local communities are engaged and participate in the activities where required.
  10. Help Coordinator TRAFFIC India in achieving of various works committed under the project.
  11. Produce periodic and final reports with coordinator TRAFFIC India as per requirement under the project commitments and produce to Head TRAFFIC India for final sign off.
Qualifications & Experience
  1. Master’s Degree in a relevant disciple of Natural Resource Management, Wildlife Sciences, Forestry with specialisation in natural resources.
  2. A minimum of 1 year of relevant experience and publications on natural resource economics/environmental law and policy/criminology with an emphasis on trade.
  3. A minimum of 2 years of relevant analytical skills for meta-analysis, ecological simulation or economic modelling including collection and collation of data.
  4. A minimum of 2 years of field surveys expertise and designing of projects.
  5. Willing to travel within the project state.
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Submission Details:
Please submit an up-to-date CV (mentioning your full name in the resume attachment) along with a statement of purpose (500 words) stating ‘How would you contribute and specific contribution in each quarter’.  Also, pl provide the details regarding compensation received in the present assignment, expected salary, and three references in the CV.
Last Date for sending applications: 25th May, 2019

In order to ensure that your application is sorted correctly, please mention “Field Officer (location)”, in the subject line. The vacancy is open to Indian Nationals only. Applications of only the short listed candidates will be acknowledged.

WWF-India is an equal opportunities employer. Applications from qualified women are encouraged.

Remuneration will be competitive with Indian NGO pay scales and will depend upon candidate’s experience levels and the overall WWF-India salary structure. WWF-India does not provide housing, telephone or vehicle facilities.
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