Program Officer, TRAFFIC

Job Description



TITLE: Program Officer, TRAFFIC
LOCATION: Beijing
DURATION: 2 years full-time (with possibility of extension depending on performance and funding availability) 
REPORTS TO: Program Manager, TRAFFIC


TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network, is a strategic alliance of WWF and IUCN, and works to ensure that trade in wild animals and plants is not a threat to the conservation of nature. TRAFFIC is an international non-government organization, working in China under the umbrella of WWF’s China Programme Office.


To address the issue of illegal wildlife trade, and the threats posed to high-profile ‘flagship’ species e.g. elephants, tigers and rhinos, TRAFFIC is working with WWF and partners to reduce consumer demand for illegal wildlife products through enacting of a suite of approaches to stimulate behavioural change.


This work has a strong element of communications and public outreach, including working with partners, to deliver several events and outputs of current projects.


CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES:
Under the supervision of the Project Manager, plays a leading role in communicating results, preparing outreach activities, identifying partners as well as designing and implementing major event activities to be undertaken by TRAFFIC within the framework of projects linked to behaviour change (BC) towards consumer demand reduction for endangered species products.
Together with the DR Project Manager creatively and strategically develops the BC work in China further in an innovative manner. 
Coordinates the development, production and circulation of demand/consumption reduction communication materials in China.
Cooperates and collaborates with TRAFFIC’s China Programme Communicator, TRAFFIC’s Global Communication Coordinator and TRAFFIC’s Global Behaviour Change Coordinator to deliver materials and events and to communicate results, ensuring co-ordination with WWF in China and globally, where relevant.


SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:
Proactively identifying and realising opportunities and partnerships to share information relevant to demand reduction issues in China, in order to raise broad awareness around these and help to engage stakeholders and potential demand reduction experts; using online, print and visual media.
Supporting the production of progress reports and other internal resources, to help build capacity and strengthen skills around demand reduction approaches within TRAFFIC and WWF Networks.
Identifying consumer behaviours and profiles by using the best available research, including commissioning research and investigating advanced survey methodologies.
Working closely with TRAFFIC’s China Programme Communicator, TRAFFIC’s Global Behaviour Change Coordinator and TRAFFIC’s Global Communication coordinator to develop and deliver targeted messages via different social media platforms.
Liaising and keeping contact with project partners and other stakeholders to ensure effective progress of related project activities
Conducting any other duties related to the organization and operation of TRAFFIC East Asia and the TRAFFIC Network as identified by the Head of TRAFFIC’s China Programme and the Regional Director East Asia. 


REQUIREMENTS: 
Masters Degree or equivalent experience in any of the following: social science, behavioural economics, psychology, sociology, media, marketing, communications, public relationships or related fields;
•At least two years of relevant working experience and proven project management skills;
Knowledge of conservation and issues related to changing consumer behavior and/or wildlife trade, including governance in China, will be an asset;
Understanding of social marketing, social science research, campaigning techniques, strategies, target audience analysis and impact;
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and ability to communicate complex issues in a clear manner to a wide variety of audiences across diverse channels;
Strong interpersonal and partnership development skills, and the ability to develop relationships and networks with a wide range of audiences and stakeholders;
Good skills in report writing in both Chinese and English;
Work effectively with teams from different backgrounds, cultures and nationalities.


CONTACT:  
Please send your resume and a cover letter (in both Chinese and English) to: hr@wwfchina.org. 
Please indicate the applying position in title, salary expectation in Email and send them in attachment.