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Enforcement Co-Ordination and Liaison Manager

Company WWF-SA
Reference # #Wildlife
Published 30/11/2018
Contract Type Contract
36 Months
Salary Market Related
Location Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
Introduction
WWF is the world’s largest and most respected independent conservation organisation, with over 6 million supporters and a global network active in over 100 countries. WWF's mission is to stop the degradation of the Earth's natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature, by conserving the world's biological diversity, ensuring that the use of renewable natural resources is sustainable, and promoting the reduction of pollution and wasteful consumption.

WWF South Africa is a national office that is part of the WWF network. We are a local NGO that has worked for 50 years with the aim of inspiring all South Africans to live in harmony with nature, for the benefit of our country and the wellbeing of all our people. WWFs work is for nature, for you.

Our work is challenging and exciting and we love what we do. To join our team you need to be brilliant at what you do, passionate, results-orientated and have a positive attitude.
Job Functions Compliance & Regulatory Affairs,Investigation & Compliance
Industries Ngo / Non-Profit
Specification
(Three year contract position based with Department of Environmental Affairs in Pretoria)

Khetha Program:

The Khetha Program is a five year co-operative agreement between WWF SA and USAID. The overall goal of the project is to halt wildlife trafficking impacts on flagship species in key populations of the GLTFCA landscape in South Africa and Mozambique.

The Khetha Program will co-ordinate a consortium of partners in creating enhanced regional coordination around shared resources based on effective implementation of community based natural resource management policies, improved law enforcement and interagency co-operation. Activities will focus on enhanced community-based approaches to address illegal wildlife trade and providing support to law enforcement and will be implemented through a range of civil society and government partnerships through the support of USAID.

Background:

Reporting to the Chief Directorate: Enforcement within the Branch: Legal, Authorisation, Compliance and Enforcement at the Department of Environmental Affairs, the new position of Enforcement Co-ordination and Liaison Manager will support the effective national, regional and international collaboration in relation to wildlife trafficking and undertake the liaison and co-ordination required to implement strategies and policies aimed at addressing wildlife trafficking.
The position will preferably be based with the Department of Environmental Affairs in Pretoria and will require ability to undertake national and regional travel as necessary.

Responsibilities:

•Support in co-ordinating the implementation of national and regional strategies and agreements focused on combatting wildlife crime
•Support and co-ordinate the implementation of the Rhino Lab initiatives
•Engage with NGOs and support projects focused on combating illegal wildlife trade and strengthening anti-poaching capabilities
•Monitor and evaluate the implementation and impact of various strategies
•Support to strategic projects within the Chief Directorate
•Assist in the implementation and reporting of all the relevant strategies / agreements relating to the combatting of wildlife crime that impacts on SA, national, regionally (eg SADC Law Enforcement and Anti-Poaching Strategy as well as the AU Strategy on Combatting Illegal Wildlife Trade) and internationally
•Ensure alignment of the implementation of these strategies / agreements and understand the role played by DEA and develop tools / mechanisms to report on and track implementation
•Liaise with the APUs in the provinces and support and guide the implementation of relevant Rhino Lab initiatives in the different reserves
•Co-ordinate meetings including all administrative tasks relating to the Rhino Anti-Poaching (RAP) Committee of Working Group 4
•Meet reporting requirements for MINTECH Working Group 4 as well as the monitoring requirements for the Rhino Lab
•Liaise with other role players and provide guidance and planning on implementation and identify key projects being undertaken
•Liaise with relevant NGO’s and co-ordinate and guide project proposals and government priorities
•Co-ordinate relevant meetings and act as liaison in relation to identified projects
•Support the monitoring and evaluation of specific aspects of the strategies that are being implemented
•Support capacity building and skills transfer in this area of work, within the institution and throughout the sector
•Work closely with role players to identify needs in relation to monitoring and evaluation
Requirements
Requirements:

•3 years Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
•Experience in and understanding of wildlife crime and enforcement; understanding of strategic aspects and implementation of strategies.
•Understanding of anti-poaching and initiatives related thereto
•Ability to identify and understand issues, problems and opportunities; taking action that is consistent with available facts, constraints and probable consequences.
•Ability to operate at a strategic level and engage and liaise at both a tactical and strategic level with stakeholders
•Ability to clearly convey information and ideas to individuals or groups in a manner that helps them understand and retain the message.
•Understanding and experience in monitoring and evaluation of implementation of projects and initiatives
•Ability to work long hours individually and in teams.
•Good inter-personal relations, including ability to work with difficult persons and to resolve conflict.
•Ability to work under extreme pressure.
•Sense of responsibility and loyalty.
•Initiative and creativity.
•Excellent communication and reporting skills.
•Valid driver’s licence.
•Security vetting and clearance required at the relevant level.

Further Information:

To apply please click here fill out the application form, and provide a detailed CV and covering letter fully motivating a) why you think this position is important to South Africa and b) Why you should be appointed, together with the names, current e-mail addresses and telephone numbers of three relevant references. Applications close on the 11th January 2019.

Applications sent via email will not be considered.

WWF seeks to promote diversity among its staff. Candidates who have not received a response within three weeks of the closing date are kindly requested to assume that their application has not been successful in this instance. WWF-SA reserves the right not to fill this position.
Job Closing Date 11/01/2019
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