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Analyst Biodiversity Enforcement

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 Analysis,Analytics
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 Analyst Biodiversity Enforcement will ensure that identified wildlife trafficking incidents receive special attention in the country and analyse information in order to guide investigations and formulate and execute enforcement related policies, strategies and plans.
The position will be based with the Department of Environmental Affairs in Pretoria and will require ability to undertake national and regional travel as necessary.

Responsibilities:

•Ensure evaluation and enrichment of information received to determine the real threat posed by wildlife crime.
•Supply investigators with enriched products profile/analysis products/charts to identify the perpetrators and priority areas.
•Disseminate information pertaining to current crime trends to operational units for utilizing (crime pattern analysis).
•Disseminate information relevant to current operations and communicate information to the various Anti-poaching units through the CMORE system.
•Coordinate and share the product with the relevant clients for proper planning by operational units.
•Engage with other analysts working on wildlife crime / trafficking.
•Register products on their relevant data bases (taskings, profile results, analysis reports, products to relevant clients and documents).
•Ensure the setting up of and maintenance of the DEA Operations Centre
•Implement relevant Standard Operating Procedures and guidelines.
•Support the strategic projects focused on wildlife crime and trafficking.
•Input into development of strategic and operational plans / documents, if required.
•Develop contacts and building and maintaining a network of professional relations in order to keep abreast of developments in other departments and institutions.
•Working co-operatively with other directorates within the department, provincial conservation authorities, South African National Parks and other law enforcement agencies and developing reciprocal levels of support.
•Support capacity building and skills transfer in this area of work, within the institution and throughout the sector
•Assistance in relation to Director-General and Ministerial submissions and media queries, if required.
Requirements
Requirements:

•3 years Bachelors degree or equivalent.
•Courses and certificates indicating training in crime analysis and the use of software and relevant products related to analysis of crime related information.
•Practical and strategic analysis of crime related information as it pertains to Illegal Wildlife Trade.
•Very good understanding of the crime-related systems; analysis tools (IBase and Analyst Notebook) and other products that enable the analysis and review of social media platforms and other internet sites.
•Ability to review and organise vast amounts of data; compare data from different sources to draw conclusions; guide and target specific actions based on analysis of information (both at an operational and a strategic level)
•Ability to identify and understand issues, problems and opportunities; taking action that is consistent with available facts, constraints and probable consequences.
•Ability to clearly convey information and ideas to individuals or groups in a manner that helps them understand and retain the message.
•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 monitoring 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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