Market Project Officer and Policy Project Officer

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 programmes. TRAFFIC is a strategic alliance of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
TRAFFIC's strategic goal is to help reduce the pressure of illegal and unsustainable wildlife trade on biodiversity, and enhance the benefits to wildlife conservation and human well-being that derive from trade at sustainable levels. The global Traditional Medicine Plant trade Programme aims at promoting best practice in the botanicals sector to support conservation, healthcare and livelihoods
In Southeast Asia, TRAFFIC’s regional office is based in Malaysia, where it is legally established as a programme of WWF-Malaysia. The TRAFFIC Southeast Asia Programme was established in 1991 and continues to work with partners to address key wildlife trade issues in the region. The Viet Nam office focuses its efforts in Viet Nam and reports to the Regional Director in Malaysia.

TRAFFIC’s Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (MAPs) Project has been implemented in Viet Nam to address the issue of uncontrolled and unsustainable harvesting and trade of MAPs. This project approaches a wider set of stakeholders along the value trade chain and local authorities from the grassroots to the national level to better manage MAPs resources and improve the livelihoods of local collectors. This project aims to improve market opportunities and skills in sustainable harvesting practices for wild MAPs, increase income of 1000 low-income households in Vietnam by 20%, reduce overexploitation and provide models for replication.
The project will use a value-chain, co-management approach, rigorous standards for sustainable harvesting, and improved coordination between MAP collectors and managers to reduce overexploitation and facilitate market access for sustainable MAP products, resulting in additional income generation for low-income households.

TRAFFIC is recruiting Market Project Officer and Policy Project Officer for their MAPs project. For further details and information about on-line application, please see the job advertisement: Market Project Officer and Policy Project Officer.

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Wed, 2015-07-08