Timber Trade Officer

Terms of Reference – Timber Trade Officer

Title: Timber Trade Officer, TRAFFIC Southeast Asia – Greater Mekong Programme
Year: July 2013 – July 2014
Location: Ha Noi, Viet Nam
Reports to: Coordinator, TRAFFIC Southeast Asia – Greater Mekong Programme

TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network, works to ensure that trade in wild plants and animals is not a threat to the conservation of nature. TRAFFIC is a strategic alliance of WWF, the conservation organization, and IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature. TRAFFIC monitors wildlife trade at international, regional and national levels – researching both domestic and international chains of supply and demand to identify interventions to increase the efficiency of management. TRAFFIC works closely with governments, providing critical information on the impacts of trade, motivating efforts to increase the ecological sustainability of trade in wild species, and helping to improve enforcement of international wildlife trade controls.

The TRAFFIC Greater Mekong Programme is a sub-programme of TRAFFIC Southeast Asia (TSEA), which is the Southeast Asian regional office of the TRAFFIC network. The TRAFFIC Southeast Asia Programme was established in 1991 and continues to work with partners to address key wildlife trade issues in the region. This work is carried out in close collaboration with TRAFFIC offices in consumer regions such as East Asia, Europe and North America.

The Timber Trade Officer will carry out functions that encompass input and technical support on key TRAFFIC led activities under the recently funded Responsible Asia Forestry and Trade Programme (RAFT 2). RAFT 2 will build on the achievements and momentum achieved under the USAID funded RAFT 1 and will help to strengthen financial and policy incentives and develop human and institutional capacity to manage forested landscapes more responsibly and bring more transparently to the global wood products trade.

RAFT2 is a partnership program, managed by TNC and implemented in collaboration with the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), the Tropical Forest Foundation (TFF), TFT (The Forest Trust), TRAFFIC and WWF’s Global Forest & Trade Network (GFTN). As a core implementing partner TRAFFIC has committed to complete a set of RAFT2 sub-activities in Viet Nam according to an agreed timeline.


The main tasks of the Timber Trade Officer will include, but not be limited, to the following:
- Provide technical, logistical, and administrative support to project activities under RAFT 2;
- Manage and coordinate the day-to-day implementation of project activities under RAFT 2;
- Liaise with relevant government counterparts and coordinate with project partners to ensure timely, efficient and effective implementation of project activities;
- Responsible for maintaining and managing a database for all project-related electronic information including pictures, publications and other material;
- Support all communications efforts which help to enhance visibility and promote the efforts of the project;
- Ensure regular reporting of activities to the Coordinator of the TRAFFIC Greater Mekong Programme;
- Responsible with the preparation of periodic and final technical reports;
- Develop and assist in preparation of project proposals and funding applications;
- Perform other tasks as required by the Greater Mekong Programme Coordinator.

- Masters degree in environmental studies/ education, natural resource management, or related fields;
- Demonstrated project management skills;
- Sound knowledge of and experience working with government organizations operating in Viet Nam;
- Sound understanding of nature conservation issues, specifically as related to timber and forestry;
- Knowledge on international policy and processes, such as CITES and FLEGT, an advantage;
- Critical thinking and aspiration for high quality deliverables;
- Excellent negotiation and communication skills;
- Excellent command of English and Vietnamese languages;
- Minimum 5 years experience working in a similar position or communication field;
- Experience working with an international organization is desirable; and
? Creative, flexible and able to work under pressure;

Please send your current CV along with an application letter addressing the responsibilities outlined above in English by email to Ms. Minh at [email protected] no later than 09 July 2013. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview. TRAFFIC is an equal opportunities employer.

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
TRAFFIC Southeast Asia – Greater Mekong Programme
Ha Noi
Application Deadline: 
Tue, 2013-07-09