VACANCY: RESEARCHER – SHORT TERM ASSIGNMENT (60 days)
TRAFFIC, the International wildlife trade monitoring network working in alliance with WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature) and IUCN – The International Union for the Conservation of Nature, is seeking a Researcher to implement the research component of an ongoing project assessing consumption and trade in wild species in Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania.
One of TRAFFIC’S remits under the recently awarded USAID CONNECT (Conserving Natural Capital and Enhancing Collaborative Management of Transboundary Resources in East Africa) project, is a demand reduction programme targeting consumers of illegal wildlife products in Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania. Core to the development of an appropriate behavior change strategy is a body of research that will inform both the overall strategy but also key messaging to the priority target audiences.
A Phase I research project was completed in 2019 profiling the market dynamics of a range of terrestrial and marine species being purchased across a range of outlets and points of sale in the three target countries. In 2020, TRAFFIC will undertake additional research to further investigate some of the key findings uncovered during Phase I. The combined findings from the two phases of research will then be used to design and implement behaviour change strategies to reduce demand for illegal wildlife products; and will also be used to provide critical evidence to inform regional interventions In relation to policy, law enforcement and business engagement.
This position is responsible for the successful delivery of the Phase II research component of the CONNECT project. The Researcher will work under the Project Manager – Research and Behavioural Change, and with TRAFFIC’S East Africa team and Behavioural Change Coordinator (BCC) in the UK to design and implement the Phase II research workplan.
Applications must include a cover letter, along with a complete CV with full contact details of three referees and should be addressed to TRAFFIC East Africa, Researcher CONNECT, via email to: email@example.com by midnight Tanzania time, 31 January 2020.
We thank all applicants for their interest in this position but only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. The interviews will take place over Skype and/or in-person in Dar es Salaam or Arusha, Tanzania.More Jobs From This Company