Program Manager, TRAFFIC

Terms of Reference

TITLE: Program Manager, TRAFFIC
LOCATION: TRAFFIC China Programme (Beijing/Shanghai, China)
REPORTS TO: TRAFFIC China Senior Program Manager

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. We actively monitor and investigate wildlife trade and provide 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 is an international network which is organised into eight regional programmes. This work has strong strategic elements of project management, project development as well as partnership management.

I. Major Functions
1. Under the supervision of TRAFFIC China Senior Project Manager, the project Manager works closely with TRAFFIC networks flagship species/enforcement support teams, and leads the planning and coordination of wildlife cybercrime and ivory/rhino horn supply reduction projects in China and relevant countries, including Viet Nam, Thailand, Malaysia, Tanzania, Cameroon and others.
2. As the project manager of TRAFFIC China, he/she works closely with both Enforcement Support Team and Demand Reduction Team, in conjunction with Chinese partners, to achieve the projects’ objectives on time, within budget, quality and performance.
3. Communicate with project partners, including the government organizations, industries, institutes/universities and other NGOs, and act as the key contact person on appropriate issues during the project implementation. 

II. Major Responsibilities
Under leadership of the Head of TRAFFIC China Programme and the Senior Programme Manager, the Project Manager is responsible for monitoring and evaluating project progress and performance, ensuring the timely delivery and technical quality of project results – including projects’ partners;
Working closely with TRAFFIC International to support the Project Team to develop and implement work plans and revise them as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements from donors;
Conducting active outreach for new partners, vendors, and expert consultants; 
Preparing agendas and background documents for projects’ workshops and meetings, organizing events, workshops and making publications in collaboration with TRAFFIC’s Senior Communications Officer;
Under direction of the Senior Programme Manager, preparing the projects’ technical reports, as outlined in project contracts;
Supporting project audits by working with the projects’ F&A teams
Communicate regularly with key stakeholders and share project outcome / achievement internally and externally, including report / exchange visit / workshop.
Other duties as requested by TRAFFIC China Senior Project Manager.

III. Requirements: 
A university degree in a relevant discipline (e.g., management, laws, politics, conservation and social sciences) and experience with international Non-Governmental Organizations, Inter-Governmental Organizations or Transnational Corporations. 
At least five years of relevant working experience. 
This dynamic position requires a pro-active person with a passion for conservation issues and the ability to stimulate and motivate colleagues. 
Demonstrated experiences in coordinating and supporting colleagues and stakeholders from difference countries. 
Experiences in working with government agencies and industries would be an advantage.  
Strong, extensive and proven project management experience (incl. with international donors and partners). 
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively as a part of a multi-regional team. 
Self-starter, who can quickly and efficiently take up complex responsibilities.
Strong networking skills and ability to work in different cultural contexts. 
Bilingual: fluent Chinese (Mandarin) and excellent English skills with demonstrated working experiences. 
Familiarity with standard word processing, spreadsheet, presentation and data base software, and with electronic communication technology. 
Ability to multi-task, work under pressure and under deadlines. 
Willingness to travel. 
The candidate must be a Chinese national.    

CONTACT:  Please send your resume and a cover letter (in both Chinese and English) to:, by July 5, 2017. Please indicate the applying position in title, salary expectation in Email and send them in attachment.