Wildlife Conservation Society

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is a US non-profit, tax-exempt, private organization established in 1895 that saves wildlife and wild places by understanding critical issues, crafting science-based solutions, and taking conservation actions that benefit nature and humanity. With more than a century of experience, long-term commitments in dozens of landscapes, presence in more than 60 nations, and experience helping to establish over 150 protected areas across the globe, WCS has amassed the biological knowledge, cultural understanding and partnerships to ensure that vibrant, wild places and wildlife thrive alongside local communities. Working with local communities and organizations, that knowledge is applied to address species, habitat and ecosystem management issues critical to improving the quality of life of poor rural people whose livelihoods depend on the direct utilization of natural resources.

Country Program Overview:

WCS established a country program in Mozambique in 2012 with two primary objectives to increase the protection of Niassa National Reserve, a vast landscape in the north of the country, and improve the conservation status of its elephants through co-manage of the Reserve; and strengthen national-level protected area management by helping to improve policies and reinforcing the government’s ability to implement wildlife crime legislation through strategic engagement with government agencies in Maputo.

WCS Mozambique is now seeking a dynamic, experienced individual with background in the analysis of law enforcement information related to wildlife crimes.

Job Summary:

This position is to to collate and analyse information from all sources pertaining to wildlife crime prosecution.  The Law Enforcement Analyst is critical to providing the analytical products and distribution of information to support the effective implementation of wildlife laws in Mozambique, and prosecution of wildlife crime.

Reports to: WCS Mozambique Law Enforcement Director; WCS Mozambique
Location: Maputo, Mozambique
Start date:June-July, 2018
Position Type: Full-time
Application deadline: June 30, 2018
Internal liaison: WCS Africa Protected Area Intelligence Expert; WCS East and Southern Africa Regional Director; Asia Counter-Wildlife Trafficking Director; Vietnam Country Director; Asia Regional Wildlife Crime Analyst.
Expected travel: Approximately 30%. As required within the region, occasionally to Asia if/when needed, and to donor/technical meetings as needed/possible.

Major Responsibilities:

  • To grade, collate and manage information from a variety of sources. This includes the processing and grading of information, maintaining a current, secure, and searchable database, and managing any archival information to insure its security.
  • To support the Director to complete any tasks required.
  • To liaise with all collaborating government bodies.
  • To support relevant agencies in the Government of Mozambique to strengthen their capacity for wildlife crime prosecution.
  • Foster and maintain internal dialogue within WCS with key internal stakeholders.
  • Identify opportunities for collaboration and coordination with partners, and identify mechanisms for sharing information.
  • Contribute to the WCS Counter Wildlife Trafficking strategy.

Implementation modalities:

  • All work, and communication with partners, in countries where WCS has country programs needs to be cleared by and linked to the country program through the Country Program Director.
  • Communication within WCS and with partners both within and outside of Mozambique needs to be constant and ongoing.
  • Protocols for managing communications need to be developed, agreed upon with relevant partners, and implemented.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Minimum of five years experience working on information and data analysis, preferably in a legal context.
  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher.
  • Demonstrated abilities in advanced computing skills.
  • Attention to detail, intellectually curious, and demonstrated problem-solving skills.
  • High level computing skills required
  • Keen eye for detail
  • Intellectually curious
  • Strong character, highly discreet and honest, and ability to multi-task and react quickly and manage competing demands.
  • Demonstrated strong project management experience.
  • Professional proficiency in English required, and Portuguese highly preferred.

Application Process:

Interested candidates, who meet the above qualifications should apply by emailing an application letter and CV together with salary requirements and the names and contact information of three references to: africaapplications@wcs.org  by June 30, 2018 deadline. Please include Law Enforcement Analystin the subject line of your email.

In addition, please note that all candidates must also apply online via the WCS career portal at: http://www.wcs.org/about-us/careers

WCS is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to hiring and supporting a diverse workforce. We are committed to cultivating an inclusive work environment and look for future team members who share that same value.

Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted for interview.