Species Trade and Sustainable Use (Programme Officer)

The Programme Officer, Sustainable Use and Trade will perform a vital role within the Global Species Programme through ensuring high quality delivery of CITES-related work and developing collaborative initiatives to support sustainable trade with two key partners: TRAFFIC International and the IUCN SSC.

CITES and other international policy:

  • Coordinate IUCN (Secretariat and Commission Member) input into CITES meetings and intersessional activities.
  • Produce, with TRAFFIC, the Analyses of Proposals to Amend the CITES Appendices which bring together the best scientific and trade-related data to help CITES Parties to make informed decisions on proposals to change the listing of species on the CITES Appendices at CITES Conferences of the Parties.
  • Link species use and trade with global strategies (e.g. Convention on Biological Diversity) and priorities (e.g. climate change, emerging zoonotic diseases).
  • Represent IUCN on the Convention on Biological Diversity’s Collaborative Partnership on Sustainable Wildlife Management (CPW), coordinating IUCN’s input and liaising with its Commissions as needed, in particular SULi.

Illegal wildlife trade:

  • Represent IUCN on the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Global Wildlife Program (GWP) Steering Committee, coordinating IUCN’s input and liaising with relevant parts of IUCN and its Regions and Commissions.
  •  Develop and secure funding for projects focused on addressing illegal and unsustainable trade in fauna and flora.

Collaborative projects:

  • Work with IUCN constituents (mainly SSC), TRAFFIC International and other partners on a variety of joint projects to support sustainable trade including assessment of the impact of legal and illegal trade on species status.
  • Work with SULi and other partners to strengthen the evidence base on sustainable use and livelihoods, and integrate this knowledge into policy and practice.
  • Act as IUCN Secretariat focal point for disseminating wildlife trade and sustainable use policy messages to key decision-makers and policy-makers, liaising with relevant parts of IUCN and its Regions and Commissions.
  • Collaborate with IUCN Regions and Commissions to support regional conservation work on sustainable use and trade (e.g. research, communications, working with local and national governments / communities, policy and legislation).

General responsibilities:

  • Develop project proposals and seek funding for implementation.
  • Manage project budgets and reporting.
  • Represent IUCN at meetings involving discussion of sustainable use and trade where relevant and required.

How to Apply

For further information, specifications and how to apply, please click: https://hrms.iucn.org/iresy/index.cfm?event=vac.show&vacId=6371 

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Key Information


£30,012 pa




Fixed Term


Full Time


Mid Level




Cambridge, United Kingdom

Application Deadline:

21st September 2020 at 11:45pm

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