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Data entry assistant

Data entry assistant

TRAFFIC is the leading non-governmental organization working globally on trade in wild animals and plants in the context of both biodiversity conservation and sustainable development.

Background

TRAFFIC is the leading non-governmental organization working globally on trade in wild animals and plants in the context of both biodiversity conservation and sustainable development. 

TRAFFIC International is a charity and limited company registered in the UK. TRAFFIC’s head office, based in Cambridge UK, provides worldwide leadership, coordination, cross-regional and corporate functions. TRAFFIC’s local engagement is managed through programme offices operating under the auspices of the UK charity, with staff based in a hub office and at other strategic locations where necessary. Programme offices operate within a geographic area of responsibility focused on one or multiple countries where TRAFFIC aims to help deliver priority programme outcomes. TRAFFIC works in strategic alliance with IUCN and WWF on wildlife trade issues. 

TRAFFIC has developed a comprehensive trade database, that stores and analyses specific trade related information. Using this information, it is possible to understand illegal trade trends that develop. The TRAFFIC database allows for the gathering of information from source sites and along the trade chain for central collation, monitoring and analysis.

The salary for this position is ZAR 148,000 p.a.

Job description

Collect and input information (some of which may be confidential/sensitive) regarding trade related
enforcement actions.

Obtain existing data on seizures and market surveys from TRAFFIC staff in Africa, clean it and enter it into the database.

All information that is entered must be accurately geocoded to enable mapping exercises at a later stage.

Support the production of trade and trend analyses and provide information for TRAFFIC publications.

Requirements
  • Must be eligible to live and work in South Africa.
  • Evidence of tertiary education and/or the equivalent of experience in data capturing.
  • Minimum of one years’ experience with the collection and collation of data.
  • Experience of database software is desirable.
  • Excellent IT skills, particularly in Excel.
  • An eye for detail and a keen interest and ability to recognise connections between data.
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively as part of a diverse team as well as independently, with respect for and sensitivity to multi-cultural approaches
  • Familiarity with and an interest in conservation, particularly trade issues.
  • Fluency in both English and Portuguese.
Applications

Applicants are requested to apply online through the HR Management System, by opening the vacancy announcement and pressing the “Apply” button.

Applicants will be asked to create an account and submit their profile information. Applications will not be accepted after the closing date. The vacancy closes at midnight, Swiss time (GMT+1 / GMT+2 during Daylight Saving Time, DST). Please note that only selected applicants will be personally contacted for interviews.

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