TRAFFIC: Senior Programme Officer – Forest Governance and Trade

The Senior Programme Officer – Forest Governance and Trade will lead the Forestry Programme of TRAFFIC in Central Africa and support all related forestry projects’ implementation work in the region under the Supervision of the TRAFFIC Programme Office Director , focusing on the agreed annual Workplan activities and deliverables. He will also, if required, take on the role of acting Programme Office Director in the absence of the Programme Office Director and take responsibility for the Central African Office until such time as the Programme Office Director has returned.



Responsible for the development of the forestry programme in Central Africa; covering all aspects of tenure, management, revenue, livelihood, processing, trade, and relevant social, environmental and conservation challenges.


Responsible for ensuring the timely and effective implementation of ongoing forestry projects and especially the NORAD Project activities in Cameroon specifically but also contributing to the Central Africa work in general while ensuring synergies with other regions/countries in East Africa, China, Vietnam and globally to capture impact and learning that arise from these activities.


Lead on the development and timber trade data provision for the Programme Office. Conduct analyses of data on timber use and trade in Central Africa, including supporting the development of innovative techniques for data collection, analysis and presentation.


Responsible for developing and strengthening relationships with key stakeholders in Cameroon, including Ministry of Forestry and Wildlife; Cameroon Customs; Cameroon members of RIFFEAC; Local Community organisations’ members (ReCTRAD, etc.); National Financial Investigative Unit; and any other relevant partners.

In synergy with other projects across TRAFFIC network, develop opportunities for timber tracking, cross cutting measures including anti-corruption, financial crimes and Social Behaviour Change messaging to different actors in the supply chain.


Lead the development and implementation of TRAFFIC’s law enforcement support activities in Central Africa.

Assist the Programme Officer Director in fundraising for the regional programme, especially related to forestry sector.


Reporting to: Office Director - Central Africa

Work percentage: 100%

Grade: P2

Expected start date: 01 August 2023

Type of contract: Fixed-term (12 months)

Closing date: 19 June 2023


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