Head of Investigations

Wildlife Conservation Society - Kinshasa, Kinshasa

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Délai de candidature
11/05/2019

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Head of Investigations
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La description
Job Title
Head of Investigations

21-Aug-2018

Department
GLOBAL CONSERVATION

Location
DRC
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JobDescription

Headof Investigations

UrbanBushmeat Program

WCSCentral Africa

Scope: Republic of Congo/Democratic Republic of Congo

Base: Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo (with travel to Pointe Noire andBrazzaville)

Reports to: Central Africa Regional Program

Start date: 1 October 2018

Type ofcontract: 1-year consultancy contract

Objective

This positionwill strengthen the response to countering wildlife trafficking (CWT) inCentral Africa (Democratic Republic of the Congo and Republic of Congo,hereafter DRC and ROC respectively). The position will focus on combattingtrafficking of protected species to urban centers (Brazzaville, Kinshasa,Pointe Noire) for domestic consumption or for transit and export. The focus ofthis position will be on the following protected species: pangolins, AfricanGrey Parrots, great apes (western lowland gorillas, bonobos and centralchimpanzees) and crocodiles. DRC and ROC harbor important source populations ofthese species, although an illegal trade in these species as food, wildlifeparts, and pets, persists. The extent and nature of this trade is poorlyunderstood. Working in close collaboration with existing government partnersand WCS program staff, the Head of Investigations will provide specializedtechnical assistance to map out the different trafficking supply chains,understand the trafficking networks involved, and develop and implement an urban-basedlaw enforcement strategy.

The position will benefit from astrong WCS support program and existing partnerships already in place betweenWCS and law enforcement authorities in the two countries.

Principal Responsibilities

1.
S/he will work closely with WCS project staff in Kinshasa,Brazzaville, Pointe Noire, local government and NGO partners, and with aconsultant criminologist to identify and prioritize information needs for thetarget wildlife species

2.
S/he will identify, recruit, train and mentor a team of localinformation collectors to fulfil target information priorities

3.
S/he will establish a system – or facilitate the developmenta system - to collate, manage and analyse information in order to providetargeted intelligence packages

4.
S/he will provide technical support to, and collaborate with,government law enforcement agencies as appropriate to ensure intelligence isshared and actionable

5.
S/he will collaborate with WCS ROC/DRC field programs andWCS regional subject matter experts engaged in CWT as appropriate to ensure datasharing protocols, standard operating protocols and risk management protocolsare implemented

6.
S/he will improve WCS engagement on wildlife traffickingissues with regional governmental and intergovernmental partners as neededthrough participation in relevant national and regional events and meetings,particularly those directly related to wildlife trade and crime such as CITES,INTERPOL and UNODC in Central Africa

Deliverables

1.
Intelligence strategy developed for target species highlightinginformation gaps and priorities for information collection

2.
Team of information collectors recruited, trained anddeployed

3.
Information documented according to SOPs and databasepopulated

4.
Intelligence briefings produced quarterly on target species

5.
Enforcement operations initiated by relevant agencies as adirect result of information provided

Qualification Requirements

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experienced investigator able to adapt well to the local socio-cultural context
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"Times New Roman"">At least 5 years’ experience in leading or managing investigations
for a law enforcement agency or equivalent, with specific experience of
investigations into covert trafficking networks preferred

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candidates, who meet the above qualifications, skills and experience, should
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Application Deadline: 15th September 2018

"Times New Roman"">About WCS

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international NGO headquartered at Bronx Zoo in New York City working to save
wildlife and wild lands and to meet global challenges in over 50 countries in
Africa, Asia, the Americas and the world’s oceans. The Africa Program is the
largest of WCS’s field programs, with approximately 1,100 staff in 12 country
programs focused across four major regions (Central Africa, Sudano-Sahel, East
and Southern Africa, and Madagascar and Western Indian Ocean).

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AR-SA">Our MISSION is to save wildlife and wild places worldwide through
science, conservation action, education and inspiring people to value nature.
Our VISION is a world where wildlife thrives in healthy lands and seas valued
by societies that embrace and benefit from the diversity and integrity of life
on earth. Our GOAL is to conserve the world’s largest wild places in 16
priority regions, home to more than 50% of the world’s biodiversity. Our VALUES
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Exigences

Éducation minimum
École secondaire
Expérience requise
5 Années
Nationalité
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Spécialisations
Compétences
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Prérequis

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