Wildlife Cybercrime Project Manager

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24 Sep 2018

Wildlife Cybercrime Project Manager
IFAW - International Fund for Animal Welfare

  1. Reporting to: International Project Manager, Wildlife Crime
  2. Location: Option for telecommuting in Brussels or Germany, or alternatively to be based in the IFAW Germany Office in Hamburg.

Our vision is a world where animals are respected and protected. With offices in 15 countries and projects in more than 40 countries, we rescue individual animals, safeguard populations, preserve habitat, and advocate for a better future.

IFAW explores new ways to improve conditions for animals, people, and the place we call home - and we’ve been leading the way for over 50 years. The problems we confront are urgent, complicated, and resistant to change. Solving them requires fresh thinking and bold action. So we look at the issues from different angles, make unexpected connections, and challenge the way things are done. Partnering with local communities, NGOs, and governments around the globe, we create real-world solutions that make an immediate and lasting impact.

We see the world as it is, and we’re compelled to make it better.

Purpose of Role

IFAW EU is looking for a Project Manager to deliver an EU funded grant and provide support to the International Project Manager on specific targeted projects addressing wildlife cybercrime.  The Wildlife Cybercrime Project Manager works under the umbrella of the Wildlife Crime Program and operates across IFAW countries and regions. He/she reports to the International Project Manager, Wildlife Crime. Building and maintaining cross sector partnerships with both the private and public sectors is a key requirement of this role. The role is for a fixed term of 2 years.


  • In conjunction with the International Project Manager, Wildlife Crime and Regional Directors develop and oversee the implementation of projects.
  • Implement an EU funded grant ensuring compliance with the terms of the funder contract, including the reporting requirements and personnel time tracking, and IFAW policies. 
  • Support the International Project Manager, Wildlife Crime in ensuring that the project team delivers work on time, within budget and to a high standard.
  • Work on collaborative projects across both the public and private sectors, understanding the needs of the different sectors and managing relationships and networks with key stakeholders.
  • Manage contractors supporting project implementation, ensuring work is delivered on time, within budget and to a high standard.
  • In collaboration with Financial Controllers, utilise IFAW tools and systems to manage budgets for the EU grant, including having oversight for budget forecasting and reporting to funder.
  • Work with internal project teams to ensure projects are successful at delivering impact and meeting objectives by developing and implementing effective monitoring and evaluations tools.
  • Communicate key messages at public speaking events for policymakers, politicians, enforcers and other NGOs.


  • Fluency in English, French and German, both written and verbal.
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent, you should have meaningful experience in planning, managing and running complex projects with a high degree of accountability, that have changed attitudes, behaviour, or legislation.
  • Preferred minimum 7 years working experience on conservation or environmental issues.
  • Preferred minimum 5 years experience in project management and monitoring.
  • Proven ability to deliver work in conjunction with the public and private sectors.
  • Proven ability to handle complex subjects, identifying key issues, and to communicate in a creative and innovative way our project messages to our target audiences – public, politicians, policy makers, etc.
  • Experience handling several projects or campaigns at any one given time, including scheduling and budgeting, ability to plan effectively, attentive to details, prioritising are key skills.
  • Experience in event management and developing and delivering training programmes.
  • Strong communicator able to anticipate audience needs, concerns or objections and develops appropriate responses and clear, persuasive and logical arguments with recommendations for action.
  • Able to work unsupervised and as part of a team, to meet deadlines and work under high and sudden pressure, to deal with a variable workload and flexible working hours.
  • Team player that understands when and how to involve senior management to make decisions, and understands and can work within IFAW’s Matrix management system.
  • Culturally sensitive, proven track record of working across different countries and cultures.  
  • Confident user in MS Office and Windows applications – intermediate level.

Salary:  Competitive salary within sector.

Term of appointment: The role is for a fixed term of 2 years.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive list of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities will change from time to time to meet the needs of the department and our organization.

How to apply

Please send in English a letter of application stating the skills and approach that you would bring to the post with your CV/resume (no photos) in strict confidence by email only to:

Please ensure that they are sent as Word or PDF documents with the titles “your name cover letter” and “your name CV”. Please put “IFAW Wildlife Cybercrime Project Manager” in the email subject line.

Deadline for applications: Thursday September 24th, 2018.

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