Analyst - Special Wildlife Crime Unit, Uganda

Location: Uganda, South Africa
Salary: Market
Recruiter: Oxyon Human Capital Solutions
Job Ref: JHB001319/VMC
Summary: Analyst_Special Wildlife Crime Unit, Kampala, Uganda to support the Non-Profit Organisation with data management and analysis to strengthen counter wildlife trafficking operations (amongst other responsibilities)



Job Description


A non-profit working to end the illegal wildlife trade, is seeking a full time Analyst to support the management of a trusted and successful Wildlife Crime Unit in Uganda.   This position plays a dual role of i) supporting the organisation’s project team and associated governmental and non-governmental partners with data management and analysis to strengthen counter wildlife trafficking operations, and ii) building capacity of partner staff analysts. The Analyst will report to the organisation’s Technical Advisor (Uganda), in coordination with Chief Technical Officer, and liaise with specified local and international law enforcement and nongovernmental partners.



The Analyst must have:

  • Five-to-ten years of international experience as an analyst working on relevant projects, with a proven ability to accomplish goals;
  • Specific proven experience working with partner government agencies implementing activities similar to the below technical core duties and responsibilities is desired;
  • Clear alignment and commitment to the organisations values, vision and mission;
  • A relevant university degree, and/or any other relevant training;
  • Strong communication skills with people of all backgrounds and cultures, specifically the ability to listen, adapt, persuade, and transform in order to improve performance;
  • Knowledge of relevant international policy issues, and a clear willingness to understand the relevant national institutional and legal frameworks in the project country/countries;
  • A commitment to working collegially and diplomatically with all partner organisation staff;
  • Flexibility, optimism, good humour, passion for excellence, self-motivated to achieve a collective purpose.




The Analyst will:

  • Aggregate, compile, and enter data from all sources; cross-reference and ensure quality control of intelligence data using appropriate database technologies provided;
    • Conduct high-impact operationally relevant analysis and assessments, such as of the structure and function of wildlife trafficking networks and geographies, suspected trafficker targets and their vulnerabilities, key individual and institutional players, and trends and temporal/spatial patterns in wildlife trafficking activity;
    • Prepare intelligence analysis products for use by decision makers, such as private and public analytic briefings, trafficker dossiers, situation reports, infographics, data visualizations, geospatial analyses, etc;
    • Provide intelligence and analysis-based input to improve strategies to conduct and catalyze action by law enforcement agencies and partners;
    • Track and report on the impact of law enforcement actions, policy changes, and other actions on the apprehension of wildlife traffickers and the dismantling of wildlife trafficking networks;
    • Liaise with analyst counterparts in government and partner organizations to leverage the value of this information and analysis for operations and policy change;
    • Build professional intelligence analysis capacity of counterpart staff within partner organizations through a combination of active mentorship / skills transfer as well as leadership-by-example;
    • Implement project activities as directed and agreed with the organisation’s project supervisor, to ensure the project goals and objectives are as far as possible achieved;
    • Maintain regular, positive and clear communication with key project partners, as agreed with the organisation’s supervisor, at all times;
    • Maintain regular and completely transparent communication at all times with the organisation’s supervisor and the leadership team in general, including project activity reports to a format and schedule agreed with your supervisor;
    • Comply with all relevant contractual and administrative terms, national laws, best practise for project implementation, policies and procedures, and partner and donor requirements;
    • Promote the organization’s vision, mission, values and objectives to external and internal stakeholders.




The organization is offering a competitive salary. The Analyst will be hired on a contract basis and required to live in Kampala, Uganda with local travel to/within the project implementation country or region as agreed with the organisation’s supervisor.



Each year, millions of animals are illegally caught or killed to be sold as pets, trophies, skins, high-end trinkets and traditional medicine. Run by dangerous criminal networks, the illegal wildlife trade generates up to $23 billion a year, making it the fourth largest criminal industry in the world after drugs, arms and human trafficking. Wildlife crime not only threatens the survival of some of our planet''s most iconic species, it also fuels corruption, destabilizes communities and funds violent extremism across the globe.


The organization was founded in 2018 and is zeroing in on wildlife trafficking syndicates to fight back and put an end to wildlife crime. Their mission is to dismantle the illegal wildlife trade by supporting governments and law enforcement agencies in investigating, arresting and prosecuting wildlife traffickers.



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