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Wildlife Crime Data Analyst

Space for Giants

This is a Full-time position in Kampala posted January 10, 2022.

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# Job Description

Space for Giants is looking to recruit for the position of Wildlife Crime Data
Analyst for the East Africa Region Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan, Rwanda,
Tanzania.

Space for Giants is an international conservation organisation that protects
Africa’s remaining natural ecosystems and the large wild animals they contain,
while bringing major social and economic value to local communities and
national governments. It is headquartered in Kenya, works in ten countries in
Africa, and is registered as a charity in the UK and a 501c3 non profit in the
US. Learn more at spaceforgiants.org
Wildlife Justice and Rule of Law Programme
Space for Giants Wildlife Justice and Rule of Law Programme aims to improve
the responsiveness of the entire criminal justice pathway. The programme has
four major strands of work that feedback into each other, namely; court
monitoring, law/policy development, legal capacity building and wildlife
justice advocacy. Baseline wildlife crime national surveys are done to inform
the systemic interventions we pursue at a law/policy national/regional levels.
We then undertake legal capacity building work to all relevant state actors to
better apply the reformed/existing legal and policy frameworks, The programme
runs continuous court monitoring and wildlife justice advocacy to monitor the
implementation of the law and inform further law/policy development or legal
capacity building work. This holistic approach is crucial to the success of
the programme which has contributed to increasing wildlife crime convictions
from 24% to 90% in Kenya which has in turn led to a drop in poaching by 80%
over the last 3 years. Key to delivery of the programme is having Wildlife
Justice Advisors WJA who are highly knowledgeable/skilled at collaboratively
working with national authorities on their felt needs.
Space for Giants is putting in place wildlife justice advisors and associated
support staff and infrastructure in key wildlife source and destination
countries to effectively combat wildlife crime. This will not only support
countries to protect their natural heritage, it will also help to prevent the
next pandemic. The Wildlife Crime Data Analyst must have some relevant
criminal law experience preferably in prosecution, law development, legal
training in East Africa with a solid understanding of the national and
regional legal contexts/cultures and relevant contacts.

Scope of Work
The Wildlife Crime Data Analyst will support the Wildlife Justice and Rule of
Law Manager and the Wildlife Justice Advisor in designing and delivery of
programme components related to court monitoring, law/policy development,
legal capacity building to all actors in criminal justice pathway and wildlife
advocacy in the East Africa Region. Key responsibilities include:
• Coordinate and carry out Wildlife Crime Court Monitoring activities both
live court monitoring, gathering of data from courts etc. in East Africa;
• Collate, clean, analyze and compile wildlife crime baseline and impacts
surveys to draw conclusion about trends in criminal trial processes, identify
legal shortcomings and propose recommendations for training capacity building;
• Maintain and update a complex database and associated outcomes of all high
profile wildlife crime cases for the East Africa region.
• Support the development and delivery of law/policy interventions in East
Africa region in coordination with the Wildlife Justice Advisor, national
authorities and other partners. This includes supporting the review and
development of relevant prosecution tools, legislations, regulations, policies
on wildlife justice and rule of law aspects affecting the combating wildlife
crime.
• Develop and sustain strategic and technical
relationships/alliances/partnerships and with local authorities, partners
NGOs, IGOs etc. as necessary to deliver the wildlife justice programme.
• Support the Wildlife Justice Advisor in the delivery of national/regional
legal capacity building efforts to rangers/investigators, prosecutors and
judicial officers in East Africa.
• Support resource mobilization and fundraising activities as necessary to
ensure adequate funding for project delivery including grant writing,
financial reporting and other project management/organizational development
tasks
• Represent Space for Giants in East Africa at meetings as assigned or
necessary, while upholding the values and strategic focus of the organization.
• Report to and undertake all other responsibilities assigned by the Wildlife
Justice Advisor and Wildlife Justice and Rule of Law Manager.

Necessary Skill Set
• University degree or postgraduate degree in relevant field Statistics,Data
analysis, or related field
• Excellent Analytical skills experience with analytical software an
advantage
• Legal background or an interest in law enforcement, wildlife conservation,
environmental and socio-economic issues is an added advantage.
• Advanced Computer Literacy especially knowledge of Google Suite/Drive,
analysis in Google sheets etc
• Exceptional organisational skills and ability to compile disparate data from
a variety of sources and formats into a cohesive database, and maintaining the
large datasets;
• Excellent attention to detail and ability to identify trends and patterns of
information.
• Experience writing high quality descriptive reports;
• Exceptional organizational skills, ability to facilitate communication
between different locations and ability work independently to meet deadlines
• Independent thinker and showing initiative in developing innovative
approaches
• Exceptional interpersonal and organizational skills, ability to facilitate
communication between different locations and ability work independently to
meet deadlines
• Independent thinker and showing initiative in developing innovative
approaches
• Willingness to undertake significant levels of work-related travel.

Place of Work
You will be based in East Africa, likely Kampala, Uganda.. You will be
required to work long hours weekdays and weekends beyond the traditional
8:00am to 5:00pm in variable conditions, including remote locations under
physically demanding conditions. Additional work hours may be required to
fulfill responsibilities. You must be ready to travel frequently domestically
and internationally.
Reporting and Delivery
The position will report to the Wildlife Justice Advisor with oversight from
the Wildlife Justice and Rule of Law Manager.
Contract Term
Three year contract.
Remuneration
The WJA will be remunerated competitively based on industry standards and
standard benefits including health insurance.

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Email:: [email protected] OR [email protected]

If you meet the above qualifications, skills and experience, you should apply
by emailing your application to **[email protected]** .

Your application should include a cover letter, and curriculum Vitae. Indicate
“Wildlife Crime Data Analyst EA” in the subject line of your email.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Only short-listed candidates
will be contacted for interviews. If you have any questions related to this
position please contact: **[email protected]**

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