Investigations Assistant (French native speaker)

Job Type

Full Time



Application Deadline



The Hague
South Holland


Role description

The work of the WJC’s Investigations Team is integral to the mission of the organisation. The Investigations Assistant contributes to the organisational development by providing the Investigations Team with assistance and support.


  • Conducts online research into wildlife crime and the relevant legal frameworks;
  • Supports risk assessment procedures;
  • Sets up and participates in stakeholder meetings;
  • Supports WJC investigations in Francophone Africa;

Key Outcomes

  • Clear and on-time delivered research findings on wildlife crime and the relevant legal frameworks crime and legislation;
  • Active and on-time support with risk assessment procedures;
  • Successfully set-up stakeholder meetings;
  • Contributes to WJC investigations in Francophone Africa.


  • Bachelor of Law, Criminology or related field;
  • Understanding of basic investigative practices;
  • Understanding of civil and common law legal frameworks;
  • Two to three years proven experience with social networks and new media tools;
  • Native French speaker and fluency in written and spoken English.
  • Additional language skills are an advantage;
  • Strong results-orientation;
  • Pro-activity;
  • Excellent online web-based research skills;
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbally and in writing;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a high degree of integrity and professionalism;
  • Strongly developed analytical skills;
  • Collaborative working style: good team player, with capacity to work in a multicultural team and with demonstrated ability to work independently;
  • Ability to maintain perspective and a good sense of humour;
  • Excellent eye for detail and at the same time the ability to see the bigger picture.


  • A consultancy contract for a period of six months, with possible extension for an additional six months;
  • An opportunity to work within a fast-growing and well-regarded organisation as part of a multicultural and experienced team;
  • An opportunity to travel;
  • A chance to proactively contribute to counter wildlife crime globally.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

Looking To Make A Difference for Wildlife?

Please e-mail your CV and motivation letter in English and French by email only to No other documents will be accepted at this stage. Should you have any questions about this position, please email us at this address.

Please indicate Investigations Assistant (French native speaker) on the email subject line.

Deadline to submit applications: 30 November, 18h00 CET

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.