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RESULTS MEASUREMENT SPECIALISTS IN KENYA (2X) , Kenya

Established in 2012 and supported by UK Aid, FSD Africa is a development agency working to strengthen financial markets across sub-Saharan Africa. We support breakthrough ideas that we believe can transform access to finance for governments, businesses and people in sub-Saharan Africa.
We design our programmes around the needs of our partners, providing a combination of investment, grants, market insights and technical assistance.

FSD Africa is growing strongly – in staff numbers, geographic footprint and funds under management. We are looking to hire two Results Measurement Specialists to join our Nairobi-based team. You will be working to implement effective measurement, demonstration of performance and adaptive management of FSD Africa’s fast-expanding programme.

Specific objectives and activities will include, but will not be limited to:
- Support FSD Africa’s project due diligence initiatives.
- Work with partners to establish and implement MRM plans.
- Manage impact studies including routine outcome monitoring initiatives.
- Support Value for Money (VfM) assessment initiatives.
- Facilitate both internal and external learning. Contribute to the review and refinement of FSD Africa’s MRM approach.
- Contribute to the review and refinement of FSDA’s MRM approach.

Applications must be received by close of business 24 April 2019.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Are you interested in becoming a Results Measurement Specialist in Kenya? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

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Premium job

Expiring: Apr 24, 2019
Project Coordinator, Blue Action Fund (BAF) , Africa

Reports to: East Africa, Madagascar and Western Indian Ocean Regional Director
Country Program/Sector: Madagascar and Western Indian Ocean
Start date: July 1, 2019 (provisional)
Position Type: Full-time
Application deadline: May 16, 2019
Expected travel: Will travel throughout the region as needed to implement the project activities.

Organization Background:
The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is a US non-profit, tax-exempt, private organization established in 1895 that saves wildlife and wild places by understanding critical issues, crafting science-based solutions, and taking conservation actions that benefit nature and humanity. With more than a century of experience, long-term commitments in dozens of landscapes, presence in more than 60 nations, and experience helping to establish over 150 protected areas across the globe.

Western Indian Ocean region:
The Western Indian Ocean (WIO) is a socially and biologically diverse region with a 9,000-kilometre coastline that contains some of the world’s most extensive and most climate resilient coral reefs and mangroves that are critical sources of protein, coastal protection, and income to coastal populations, many of whom are poor and marginalised. Real and significant threats related to overexploitation of fisheries, habitat clearing, and pollution are threatening the integrity of the region’s ecosystems, and their ability to provide goods and services to coastal communities.
The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has just been awarded a project entitled ‘Creating a network of resilient MPAs in globally significant areas of the Western Indian Ocean’ by the Blue Action Fund (BAF). The expected outcome of the proposed project is that 6040km2 in new, expanded, and existing MPAs and their surrounding sustainable use zones in two climate resilient seascapes of global biodiversity importance are effectively and sustainably managed by NGOs and relevant actors including government, communities and civil society. The project will be implemented in Kenya, Madagascar and Tanzania for a period of 4 years by WCS in partnership with the Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA).

Job Summary:
WCS is now seeking a full-time Project Coordinator to lead implementation of the BAF-funded project. Under the supervision of the MWIO Regional Director, the Project Coordinator has the responsibility for the planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting of all activities funded by the BAF. He/she will carry out these responsibilities in close collaboration with the Country Directors and lead marine staff of WCS’s country programs in Kenya, Tanzania and Madagascar. The Project Coordinator will be based in one of the three country program offices involved in the project.

Major Responsibilities:
• Updating and finalisation of the 4-year project site document / workplan and budget and development of annual workplans and budgets
• Coordination of implementation of site based activities according to the agreed workplan and budget
• Technical and financial monitoring of project implementation (workplan and pipeline monitoring)
• Coordination of technical reporting for site level activities.
• Leading communications activities related to project.
• Liaison with project donor and partners throughout project implementation.
Tasks
Coordination and supervision of project activities according to the agreed workplan and budget
• Technical and financial planning of activities in collaboration with WCS team members and external partners in line with annual work plans
• Organisation of regular meetings and calls between key WCS team members and partners to discuss project implementation
• Supervision of activities implemented on-site including training and support to staff working on the project and field visits to supervise activities and resolve issues as they arise
• Technical and financial monitoring of implemented activities and adoption of corrective action as needed to ensure adherence to workplan and budget
• Support to logistical arrangements for smooth implementation of activities including mission planning for staff, and organization of visits of partners
• Ensuring compliance with all WCS administrative procedures in the accomplishment of the tasks
Coordination of reporting for project activities
• Coordination and submission of annual technical, financial and impact reporting
• Coordination of quarterly internal technical and financial reviews to measure financial progress and achievement of milestones
• Contribution to communications activities and presentation of site

Minimum Requirements:
• Masters in marine conservation, natural resources management, fisheries, environmental science, or a related field.
• At least 5 years professional experience in the management of complex development projects in developing country context in the marine conservation or natural resources sectors.
• Excellent technical and financial project management skills and experience in managing multi-cultural project teams
• Experience working and living in remote locations in developing countries and ability to deal with basic living conditions
• Good communication, organization and animation skills
• Ability to work in a team and in a multidisciplinary setting
• Ability to travel frequently
• Experience in the Western Indian Ocean will be an advantage
• Excellent communication skills in in English and French; knowledge of Malagasy or Swahili will be an advantage

Application Process:
Interested candidates, who meet the above qualifications should apply by emailing an application letter and CV together with salary requirements and the names and contact information of three references to: africaapplications@wcs.org by the May 16, 2019 deadline. Please include “Project Coordinator, Blue Action Fund (BAF)” in the subject line of your email.
In addition, please note that all candidates must also apply online via the WCS career portal at: http://www.wcs.org/about-us/careers

WCS is an equal opportunity employer and the organization complies with all employment and labor laws and regulations that prohibit discrimination in hiring and ensures that candidates from all backgrounds are fairly and consistently considered during the recruitment process. We are dedicated to hiring and supporting a diverse workforce. We are committed to cultivating an inclusive work environment and look for future team members who share that same value
The organization provides equal employment opportunities for all qualified candidates. The organization does not discriminate for employment based on age, color, disability, gender identify, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by laws and regulations
Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted for interview.

Are you interested in becoming a Project Coordinator in Africa? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

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Special job

Expiring: May 16, 2019
Country Director, Tanzania , Tanzania

Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Report to: Chief Program Officer

Language Requirement: Fluency in English

Travel: Frequent travel to Mtwara and possibly other regions within TZ

Qualified Tanzanian nationals are strongly encouraged to apply

International candidates must have existing rights to work in Tanzania


About myAgro
myAgro is an award-winning non-profit social enterprise based in West Africa. We have pioneered a mobile savings model that allows farmers to invest their own funds in high-quality seed, fertilizer, and agricultural training to increase their harvest and income by 50-100%. Our North Star is to help 1 million farmers increase their incomes by $1.50 per day by 2025 and lift themselves out of poverty. Learn more from myAgro’s founder and CEO here.

About this Role
myAgro is seeking seasoned but hands-on leaders to oversee the execution of myAgro’s long-term program strategy in Tanzania. Tanzania is an integral part of myAgro’s operations, and we have big plans for expansion and impact in the coming years: increasing our impact, reaching new geographic areas, innovating on our current models, and preparing myAgro to serve as a model for organizations reaching smallholder farmers around the globe. The Country Director - Tanzania will provide critical operational leadership to myAgro’s Tanzania program as we grow, ensuring our operations run smoothly and efficiently as we scale to reach tens of thousands more farmers in the coming years.

The Country Director - Tanzania is responsible for the administration of our core program (including developing key operational processes to increase efficiency during a period of rapid growth), as well as pilot development, program budgeting, M&E, management of the current 20-person team and growing the team to 100+, and more. As a member of myAgro’s Executive Team, s/he will also make critical contributions to myAgro’s long-term strategic direction. S/he will report to myAgro’s Chief Program Officer.

myAgro’s Tanzania program is an exciting expansion of myAgro’s original work in Mali and Senegal. The Tanzania program works through partnerships with Savings Group networks. The Tanzania program is also innovating on myAgro’s scratchcard layaway model by piloting a fully digital payments model leveraging Tanzania’s mobile money network. myAgro Tanzania’s pilot region and current 20-person team is based in Mtwara. myAgro anticipates establishing a Dar es Salaam based headquarters for its Tanzania operations in order to manage both partnerships in the southeast and northwest. The Country Director would be expected to spend significant time in Mtwara at the beginning of the role, and then frequent travel after orientation.

myAgro is a startup social enterprise with plans for rapid and substantial growth. The ideal Country Director candidate will have an outstanding track record managing complex projects and diverse teams, developing innovative programs, and serving in an organizational leadership capacity during a period of rapid scale or transition. The ideal candidate will also be comfortable working on a limited budget, will have a highly entrepreneurial mindset, and will be comfortable “getting their hands dirty” when required.

Responsibilities Include:
Key Goals for Next 2 Years for Tanzania
Scale – grow from 400+ farmer pilot to 20,000+ farmers in the next 2 years, including piloting and growing a 2nd Savings Group network partnership.

Impact – Work with sales and agriculture teams to sell packages that increase farmers’ income towards myAgro’s goal of $550 on average per farmer (this will increase farmer income by $1.50 per day to move them to middle income poverty levels.)

Sustainability – Increase financial sustainability of field program through improved systems, processes and efficient staffing ratios supported by excellent training and supervision.

Organizational capacity: Recruit, train, and invest in the professional development of strong Tanzanian leadership in all key departments.

Strategy and Sharing Vision
Determine key Tanzania goals and major strategic decisions with the Tanzania team, the Chief Program Officer, and executive team.
With myAgro senior leadership, develop program strategy, targets and milestones to achieve myAgro’s ambitious goals.

Develop tools, trainings, dashboards for sharing the strategy, goals, objectives with the Tanzania teams and regularly reinforce progress, remove bottlenecks and implement strategy.

Produce and present regular progress and management reports to myAgro’s Senior Management Team and Board of Directors.

Share and incorporate feedback from team in developing vision, communication process, etc.

Build partnerships with key stakeholders in East Africa and beyond.

Financial Health and Reporting
Lead budgeting and operational planning to ensure program goals are met cost effectively and on time.

With Finance Director, ensure monthly finance reports for operations are accurate and on-target.

Ensure compliance with national and local financial management standards, and ensure efficient annual audits are carried out.

Support decentralization of budgeting at the Project Assistant level.

Special Projects
Support fundraising efforts through reporting, hosting donor visits, contributing to grant proposals, participating or leading meetings with new donors as necessary

Oversee development and implementation of an HR performance management and incentive structure in-line with myAgro’s budget and HR laws in Tanzania (including forecasting and planning towards hiring to replace those nearing end of contracts).

Work with Policy team to develop or support a government strategy of sharing myAgro’s work, getting buy in and developing potential opportunities (on a case by case basis).

Develop pilots and manage M&E to continually improve myAgro’s model and impact.

Security and health oversight for team and general security for the office(s) and field staff.

Day-to-day Management
Manage current team of 20+ local staff and near-future team of 100+ to deliver a consistent, high quality program throughout the country.

Meet weekly with your direct reports to coach, guide and give feedback.

Go to the field weekly to observe activities in process. Anticipate spending several weeks at a time in Mtwara during key season periods. Anticipate significant time in northwest developing new partner pilot.

Develop a bar for quality execution through field and office leadership.

Manage your team’s workload and performance with regular reviews, evaluations, raises, promotions, probations, firings as needed.

Cultivate the values and culture of myAgro throughout the organization.

Required Experience:
English proficiency required

A minimum of 10 years professional work experience with at least 3 years in an organizational leadership role. Preferably your background is a mix of non-profit and corporate roles, with experience implementing projects in developing countries.

You’ve planned, managed and executed a large budget.

You’ve built effective relationships with external stakeholders from the private and/or public sector.

You’ve utilized KPIs, or similar metrics, to manage and direct an organization towards success.

You’ve managed staff and demonstrated strong facilitation and training skills.

Additionally, you should possess the following:
Passion for myAgro and our mission - the needs and realities of the farmers we serve are our top priority

Excellent interpersonal communication skills (both written and verbal)

Organized and an efficient work style – able to consistently exceed expectations when dealing with farmers, team members, partners and donors

Exceptional creative problem-solving skills - work effectively in a challenging and resource-constrained environment.

Comfortable making decisions in the face of ambiguity

Comfort in a fast-paced, high demand environment in a developing country

Flexibility, a sense of humor, an open mind, and a diligent work ethic are necessary for success

myAgro provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, colour, religion, sexual orientation, marital/parental status, national origin, age, disability, political opinion, social status, veteran status, and genetics. myAgro complies with all applicable federal, provincial and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.

Special job

Expiring: May 25, 2019
Country Director, Democratic Republic of Congo , Congo (Democratic Republic of the Congo)

Report to: WCS Regional Director, Central Africa Program
Location: Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo
Country Program/Sector: Democratic Republic of Congo
Expected travel: Approximately 20%, including travel to field sites within DRC and donor/technical meetings outside the country.
Start date: 1 October, 2019
Position Type: Global Conservation Program - Fulltime

Democratic Republic of Congo – Program Overview:
The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has been supporting the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) for almost 30 years in the protection of its wildlife and natural ecosystems. Working primarily with the Congolese Institute for the Conservation of Nature (ICCN), our field conservation work is focused on three large landscapes in eastern DRC: Kahuzi-Biega National and surrounding Oku forests in South Kivu Province, the Okapi Wildlife Reserve in Ituri Province (currently government under a 10-year co-management agreement between WCS and ICCN) and the Kabobo Reserve in Tanganyika province. Collectively these landscapes span some of the considerable diversity of ecosystems found in the DRC, harbor some of the most biodiverse regions in Africa, and form the strongholds for some of DRC’s most charismatic endemic wildlife, including the Grauer’s gorilla and the Okapi. They are also pioneering a wide variety of novel forest governance and protected area management structures, involving the government, civil society and local community organizations.

WCS is seeking a dynamic and committed Country Director with a significant knowledge and experience of the region to lead our work in the DRC.

Job Summary
The Country Director is responsible for the overall implementation of WCS's activities in DRC. This includes the development of program strategic priorities, communication and coordination with the government and other partners inside and outside the country; and recruitment and oversight of staff to implement these strategic priorities. The DRC Program is managed within WCS’s Central Africa Regional Program.

Major Responsibilities:
• Lead the WCS DRC program in consultation with the Regional Director for Central Africa and the Africa Program team based in New York.
• Act as legal representative of WCS in DRC, working in consultation with the Regional Director and with the WCS Office of General Counsel.
• Lead and manage all WCS staff and activities in DRC, including recruitment, evaluation and career development.
• Prepare and implement annual country workplans and budgets and approve project workplans and budgets.
• Ensure that all WCS activities in DRC are implemented in strict accordance with WCS Global Financial policies, and adhere to all WCS Global Policies on administration, code of conduct, human resources, and procurement.
• Ensure WCS activities in DRC are in full compliance with national laws and norms related to employment, taxes, visas, permits and government reporting obligations.
• Act as the primary representative of the DRC Program to bilateral and multi-lateral donors within DRC, the media, the Government of DRC, and other internal and external stakeholders.
• Fundraise from public and private sources within and external to the DRC in consultation with the Central Africa Regional Program, and working with the Africa Program team, Program Development and Global Resources departments in the WCS New York office.
• Collaborate with other global and cross-cutting WCS initiatives, including but not limited to the Central Africa bushmeat and Livelihoods team, and Conservation Solutions

Key qualifications:
This position requires a minimum of the following:
• At least 10 years of management experience, specifically in nature conservation or natural resource management
• At least 5 years of field experience in Central or West Africa
• MSc or PhD in conservation, ecology, or related discipline preferred
• Proven fundraising experience for conservation from public and private sources
• Demonstrated capacity in the oversight of large operational budgets
• Demonstrated leadership and personnel management capacity in a multi-cultural work environment
• Demonstrated experience working with multi-lateral and bilateral donors, African state institutions, and other NGO partners.
• A track-record of success in project implementation
• Ability to work under difficult conditions and in security sensitive areas
• Strong commitment to achievement of WCS’s conservation mission.
• English and French language proficiency required

Application process:
Interested candidates, who meet the above requirements, should apply by emailing a detailed application/cover letter and CV together with the names and contact information of three references to: africaapplications@wcs.org . Please include “DRC Country Director” in the subject line of your email. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews. If you have any queries related to this position please contact: africaapplications@wcs.org

Application Deadline: 15th May 2019

About WCS:
The Wildlife Conservation Society is an 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).
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 are Respect, Accountability and Transparency, Innovation, Diversity and Inclusion, Collaboration, Integrity.
WCS provides equal employment opportunities for all qualified candidates. WCS does not discriminate for employment based on age, color, disability, gender identify, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by laws and regulations.

Are you interested in becoming a Country Director in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Special job

Expiring: May 15, 2019
Rwanda Country Director , Rwanda

Reports to: Regional Director – Eastern Africa and Madagascar

Location: Kigali, Rwanda

Country Program/Sector: Tanzania, Eastern Africa and Madagascar Region

Start date: 1 June 2019

Position Type: Full-Time

Application deadline: 1 May 2019

Internal liaison: WCS Eastern Africa and Madagascar Regional Director; Africa Program Executive Director; Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Business Manager; Africa Program Director of Program Operations.

Expected travel: Approximately 30%. As required within the region, occasionally to the US if/when needed, and to donor/technical meetings as needed/possible.

Organization Background:
The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is a US non-profit, tax-exempt, private organization established in 1895 that saves wildlife and wild places by understanding critical issues, crafting science-based solutions, and taking conservation actions that benefit nature and humanity. With more than a century of experience, long-term commitments in dozens of landscapes, presence in more than 60 nations, and experience helping to establish over 150 protected areas across the globe, WCS has amassed the biological knowledge, cultural understanding and partnerships to ensure that vibrant, wild places and wildlife thrive alongside local communities. Working with local communities and organizations, that knowledge is applied to address species, habitat and ecosystem management issues critical to improving the quality of life of poor rural people whose livelihoods depend on the direct utilization of natural resources.

Rwanda Program Overview:
To effectively lead and manage the WCS Rwanda Country Program, based in the capital Kigali. The primary focus of the Country Program is to work in partnership with the Rwanda Government to protect globally significant biodiversity and the critical natural resource base within and outside of protected areas. This includes a diverse set of actions that span from directly supporting the management of Nyungwe National Park as a cornerstone of WCS’s historical engagement in Rwanda, to helping the Rwanda government accomplish its goal of achieving green, sustainable development by 2050. Additional priorities include insuring close collaboration with the Rwanda Government to support their new initiatives, connecting them with new WCS-launched initiatives, and insuring constructive and mutually beneficial relationships with local communities. Similarly, the Country Director must be able to lead and manage a team of highly motivated staff and sustain the fundraising needed to support the program.
WCS Africa Program is now seeking a dynamic, experienced individual to lead this program.

Core Responsibilities
• Lead the WCS Rwanda country program in consultation with the Eastern Africa and Madagascar Regional Director.
• Act as legal representative of WCS in Rwanda, working with the WCS Office of General Counsel.
• Act as political representative of WCS in Rwanda with all government partners including the Rwanda government (particularly the Rwanda Development Board and the Ministry of the Environment), and bilateral donors/agencies (e.g., USAID, UNDP, AFD).
• Represent the WCS Rwanda Program to donors, the press, the Government of Rwanda, and other internal and external stakeholders.
• Develop and manage the WCS Rwanda Country Program budget.
• Prepare and implement annual WCS Rwanda Country Program workplans and associated budgets, and approve related project workplans and budgets.
• Fundraise from public and private sources for the Rwanda Program in collaboration with other WCS fundraising teams (e.g., Africa Program, Program Development, Global Resources).
• Prepare annual country reports and oversee preparation of reports on projects and for donors, and evaluate on a regular basis progress against strategies and workplans.
• Collaborate with other WCS initiatives including but not limited to the WCS Species Program and Conservation Solutions team.

Required Qualifications
• Extensive experience leading and managing teams required.
• Successful experience developing, managing, and overseeing the implementation of conservation programs, preferably in Africa.
• Experience in developing and implementing community development projects in Africa.
• Proven fundraising experience for conservation from public and private sources, preferably in Africa.
• Demonstrated capacity in financial planning and management.
• A track-record of success in conservation strategy, implementation, and fundraising.
• Graduate degree in conservation, ecology, or related discipline preferred.
• Commitment to WCS’s mission.
• English language proficiency required, French language preferred.

Application Process:
Interested candidates, who meet the above qualifications should apply by emailing an application letter and CV together with salary requirements and the names and contact information of three references to: africaapplications@wcs.org by May 1, 2019. Please include “Rwanda Country Director” in the subject line of your email.

In addition, please note that all candidates must also apply online via the WCS career portal at: http://www.wcs.org/about-us/careers

WCS is an equal opportunity employer and the organization complies with all employment and labor laws and regulations that prohibit discrimination in hiring and ensures that candidates from all backgrounds are fairly and consistently considered during the recruitment process. We are dedicated to hiring and supporting a diverse workforce. We are committed to cultivating an inclusive work environment and look for future team members who share that same value
WCS provides equal employment opportunities for all qualified candidates. WCS does not discriminate for employment based on age, color, disability, gender identify, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by laws and regulations

Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted for interview.

Are you interested in becoming a Rwanda Country Director? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Special job

Expiring: May 01, 2019
Country Director, Republic of Congo , Republic of the Congo (Congo-Brazzaville)

Reports to: WCS Regional Director, Central Africa Program
Location: Brazzaville, Republic of Congo
Country Program/Sector: Republic of Congo
Expected travel: Approximately 20%, including travel to field sites within Congo and donor/technical meetings outside the country.
Start date: 1 July, 2019
Position Type: Global Conservation Program - Fulltime

Republic of Congo – Program Overview:
The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has been assisting the Government of Republic of Congo (ROC) to manage its wildlife and habitats in national parks, reserves, and managed forests for almost 30 years. It has become one of the largest field programs in WCS’s global portfolio in terms of operating budget, number of staff and extent of its field conservation portfolio. The program is focused on a number of core conservation sites around the country, including the Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park (governed under a 25-year Public-Private-Partnership between WCS and the Government), the Lac Télé Community Reserve and a substantial area of intervening forest managed under timber certification. The WCS ROC program also has an emerging marine conservation program and is engaged in substantial policy support work.
WCS is seeking a dynamic and experienced individual to lead its work in the country.

Job Summary
The Country Director is responsible for the overall implementation of WCS's activities in ROC. This includes the development of program strategic priorities, communication and coordination with the government and other partners inside and outside the country; and recruitment and oversight of staff to implement these strategic priorities. The ROC Program is managed within WCS’s Central Africa Regional Program.
Major Responsibilities:
• Lead the WCS ROC program in consultation with the Regional Director for Central Africa and the Africa Program team based in New York.
• Act as legal representative of WCS in ROC, working in consultation with the Regional Director and with the WCS Office of General Counsel.
• Lead and manage all WCS staff and activities in ROC, including recruitment, evaluation and career development.
• Fundraise from public and private sources for the ROC Program, in consultation with the Central Africa Regional Program, and working with the Africa Program team, Program Development and Global Resources departments in the WCS New York office.
• Prepare and implement annual country workplans and budgets and approve project workplans and budgets.
• Represent the ROC Program to donors, media, the Government of Congo, and other internal and external stakeholders.
• Collaborate with other global WCS initiatives including but not limited to the WCS Marine Program, Wildlife Health Program and the Conservation Solutions team.

Minimum Requirements:
• Successful experience developing, managing, and overseeing the implementation of field conservation programs, with at least ten years' field experience in Africa.
• MSc or PhD in conservation, ecology, or related discipline preferred
• Proven fundraising experience for conservation from public and private sources
• Demonstrated capacity in the oversight of large operational budgets
• Demonstrate leadership and personnel management capacity in a multi-cultural work environment
• A track-record of success in conservation strategy, implementation, and fundraising
• Ability to work under difficult conditions and in security sensitive area
• Strong commitment to achievement of WCS’s conservation mission.
• English and French language proficiency required

Application process:
Interested candidates, who meet the above requirements, should apply by emailing a detailed application/cover letter and CV together with the names and contact information of three references to: africaapplications@wcs.org . Please include “ROC Country Director” in the subject line of your email. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews. If you have any queries related to this position please contact: africaapplications@wcs.org

In addition, please note that all candidates must also apply online via the WCS career portal at: http://www.wcs.org/about-us/careers.

Application Deadline: 30th April 2019

About WCS
The Wildlife Conservation Society is an 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).
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 are Respect, Accountability and Transparency, Innovation, Diversity and Inclusion, Collaboration, Integrity.
WCS provides equal employment opportunities for all qualified candidates. WCS does not discriminate for employment based on age, color, disability, gender identify, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by laws and regulations.

Are you interested in becoming a Country Director in Republic of Congo? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Special job

Expiring: Apr 30, 2019
Communications and Fundraising Manager in Zambia , Zambia

Organisation:
Project Luangwa (PL) is a small organisation helping communities living close to the South Luangwa National Park gain benefits from the local tourism through supporting education, creating training opportunities, supporting women and promoting gender equality. The organisation is registered with the UK Charities Commission, Reg. № 1119335, as a Charitable Trust in Zambia, Reg. № CI 1027, and a non-profit charity № 501(C)3 in the USA.

Job Description:
Project Luangwa is seeking a dedicated and experienced individual to work as part of a small team based in Mfuwe, close to the South Luangwa National Park in the Eastern Province of Zambia. As Communications Manager you will be the primary focal point for incoming communications; be responsible for public relations, marketing, fundraising and reporting; meeting visiting donors in person and be the point of contact for our supporting safari lodges.

Roles and Responsibilities:

The main duties and responsibilities of the Communications Manager will be:

Working with member lodges
• Manage a good working and informative relationship with supporting Member Lodges and ensure that their staff are familiar with Project Luangwa’s past achievements, current projects and future plans.
• Meet potential and visiting existing donors and sponsors at lodges
• Write and design informative material and ensure that this is available in lodge rooms/reception etc.

Donors and Fundraising
• Find new donors; write suitable and donor specific funding proposals which will include researching international data and local information.
• Meet potential or past donors when they are visiting the area; explain knowledgably, potential projects, local circumstances and culture; accompany donors to see ‘their’ project and explain its history, progress and possible future need.
• Keep Dropbox up to date with project specific and general images, video, audio and documents for use by fundraisers, donors and the press.
• Organise fundraising campaigns. Seek foreign fundraisers to organize campaigns abroad. Supply them with suitable material.

Marketing
• Write and illustrate, with high quality images, a monthly/quarterly newsletter.
• Social Media: post regularly on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube etc
• Responsible for creating and maintaining a new website and promotional videos.

Public Relations
• Establish and maintain media relationships locally and internationally.
• Maintain regular communications with Zambian Government departments at local and national levels.

Reporting
• Write an annual and monthly internal and external reports.
• Establish a donor database containing donor details, reporting requirements, history and contact history.

Requirements:
• Excellent spoken and written English
• Experience with international donor relations and fundraising/proposal writing
• An ability to take good quality photographic images
• Knowledge and ability to use Microsoft Office products
• Clean Driving License
• Completed University Degree or Diploma or relevant experience in a similar role.

Preferred candidates would ideally have:
• Experience in Africa or a similar environment
• A working knowledge of Adobe InDesign and Photoshop or similar products

Personal Characteristics:
• Have a flexible and proactive approach; be adaptable and willing to take on new challenges; be independent, yet able to work as a team; be able use your own initiative; be able to deal with people at all levels from village to Government Ministerial level as well as international donors; be creative

How to Apply:
All applications must be in English. Applicants are invited to send their cv of no more than three pages, a letter of application and the contact details of three professional referees to: jobs@projectluangwa.org

Are you interested in becoming a Communications and Fundraising Manager in Zambia? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

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Expiring: May 03, 2019
Assistent Safari Manager in Malawi , Malawi

COMPANY DESCRIPTION:
Kiboko Limited is the head department to Kiboko Safaris and all Kiboko accommodation subsidiaries. Kiboko Ltd was established 20 years ago and is still growing. At our head office, we have a workshop which includes a maintenance team and a garage. The workshop works hand in hand with our safari planning department and general management.

JOB DESCRIPTION:
We are looking for an assistant safari manager who is responsible for the daily running of our safaris in Malawi and Zambia. As assistant manager you know how to work in a young and enthusiastic team. You will work together with other managers (Expat/ Malawian) to the needs of the company and customers. Daily tasks are: Shopping, budgeting, advertisement, people management and quality control

QUALIFICATIONS:
- good with social media
- Eager to learn
- peoples manager
- Language: English and preferable other languages
- Experience: Hospitality, tourism, leadership skills
- Able to work under pressure
- Others: Driver’s license

PROFILE:
Somebody that want to work in a different environment with a lot of patience - good communication skills – authority – a lot of energy and willing to make long days.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:
- First 3 months USD 200 plus accommodation in Lilongwe, area 47
- After 3 months USD 500 plus accommodation in Lilongwe, area 47
- 5,5 day workweek, 1.5 day off
- Start date: asap

Are you interested in becoming a assistant safari Manager in Malawi? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Special job

Expiring: May 02, 2019

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