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Chief Technical Advisor in Namibia , Namibia

Chief Technical Adviser (CTA): “Integrated National Park Management II” Project in Namibia

Application by: 30 Jun, 2017
Project Status: Expression of Interest
Project Title: “Integrated National Park Management II” Project (also ‘NamParks V’)
Period of Project: Estimated start between November 2017 and January 2018
Duration of assignment: 48 months
Country: Namibia

Project Description:
The Integrated National Park Management II Project (also NamParks V) is the most recent phase of the Namibia National Parks Programme (NamParks), a development programme of the Government of the Republic of Namibia executed by its Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET).

The Integrated National Park Management II Project will focus on the national parks along the Namibian coastline, i.e. Tsau //Khaeb, Namib Naukluft, Dorob and Skeleton Coast National Parks, as well as their support zones in the adjacent areas.

The project's overarching aim is to support an integrated park management in the respective national parks. This aims at involving all stakeholders and at encouraging local communities to participate in the management process. Thereby, sustainable natural resource management will be combined with the development of natural‐resource‐based income opportunities such as eco‐tourism from which the communities that live in and around the respective national parks can benefit. So far, key challenges for the integrated management of the targeted parks are the insufficient park infrastructure and the limited capacities of the MET.

To improve the integrated management of the targeted national parks, the project comprises the following intervention areas:

Intervention Area 1: Establishment of Adequate Park Infrastructure
Intervention Area 2: Integrated Park Management
Intervention Area 3: Community Development
Intervention Area 4: Strengthening of the Capacities of MET for Project Management

Job Description:
- The tasks of the CTA are comprehensive and include (but are not necessarily restricted to) the following:
- Overall advice to the MET for the implementation of the Project and the coordination with other stakeholders;
- General management and oversight of the implementation of Project measures in accordance with the approved results matrix/logframe, time schedule, operational plans, and work plans;
- Advise and assists the Ministry of Environment and Tourism, on key issues related to nature conservation management and integrated park management, such as policy formulation and implementation, development of respective procedures, guidelines, strategies;
- Supervise and coordinate the procurement of works, goods and consulting services according to agreed procedures; this shall also include the technical and contractual supervision of project sub-contractors and of construction work in coordination with the architect/engineers of the consultants team;
- Supervise and coordinate the financial management of the project, in particular with regard to the management of the disposition fund, including (cross-checking) assessment of disbursement claims;
- Monitoring of project implementation, including the financial monitoring of approved budgets, the progress monitoring of the implementation of the Project activities as well as the monitoring of the performance and impact of the project based on the agreed indicators;
- Elaboration of regular reports on the implementation of the Project according to the agreed reporting structure and schedule; coordinate and supervise the elaboration and submission of inputs for the reports from the different team members.

The Chief Technical Advisor will be responsible for the overall coordination of the project implementation and the supervision and guidance of the Consultant’s team.

Profile (Qualifications):
- Professional experience with donor-funded projects and specific knowledge of German Financial Cooperation KfW (management procedures, reporting, etc.);
- Work experience as team leader in long-term assignments;
- Postgraduate university degree in nature conservation management, natural resource management or another field of relevance to this project (community development, integrated rural development, etc.) with proven practical work experience in this field;
- Good understanding and proven track record in areas such as park management, integrated rural development, community development, tourism development, participation, and policy advise;
- Work experience in African countries with similar socio-economic conditions;
- Previous work in park management in southern Africa would be a strong asset;
- Strong background in management and financial administration of development projects, including M&E of project implementation;
- At least 10 years of practical professional experience in the sector;
- Excellent oral and written communication skills and proficiency in the English language;
- Team player who is capable of working under different and sometimes difficult conditions.

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.

Are you interested in becoming a Chief Technical Advisor in Namibia? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Jul 28, 2017
Managing Director - Cotton Expert House Africa , Germany

The Cotton Expert House Africa (CHA) is a private sector-driven, non-profit organization that seeks to support sustainability in the African cotton sector and the textile industry. We see ourselves as a platform for all industry stakeholders to facilitate exchange, share knowledge and learning experiences, and request technical support and practical solutions.

At the Cotton Expert House Africa, we combine strong in-house expertise and up-to-date market information with a large professional network of sector and regional experts. With this, we are able to respond to individual requests for support such as education, training and piloting of innovations.

In partnership with cotton companies, that provide farmers with access to information, skills training, extension and innovation, we support the adoption of sustainable production and management practices, based on a standard neutral approach. This builds the foundation for a stable cotton production, improved chances for national, regional and international sales markets und thereby strengthens the economic development of rural areas in Africa. Aspects that are important to improve the living conditions of a large number of smallholder farmers in cotton-based production systems in Africa, now and in the future.

In the course of a succession planning we are looking for an entrepreneurially thinking and resilient manager with sound professional experience as Managing Director.

Your tasks:
• Management, coordination and strategic development of all CHA business areas in close cooperation with the advisory board and the shareholders
• Securing and expanding the high quality standard in advisory services and support activities of CHA
• Development of concepts for innovative service provision
• Forward-looking personnel planning and development, as well as employee-oriented personnel management
• Financial planning and reporting
• Expansion and maintenance of existing networks with the diverse partners of CHA in Africa and worldwide, in particular with Africa stakeholders of the cotton and textile industry, sustainability standards and sector organizations
• Fundraising, acquisition and coordination of grant contracts supporting CHA activities

What we expect:
• You have a business management or agronomic degree and a minimum of 10 years of practical experience in the private sector
• You have professional experience in the cotton and preferably in the textile industry, ideally with regard to sustainable production
• You have work experience in Africa and/or other development regions
• You are open and sensitive in dealing with entrepreneurs and farmers in developing countries and you are committed to the principles of sustainable development
• You have a good knowledge of organizational, legal, administrative and business management topics for managing a non-profit enterprise
• You have experience in a leading position and the management of employees.
• You are strong in developing pursuing ideas and developing concepts, intercultural communication, a team player and a participative manager with a strong sense of responsibility
• You are flexible and willing to travel frequently in Africa and Europe
• You have professional language skills in English and French - German language skills would be an asset

What this job offers you:
• Taking the lead in managing a new and successful non-profit sector support organization in an international context
• An interesting area of responsibility with a long-term perspective and adequate remuneration
• A wide and diverse context of intervention
• A corporate culture characterized by great commitment and professionalism
• A great European and African team looking forward to work with you
• Committed shareholders and a network of professional partner organizations

The position is to be filled as soon as possible. Location of the project office is Hamburg, Germany but we are open to discuss other proposals.

Are you interested in becoming a Managing Director for Cotton Expert House Africa? 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.

Expiring: Jul 01, 2018