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Coordinator, Law enforcement & Governance , Mozambique

Position: Coordinator, Law enforcement & Governance
Reports to: Country Director, WCS Mozambique.
Location: Maputo, Mozambique
Start date: June-July, 2018
Position Type: Full-time
Application deadline: May 31, 2018
Internal liaison: WCS Mozambique Law Enforcement Director; WCS Africa Protected Area Intelligence Expert; WCS East and Southern Africa Regional Director; Asia Counter-Wildlife Trafficking Director; Vietnam Country Director; China Trade Program Manager: Regional Wildlife Crime Analyst.
Expected travel: Approximately 30%. As required within the region, occasionally to Asia 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.

Country Program Overview:
WCS established a country program in Mozambique in 2012 with two primary objectives to increase the protection of Niassa National Reserve, a vast landscape in the north of the country, and improve the conservation status of its elephants through co-manage of the Reserve; and strengthen national-level protected area management by helping to improve policies and reinforcing the government’s ability to implement wildlife crime legislation through strategic engagement with government agencies in Maputo.
WCS Mozambique is now seeking a dynamic, experienced individual with background in governance and law enforcement of transnational wildlife crime.

Job Summary:
This position is to co-ordinate our work aimed at strengthening governance and law enforcement of transnational wildlife crime in Mozambique. The coordinator will lead activities, establish effective partnerships in country, and improve co-ordination with other WCS programs to identify and disrupt illegal wildlife trade (IWT) networks operating in Mozambique.

Major Responsibilities:
• Coordinate the strategic development and implementation of CWT work for WCS Mozambique (WCS MZ) with a focus on links to anti-poaching activities in WCS Mozambique’s primary landscape—Niassa National Reserve.
• Support relevant agencies in the Government of Mozambique to strengthen their capacity for intelligence-led enforcement.
• Develop relationships and work with the Investigation and Environmental Police, Attorney General’s office (PGR) to enhance enforcement and prosecutorial effectiveness on wildlife trafficking cases.
• Broaden information networks with foreign countries through formal and informal communication and knowledge sharing.
• Support and facilitate engagement between WCS and the Governments of Mozambique (GoMZ), and the Governments of Vietnam (GoVN) and China (GoCN) to enhance coordination of CWT efforts, build trust between key officers and finalise formal agreements between the two countries that address IWT (i.e. Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty).
• Develop an annual implementation plan with measurable indicators for this position and agree this plan with priority stakeholders, and share it with key stakeholders.
• Foster and maintain internal dialogue within WCS with key internal stakeholders.
• Identify opportunities for collaboration and coordination with partners, and identify mechanisms for sharing intelligence and information.
• Identify and pursue agreed fund-raising opportunities to implement the objectives and activities agreed under this program.
• Contribute to the WCS CWT strategy, and the WCS Africa CWT strategy.

Implementation modalities:
• All work, and communication with partners, in countries where WCS has country programs needs to be cleared by and linked to the country program through the Country Program Director.
• Communication within WCS and with partners needs to be constant and ongoing.
• Protocols for managing sensitive materials in communications need to be developed, agreed with relevant internal and external partners, and implemented.

Minimum Requirements:
• Minimum of five year experience non-profit sector (NGO, International organisations) working on governance, rule of law, judiciary, or enforcement issues OR wildlife trafficking.
• Strong relationships with relevant national authorities such as police, prosecutors, customs, or wildlife authorities.
• Demonstrated understanding of the policy arena, national politics related to transnational crimes and criminal justice reform in Mozambique.
• Demonstrated ability to independently establish and manage new NGO programs.
• Demonstrated ability to communicate with a variety of partners and stakeholders, and to mediate and resolve complex issues that involve multiple actors and/or interest areas.
• Demonstrated strong project management experience.
• Demonstrated experience developing external communications materials.
• Professional proficiency in English and Portuguese.

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: by May 31, 2018 deadline. Please include “Coordinator, Law enforcement & Governance” in the subject line of your email.

In addition, please note that all candidates must also apply online via the WCS career portal at:

WCS is an equal opportunity employer 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.

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

Are you interested in becoming a Coordinator, Law enforcement & Governance in Mozambique? 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 31, 2018
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.

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Expiring: Jul 28, 2017
Head of Internal Control in Congo DRC (x2) , Congo (Democratic Republic of the Congo)

Head of Internal Control (Democratic Republic of Congo – DRC)

Our client is looking for a Head of Internal Control for a wildlife conservation organisation to work from its office in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. They are a UK-registered charity and have a 25-year contract with the Congolese Wildlife Authority (“ICCN”) to manage a wildlife park.

Department: Finance
Reporting to: CFO and Board

Key Objective:
To review all internal processes, systems and policies and make recommendations and
actively assist in implementing procedures to ensure the risks to the organisation are maximally mitigated.

Main Duties & Responsibilities:
- Reviews and appraises the soundness, effectiveness, and proper application of accounting
and financial controls, compliance procedures and controls throughout the park.
- Conducts and directs ongoing reviews of organization controls, operating procedures,
and compliance with policies and regulations
- Assesses the adequacy and extent of programs designed to safeguard organization assets
- Compiles and issues reports detailing conclusions and providing recommendations for
- Recommends employee training and modifications to procedures as needed
- Analyses and concludes on effectiveness and efficiency of control environment
- Identifies control gaps and opportunities for improvement
- Identify areas of strengths and weaknesses and engage in continuous education and staff
development re best practices
- Reports risk management issues and internal controls deficiencies identified directly to
management and provides recommendations for improving the organisation's operations

Skills, Experience and Attributes:
- Educated to degree level in a related field or equivalent
- At least 10 years’ experience in accounting, finance, auditing or Business Management in
a rapidly growing business
- Experience in writing internal policies and procedures and process evaluation and
- A demonstrated knowledge of internal controls
- Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
- Strong analytical skills. Detail oriented and ability to work and interpret figures and other
financial information
- Fluent in both French and English
- Strong written and oral communication skills.
- Ability to address issues and effect change
- Capable of working independently, under pressure in demanding field conditions. Very
regular traveling required throughout the park’s main locations.

Expiring: May 16, 2018
Director of International Education and Outreach , Congo (Democratic Republic of the Congo)

The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting is seeking an experienced, creative, detail-oriented, and person to support our organization as the Director of International Education and Outreach.

Our aim is to find a candidate who shares our passion for raising awareness of critical global issues and is experienced with the ins and outs of engagement, outreach, community building, and interdisciplinary work, and demonstrates a strong understanding of different education and engagement approaches to influence change

Pulitzer’s International Education and Outreach (IEO) program brings together specialists from across the globe. By connecting teachers, students, youth, influencers, journalists, and professionals, we work to foster engagement and create more powerful narratives on the rainforest and climate issues. Intertwining journalism, education, and outreach in different and crucial climate hotspots in the world, starting with the world’s largest tropical rainforest regions we hope to be part of a greater and unstoppable multi-stakeholder movement that directly engages in improving policies, market campaigns, and other accountability mechanisms, exposing harmful practices and holding those in power to account.

This position is primarily remote, but will occasionally be asked to travel for events.

Responsibilities including:

Team management

Supervise the IEO regional initiatives led by team managers and ensure internal coordination and liaison with IEO's mission and Theory of Change.
Lead processes for establishing and executing individual and team goals, including supervising, and coaching the IEO team members, with the aim of fostering career development opportunities and building an effective team; leading processes for establishing and executing individual and team goals
Oversee cross-regional IEO conferences, convenings, and events aimed to promote Pulitzer Center-supported journalism projects and outreach goals of IEO initiatives.
Lead the IEO team to identify and strengthen methods of internal and cross-team collaboration, including working with other engagement teams and with the Editorial and Communications departments.

Engagement and impact

Orchestrate the implementation of effective and culturally appropriate outreach and education programs inspired by the Pulitzer Center model.
Ensure all IEO initiatives are designed to increase the global visibility of the Pulitzer Center’s work and expand the impact of stories beyond initial publication/broadcast, increasing language accessibility for diverse audiences, modeling innovative ways to continue to grow audience reach and engagement, and working with local partners and organizations to build networks.
Lead program evaluation and metrics established on the IEO Theory of Change, including timely impact data collection through qualitative and quantitative research methods including surveys, focus groups, and more.
Direct IEO communication around impact to internal and external stakeholders, including senior leadership and donors.
Direct the development of cross-border initiatives.

Finance and program administration

Lead program finance administration in alignment with the CEEO, CFOO, and the Operations team, supervising distribution of grants to regional initiatives, supervising the scheduling of payments to consultants and outreach partners, reviewing and approving all payments, and leading financial reviews and departmental process improvements.
Responsible for creating and monitoring the IEO budget, working with the, CEEO, CFOO and senior leadership for budget planning.
Liaise with the Development team and senior leadership on fundraising and grant application strategy, providing meaningful strategic contribution to the process, from drafting of grant proposals to the maintenance of records on grant expenditures and impact.

Required Qualifications

Experience as a senior leader in an organization of similar size.
Experience directing and managing international teams and international programs.
Experience in fostering effective program delivery, and building and maintaining networks, especially in the Global South
Minimum 10 years experience with engagement initiatives (education, communication, or outreach fields), with a track record of success
Financial literacy at the director / senior manager level, experience creating, maintaining, and reviewing budgets and strategic planning.
Commitment to social and environmental justice. Demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment.
Strong organizational development experience, ideally within both institutional and individual frameworks, growing teams and infrastructure.
A high degree of accuracy and attention to detail, with proven people and time management skills, and experience coaching others on managing concurrent projects with potentially competing priorities.
Proficiency in oral and written English
Ability to travel approximately 10% of the time.

Desirable Qualifications:

Experience working with non-profit, public relations, marketing, and cultural production initiatives intersecting with communication and journalism is a plus
Demonstrates self-awareness, cultural competency and inclusivity, and proven ability to work with colleagues and stakeholders across diverse cultures and backgrounds
Language abilities in addition to English are a plus. Special consideration is given to those who speak one or more of the following languages: Portuguese, Spanish, French, Bahasa Indonesian
Master's degree in a relevant area of expertise including but not limited to education, communication, sociology, anthropology, environmental studies, and journalism.

$114,000 ‒ $118,000 Annually

The Center uses an established compensation philosophy in administering compensation. Offers are determined based on candidate qualifications, related experience, internal equity, and the amount budgeted for the position.

The salary range listed above is for US-based employees.

Compensation for US-based employees

Our benefits package includes paid time off (holiday, vacation, parental and sick), health care coverage (including medical/dental/vision), health savings accounts 403(b) retirement plan, transit benefit, parental leave, and Life & ADD/LTD/STD Insurance.

Compensation for non-US-based employees

All non-US salaries are calculated using an international conversion index, which includes estimates for comparable positions in the country of residence and the estimated cost of health insurance. We do not offer health or retirement benefits for employees outside of the US. We do offer paid leave benefits which include hours in recognition of local holidays, vacation, sick, parental, and bereavement leave.

About Pulitzer

The Pulitzer Center is an equal-opportunity employer. The Center is committed to fostering an inclusive environment where the individual differences among us, whether in terms of race, religion, color, age, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, physical challenge, or marital or family status, are (i) understood, respected, and appreciated, (ii) recognized as a source of strength, and (iii) valued as qualities that enrich the environment in which we work. See our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion statement for details.

For more information about the Pulitzer Center, visit


Expiring: Jul 09, 2023

Turaco Treetops is an ecolodge at the border of Kibale National Park in Uganda. We are looking for an experienced Lodge Manager or Managers to deliver a high-quality experience for our guests. Do you have tourism or hospitality experience in East Africa? Are you self-motivated, positive, hands-on, and resourceful? Would you love to live and work in nature? Then you might be exactly who we are looking for! -- See:

Taking responsibility for the lodge management will guarantee you a dynamic and diverse working environment in one of the most beautiful rain forests of Uganda. Important parts of your daily work include:

Operations & staff: Overseeing and coordinating the day-to-day operations of all lodge departments (service, kitchen, housekeeping, maintenance, security – app. 30 people) in close collaboration with the assistant manager. You host a day-start and check-in with the team throughout the day to monitor all areas and take responsibility for compliance with quality, health and safety standards. You coach, motivate and train staff and manage rosters, payment and performance. Lead by example in a positive, hands-on and enthusiastic manner.

Guest experience: Ensuring a memorable guest experience, with quality lodging, excellent food and beverage, high service levels and true nature experience. You connect with and support guests, and inspire staff to exceed expectations. Visible presence throughout the guests’ stay, especially during key service moments.

Lodge bookings: Overseeing and support of the lodge booking process, while effectively communicating with tour operators, travel agents and guests.

Lodge bookings: Overseeing and support of the lodge booking process, while effectively communicating with tour operators, travel agents and guests.

Financial management: Coordinating lodge financial management and providing regular management updates to the lodge owners (operations and finance). You make sure that the administrative and financial processes are always up to date.

Stock & supplies: Organizing lodge supplies and oversee stock management. Maintenance: Identification of all necessary maintenance and ensuring all issues are promptly resolved. You oversee and support planned and unplanned maintenance/renovations/construction. Ensuring the lodge premises are well maintained, clean, organized and attractive at all times.

Flexibility: Managing unforeseen events with calmness and hands-on technical skills, seeking solutions that reflect the standards of Turaco Treetops.

Relations: Keeping respectable and positive relationships with the communities, district leaders, other (tourism) businesses and authorities.

Conservation: Supporting forest protection, monitor and follow-up on illegal activities (logging, fires, etc.). Working in close collaboration with the Chris Roberts Forest Foundation (frequent check-ins; coordination of activities on foundation premises).

Representation: Representing the company while sustaining the lodge standards, reputation, concept, and design.

A minimum of 2 years of management experience, preferably in a comparable setting in experience in the mid-range or high-end hospitality sector, preferably in East Africa.
Relevant educational background in business or operational management, hospitality, and/or tourism.
Proven technical experience and/or affinity with (lodge) property maintenance.
Affinity and/or experience with the Ugandan society and tourism sector.
Passionate about hospitality, service-delivery, sustainability, wildlife and conservation.
Eye for detail.

Independent, self-driven, hard-working, and able to keep on top of your responsibilities, also when working under pressure.
Comfortable to take responsibility and show leadership.
Effective communicator, eager to build and maintain relations.
Flexible, curious, creative, solution-oriented and resourceful, also in the event of unexpected situations.
Hands-on mentality, ‘do what it takes’ to ensure guest satisfaction.
Positive, friendly, open-minded and respectful attitude towards all guests, staff and all other relations of Turaco Treetops.

Availability from mid-June 2023, and willing to work at Turaco Treetops for a period of 2 years.
Comfortable with working long days and running a busy 24/7 operation.
Able to live in a remote area.
Fluency in English (written/spoken), knowledge of other languages is a plus.
Computer skills, content creation and social media management is a plus.
Driver’s license.

Competitive salary - Accommodation and meals - Work permit(s) and social security fund contribution - Annual leave of 21 days plus 5 days per month - Back-up support and guidance from the Uganda based owners - Annual bonus based on performance.

Expiring: Apr 30, 2023
General Manager Forestry - Uganda , Uganda

Our partner is an impact focused organization in Uganda funded by a group of Dutch companies. Their primary goal is creating jobs and thereby supporting the local economy. They do so by running a forestry project with a yet-to-be-built processing factory. The project is in Luwero at a one-hour drive from Kampala.

Our partner is looking for a general manager with an entrepreneurial mentality to lead the forestry project and the set-up of their processing factory.

The role
As a general manager you will be overall responsible for the projects and the organizations activities in Uganda. Being the ‘boots on the ground’ you will be the link between the organization in the Netherlands and Uganda. With your management skills and entrepreneurial mindset, you will lead and guide the team and make sure the goals are realized.

Key topics
- Responsible for the day-to-day running of the timber plantation.
- Responsible for setting up the timber processing factory.
- promoting our partner's vision in generating impact
- The management of 3 direct reports and depending on the season 20 to 100 indirect reports

To qualify
- Experience in managing a related organization in Africa
- 10+ years of working experience
- Technical knowledge and affinity
- Entrepreneurial mindset and excellent communication skills
- A hands-on mentality combined with organizational skills

What We Offer
We offer a competitive salary and renumeration package. Besides the package you will contribute to the development of the Luwero area and work for an international organization.

Are you interested in becoming a General Manager Forestry? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Feb 03, 2023


The Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage Trust (CWOT) in northern Zambia is one of the oldest and largest chimpanzee sanctuaries in the world. It is home to almost 150 chimpanzees on more than 4,200 Ha (10,000 acres) of wooded land on the banks of the Upper Kafue River in the Copperbelt region.
Our mission is to provide refuge and exemplary care to chimpanzees in need and offer life-long care for chimpanzees taken in.
Furthermore, Chimfunshi aims to preserve and develop its land and conservation area within the framework of a holistic concept. This involves the protection of the indigenous environment as well as the protection and conservation of our local wildlife. Support and development of the local community, including child & adult education and dedicated education for sustainable development over all age groups, employee career development; and health care to Chimfunshi’s employees, their families and the local community is a lived part of the holistic concept too.
The Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage Trust (CWOT) seeks to recruit very dynamic self-driven professional, suitably qualified, experienced and competent to fill the position below.


Key Basic Functions: The Executive Director (ED) is responsible for establishing and executing major goals and objectives for CWOT. The ED implements policies established by the Board of Trustees, provides leadership, direction and evaluation of the organization’s activities, and directs the day-to-day operations. The ED is responsible for CWOT financial management, public relations and personnel management and serves as a liaison with other organizations. S/he represents the organization to regulatory bodies, other agencies, community and civic organizations, donors, funders, supporters and the general public. The duties may be delegated to appropriate members of the staff, but the Executive Director will retain accountability for their accomplishment.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

a) Spearheading planning, policy formation and continuous development of the organization to achieve sustainability & viability of the Trust as well as ensuring that key performance indicators are consistently met in accordance with the business and operational objectives of CWOT
b) Provision of vision and leadership to create or update strategic plans in collaboration with the Board of Trustees and to ensure the implementation of strategic plans
c) Responsibility for the mobilization of resources required for the implementation of the CWOT’s strategic plans
d) Leading, motivating and evaluating other management staff to manage daily operations
e) Provision of leadership in maintaining the efficiency, effectiveness and good governance of CWOT, ensuring adequate operational, financial and administrative functions of the Trust.
f) Responsibility for maintaining the visibility of the Trust and representing the organization to regulatory bodies, other agencies, community and civic organizations, donors, funders, supporters and the general public
g) Cultivating and maintaining strategic partnerships with other conservation and animal protection organizations and agencies worldwide, as well as relationships with sanctuary leaders, donors, and foundation representatives

Minimum Academic Qualifications: Master’s degree in either Natural Resource / Wildlife Management; or Business Administration; or Tourism; or Marketing; or Law; or any other course closely related to any of the above disciplines from a recognized University/Institution. A qualification in project management would be an added advantage. Excellent written and oral communication skills; effective public speaker and presenter.

Personal Specifications & Experience: Mission directed, results-driven and achievement oriented, dynamic, visionary, proactive with good sense of judgment / discernment. At least five years’ experience preferably with an NGO at senior management level and in wildlife management and/or natural resources management. Candidates should be able to demonstrate good track record in turning around organization image and performance into a competitive and vibrant institution able to command the respect of stakeholders through innovation, change management and systems building. Strong technology skills; experience leading a data-driven approach to development. Proficiency in MS Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint) and CRM project management tools.
A passion for the mission and purpose of CWOT.

Desired Skills & competencies: Project development and management, administrative, strategic planning, negotiation, lobbying, proven track record of researching funders and writing successful grant proposals (with evidence of having successfully fundraised for at least 2 programs/projects), knowledge of fundraising best practices, as well as interpersonal, fundraising, leadership and team building skills.

LOCATION: Position is based at Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage, our sanctuary in Zambia/Copperbelt region, near Chingola.

Interested candidates please send a detailed CV, copies of your academic testimonials, names and addresses of two referees and a letter describing your interest to:

Deadline for expressions of interest: Monday 22 November

Expiring: Dec 04, 2021
Advocacy Lead in Côte d'Ivoire , Ivory Coast

Advocacy Lead – Rainforest Alliance

SRI Executive Search has been contracted by the Rainforest Alliance to assist with the search for an exceptional candidate to fill the position of Advocacy Lead. Rainforest Alliance is building an alliance to create a better future for people and nature by making responsible business in the new normal. To advance this mission, Rainforest Alliance is focused on amplifying the impact on the ground through systemic transformation: change across the entire supply chain, change in the relationship between people and nature, and change within their own organisation. Rainforest Alliance achieves this transformation by collaborating with a wide range of stakeholders to create a stronger alliance. Together, they amplify the voices of farmers and forest communities, improve livelihoods, protect biodiversity, and help people adapt to climate change in bold and effective ways. Rainforest Alliance embraces transparency because they believe that the best way to build trust across their alliance is through openness about their tactics, their impact, and partners on the ground. Together, they can achieve their vision of a world where people and nature thrive in harmony. You can find further details on their website

The Advocacy Lead will be part of the West Africa team and the global advocacy team. The postholder will be responsible for leading cross-organisational advocacy on the key issues relating to the cocoa sector and for building and maintaining relations with key governmental and civil society actors within West Africa. The Advocacy Lead will provide strategic direction, define clear advocacy plans, and recommend impactful strategies to enable Rainforest Alliance to effectively advocate for positive change within key agricultural and forestry sectors.

As part of this, the Advocacy Lead will lead on the relationship with key stakeholders in Côte d’Ivoire, including but not restricted to Conseil de Café et Cacao, International Cocoa Organisation, the European Union in Abidjan, and World Cocoa Foundation, amongst others.

The Advocacy Lead will implement advocacy work with the key public and private actors to maximize impact towards sector change and increase Rainforest Alliance’s visibility. This role requires working closely with many departments across the organisation: Markets, Communications, Regions, Leadership Team (LT), and colleagues in the Advocacy and Themes department.

Required Qualifications

The ideal candidate will hold a Master’s degree in politics, public policy, communications, or any related Master’s degree.

Relevant Experience
• At least 10 years of experience with planning, managing, and implementing advocacy or public affairs strategies.
• Minimum 5 years of experience in leading governmental relations.
• Minimum 5 years of experience in managing cross-organisational project teams.
• Political and/or civil society network in Côte d’Ivoire.
• Strategic and analytical thinker.
• Fluency in French and English, both verbal and written.
• Willingness and ability to travel up to 20% of the time.

How to Apply
If you wish to be considered for this position, please forward a copy of your CV and a supporting letter in Microsoft Word format, along with any relevant documentation to Jamaine Geva at on or before the 13th of August 2021 at 11:59 p.m. All information will be held in the strictest confidence as we pride ourselves on our professional service. We will revert to you as soon as feasible when we have reviewed your application.

Are you interested in becoming an Advocacy Lead in Ivory Coast? 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: Aug 13, 2021

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