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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.

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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.

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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.

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Expiring: Apr 30, 2019
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: africaapplications@wcs.org 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: http://www.wcs.org/about-us/careers

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.

Qualifications:
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
improvements
- 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
documentation
- 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, Conservation Impact at WWF in Kenya , Kenya

Founded in 1961, WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature) is a non-governmental organization working on issues regarding the conservation, research and restoration of the environment. It is the world's largest conservation organization with over 5 million members and 20 million supporters worldwide. WWF has 6,500 staff globally working in more than 100 countries and supporting around 1,300 conservation and environmental projects.

WWF seeks to appoint an experienced and inspiring leader to take on the exciting role of Director, Conservation Impact- Africa.

Reporting to the Regional Director, Africa, and based in Nairobi, Kenya, the Director, Conservation Impact will be responsible for working with both the Regional Director and Practice Leaders to identify and accelerate the development, design and implementation of the most promising initiatives within Africa that deliver the greatest impact on WWFs Practice Outcomes.

Other key functions include:
• Working with Practice Leaders, Focal Points and Conservation Directors in Africa to develop a common understanding of regional trends and opportunities and to identify and accelerate the development, design and implementation of high quality initiatives that capitalise on these opportunities and deliver the greatest impact against our Practice Outcomes.
• Ensuring the fulfilment of the organizations mission of ‘people living in harmony with nature’ by ensuring relevance of our conservation work to people and development in Africa
• Acting as a regional accelerator for moving regional ideas and smaller initiatives into bigger, focused, well designed and impactful initiatives that deliver the conservation outcome against WWF Goals and are also appealing to funders.
• Prioritizing and aligning institutional partnerships and country strategies based on the pan-Africa conservation strategy as it develops.

Required Qualifications:
• Post-graduate qualification in Environmental/Conservation science;
• At least 10 years in a senior conservation leadership role;
• Experience of working in an international, matrix organisation;
• Proven track record of managing internal and external multi-cultural stakeholders to influence and drive change;
• Clear evidence of enabling conservation delivery and experience in the region;
• Fluent English- any other language/s of the region an asset.

Required Skills and Competencies:
• ‘Leading through influence’ leadership and management style with focus on creating enabling environment for others;
• Proven knowledge and experience of human rights and community based approaches to conservation
• Strong ability to bring together and inspire various teams together for impact delivery;
• Entrepreneurial approach and eye for spotting innovation;
• Superb interpersonal skills which helps connecting people, expertise and hence multiplying conservation impact;
• Superlative diplomatic and communication skills to bring teams and stakeholders together;
• Demonstrates WWF behaviors in way of working: Strive for Impact, Listen Deeply, Collaborate Openly, Innovate Fearlessly;
• Adheres to WWF’s values, which are: Knowledgeable, Optimistic, Determined and Engaging.

Does this describe you? If you feel that you possess these qualities as well as the skills and experience we are looking for and are interested in exploring this exciting and challenging opportunity we would love to hear from you!

Are you interested in becoming a Director, Conservation Impact at WWF in Kenya? 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: Apr 05, 2019
Regional Director at WWF in Kenya , Kenya

Founded in 1961, WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature) is a non-governmental organization working on issues regarding the conservation, research and restoration of the environment. It is the world's largest conservation organization with over 5 million members and 20 million supporters worldwide. WWF has 6,500 staff globally working in more than 100 countries and supporting around 1,300 conservation and environmental projects.

WWF seeks to appoint an exceptional leader to take on the exciting and critical role of Regional Director - Africa.

Based in Nairobi, Kenya, and reporting to the Executive Director, Operations/COO - WWF International, the Regional Director will be responsible for developing and leading WWF in Africa so that it is highly influential; is able to shape the sustainability agenda of Africa domestically and globally to deliver WWF’s global conservation priorities; and plays a leadership role to achieve the conservation impact within the WWF network.

Other key functions of this executive leadership position include:
• Leading the strategic planning, conservation strategy and future institutional development of WWF in Africa as the leading conservation INGO in Africa
• Providing thought leadership on key issues
• Securing key partnerships and high level political commitment within and outside Africa to deliver conservation impact
• Developing a highly effective, entrepreneurial and impact driven Africa leadership team.
• Building strong and high-performing offices in Africa equipped with core capacity to deliver impact,
• Ensuring the fulfilment of the organizations mission of ‘people living in harmony with nature’
• Ensuring the delivery of the conservation strategy and implementation of initiatives on the ground

Required Functional Skills:
• At least 10 years professional experience in a leadership role with demonstrated success in conservation and leading national, regional or international organisations and a track record of track of leading and building an organisation
• Proven knowledge and experience of environmental and/or developmental non-government organisations
• Proven knowledge and experience of human rights and community based approaches to conservation with experience in designing and implementing conservation projects on the ground
• Experience working with and influencing high level government officials and other key senior stakeholders in Africa;
• Good understanding of key conservation challenges in Africa and linkages with global priorities;
• Advanced degree in Environment/Conservation related areas, Business Management, International Relations/Development or other related fields;
• Exposure to and understanding of policy and partnership related work;
• Prior knowledge of the WWF Network an advantage;
• Excellent written and spoken English. French will be an advantage.

Required Behavioural Skills:
• A proven leader with the capability of growing an organisation’s impact and building future leadership and talent in the organization;
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to represent an organization at a range of local and international fora, in the media and with the general public;
• High level negotiation, collaborating and influencing skills and the capacity to develop and maintain strong relationships at all levels in the business, not-for-profit, scientific and political communities;
• Networks at the highest levels of Government and Business;
• Very strategic and demonstrated experience in developing, implementing and evaluating strategic plans;
• Track record of building organizational talent by nurturing performance culture and encouraging empowerment and delegation;
• Decisive, courageous and resilient;
• Passion for conservation and WWF’s mandate;
• Committed to equal opportunity employment policies;
• High level of integrity;
• Experience and a good understanding of operating in different cultural environment and managing remote teams;
• Ability to drive change and high performance;
• Available to travel extensively;
• Demonstrates WWF behaviors in way of working: Strive for Impact, Listen Deeply, Collaborate Openly, Innovate Fearlessly;
• Adheres to WWF’s values: Knowledgeable, Optimistic, Determined and Engaging.

Does this sound like you? If you feel that you possess these qualities as well as the skills and experience we are looking for and are interested in exploring this exciting and challenging opportunity we would love to hear from you!

Are you interested in becoming a Regional Director at WWF in Kenya? 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: Apr 05, 2019

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