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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: 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.

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Special job

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.

Special job

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, Product Development, Debt Conversions

The Director, Product Development, Debt Conversions will report to the Deputy Managing Director, Blue Bonds in NatureVest. Debt Conversions involve negotiating the restructuring of a country’s sovereign debt using investment capital and credit enhancement to create funding to finance marine conservation and related activities in the country.
The Director’s role shall be to lead the development and implementation of debt conversions primarily in the Africa region, but potentially in other regions across the globe where Debt Conversions opportunities can be identified. S/he will engage in all aspects of capital-raising including the soliciting of potential investors and donors, and the management of investor relationships. Key responsibilities shall also include: identifying and negotiating key partnership arrangements, developing financial models (including the incorporation of blended finance and credit enhancement mechanisms), performing due diligence and risk assessments / mitigation, developing internal and external materials, and structuring and closing the deals.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

The Director, Product Development Debt Conversions will lead the development and implementation of debt conversions in Africa and potentially globally. The Director will collaborate with Worldwide Office teams, field staff, The Nature Conservancy senior management, including NatureVest, Africa and other regions, and partner organizations, such as multi-lateral and bi-lateral institutions, donors, investors, and national governments. The Director will also bring sophisticated business, financial, and economic analysis, and expertise, including financial modeling, pitch deck creation, due diligence, deal structuring and closing, to the design and implementation of this work. Initial focus of the position will be to bring to close existing potential debt conversions identified in Africa as well as identify additional countries in the region to eventually develop debt conversions.

RESPONSIBILITIES & SCOPE

• Implements and manages development of new and existing debt conversions in Africa and potentially globally.
• Manages and implements multiple deals in the Africa and/or other regions.
• Travel associated with this position is expected to be approximately 40% of the time.
• Ensures the programmatic work is collaborative and well-integrated across the organization, including staff from NatureVest, Africa and other regions.
• Makes independent decisions based on analysis, experience and judgment.
• Ensures programmatic commitments, TNC policies and procedures, financial standards and legal requirements are met and managed for compliance.
• May direct or participate in negotiations for complex, high profile or sensitive agreements associated with the debt conversions.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

• Bachelor's degree and 7 years’ experience in a private sector environment, such as management consulting and investment banking, or with a leading conservation organization or government entity, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Experience developing and implementing complex projects and strategic initiatives in an unstructured environment.
• Experience leading and managing large scale projects, including working with both internal and external stakeholders.
• Experience negotiating complex agreements.


DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

• Multi-lingual skills (French, Portuguese, or Arabic) and/or multi-cultural experience.
• Strong team player who can build relationships and work collaboratively across the organization and with Conservancy partners.
• Experience working with governments, multi-lateral, and/or bi-lateral institutions.
• Ability to successfully develop and implement complex projects in an unstructured environment.
• Outstanding analytical and project management capabilities.
• Superior written and oral communications.
• International work experience desirable. Experience working in Africa preferred.
• MBA or similar degree with significant coursework in finance or economics.
• The Nature Conservancy is committed to diversity and encourages candidates with diverse and nontraditional backgrounds to apply.

Preferred base: Arlington, VA, USA; Nairobi, Kenya; or London, UK.

How to Apply
For more information and to apply, please visit www.nature.org/careers and search for job ID# 48493 in the keyword search. Deadline to apply is 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on June 7th, 2020. The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Please visit our career center for a full list of all our open positions globally. New opportunities are posted daily!

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Expiring: Jun 07, 2020
Director Africa Programme in Tanzania , Tanzania

The Frankfurt Zoological Society (FZS) is an internationally operating conservation
organisation based in Germany that has been supporting conservation projects in Africa, South America, South East Asia and Europe for many decades.
The mission of the Africa Programme is to maximise FZS’s conservation impact by safeguarding large wilderness areas of high biodiversity, for both their intrinsic value and their contribution to the social and economic well-being of present and future generations. Visit our website to learn more about FZS and its Africa programs.

An outstanding opportunity exists to join Frankfurt Zoological Society. We are hiring a highly motivated and result-oriented conservation professional to lead our Africa Programme.

Director Africa Programme
Currently the FZS Africa Regional Office (ARO) is based in Arusha, Tanzania but the location is flexible. The purpose of the position is to ensure maximum biodiversity conservation impact and
high operational performance by the development and effective implementation of the FZS Africa Strategy in line with the overall mission and vision of the FZS. The Director Africa Programme Reports to the FZS Executive Director and line manages the Africa Country Directors and the ARO core team

Key areas of responsibility:
• Offering effective management and support to all programmatic and operational aspects of the Africa Programme including financial control and management, project development, monitoring and evaluation and Human Resource Management
• The development and effective implementation of the annual African Conservation Programme budget, delivery of the annual statement of revenue and expenditure and the external auditing reports for the African Programme
• Ensuring that all legal and reporting requirements are met and programs adhere to FZS’s policies, procedures and standards
• Participating actively in strategy processes of the Africa Programme and of FZS in general
• Leading negotiations with national governments in the development of new areas and models for protected area support
• Providing strong and effective leadership to ensure motivated and high-performing staff
• Foreseeing and avoiding risks for FZS and its staff by taking adequate precautions
• Supporting top-level fundraising among third parties and individual donors to enable financial security and growth of the Africa Programme
• Representing, promoting and developing FZS within Africa and the Africa Programme internally and externally vis-à-vis key national and international target audiences
• Ensuring that lessons learned and best practise from across the programme are shared internally and externally
• Using and contributing to conservation science to ensure that engagement is guided by science

Job Requirements
• Excellent leadership skills with experience in leading change and driving the vision of an organisation
• Highly organized and experienced in managing administrative and financial systems and human resources
• Strong negotiation skills, and the capacity to develop and maintain strong relationships at all levels in the business, not-for-profit, scientific and political sectors
• Passion for wildlife and wild places with a strong commitment to protected areas as a conservation strategy including productive engagement with local communities
• Strategic thinking and the stamina to follow a focused approach
• Capacity to anticipate and navigate political, cultural and environmental fluctuations and to adapt accordingly
• Ability to delegate responsibilities in order to build and empower the Africa team
• Clear and eloquent communication skills
• Willingness and ability to travel frequently, sometimes under difficult conditions

Education and Experience
• Master or PhD in the management of natural resources, biology or another related field
• A minimum of 10 years’ experience leading and implementing conservation programmes, at least 5 years of which should be in Africa
• Experience overseeing programmes with financial responsibility in excess of 5 million USD per year
• Track record of implementing multifaceted conservation strategies and achieving outcomes
• Experience managing culturally diverse teams, preferably across multiple countries or regions
• Ability to cultivate and manage relationships with external partners, across private, public and NGO sectors
• Excellent written and oral communications skills. Fluency in English is required. Familiarity with German, French and Swahili is an added advantage

Are you interested in becoming a Director Africa Programme in Tanzania? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

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Expiring: May 11, 2020
Rwanda Country Director , Rwanda

Position: Rwanda Country Director
Reports to: Regional Director – Eastern Africa, Madagascar and Western Indian Ocean
Location: Kigali, Rwanda
Country Program/Sector: Rwanda, Eastern Africa, Madagascar and Western Indian Ocean Region
Start date: 15 May 2020
Position Type: Full-Time
Application deadline: 15 March 2020
Internal liaison: WCS Eastern Africa, Madagascar and Western Indian Ocean Regional Director; Africa Program Executive Director; Eastern Africa, Madagascar and Western Indian Ocean 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:

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 aid the Rwanda government accomplish its goal of achieving green, sustainable development by 2050, as well as the development of a major new project helping advance climate resilience and connectivity among national parks along the Congo Nile Divide with financial support from the Green Climate Fund (GCF). The Country Director must be able to lead and manage a team of highly motivated staff, be the primary focal point for liaison with the Government of Rwanda and other partners, as well as 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, Madagascar and Western Indian Ocean 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., GCF, 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 March 15, 2020. 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.

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Expiring: Apr 06, 2020
Program Manager in Republic of the Congo , Republic of the Congo (Congo-Brazzaville)

Position: Program Manager
Reports to: Country Director
Location: Brazzaville, Republic of Congo (ROC)
Country Program/Sector: WCS Congo Program
Start date: 01 May 2020
Position Type: Full-time
Application deadline: 15 March 2020
Expected travel: Local travel to field sites and sub-offices

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.

Congo Program Overview:

WCS is the largest international conservation NGO in the Republic of Congo and has been working with government, community and private sector partners to achieve conservation in multiple landscapes across the country for nearly 3 decades. In 1991, WCS signed an agreement with the Congolese Government to provide technical advice on the creation and management of the Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park (NNNP) through the Nouabalé-Ndoki Project, which has now developed into a public-private-partnership. WCS Congo has also been internationally recognized for its innovative work in collaboration with the forestry companies working in the peripheral zone of the NNNP (through PROGEPP – Projet de Gestion des Ecosystèmes de la Périphérique au Parc National de Nouabalé-Ndoki) in order to promote the conservation and sustainable management of natural resources outside of protected areas. WCS has been working with the Lac Télé Community Reserve since 2003 and coordinate the implementation of bush meat consumption and trafficking reduction orientated projects.

Job Summary:

The responsibility of the Program Manager will be overseeing the day-to-day management of the project portfolio of the WCS Congo program, providing direct support to the Country Director in Brazzaville and the Project Directors in the field.

Major Responsibilities:

• Oversee management of projects and grants including assistance with development of strategies, preparation of proposals, coordination of timely reporting, and compliance with donor regulations including the Sustainable Wildlife management project.
• Participate in strategic planning for the WCS-Congo Program
• Provide technical support to field Project Directors in the implementation of existing work plans
• Work with the Congo Chief Financial Officer to monitor donor budgets
• Provide technical assistance and oversight to ensure that Project Directors adhere to WCS-NY, WCS- Congo, and Congo government rules and regulations in project administration
• As requested by the WCS-Congo Country Director, represent WCS at meetings on a national and international level
• Maintain good relationships with existing national and international NGOs and technical partners in-country, national delegation offices of bilateral and multi-lateral donors, and foster, where possible, the participation of existing and new partners in relevant aspects of program implementation and strategy development

Minimum Requirements:

• An advanced degree in wildlife biology, anthropology, conservation, or another field relevant to the position's responsibilities
• At least five years experience working in a conservation management or policy position, with experience in Congo or Central Africa a distinct advantage
• Experience in large project or program management, personnel management, administration, and fundraising
• Knowledge of conservation biology, practical conservation, and African conservation issues
• Passionate commitment to African conservation and enthusiasm about a career in conservation management
• Excellent communication and organizational skills
• Excellent, fluent spoken and written English and French

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: wcscongobrazza@wcs.org by 15 March 2020 deadline. Please include “Program manager” in the subject line of your email.

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 Program Manager in Republic of the 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.

Expiring: Apr 06, 2020
Research and Monitoring Unit Director , Republic of the Congo (Congo-Brazzaville)

Position: Research and Monitoring Unit Director, Nouabalé Ndoki National Park (NNNP)

Reports to: Nouabalé Ndoki Management Unit Director

Location: Bomassa, Nouabalé Ndoki National Park, Republic of Congo (ROC)

Country Program/Sector: WCS Congo Program

Start date: 01 March 2020

Position Type: Full-time

Application deadline: open until position filled

Internal liaison: NNNP Conservation and Biodiversity Unit; NNNP Community Development Unit

Expected travel: Local travel to research sites

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.

Congo Program Overview:
The WCS’s largest country program has been working to save Congo’s wildlife and wild places for almost three decades. Protecting this astonishing biodiversity means saving wild places that sustain the local people, protect natural resources, and buffer global climate change. Over the past 25 years WCS Congo has been the government’s principle conservation partner, assisting the Ministry of Forest Economy (MEF) in managing wildlife and its habitat in several of the country’s national parks, reserves, and protected area buffer zones. WCS and the MEF have formalized their partnership with the signing of several protocols, which define the roles of each partner in assuring protected areas are managed to international standards. These protected area protocols include Nouabale-Ndoki National Park (NNNP). NNNP is considered to be WCS Africa’s flagship protected area and is our first public private partnership for the management of a national park.

Job Summary:
This position will provide essential data to inform management decisions as well as ensuring capacity building of national research assistants, students and researchers. S/he will oversee the coordination and development of research initiatives as well as long-term monitoring programs. The Research and Monitoring Unit Director will have extensive experience in research design, implementation, analysis, and publication.

Major Responsibilities:
• Overall supervision of the Research and Monitoring Unit and staff
• Participate in strategic planning and reporting in accordance with the park needs
• Ensure review of data quality and research design
• Develop new research initiatives and partnerships which adhere to the conservation strategy of the park management plan
• Oversee all aspects of data management, storage, back-up and analysis including GIS
• Coordination of existing research sites, including assisting with logistics and operations for research missions
• Ensure adherence to national and international research protocols and standards
• Coordinate training and capacity building of national and international researchers
• Ensure regular and standardized data collection and reporting
• Coordinate regular landscape-wide monitoring survey (every 5 years, next one in 2021) and long term ecological data collection, including system of monitoring at specific sites (bais) and established transects and plots
• Maintain and expand collaborations with national and international research institutions
• Work closely with the WCS Global Health Program to ensure researchers and staff adhere to best practice protocols and that a health monitoring system is in place; including monitoring of impact of human presence (tourism, logging etc.)
• Assist in the overall promotion of NNNP as a center for research and monitoring by building collaborations with external researchers, promoting publication and distribution of data (i.e. publication in peer reviewed and popular journals, representation at meetings, development of promotional materials, and providing open access to certain datasets).
• Contribute to reporting obligations of the PMU for donors, national authorities, etc.

Minimum Requirements:
• PhD in Biology, Ecology or related field
• At least 5 years’ experience conducting or overseeing research programs
• Peer-reviewed publications
• Ability to manage teams and work in a multicultural context
• Experience working in a developing country setting. Experience in the Congo Basin will be considered a plus
• Good communication skills, both written and verbal. English & French required
• Effective “roll up the sleeves” work ethic, with attention to detail
• Experience with Distance-based and camera trapping surveys a plus.
• Willingness to live in a remote location with few amenities and in a multi-cultural social environment.

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: wcscongobrazza@wcs.org. Please include “Research and Monitoring Unit Director” in the subject line of your email.

In addition, all candidates must apply on-line using the following
link: http://www.wcs.org/about-us/careers.aspx/

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 Research and Monitoring Unit Director in the Republic of the 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.

Expiring: Feb 20, 2020

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