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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
Regional Grants Manager, Central Africa , Rwanda

Position: Regional Grants Manager, Central Africa

Reports to: Regional Business Manager, Central Africa

Location: Kigali, Rwanda

Country Program/Sector: WCS Central Africa Regional Program

Start date: 01 March 2020

Position Type: Full-time

Application deadline: accepting applications until position filled

Internal liaison: WCS Regional Director Central Africa; WCS Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Country Program; WCS Republic of Congo (ROC) Country Program; WCS Gabon Country Program; WCS Equatorial Guinea Country Program; WCS Subaward Compliance Manager

Expected travel: Approximately 40%. As required within the region

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.

Job Summary:
This position will lead grant management and compliance in the Central Africa region. Candidates will need to clearly demonstrate they have the necessary experience and leadership to work in a dynamic, multi-cultural environment managing grant funding from governments, multilateral and bilateral agencies, foundations, and private organizations and individuals.

Major Responsibilities:
Regional Grant Management
• Ensure compliance with all organizational, country level and donor policies.
• Organize kick-off meetings for awards in the region with budgets of $1 million or more focusing key compliance requirements and award terms and conditions.
• Ensure regular, effective communication across the entire Central Africa Region to include follow up on grant management specifics identified in the kick-off meeting.
• Support Technical Leads and Chief of Parties with general grant administration tasks to include preparing donor approval requests for changes to budgets and workplans, waivers, disposition.
• Ensures grant information management and filing systems for regional grants are coordinated and respected such that all donor contractual documents, reports, and key correspondence are appropriately filed, accessible and up-to-date.
• Maintain Leahy Vetting approval database to support country program compliance with this USG requirement. Act as main point of contact for all questions about Leahy Vetting.

Subaward Compliance
• Prepare all subaward agreements in the region, using the applicable template for the donor and/or OGC approved template in coordination with Country Programs.
• Collaborating with Global Subaward Compliance Manager, develop effective subaward management procedures, templates and tools.
• Coordinate subaward compliance in the region with the Country Technical lead and Finance team.

Procurement
• Ensure efficient procurement processes in country programs in accordance with WCS Procurement Policy.
• Acts as the main point of contact for procurement related questions.
• Assist Country Programs as needed with the preparation of Requests for Proposals, qualified vendor lists and procurement supporting documentation.
• Reviews service agreements for country programs and drafts service agreements for Regional activities. In certain cases, this position will also be responsible for drafting country level service agreements.

Other
• Support grant audits in coordination with NY Finance and the Regional Controller.
• Other responsibilities as assigned by the Regional Business Manager and/or Regional Director.

Minimum Requirements:
• Bachelor degree required
• Proven grant management experience in an international organization (3+ years) in a multi-funder and multi-currency environment required
• Experience in managing substantial (>USD 1million) USAID, EU and/or other bilateral/multilateral grants required
• Experience managing procurement and logistics processes
• Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse team. Must be solution-oriented and have strong problem solving and analytical skills.
• English fluency required; French language skills strongly preferred.
• Excellent computer and systems skills required with respect to MS Office applications (advanced skills in MS Excel required). Experience with a major financial accounting and reporting software (SAP or equivalent) strongly preferred.
• Ability to work and live in challenging environments

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. Accepting applications until position is filled. Please include “Regional Grants Manager Central Africa” 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 Regional Grants Manager in Rwanda? 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
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.

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
Chief of Party – Okapi Wildlife Reserve , Congo (Democratic Republic of the Congo)

Location: Epulu, Okapi Wildlife Reserve (OWR), Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)
Reports to: Okapi Wildlife Reserve Director
Expected travel: Regular travel to Kinshasa, DRC and to other destinations for meetings as required.
Start date: as soon as suitable candidate is found
Duration: 5 years (minimum 2 years)

Purpose:
The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is seeking candidates for a Chief of Party (CoP) for the anticipated 5-year USAID-funded program entitled “Building effective management and sustainable financing of the Okapi Wildlife Reserve through a Public-Private Partnership” (the ‘USAID Okapi project’).

The goal of this project is to secure and restore the unique biodiversity and forests of the Okapi Wildlife Reserve, through:
• Strengthening protected area management practises;
• Enhancing the social well-being of its resident communities; and
• The creation of conservation-led income generating activities that will contribute to the sustainable financing of future Reserve activities.

Responsibilities
The CoP will deliver on the following principal responsibilities in full coordination with, and supported by, the WCS DRC and OWR management teams, and the WCS Central Africa Regional team:

a) Serve as the primary WCS point of contact and authorized representative with USAID in regard to all communications on the USAID Okapi project.
• Maintain good working relationships with all project participants, stakeholders, beneficiaries and other relevant organizations both in the DRC and in the wider Central Africa region.
• Maintain a strong and responsive relationship with the USAID CARPE (Central Africa Regional Program for the Environment) Director, USAID Agreements Officer and other relevant USAID staff.
• Maintain close working relationships with the WCS DRC and OWR management teams.
• Ensure that USAID and internal WCS stakeholders are kept regularly up to date on project activities, deliverables and events.
• Be the point of contact for any new USAID initiatives and collaborations concerning the Okapi Wildlife Reserve

b) Coordinate the implementation, management and administration of the USAID Okapi project:
• Coordinate with WCS DRC and OWR management teams to ensure that project objectives are achieved to a high standard and on schedule.
• Oversee and, in some cases, carry out the delivery of the project's technical activities in accordance with the project work plan.
• Ensure that adequate technical assistance is provided to the OWR management team, supervising the recruitment and engagement of technical experts, partners and project staff, as appropriate, to help achieve the project objectives.
• In liaison with the OWR Director, engage with the DRC Government, civil society and business groups, and other organisations as needed to coordinate activities and achieve the project objectives.
• In liaison with the WCS finance team in OWR and Kinshasa, ensure financial planning and execution of approved budgets is in compliance with financial and administrative policies and procedures of USAID and WCS.
• In liaison with the WCS Regional Grants Manager, ensure contractual and procurement procedures are executed in a timely manner in compliance with administrative policies and procedures of USAID and WCS.

c) Through the development of robust monitoring and evaluation systems, ensure that all USAID reporting requirements are met to a high standard and on schedule.
• Preparation, submission for internal review and final submission of all contractually required technical project documentation (work plans, budgets, annual reports etc.).
• In liaison with the WCS Finance team in Kinshasa and OWR, ensure all financial reporting is prepared and submitted in a timely manner.

d) Ensure that the project is implemented in accordance with:
• WCS policies and procedures.
• The requirements set out in the EPP award contractual agreement.
• USAID and relevant U.S. Government rules and regulations.
• The national law of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Requirements
The experience and capabilities of the CoP should include:

a) Significant experience of project management.
• Experience working in inter-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams and managing several major activities simultaneously.
• Experience managing multilateral/bilateral donor-funded projects, with multiple project partners and diverse project elements. Experience of managing USAID-funded projects preferred.
• Proven ability to achieve project targets and objectives, delivering quality work on tight deadlines.
• Experience of designing and implementing monitoring and evaluation frameworks.

b) Knowledge of African conservation issues.
• A Masters or PhD degree in conservation, natural resource management, or other relevant field experience in African conservation.
• Experience working on conservation projects in field settings preferred.
• Experience working in Central Africa region would be an advantage.

c) Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Demonstrated representational skills, with an ability to maintain favourable public relations.
• Experience of developing and maintaining professional working relationships in a multi-stakeholder environment.
• Demonstrated high-level competency in writing and editing of professional technical reports and other written products.
• Fluency in English and professional competency in French, with Swahili a distinct advantage.
• Highly computer and internet literate.

Application process
Interested candidates, who meet the above qualifications, skills and experience, 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 “Chief of Party Okapi” 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: 31 October 2019

About OWR
Created in 1992, the OWR, at more than 13,000km2, is the single largest protected tract of intact lowland tropical forest remaining in the DRC. The OWR harbors one of the largest remaining population of forest elephants and the largest stronghold of okapi in the DRC and the single largest population of the eastern chimpanzee in Africa. The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has been active in the OWR for more than 30 years, supporting its creation, and subsequently working closely with ICCN (Institut Congolaise pour la Conservation de la Nature) – the government agency responsible for protected areas and wildlife - in its management. In December 2018, WCS and ICCN signed a 10-year management agreement that delegated management authority of the OWR to WCS. This mandate is implemented through the OWR Management Unit (RMU), led by the Reserve Director, that is the executive body in charge of all day-to-day management activities and personnel in the OWR.
OWR is situated in the larger Ituri landscape; comprising more than 40,000km2 of contiguous forests, in which WCS is actively building conservation constituencies and supporting sustainable agricultural practices amongst the local communities who depend upon the forest resources for their livelihoods, and on whom the future integrity of the OWR is inextricably linked. The Ituri forests also have a rich cultural heritage and are home to the indigenous Mbuti and Efé peoples.

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.

Expiring: Nov 23, 2019
WWF Director Conservation Impact 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!

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Expiring: Sep 13, 2019
Project Coordinator, Blue Action Fund (BAF) , Africa

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Expiring: May 16, 2019

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