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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
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!

Are you interested in becoming a WWF Director Conservation Impact 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: 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.

Are you interested in becoming a Project Coordinator in Africa? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Expiring: May 16, 2019
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.

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: 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.

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.

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Expiring: May 01, 2019
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.

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Expiring: Apr 05, 2019

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