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Regional Director at WWF in Kenya , Kenya

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Are you interested in becoming a Regional Director at WWF in Kenya? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

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Expiring: Apr 05, 2019
Sustainable Wildlife Management Site Coordinator , Congo (Democratic Republic of the Congo)

Position: Sustainable Wildlife Management (SWM) Ituri Site Coordinator
Division: Wildlife Conservation Society – Africa Program
Reports to: The WCS Ituri Project Director
Location: Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, with frequent field missions to Ituri, DRC

Objective
The SWM Ituri Site Coordinator has the responsibility for the planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting of site-based activities for the Sustainable Wildlife Management (SWM) Programme in collaboration with other concerned WCS DRC team members. S/he will also provide short-term support to the Ituri Director on the interim management of selected community-related activities in the Ituri Landscape.

Project Description
The overall objective of the SWM Programme is to reconcile the challenges of wildlife conservation with those of food security in a set of key socio-ecosystems, promoting sustainable and legal exploitation of resilient animal populations by indigenous rural populations, while increasing/ diversifying the protein supply. The project, financed by the European Union, is a joint initiative of several institutions and organizations, including FAO, CIFOR, CIRAD and WCS. WCS is responsible for implementing the project the Ituri lanscadpe in DRC. The challenge is to maintain the ecological integrity of the unique forest ecosystem of the Okapi Faunal Reserve (OFR) and its surroundings, especially through the reduction of the risk of disappearance of protected species within and around the OFR, and the improvement of the well-being of local populations who heavily depend on natural resources for their survival.

Principal Responsibilities
This post first and foremost must ensure the successful implementation of the SWM project in Ituri and appropriate relationships with SWM partners, but also ensure its integration with other funding sources which may provide co-financing to achieve the objectives to reduce hunting to sustainable levels. The main tasks are as follows:
1. Development of six-month and annual work plans and budgets
• Preparation of the six-month and annual work plan and coordination of the budget, including the revisions following comments from different reviews (Programme Management Unit, Site Review Committee, Steering Committee…), in line with the project document and in coordination with the appropriate WCS support staff and the Programme Result teams.
2. Leadership and monitoring of implementation of site-based activities according to the agreed work plan and budget
• Coordination with other team/activity leads who manage staff participating in the SWM workplan.
• Technical supervision of activity implementation on-site including staff management, collaboration between SWM partners, coordination with appropriate WCS staff whose job it is to ensure financial planning and compliance with appropriate procedures, including the management of equipment and infrastructure.
• Expertise mobilization, including development of ToRs to find experts within the consortium or outside, in collaboration and with the support of the Result teams.
• Acts as the Ituri focal point for all Result Coordinators and the Programme Management Unit (PMU), work through the national Programme to engage with the donor and the national government.
• Monitoring of activity implementation and adoption of corrective actions as needed to ensure adherence to work plan and budget, transparency and accountability.
• Regular feeding of Program impact and outcomes, monitoring & evaluation, and knowledge management systems with relevant information and data, in coordination with Result Teams (and with their support where needed).
• Supervision of logistical arrangements for activity implementation.
• Act as secretary of the Site Review Committee (SRC); be in charge of the regular organization and reporting of the SRC meetings (at least three per year) and other activities such as field visits.

3. Coordination of reporting for site level activities
• Coordination and submission of the six-month and annual technical and financial reports according to Programme Management Unit and donor requirements.
• Revision of six-month and annual reports addressing the PMU, SRC and Steering Committee comments.
• Preparing for the endorsement of six-month (prior to submission to the Program steering committee) and annual reports by the SRC.

4. Communications and visibility activities
• Coordination of all communications and visibility activities at site level, in line with the Program communication and visibility plan and in consultation with the Programme communication manager and the DRC communications officer.
• Regular preparation and transmission of communication contents related to site activities to the Programme communication manager to feed Programme-level communication and visibility activities.
• Participation in the revision and approval of all communications content relating to site activities.
• Regular direct communications on project progress with Result Teams, the PMU, and the members of the SRC.

5. Representation of the Ituri site in international, regional and national forums and meetings related to the Program.
• As necessary, participate in international, regional and national forums and meetings to represent Ituri as part of the overall Program.

6. Participate in informal and formal networking opportunities with other site Coordinators.
• As necessary, initiate or participate in informal and formal meetings with site coordinators from other SWM sites to discuss issues of common interest and measures to resolve obstacles encountered at the site level.

7. Provide other support to the Ituri Director as needed.

Key deliverables
1. Annual evaluations of SWM Ituri staff members
2. SWM deliverables:
a. Monthly report
b. Six month and annual work plan and budget
c. Six month and annual technical reports
d. Technical reports related to specific site activities
e. Site Review Committee meetings reports
f. Communications materials related to site activities

Period of performance
The position is immediately available and a one-year contract will be issued. Possibility of extension dependent on performance

Key qualifications
This position requires a minimum of the following:
- A master’s degree in natural resource management/conservation or related field
- Ability to work in challenging field conditions
- Demonstrated experience in project management
- At least 5 years field experience including managing field teams
- Fluent in French, conversant in English, knowledge of Kiswahili a competitive advantage

Payment
Pay will be commensurate with experience.

Interested candidates, who meet the above qualifications, should apply by emailing an application letter and CV together with the names and contact information of three references to: africaapplications@wcs.org, copying to cabid@wcs.org. Please include “Sustainable Wildlife Management Specialist, Central Africa” in the subject line of your email. Candidates must also apply online via the WCS career portal by searching job title at: http://www.wcs.org/about-us/careers. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.

Expiring: Jan 13, 2019
TL2 Conservation Project Leader , Congo (Democratic Republic of the Congo)

The Frankfurt Zoological Society (FZS) is an international conservation or- ganisation based in Germany. FZS is active in biodiversity-rich areas with projects on four continents. The Africa Programme is the organisation’s largest and oldest and includes projects in five focal countries: Ethiopia, DR Congo, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, FZS has previously supported the national protected area agency, L‘Institut Congolais pour la Conservation de la Nature (ICCN) in Virunga, Maiko and Upemba National Parks.
The TL2 Project is an initiative of the Lukuru Foundation that supports conservation in and around Lomami National Park (PNL) in DR Congo.
As the Programme Leaders anticipate their retirement in the next few years, FZS is assuming responsibility for support to PNL in the long-term and gradually taking over all project activities from the Lukuru Foundation/ TL2. To ensure a smooth transition from the Lukuru Foundation to FZS and strong leadership for the existing team in PNL after the transition, FZS is looking for a highly motivated Project Leader to work in and around PNL.

MAIN DUTIES
• Manage all aspects of the project in PNL, including staff, budgets, activities and planning. Initially this will be in close collaboration with, and under the guidance of, the current TL2 Programme Leaders.
• Conduct work planning, budgeting, performance appraisals, staff coaching and other tasks associated with project leadership, as per FZS guidance.
• Support ICCN Management of PNL through provision of technical advice, mentoring and training where desired and necessary
• Assume responsibility in a co-management role in partnership with ICCN as and when this becomes relevant. This will involve more direct management and decision-making related to PNL.
• Assess effectiveness of existing PNL strategy and develop/adjust project strategy as relevant, and monitor and evaluate project activities, impact and outcomes through development and implementation of a project M&E plan
• Develop and maintain partnership with PNL and ICCN staff as well as with other key stakeholders
• Represent FZS in all engagements with partners, and strengthen visibility of the project in DRC and internationally
• Strengthen networking, cooperation and learning between PNL and other FZS projects as well as HQ in Frankfurt and Africa Regional Office in Arusha
• Engage in fundraising, donor liaison and project-level PR as required (in consultation with Africa Director and Country Director DRC)
• Develop new projects for FZS, that fit within the global strategy (in consultation with Africa Director and Country Director DRC)

QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS
• MSc or equivalent experience in a conservation or natural resource management field
• At least 5 years experience in conservation and protected area manage- ment in Africa, preferably in DRC or other French-speaking countries
• Prior involvement in DRC conservation issues and institutions
• Experience living and working in very remote areas under basic conditions
• Willingness to commit for at least 5 years
• Experience in large project and grant management, including proposal development, planning, budgeting and reporting
• Experience of implementing bi-laterally funded projects
Fluency in English and French (written and oral)
• Knowledge of Lingala or Kiswahili is an advantage Competencies in negotiation, leadership and teamwork Excellent planning and organizing skills
• Strategic and analytical skills

TERMS & BENEFITS
An attractive salary package based on our in-country or international em- ployment schemes. An initial two-year contract is standard practice, with the perspective of a long-term position in an internationally recognized conservation organization. Probation period is 6 months.

YOUR APPLICATION
Please send your application including a cover letter including your salary expectations and your earliest possible starting date and a chronological CV in PDF format to jobs@fzs.org.
The cover letter should answer the following questions:
1. What led you to apply for this position?
2. What is the most important technical ability you would bring to the role?
3. What is the most important technical ability that you would need to develop to successfully fulfil this role?
4. What is your most important personal characteristic that would help you succeed in this role?

Please address to:
Frankfurt Zoological Society
Human Resources Dept.
Bernhard-Grzimek-Allee 1
60316 Frankfurt, Germany

APPLICATION DEADLINE IS 18. NOVEMBER 2018

Expiring: Nov 25, 2018
Madagascar Country Director , Madagascar

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), an international conservation NGO with headquarters at Bronx Zoo, New York, USA, currently seeks a new Country Director for our Madagascar Country Program. This permanent position, based in Antananarivo, Madagascar, provides an extraordinary opportunity to contribute to global biodiversity conservation.

WCS has been working in Madagascar for 25 years and currently employs 150 staff in field sites and in the capital city HQ in Antananarivo. The largest program is the Mamabay Landscape / Seascape in the northeast of the country and WCS also has marine intervention sites in the southwest and northwest of Madagascar. The Madagascar program forms an important part of the Madagascar & Western Indian Ocean Region and the Country Director will work closely with the Regional Director to ensure alignment between country program activities and the regional structure.

The Madagascar Country Director is WCS’s legal representative in Madagascar and is responsible for all WCS activities in the country. The Country Director will be responsible for the continued development of the WCS Madagascar Program in alignment with the country program’s 5-year strategic plan and the regional strategy for Madagascar & Western Indian Ocean.

The responsibilities of the Country Director are as follows:

1. Direct overall strategic and program planning and budgeting processes for the Madagascar Country Program in order to grow and develop the program and contribute materially to conserving Madagascar’s biodiversity.

2. Ensure the effective functioning of financial, staffing and administrative matters and adequate internal control between the WCS NY HQ, WCS regional program, WCS Madagascar country office and field offices.

3. Engage with multi-lateral and bi-lateral agencies as well as private individuals and Foundations to mobilize resources in order to implement WCS Madagascar’s priority activities.

Required Qualifications

• Masters degree or higher in a discipline related to natural resources management, environment or rural development, protected area management, or wildlife / conservation biology.
• Minimum of ten years progressively increasing responsibility for protected areas or natural resources management, sustainable development or other environment related work in developing countries
• Proven ability to build capacity and direct initiatives in community-driven natural resources management, oversee field research, conservation biology, conservation advocacy and project management.
• Proven knowledge and experience with government agencies and management of large agency grants.
• Proven fundraising record from a diverse range of sources.
• Substantial experience in partner Government relations and knowledge of international conservation policy issues; proven ability to develop and maintain a network of high-level contacts with government officials, multilateral and bilateral technical and financial partners; demonstrated tact and negotiation skills.
• Demonstrated experience effectively managing staff
• Superb English communication skills, both written and oral
• French fluency (speaking, oral comprehension, written comprehension) including the ability to participate and lead meetings and ability to draft written French
• Previous work experience in Madagascar will be an advantage.

Applications consisting of a cover letter and CV should be sent before 19 October 2018 to the following address: africaapplications@wcs.org with “Madagascar CD Application” in the subject line.
The full Terms of Reference for the position can be requested at: wcsmad@wcsmad.org

Expiring: Nov 28, 2018
Management Couple in Uganda , Uganda

We are looking for an experienced and energetic management couple to lead our team of 30 staff and ensure all aspects of the lodge are running well and that guests are very satisfied with their experience at Rwakobo Rock. This role suits people who want to live in a natural and remote environment.

Preferable starting date is October 2018.

Please send CVs and cover letters to katie@rwakoborock.com

Skills
- Experience in African tourism industry
- A second Language is a big asset (Dutch, German, Spanish, Italian, French or Luganda would be more useful)
- Experience working in Uganda or E. Africa
- Knowledge and passion of E. African wildlife
- Knowledge of mountain biking would be useful

Responsibilities
The below are a guideline of responsibilities but managers would be expected to be flexible and willing to work outside the scope of work.
- Recruiting & Training Staff, managing staff salaries and time off
- Management finances, on a daily and monthly basis
- Stock control and weekly purchases for restaurant, housekeeping and bar systems
- Maintenance issues –ensuring the lodge remains in a good and workable condition and fixing problems when they occur.
- Overseeing reservations operations- good email and telephone communication
- Overseeing minor construction/developmental works to lodge.
- Ensuring visitors are constantly impressed with all elements of our service.
- Marketing and Sales – updating social media sites on a weekly basis
- Developing a community and conservation programme as part of the CSR

A Typical Day
- An early start to check guests activities run smoothly
- Helping to check out guests
- Doing some administration (taking reservations, clearing cash float, checking tip box, entering data into computer)
- Quality control checks in rooms/kitchen
- Small maintenance jobs (with plumbing or solar)
- Welcoming guests to lodge
- Checking supplies and organizing a shopping trip (with our drivers)
- Paying some staff members or payments for local deliveries
- Chatting to guests in evening

Remuneration and Package

Salary – 1,000 USD per person net per month, will contribute to NSSF saving scheme as well and get work visa.
Leave - 6 weeks on and 2 weeks off
Benefits – Accommodation on site provided, food provided, laundry provided, use of lodge vehicles included.

Start Date – Oct 1 2018 – Dec 1 2018

People will get to live in a wonderful location, Uganda is an amazing and diverse country to explore. There is also scope in the future to develop a more active role in conservation surrounding the park and community empowerment. Being a remote lodge, the candidates can expect to enhance numerous skills. Managing the smooth operation of staff and services and ensuring the happiness of clients can be a challenge. Work is seasonal and managers should commit to work during busy periods. They will be willing to work closely with the directors.

Are you interested in becoming a Management Couple in Uganda? 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: Nov 01, 2018
Tanzania Country Director , Tanzania

Reports to: Regional Director – East and Southern Africa
Country Program/Sector: Tanzania, East and Southern Africa Region
Internal liaison: WCS East and Southern Africa Regional Director; Africa Program Executive Director; East and Southern Africa Regional Business Manager; Africa Program Director of Program Operations; Marine Program Associate Director.
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.

Tanzania Program Overview:
WCS established a country program in Tanzania in 2003, and has grown to work in five landscapes, including Ruaha-Katavi, the Southern Highlands, Tarangire, Zanzibar, as well as a Marine Program along the coast.

WCS Africa Program is now seeking a dynamic, experienced individual to lead this program.

Job Summary:
The primary focus of this position is to effectively lead and efficiently manage this diverse and growing country program. A key priority of this position is to be the primary liaison with government, and to lead strategic partnerships with donors. Administrative responsibilities include fundraising to support the conservation work, as well as oversee all financial and personnel management (~150 staff).

Major Responsibilities:
• Lead the WCS country program in Tanzania in consultation with the Africa Program team based in New York.
• Act as legal representative of WCS in Tanzania, working with the WCS Office of General Counsel.
• Act as political representative of WCS in Tanzania with all government partners including the Tanzania government (particularly TAWA, TANAPA, Wildlife Division, and TAWIRI), and bilateral donors/agencies (e.g., USAID, EU).
• Represent the WCS Tanzania Program to the Government of Tanzania, donors, the press, and other internal and external stakeholders.
• Develop and manage the WCS Tanzania Country Program budget.
• Prepare and implement annual WCS Tanzania Country Program workplans and associated budgets, and approve related project workplans and budgets.
• Fundraise from public and private sources for the Tanzania Program in collaboration with other WCS fundraising teams (e.g., Africa Program, Program Development, Global Resources).
• Prepare annual country reports for the Tanzania Government, 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 Marine Program, Species Program, and Conservation Solutions team.

Minimum Requirements:
• Extensive experience leading and managing teams required.
• Successful experience developing, managing, and overseeing the implementation of conservation programs, preferably in Tanzania.
• Proven fundraising experience for conservation from public and private sources, preferably in Tanzania.
• Demonstrated capacity in financial planning and management.
• A track-record of success in conservation strategy, implementation, and fundraising.
• B.S. in conservation, ecology, or related discipline required, graduate degree preferred.
• Commitment to WCS’s mission.
• English language proficiency required, Swahili 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 October 21, 2018. Please include “Tanzania 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 Tanzania 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: Oct 21, 2018
Head of Internal Control , Congo (Democratic Republic of the Congo)

For our client who is active in nature conservation we are looking for a Head of Internal Control.

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 National Park 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
• Native French speaker, fluent in 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.

Terms of the contract
• Competitive international salary
• 2 year initial contract with a three-month trial period
• 30 working days per annum of paid holiday plus 1 return flight each year
• Medical cover

Expiring: Feb 18, 2017
Conservation Education Manager , Zambia

Chipembele Wildlife Education Trust in Zambia is seeking an enthusiastic and innovative
Conservation Education Manager with experience as a conservation educator and proven project
management skills. Chipembele is a charitable trust that operates in the rural development of
Mfuwe, adjacent to South Luangwa National Park and primarily provides conservation education to
local schools and communities. See www.chipembele.org. The vacancy of Conservation Education
Manager will become available on 1st February 2017.

Overview
The Manager is responsible for Chipembele’s Conservation Education Outreach Programme which
encompasses 17 local schools and their surrounding communities. S/he teaches lessons and
organises activities in conservation clubs in the local schools every afternoon of the school calendar.
Camping expeditions, workshops and excursions are scheduled for the school holidays. S/he works
closely with the Senior Conservation Educator and is responsible for managing and training a team of
4 Community Conservation Educators who work in 4 different zones in the area. In addition, the
Manager supervises a small team of administrators, domestic staff and ad hoc volunteers.
Accommodation, a classroom and offices are located in the grounds of the local secondary school, so
the position is suited to someone genuinely wanting to work in the heart of an energetic rural
community.
The position is challenging, complex and fairly demanding but can be great fun and very rewarding.

Essential Skills
· Minimum B.Sc. (Masters preferable) in an appropriate field, e.g. natural sciences /
conservation / environment / natural resources management, etc. Other tertiary
qualifications are acceptable (e.g. B.Ed.) if the candidate has relevant experience in and
knowledge of African wildlife and conservation.
· Fluent English (oral and written)
· Strong communication skills, particularly report writing.
· Excellent administrative, organisational, computing & financial management skills.
· Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to relate well to people of all ages, ethnic
backgrounds and employment/community status.
· Experience of teaching, facilitating, training and curriculum development.
· Experience of project and staff management.
· Knowledge of African wildlife and conservation issues.
· Current valid driver’s licence. Experience of driving 4 wheel drive vehicles and driving off
road at times in difficult terrain would be an advantage.

Other Skills/ Experience
· Experience of working within a rural African community, preferably for an NGO.
· Experience of youth camps/bush craft/outdoor youth activities for our student Nature Nights
programme.
· The work is centred in the local schools and would suit someone with a mature personality who is
capable of and happy with working largely unsupervised.
· Flexibility and willingness to work beyond office hours whenever necessary.
· Innovation and creativity in expanding and improving the programme.

Remuneration package
· Annual salary.
· Free (basic) furnished accommodation.
· Personal use of 4-wheel drive car.
· 30 days paid annual leave per year.

Period of contract
There will be an initial 3 month probationary period which either party can terminate without notice. If the
trial period is successful, then a contract will be offered for a further 21 months, making a total of 2 years. The
contract will thereafter be renewable every 2 years. Someone who is looking for a long term commitment to
the project and the organisation is highly sought after.

Closing date for applications
31st October 2016

All applications that fulfil the above criteria will be answered. Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed by
Skype or by telephone if Skype is unavailable.

Chipembele is an equal opportunities employer. Applications from women and from African
nationals, particularly Zambians, are encouraged.

Expiring: Dec 02, 2016

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