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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.

The Chief Technical Advisor will be responsible for the overall coordination of the project implementation and the supervision and guidance of the Consultant’s team.

Profile (Qualifications):
- Professional experience with donor-funded projects and specific knowledge of German Financial Cooperation KfW (management procedures, reporting, etc.);
- Work experience as team leader in long-term assignments;
- Postgraduate university degree in nature conservation management, natural resource management or another field of relevance to this project (community development, integrated rural development, etc.) with proven practical work experience in this field;
- Good understanding and proven track record in areas such as park management, integrated rural development, community development, tourism development, participation, and policy advise;
- Work experience in African countries with similar socio-economic conditions;
- Previous work in park management in southern Africa would be a strong asset;
- Strong background in management and financial administration of development projects, including M&E of project implementation;
- At least 10 years of practical professional experience in the sector;
- Excellent oral and written communication skills and proficiency in the English language;
- Team player who is capable of working under different and sometimes difficult conditions.

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

Are you interested in becoming a Chief Technical Advisor in Namibia? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

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Expiring: Jul 28, 2017
Country Manager in Namibia , Namibia

Orange Babies Namibia (OBNAM) is a Welfare Organization registered with the Ministry of Health and Social Services (MoHSS). The organisation was established in 2006. The overall goal of the organization is to provide education, psychosocial and nutritional support to vulnerable groups whilst improving their health and social economic wellbeing. OBNAM operates mainly in Windhoek and Okahandja.

The mission of OBNAM is to provide the most vulnerable, in this case women and children, access to quality life. The foundation therefore provides a holistic service, which includes amongst others psycho-social support, education, counselling and skills training to uplift the social and economic standards of vulnerable women and children.

OBNAM is seeking the services of a dedicated, passionate and experienced individual who will fill the role of the OBNAM Country Manager. The new Country Manager will be tasked with continuing the implementation of the 2016 operational plan, establishing Circles of Care around Otjomuise and 5 Rand Camp areas, coordinating a range of development projects, pursuing new project opportunities and funding as well as strengthening and /or establishing partnerships with local organisations.

In particular the Country Manager will be responsible for:

1. Project Management
 Project design, coordination and administration;
 Monitoring and evaluation of projects;
 Report writing, writing of funding proposals for new projects.

2. Partnering drive and public relations
 Liaison with the public;
 Conduct and coordinate fundraising activities for projects;
 Liaise with local and international donors and media;
 Host international guests visits of the projects;
 Represent OBNAM at nationally and internationally and make presentations to relevant audiences.

3. Financial Management
 Draw up and implement annual budgets for OBNAM office and projects;
 Liaise closely with the Financial Manager regarding payment authorisation and expenditure;
 Authorise payments through e-banking system;
 Submission of tri-monthly financial reports to OBNAM board.

4. People Management
 Manage and support project and office staff;
 Prepare and manage board meetings.

5. Office and Asset Management
 Supervise general office administration;
 Manage the OBNAM office;
 Manage responsibility of all OBNAM assets.

6. Any other responsibilities as assigned by the board of trustees and director of Orange Babies

Minimum requirements: an appropriate tertiary education and 5 years management experience.

Any proven experience working with (HIV/AIDS) donor organisations is considered an advantage.

Submission Deadline: 28 July 2017

Are you interested in becoming a Country Manager in Namibia? Apply now at the top 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 01, 2017

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