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ABCG Jobs & Career Opportunities: January 2016

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Contributors: ABCG
In This Issue: AWF - Donor Research Officer; CI - Exec. Director; JGI - Project Mgr.; TNC - Prog. Coordinator; WCS - Proj. Director; WRI - Regional Coordinator; WWF - Chief of Party; USFWS - Prog. Officer; IUCN - Prog. Officer; WildLabs.Net; Request for Proposals

Donor Research Officer

Location: Washington, DC

The Donor Research Officer works as an integral member of the African Wildlife Foundation's (AWF's) philanthropy team by collecting and analyzing information on current and prospective donors for the organization. This position supports AWF's senior leadership and philanthropy teams by focusing their efforts on high-quality donors and equipping them with the information they need to make the most of AWF's relationships.

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Executive Director, VitalSigns

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

The Executive Director, Vital Signs leads highly visible programmatic and team-based strategic research and/or technical initiatives/ projects that directly impact CI's science objectives. As a key figure in the organization, s/he is accountable for developing and leading a program(s) to ensure that programmatic work-plans, outcomes and overarching objectives are achieved.

This position leads all aspects of Vital Signs implementation (currently in Africa) and expansion to ensure effective operations and policy engagement, including representing Vital Signs internally within CI and externally, generating and implementing sustainable funding strategies, managing relationships with governments, setting technical standards for operational and financial management, hiring and developing key staff and ensuring that human and financial resources are aligned and maximized for the greatest mission impact. The Executive Director is responsible for gaining buy in from key Vital Signs stakeholders, for demonstrating impacts of Vital Signs on improved policies, and ultimately, for transition of Vital Signs to be fully "owned" and operated by national and regional entities. The Executive Director ultimately reports to the Vital Signs Oversight Council, while maintaining a line manager role in CI...

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Manager, Program and Policy

Location: Gaborone, Botswana

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Vice President, Wildlife Trafficking

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

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Health Project Manager, Democratic Republic of Congo

Location: Gomba, DRC

The DRC Health Project Manager is a full-time position based in Goma. The JGI DRC team currently consists of 15 employees. This includes program team members who spend up to 50% of their time working away from the office in remote field sites in addition to operations staff who support the effective delivery of all JGI DRC program activities.The DRC Health Project Manager will apply their strong project management skills, experience and a track record of achievement leading implementation of health programs in challenging developing country contexts to JGI's new 4-year program designed to significantly improve gender equity, maternal health and family planning outcomes. Working in close collaboration with a Senior Health Project Officer and team of field based project staff, the Health Project Manager will provide strategic management and oversight to achieve effective and on time delivery of the JGI health project, ensuring it remains fully accountable to beneficiaries, donors, government and civil society partners...

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Operations Program Coordinator

Location: Arlington, VA

The Operations Program Coordinator is responsible for a variety of administrative and/or program support to the Trade Lands Dispositions Department, the Purchasing Department, to the Director of Business Operations and various other departments as needed.

The Operations Program Coordinator is responsible for performing multiple administrative functions related to the Trade Lands Dispositions Department and the Director of Business Operations. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: filing and managing real estate files, setting up and managing utility accounts, scheduling and coordinating meetings, ordering office supplies, processing invoice payments, processing and distributing incoming mail, maintaining equipment, working with vendors, and preparing correspondence. S/he applies established processes and practices in order to improve effectiveness and documents program procedures for reference by staff. S/he will coordinate activities with multiple variables, setting realistic deadlines and managing the timeline. The Coordinator may handle inquiries about business unit activities and assist in the development of program materials and correspondence. S/he will work cooperatively with Conservancy staff, providing information necessary to make decisions and solve problems. The Coordinator may communicate on behalf of the supervisor with internal and external sources, including staff, donors, vendors, and business relations in order to coordinate arrangements, convey information, and ensure successful execution of program. This position will provide direct support and assistance to the Director of Business Operations. Responsibilities may include: administrative duties related to the organization's insurance program, support for the Worldwide Office Operations Team, and duties related to the overall growth of the Trade Lands program...

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Project Director, Conkouati Douli National Park

Location: Republic of Congo

The WCS project director reports to the WCS-Congo Country Director and works closely with the Congolese government appointed representatives to coordinate conservation activities in the Conkouati Douli National Park (CDNP) and surrounding landscape. The Project Director is based in the field, living permanently on-site at the park headquarters, in Conkouati Douli NP...

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Budget Officer Africa Program

Location: Bronx Zoo, New York

The primary function of the Budget Coordinator is to assist with the budgetary, financial, and general grants management of the Africa Program, working under the guidance of the Deputy Director and closely with the Program Managers in NY, programmatic and financial staff in Africa, as well as WCS's Global Budget, Development and GFGM departments. The Budget Officer plays a hands-on role within the six-person management team for the Africa Program, WCS's largest field program with an annual budget of over $40 million.

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Congo Basin Regional Coordinator, Global Forest Watch

Location: Kinshasa, The Democratic Republic of the Congo

WRI seeks a full-time Congo Basin Regional Coordinator to lead development of national strategies and manage on-the-ground implementation of Global Forest Watch (GFW) activities across six countries in Central Africa. The Regional Coordinator will also be responsible for high-level oversight and management of WRI's regional office in Kinshasa, DRC. WRI-GFW's objectives in the Congo Basin focus on working across stakeholder groups and through partnerships to improve land-use decision-making and forest resource monitoring. As such, the Regional Coordinator will be required to have a diverse skillset from which to draw from, including familiarity with forest management challenges in Africa, landscape-based land-use planning, application of technology to improve forest management and monitoring (notably GIS and remote sensing), effective written and oral communication, working across diverse stakeholder groups in Africa, as well as project and personnel management.


The Congo Basin Regional Coordinator will be based in Kinshasa, DRC and lead a growing GFW team and partnerships across Central Africa (including closely supporting WRI's work under USAID's Central Africa Regional Program for the Environment - CARPE). The Regional Coordinator will report directly to WRI's Africa Forests Manager and will serve as a key liaison between GFW activities in the Congo Basin and those in other priority regions (e.g. SE Asia, Latin America, West Africa). The post will require regular travel both within the region and abroad, in support of project implementation...

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Chief of Party--Environment and Biodiversity Conservation Project

Location: Antananarivo, Madagascar

WWF seeks a Chief of Party (CoP) for an anticipated USAID-funded opportunity in Madagascar to conserve biodiversity and secure natural resources while promoting resilient livelihoods.

The program duration is to be determined by the solicitation, when released by USAID. The program will be implemented by WWF-Madagascar, in partnership with various national and international governmental and non-governmental organizations (NGO) and agencies. The CoP will be responsible for planning, directing and overseeing the program within the parameters determined at the onset of the program and through the program management systems established.

The CoP will direct staff; oversee grants, sub-grants and consulting contracts, as needed; coordinate with staff from WWF and partner organization in the project area on a daily basis; and collaborate with a range of government and partner organizations across the region in accordance with USAID and WWF field operation regulations...

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General Biologist (Program Officer)--US Fish and Wildlife Service

Location: Baileys Crossroads, VA, U.S.

This position is located within the Branch of Africa, Division of International Conservation (DIC), Assistant Director of International Affairs (AD-IA), Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS or Service). The International Affairs Program implements U.S. wildlife laws, as well as international treaties and agreements.

As a General Biologist in the Division of International Affairs, the incumbent serves as staff specialist, liaison officer, and consultant for the Africa region on the many complex ecological, economic, and political problems involved in formulating and guiding conservation projects with foreign governments, other U.S. agencies, national and international organizations, and individuals...

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Programme Officer, IUCN/SSC African Elephant Specialist Group (AfESG)

Location: Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office, Nairobi, Kenya

The main objective of the position is to maintain technical liaison and regular exchange within and amongst the membership of the AfESG, governmental, non-governmental agencies, donor organizations and their counterparts on issues related to African elephant conservation and management, and to oversee the day-to-day administrative work and technical coordination of the activities of the AfESG Secretariat...

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Introducing: WILDLABS.NET

Join WILDLABS.NET, the online community that has been catalyzed by United for Wildlife partners to connect conservationists and technology experts from around the world to find solutions to environmental challenges. Community members use this central space to share experiences, explore ongoing projects, and identify major questions and needs. WILDLABS.NET is also a resource for members of the public who want to learn more about technology in conservation and join forward-thinking conversations.

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2016 Request for Proposals Biodiversity Informatics for African Freshwater and Pollinator Biodiversity

Deadline: February 16, 2016

The JRS Biodiversity Foundation is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) for multi-year projects focused upon biodiversity data, knowledge and information services related to freshwater biodiversity and pollinator biodiversity in eastern and southern Africa. The foundation will award about $800,000 among 4-8 qualifying proposals related to freshwater biodiversity by July 2016 and about $200,000 among 1-4 proposals relating to pollinator biodiversity by December 2016[1]. lease write  to JRSRFP2016@jrsbiodiversity.org with any questions...

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