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ABCG Career Opportunites April 2017

by Christin VanZant last modified Apr 13, 2017 02:26 PM
Contributors: ABCG
African Wildlife Foundation, Conservation Leadership and Management Program African Wildlife Foundation, Social Media Officer WCS, Business Development Manager for Niassa National Reserve IUCN, Senior Programme Officer, Conservation Areas and Species Diversity IUCN, Country Coordinator, Stabilizing Land Use Project ALU, MBA for Conservation Leaders ALU, Executive Director ALU, Learning Experience Designer Eagle Network, Field Investigations Officer Eagle Network, Organizational Development Officer Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation, Graduate/Professional Training


Conservation Leadership and Management Program

Location: Kenya

African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) is now accepting applications for the 2017-2019 class of the Conservation Leadership and Management Program (CLMP). CLMP is an intensive, two year program that offers recent master's degree graduates the opportunity to launch their careers in African conservation while working alongside AWF's conservation leaders both at the organization's Nairobi headquarters and in priority landscapes across Africa. To learn more about the structure of the program, required qualifications, and the application process, please refer to the official brochure in English and the CLMP FAQs.
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Social Media Officer 
Location: Kenya
The Social Media Officer will play a key role on our marketing team, focusing on managing social media communities, creating and analyzing social media content, and furthering AWF's value proposition as Africa's conservation leader across the continent.

Business Development Manager for Niassa National Reserve

Location: Maputo (50%) and Niassa National Reserve (50%) 

Niassa National Reserve (NNR) is one of the last wild places on Earth and its financial sustainability depends on its continued viability as a tourism and sport hunting destination and its ability to diversify and expand complementary financial and revenue sources. In response to these needs, this position will manage NNR concessionaire relationships, including leading concession tendering and contracting processes, monitoring compliance with contract and business plan implementation, and ensuring good communications and coordination between concessionaires and the NNR management. The position will also have responsibility for leading the design and implementation of strategies to increase and diversify financial and revenue sources, including strengthening the current tourism concessions system, coordinating fundraising efforts, building NNR international recognition and exploring potential new revenue streams (e.g. climate change mitigation and biodiversity offsets).

Senior Programme Officer, Conservation Areas and Species Diversity

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

The main duties of the Senior Programme Officer include the day-to-day management and implementation of the Conservation Areas and Species Diversity (CASD) portfolio of projects particularly focused on Communities as the First Line of Defence against Illegal Wildlife Trade (FLoD) in Kenya. This work is financially supported by the US Department of Interior (US DOI) and the UK Aid Illegal Wildlife Trade Challenge Fund (IWTCF). The Senior Programme Officer will also support the Technical Coordinator with the further development of the growing FLoD programme of work in Kenya, and beyond, through supporting resource mobilisation and liaison with key institutions in the region.

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Country Coordinator, Stabilizing Land Use Project
Democratic Republic of Congo Project Office, Kinshasa, Congo DRC

Under the supervision of the Regional Forest Program Coordinator for West and Central Africa, the National Coordinator will be responsible for overall implementation and delivery of the project in DRC, facilitating in-country operational planning and successful timely delivery of agreed country plans, country level performance monitoring, learning and reporting, and enabling project contribution to, integration in and alignment with national conservation and development priorities, specifically ensuring that project results, lessons and knowledge are captured, packaged and up-scaled into the national policies and strategies, and made available as contributions to regional and global agendas.

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MBA for Conservation Leaders
ABCG member organizations have contributed course curriculum development to the African Leadership University's new executive MBA in Conservation Leadership. Faculty include Michael Masozera (WCS), Michael O'Brien Onyeka (CI), and Kathleen Fitzgerald (AWF). The MBA for Conservation Leaders is a rigorous 20 month programme which combines world-class business education with cutting-edge training in leadership and pressing conservation issues, to prepare graduates for the next level of their careers. The programme features curriculum developed by ALUSB, Foundations of Success, Wharton online, McKinsey Academy and The Drucker Institute. It concludes with a practical 'capstone project' for managers to apply their new skills to real problems in their organizations. Participants will graduate with world-class skills needed to manage projects and protected areas like businesses and get plugged into a high-caliber pan-African network.


Executive Director
ALU's School of Wildlife Conservation is uniquely positioned to impact the conservation landscape in Africa. By combining the most relevant technical skills from industry experts with ALU's innovative learning model, the School aims to create a new generation of conservation leaders on the continent. The Executive Director (ED) will be responsible for building the school from infancy to become the leading institution for conservation education on the continent. This will entail building an ace team from scratch, working closely with the learning team to create a portfolio of rigorous and relevant undergraduate programs and manager training, and overseeing the sales, marketing and operations strategy of the school.
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Learning Experience Designer

Learning Experience Designers (LEDs) will use their creativity to curate powerful learning experiences by working collaboratively with subject matter experts in different content areas. LEDs are versatile, able to rapidly develop entire modules for undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes, as well as short courses (ranging from a few days to a few weeks). These modules will need to impart highly technical knowledge and leadership skills to professionals in different industries.
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Field Investigations Officer

Location: Nairobi

The EAGLE Network is looking for professionals with some experience of living, travelling or working in Africa. We are looking for individuals with strong personal engagement and internal motivation to effect change in Africa through activism, fighting wildlife crime and corruption. The Field Investigations Officer is a new position in the Central Coordination Unit. His/her role is to elevate the field investigations level in each project, develop new trust building methods and field investigations techniques and ensure the professional level of investigators in the Network.
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Organizational Development Officer

Location: Nairobi
The Organizational Development Officer is a proactive role, which is designed to support the Network Members and the EAGLE Network to succeed. It is responsible for identifying and leading organizational development needs, undertaking personnel development both within the Network Members and across the Network and spearheading innovative initiatives that will enable the EAGLE Network to be successful in its mission to foster activism and take forward the fight against corruption.
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Graduate/Professional Training at Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation

The Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation offers unique, intensive residential training courses hosted in our sustainably-built Academic Center on the grounds of Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, Virginia, USA. Continuing education/graduate credits. May-October 2017 schedule is now available visit for more information about the courses.
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ABCG aims to tackle conservation challenges by catalyzing and strengthening collaboration to effectively and efficiently work toward a vision of an African continent where natural resources and biodiversity are securely conserved in balance with sustained human livelihoods.


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