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ABCG Career Opportunities Late January 2018

by Christin VanZant last modified Feb 19, 2018 09:28 PM
Contributors: ABCG
WCS-Climate Adaptation Consultant, The Nature Conservancy-Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, The Nature Conservancy-Tuungane Project Manager, The Nature Conservancy-Communications Manager, WWF-Protected Area Advisor, WWF-Virunga Wood Energy Evaluation Consultant, Conservation International-Senior Vice President, Betty and Gordon Moore Center for Science, Pathfinder International-Conservation and Livelihoods Officer, Smithsonian, Mason School of Conservation-Professional Training Course - Communication and Facilitation Skills for Conservation Managers
Career Opportunities
Group Work Samburu TNC
Climate Adaptation Consultant
Location: Washington DC, remotely-based may be considered
On behalf of The Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group (ABCG), the Wildlife Conservation Society is seeking a short-term Consultant for a survey of international development organizations with active programs and experience working in sub-Saharan Africa and their perceptions of human coping responses to climate change. The following work will be done in cooperation with members of the ABCG Global Climate Adaptation Working Group. She/He will organize and conduct interviews with key informants at 8-10 international development organizations with significant sub-Saharan African experience. The Consultant will also produce a white paper report of less than 10 pages in length, with detailed findings, comparative analysis with ABCG human responses survey work, and recommendations for communicating and disseminating results to stakeholders.
Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Location: Sagana, Kenya
The Nature Conservancy is looking to fill a Monitoring and Evaluation Officer position. She/He will develop and maintain systems for progress monitoring, impact evaluation, and knowledge management of the Upper Tana-Nairobi Water Fund. The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will build partner capacity on data collection, analyze data, and lead the periodic reporting to project supporters. She/He will also organize a rigorous qualitative-quantitative baseline for the project that can be used to assess impact and drive programmatic learning.

Tuungane Project Manager

Location: Tanzania
The Nature Conservancy is looking to fill the Tuungane Project Manager position. She/He will guide and oversee the development and implementation of Tuungane's vision for integrated management and the associated strategic objectives. The Project Manager will maintain and establish key partnerships with international, regional, national and local governmental, multilateral, bilateral, and non-governmental organizations that can help advance project objectives in the Greater Mahale Ecosystem. She/He will also provide seamless dissemination of accurate information regarding Tuungane's integrated work in Tanzania to the stakeholders through various media.
Communications Manager

Location: Nairobi, Kenya or Cape Town, South Africa 
The Nature Conservancy is looking to fill a Communications Manager position. She/He will be responsible for creating communications tools for use with targeted, influential audiences across the Africa region, including programs in Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, Gabon, Seychelles, and South Africa. The Communications Manager will stay abreast of regional communications needs and develop materials, including fact sheets, video scripts, event displays, presentations for executive staff, and messaging documents. She/He will also work with the Communications Director to design and implement marketing initiatives in local markets to directly reach and cultivate relationships with influential audiences, such as VIP events, paid advertisements in niche media, or targeted social media activations.
Protected Area Advisor

Location: Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
The World Wildlife Fund (WWF)-Democratic Republic of the Congo is looking to fill a Protected Area Advisor position. She/He will ensure the development of the Protected Area Network Strategic Plan of the Democratic Republic of the Congo with main partners and under the leadership of the Congolese Institute for Nature Conservation. The Protected Area Advisor will accompany the legal revision of Protected Area categories and develop a system to systematically identify key biodiversity areas. She/He will also help communicate on the program importance, expected outcomes and success stories to the WWF network and media by supporting the WWF Communication teams.

Virunga Wood Energy Evaluation Consultant

Location: Democratic Republic of the Congo
The World Wildlife Fund is looking to fill the Virunga Wood Energy Evaluation Consultant position. She/He will evaluate the impact of a decade of efforts to decrease deforestation in and around the Virunga National Park. The Consultant will quantify projected charcoal consumption taking into account population growth (so charcoal consumption increase) and charcoal-use reduction due to the use of improved cook stoves. She/He will also conduct a gap analysis of aspects that are still poorly understood and concrete proposals for studies to remedy such short comings.
Senior Vice President, Betty and Gordon Moore Center for Science
Location: Arlington, Virginia or Seattle, Washington
Conservation International (CI) is looking to fill a Senior Vice President position.  She/He will create strong alignment and direct linkages between CI's scientific endeavors and its field implementation and policy and corporate policy objectives to leverage CI's impact. The Senior Vice President will establish and cultivate high
impact partnerships with key partners such as academic, think tank and policy organizations focused on science, research and technology. She/He will also mentor

and motivate the team of scientists and staff and provide leadership across a diverse team of scientific and operational professionals.

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Conservation and Livelihoods Officer
Location: Kenya
Pathfinder International is looking to fill a Conservation and Livelihoods Officer position for the Health of the People and Environment - Lake Victoria Basin (HoPE-LVB) project. She/He will provide support supervision to Community Based Organizations and community groups in collaboration with other HoPE-LVB team members in the successful implementation of the HoPE-LVB model at the community level. The Officer will support existing model households that practice positive behaviors across health, water, sanitation and hygiene and environment sectors (including joint work and decision-making by couples); further formalize exemplary model households as learning centers for visitors from neighboring villages and other LVB communities. She/He will also coordinate timely reporting documentation and feedback to beneficiaries and donors.
Professional Training Course - Communication and Facilitation Skills for Conservation Managers
Location: Front Royal, Virginia
In this course we bring together an expert group of conservation facilitators and trainers to guide participants through the development of practical facilitation and communication skills that will enable them to be more effective conservation scientists and managers. This five-day interactive course will provide participants with an opportunity to learn and practice essential facilitation skills, including decision making, team formation and management, conflict resolution, communication skills, consensus building, and cross-cultural sensitivity. The course will include lectures, case studies, and significant time to practice facilitation skills. The course is aimed at people working or planning to work in zoos or conservation organizations who wish to develop their facilitation skills.
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