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ABCG Career Opportunities: Consultant and Coordinator positions now available! May 2018

by Portal Web Editor last modified May 10, 2018 10:01 PM
Contributors: ABCG
African Wildlife Foundation Deputy Chief of Party; Jane Goodall Institute Deputy Director; The Nature Conservancy Program Coordinator, Kenya Country Program; WCS Coordinator, Law Enforcement and Governance; WWF Development of East African Community Forest Policy and Consultancy; Conservation International Consultancy to Prepare the Project Document for a Medium Sized GEF Project in Rwanda; ZSL Country Director, Kenya; IUCN Online Courses on Protected Areas and Conservation.

African Wildlife Foundation

Deputy Chief of Party

Location: Bili, Democratic Republic of the Congo
The African Wildlife Foundation is looking to fill a Deputy Chief of Party position. She/He will be responsible for the day-to-day delivery of the Community Based Counter Wildlife Trade activity, including the training, capacity building, safety, and security of the implementation team. The Deputy Chief of Party will provide technical direction, leadership, and oversight overall, but especially on monitoring and evaluation plans and reporting. She/He will also ensure Community Based Counter Wildlife Trade activities are carried out in accordance with U.S. Agency for International Development award rules and regulations and are consistent with African Parks' and the African Wildlife Foundation's policies and procedures.

The Jane Goodall Institute

Deputy Director

Location: Kigoma, Tanzania
The Jane Goodall Institute is looking to fill a Deputy Director position to support implementation of chimpanzee conservation efforts. She/He will visit project sites and provide direction and inform the Program Director of progress, issues, challenges and concerns; make recommendations; and implement decisions. The Deputy Director will work in coordination with the Program Director to build and/or maintain constructive relationships with government officials, project partners, environment sector leaders, donors/collaborators, and others as appropriate. She/He will also assist in monitoring grant management, subawards, service agreements or contracts, meeting with non-governmental organization subcontractors regularly for updates, planning, and problem-solving.

The Nature Conservancy

Program Coordinator, Kenya Country Program

Location:Nairobi, Kenya
The Nature Conservancy is looking to fill a Program Coordinator position. She/He will build knowledge and capacity (within and outside The Nature Conservancy) in such areas as: national trust funds, community wildlife conservancies and related strategies. The Program Coordinator will oversee and ensure implementation of program activities as per set timelines. She/He will also work with the Country Director to prepare a wide range of external communications materials as well as manage and organize meetings for the Country Director.


Coordinator, Law enforcement & Governance

Location: Maputo, Mozambique
The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Mozambique is seeking a dynamic, experienced individual with a background in governance and law enforcement of transnational wildlife crime to fill its Coordinator position. She/He will coordinate the strategic development and implementation of counter-wildlife trafficking work for WCS Mozambique with a focus on links to anti-poaching activities in WCS Mozambique's primary landscape - Niassa National Reserve. The Coordinator will support and facilitate engagement between WCS and the Governments of Mozambique, and the Governments of Vietnam and China to enhance coordination of counter-wildlife trafficking efforts, build trust between key officers and finalize formal agreements between the two countries that address illegal wildlife trafficking (i.e. Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty). She/He will also identify and pursue agreed fundraising opportunities to implement the objectives and activities agreed under this


Development of East African Community Forestry Policy and Strategy - Consultancy

Location: Arusha, Tanzania
The East African Community (EAC) Secretariat, in partnership with the World Wide Fund is inviting interested and eligible Individual Consultants/firms to submit their technical and financial proposals to undertake consultancy to develop EAC Forestry Policy and Strategy. She/He will collect information on EAC's capacity in the forestry sector. The Consultant will conduct initial briefings and coordination between government ministries to work through and understand the partner state forestry policies and strategies. She/He will also analyze the status and trends of forestry: Root causes for forestry loss, local, regional to global drivers, key challenges and recommendations.

Conservation International

Consultancy to Prepare the Project Document for a Medium Sized GEF Project in Rwanda

Location: Shall work from their base of operations, and will be required to make visits to identified stakeholders' organizations in Rwanda as necessary.
Vital Signs and the Rwanda Environment Management Authority are looking for a Consultant to lead the development of the Chief Executive Officer Approval Package for the medium-sized Global Environment Facility project "Strengthening the Capacity of Institutions in Rwanda to comply with the Transparency Requirements of the Paris Agreement". She/He will undertake a review of relevant literature and documents, including government and donor strategies for meeting enhanced transparency requirements as defined in Article 13 of the Paris Agreement. The Consultant will consult with key stakeholders in Rwanda and internationally to solicit their input into the development of the Project Document including the project work plan. She/He will also interact closely with Vital Signs, the Rwanda Environment Management Authority and other stakeholders to encourage cross-fertilization of ideas and ensure coherence between the design of the Global Environment Facility Capacity Building Initiative for Transparency Rwanda project and the overall direction of Rwanda's national climate change mitigation and adaptation plans and achievement of Rwanda Nationally Determined Contributions.


Country Director, Kenya

Location: Nairobi, Kenya
The Zoological Society of London is looking to fill a Country Director position. She/He will lead the development, management, and implementation of the Zoological Society of London's Kenya Country Strategy. The Country Director will maintain and nurture existing, and develop new, relationships and partnerships with relevant actors in the country, including government authorities, donor agencies, national and international NGOs, private sector and research institutions. She/He will also identify fundraising opportunities and secure funds for the programme, including the preparation of fundraising proposals.


Online courses on Protected Areas and Conservation

The International Union for Conservation of Nature's Program on African Protected Areas and Conservation is currently offering four online courses. The four courses being offered include: Protected Areas Management in Africa, Ecological Monitoring, Law Enforcement and Species Conservation. A new session of these four courses started on April 16th and will continue until July 13th.

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