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ABCG Jobs & Career Opportunities August 2016

by Portal Web Editor last modified Aug 11, 2016 10:17 PM
Contributors: ABCG
A compilation of career opportunities

Engagement Intern

Location: Washington, DC
ABCG, via its host organization the Wildlife Conservation Society, seeks a motivated part-time Engagement Intern to support this consortium of seven U.S. based non-governmental organizations NGOs
The Engagement Intern will have the opportunity to learn about communicating key messages, building brand awareness, and deepening stakeholder engagement that will protect wildlife and natural resources across the African continent, and learn about the environmental communications and conservation landscape in Washington. S/he will work closely with the ABCG Coordinator to support ABCG's efforts to explore emerging and high priority themes affecting biodiversity conservation in Africa.

Executive Director, African Wildlife Capital

Location: Washington, DC, or flexible globally

The Executive Director, African Wildlife Capital (AWC), will work in partnership with African Wildlife Foundation (AWF), AWC's Chief Investment Officer, and the appointed fund administrator of AWC to scale up Africa's first impact investing vehicle for conservation enterprise. Established in 2011, AWC utilizes private sector capital to promote commercial ventures that support the conservation of threatened landscapes in Africa. AWC has already raised and allocated US$7 million across nine investments, and now aims to significantly scale up operations. AWC was founded and is backed by AWF.

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Ocean Health Index Manager

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Under the guidance of the Senior Marine Programme Manager and the Senior Technical Director of the Africa Division, the Ocean Health Index Manager will be in charge of both the procedural and technical management of the Africa Division Ocean Health Index Initiative, working closely with the Ocean Health Index Team as well as with CI regional and country staff within the Africa Division. Candidate will coordinate the development, planning and implementation of the Ocean Health Index framework for effective delivery of the programme work.
The Ocean Health Manager is primarily responsible for engaging stakeholders in key Northern Mozambique Channel countries (as determined by local CI leadership) to establish and/or support multi-stakeholder participatory processes to foster sustainable ocean and coastal resource management in the region.

Conservation Action Plan Project Manager

Location: Democratic Republic of the Congo
The Project Manager will apply strong project management skills, experience and a track record of successfully managing conservation programs in challenging developing country contexts to support the implementation of the Conservation Action Plan for Great Apes in Eastern DRC. The CAP employs a range of conservation strategies to increase knowledge of and mitigate threats to great apes and their habitats.

Tuungane Program Director

Location: Kigoma, Tanzania
The Nature Conservancy is seeking a Project Director to provide strategic leadership in integrated planning, project cycle management, annual work plans and budgets development, staff management, results monitoring and reporting. We are therefore looking for an individual who is experienced in project management in remote settings, organizational capacity building expertise, innovative problem solver, effective team coordinator, proven networker and self-starter. The Greater Mahale Ecosystem is remote, with limited transport and communication networks, making it a very challenging living and working environment.

Marine Program Senior Technical Advisor, Gabon

Location: Gabon
The Marine Program Senior Technical Advisor will be responsible for the leadership and management of the Marine Program of WCS Gabon. S/he will ensure integration of WCS Gabon's Marine Program with WCS' Global Marine Program and Gabon Bleu. The Marine Program Senior Technical Advisor will be involved in a broad portfolio of activities but with particular focus on planning and implementing marine conservation strategy in Gabon. The Senior Technical Advisor position is based in Libreville with frequent visits to the country's coastal areas. The position will report to the WCS-Gabon Country Director and will work closely with Gabonese government bodies, WCS's Africa Program, and WCS's Global Marine Program. The position is expected to work particularly closely with the Gabon Bleu program of the Gabonese government to ensure good communication and integration of activities and ensure that WCS Marine program objectives are fully aligned with the government strategy.

Senior Scientist, WCS Gabon

Location: Gabon
The Senior Scientist will be responsible for the leadership and management of the terrestrial component of the WCS Gabon program's portfolio. The position will enhance the conservation impact of WCS Gabon's Country Program by implementing a targeted wildlife research and monitoring program in collaboration with ANPN and other partners, and exploring opportunities to expand program activities by building on WCS's range of expertise in field conservation.
In particular, the Senior Scientist will oversee the design, implementation, and analysis of the national Gabon elephant surveys. He/she will build a collaborative, innovative and cutting-edge applied research and monitoring program for WCS Gabon's terrestrial conservation portfolio that responds directly to ANPN conservation and management goals and help build the next generation of Gabon's conservation scientists.

Congo Basin Communications Coordinator

Location: Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, DRC
The World Resources Institute (WRI) seeks a Congo Basin Communications Coordinator to support WRI's Forest Program's mission by developing and implementing communications strategies, and supporting multiple communications channels (such as web, social media, blog, publications, media relations, and events). The Communications Coordinator will proactively collaborate with WRI's Congo Basin and Forest Program's communications teams on all aspects of work.

GIS Technical Assistant

Location: Antananarivo, Madagascar
WRI seeks a GIS Technical Assistant for its Global Forest Watch (GFW) initiative. The position will largely focus on leading the development of Madagascar specific GFW applications (largely GIS based), developing data management and diffusion protocols, compiling data content, conducting research and analysis related to forests and building the capacity of WRI's partners in Madagascar in the use of GFW tools to apply information to the management of forest resources. The Technical Assistant will report to the GFW Madagascar National Coordinator and collaborate closely with the West Africa and Madagascar Manager for GFW and the rest of WRI's Africa Forest Team.

Project Communications Specialist, TRAFFIC

Location: Washington, DC
World Wildlife Fund (WWF) seeks a Project Communications Specialist, TRAFFIC at our Washington, DC office. In close collaboration with TRAFFIC leadership, the job holder plans, manages, communicates, and implements project priorities and activities in the area of communications. Develops and plans communications strategies for two USAID-funded wildlife trafficking projects.
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