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ABCG Jobs & Career Opportunities: November 2015

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Contributors: ABCG
In This Issue:Management Officer - AWF; Sr. IT Mgr. - CI; Proj. Mgr. - TNC; LE Advisor - WCS; Regional Coordinator - WRI; Prog. Admin. - WWF; Fuller Symposium - WWF; MPhil. - Cambridge U; Proj. Leader - TRAFFIC; Grad. Scholarships - U Oxford

Biomonitoring and Protected Area Management Officer

Location: Boende, Democratic Republic of Congo


AWF is seeking a high performing and motivated Biomonitoring and Protected Area Management Officer (BPAMO) to provide technical support to protected areas in the landscape particularly in Lomako Yokokala Faunal Reserve and Iyondji Community Bonobo Reserve. This position will participate in the design of biomonitoring surveys for the protected area network within the Maringa Lopori Wamba landscape, monitor and evaluate protected area management performance provide assistance and guidance to Congolese Institute of Nature Conservation (ICCN) and other stakeholders in terms of PA management, ensure compliance with donor's requirements and implementation of AWF strategies and ensure quality assessment in reporting.

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Senior IT Service Manager

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

The Sr. Manager of IT Service Management is responsible for the IT infrastructure and information systems for the Africa and Madagascar region. He/she will work with the Country IT technicians within the region to develop sustainable support structure addressing the support needs of the users in the country and program offices. The Sr. Manager of ITSM also works in conjunction with the other Sr. IT Service Managers to ensure that global "follow the sun" technical support and network operations coverage are maintained. The individual will also address escalated problem resolution when necessary.


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Project Manager - Kaindu Conservation Project

Location: Kaindu, Zambia

TNC wishes to recruit a Project Manager to be responsible for the Kaindu Project. The position will initially be funded by TNC and will, with time, become a full time position to be financed directly by the Kaindu Community once their community commercial agencies become self-sustaining. This is a senior position that will be responsible for providing overall leadership in the management and accountability for performance of the Kaindu Conservation Project which is situated in Kaindu Chiefdom. The Project Area is a critical buffer zone to the northern part of Kafue National Park.

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Law Enforcement Advisor

Location: Mozambique

WCS is seeking applicants for the position of Law Enforcement Advisor for Niassa National Reserve in Mozambique. This position is responsible for advising on and supporting all law enforcement (LE) activities and operations in Niassa National Reserve (NNR) - which is managed under a partnership agreement between WCS and Mozambique's Protected Area Authority (ANAC). The principle areas of support are: 1) strengthening mechanisms and systems for LE operations, including monitoring, planning and deployments, 2) maintaining motivation, standards, and discipline in the LE team, 3) developing information gathering, collation and analytical capacity that leads to action, 4) building and developing the skills and competence of all LE staff, particularly patrol leaders and other LE managers, 5) strengthening coordination and communication mechanisms with the operators, relevant local authorities, police and communities, in close collaboration with the Law Enforcement Manager, 6) supervising the management and maintenance of all vehicles, equipment and infrastructure assigned to the NNR LE department, 7) overseeing the strengthening of all relevant policies and procedures, including risk management, 8) advising on LE annual operations plans, budgets and reporting, and 9) developing and supporting the implementation of a performance management system of all LE staff.
This position requires a proven field team leader with the capacity to strengthen law enforcement operations in one of Africa's most critical protected areas. This includes the ability to build and lead a diverse team of 100+ staff and work in a challenging and remote conservation area. The position has the support of a leading international conservation NGO with a strong partnership with the Government of Mozambique.

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Conservation Pilot, WCS

Location: Various sites in Africa

These are full-time field based positions responsible for undertaking aerial surveys and aerial support to wildlife law enforcement.  Duties include ensuring sound operations, piloting and maintenance of WCS aircraft, organizing and undertaking aerial surveys for wildlife and monitoring of human threats, providing aerial support to law enforcement efforts and monitoring in cooperation with Government authorities and WCS staff to develop aviation programs, following the WCS conservation aviation program standard procedures and systems. The positions also include technical reporting writing and mapping.

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Congo Basin Regional Coordinator, Global Forest Watch

Location: Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

WRI seeks a full-time Chief of Party (CoP) to lead implementation of the five year (2014-2019) WRI-led Strengthening Central Africa Environmental Monitoring and Policy Support (SCAEMPS) program, as part of USAID's Central Africa Regional Program for the Environment (CARPE) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the Republic of Congo (RoC).  Information on CARPE can be found here:

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Program Administrator for the Salonga Program

Location: Monkoto, Democratic Republic of the Congo

The World Wide Fund for Nature is looking for a dynamic and committed Program Administrator who will oversee the implementation of administrative procedures, financial control and human resources of the Salonga program.

WWF is implementing eight programs including one active since 2005 in the Salonga National Park (PNS) and its landscape. The Salonga National Park, second rainforest protected area of in the world by area, contains a biological diversity of exceptional value. Species, ecosystems, and ecological processes contained in this protected area constitute a heritage of the first order for the Congolese Institute for the Conservation of Nature (ICCN), the DRC, as well as the whole of humanity.

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2015 WWF Fuller Symposium: Wired in the Wild

Location: National Geographic Society's Grosvenor Auditorium

1145 17th Street N.W.
M Street Entrance
Washington, D.C. 20036

Date: 18th November, 2015

The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is hosting the first ever Youth Forum for People and Wildlife just prior to the CITES CoP next September 2016 in Johannesburg, South Africa.  We recognize the value of youth engagement both at environmental conventions and in their own communities and want to promote and foster this experience through an international forum dedicated to youth.  Twenty youth conservationists aged 18-25 from around the world will be selected to participate in the Youth Forum to debate issues, explore solutions and build skills that will empower them to contribute to protecting wildlife from illegal trade and support ecologically-sustainable communities.

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MPhil in Conservation Leadership - Scholarship support available

Location: University of Cambridge

The MPhil degree in Conservation Leadership is a full-time, 11-month, masters course, aimed at graduates of leadership potential with at least three to five years of relevant experience. The unique features of this course are its delivery by a partnership between several university departments and conservation organizations based around Cambridge, and its focus on issues of management and leadership. Consequently, the course aims to deliver a world-class and interdisciplinary education in Conservation Leadership that is not available elsewhere..

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Project Leader

Location: Capitol View Business and Conference Center 101 Constitution Ave NW Washington, DC 20001

TRAFFIC requires a Project Leader to direct, administer and co-ordinate the ROUTES project and sustain and build partnerships.

TRAFFIC, in partnership with the US Agency for International Development (USAID), has been chosen to lead implementation of the "Reducing Opportunities for Unlawful Trafficking of Endangered Species" (ROUTES) initiative over five years. ROUTES, brings together international conservation organizations, the transportation and logistics industry, donors and government agencies in an innovative partnership to disrupt wildlife trafficking by reducing the use of legal transportation supply chains.

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Oxford-Patrick Duncan Graduate Scholarships

The Scholarship is for a student from a Southern African Development Community (SADC) country ( wishing to do the MSc at Oxford's African Studies Centre for one year starting in September 2016. Candidates from non-SADC countries are not eligible. For more information, scroll down to "Oxford-Patrick Duncan Graduate Scholarships" at this link:

Application deadline is January 22, 2016. Please share the information widely.

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Kamweti Mutu
ABCG Program Officer
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