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ABCG: Jobs and Career Opportunities - October 2015

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Contributors: ABCG
In This Issue: Web Design Spec. - CI; Dev. Director - CI; Manager - JGI; Fisheries Officer - TNC; CoP - WCS; Tech. Assistant - WRI; Manager - WWF; Youth Forum - IFAW; Water and Health - CI; LandMark Platform - WRI; EFN Grants - WWF.

Web Design and Development Specialist

Location: Washington, DC

Description: Are you passionate about digital design and development? AWF is seeking a talented web designer with a keen aesthetic eye and strong front-end development skills to join our growing in-house digital team. If you have a burning need to push websites to the next stage, get excited about coding bulletproof email templates, and love working collaboratively you may be just the right person for the role.
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Development Director, Africa + Madagascar

Location: Arlington, VA   Conservation International's Africa + Madagascar Field Division is seeking a proven fundraiser to support our innovative portfolio of work seeking to support sustainable economic development by mainstreaming the value of nature in the region. Based in CI Headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, the Development Director will report to the Senior Vice President of Africa + Madagascar and support the fundraising goals of our programs in Botswana, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar and South Africa as well as project investments in Ghana, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. 

The Africa + Madagascar Development Director will provide senior fundraising support for CI's regional and country programs and work closely with country directors and the Africa regional team to identify and cultivate public and private donors based in the US, Europe, Asia and Africa. The Development Director will deliver on an annual fundraising goal, develop and manage a portfolio of foundation, individual, and other gift prospects, and ensure excellent donor stewardship. The Development Director will interact with CI leadership, board and major donors, and work closely and coordinate with internal programs including CI's Development Division, Science + Oceans Centers, the Policy Center, US Government, and the Center for Environmental Leadership in Business.    Click here for detailed information and how to apply.

Manager, Stewardship and Donor Relations

Location: Vienna, VA   The Manager of Stewardship & Donor Relations creates, develops, executes and analyzes the results of a comprehensive direct mail, email and stewardship plan to engage, retain and upgrade current donors. S/he will lead all middle donor cultivation, including the creation and implementation of donor travel programs, giving circle premiums, upgrade appeals, membership, affiliation and rewards program material. S/he manages all activities and details pertaining to donor travel opportunities including, but not limited to, the creation, marketing, and logistical preparation of all trips as well as the tracking and follow up for each donor (with the goal of securing follow up gifts). S/he will manage membership inquiries and steward current middle donors as well as continue to serve as a point of contact for general JGI membership.    Click here for position and application details.

Fisheries Assistant Officer

Location: Kigoma, Tanzania   The Fisheries Assistant Officer reports to the Fisheries Technical Lead and advances implementation of Tuungane Project Fishery Strategy.   ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:  The Fisheries Assistant supports formation and capacity building of BMUs and CFMAs including fish resources monitoring. S/he facilitates Catch Assessment Survey (CAS) data collection and reporting. S/he closely supports BMUs to develop and enforce by-laws (BMU patrols) that advance sustainable fisheries resource management in their respective village waters; S/he supports identification and protection of community-defined fish breeding and nursery areas.

S/he supports preparation of Tuungane Project Fishery Strategy work plan and budgets and its implementation. S/he advises and trains BMU members and the general community about sustainable fishing practices including identification and elimination of illegal fishing gears, identification and protection of fish breeding and nursery sites; S/he trains BMUs members on improved fish processing technologies and marketing so as to enable them improve their living conditions; S/he fosters cross-sites learning among BMUs members and the general community with the project area on best fishing and fish processing practices, S/he supports advancement of Model household initiative as well as integrated messaging with other Tuungane Project Strategies; S/he supports and advocate use of environmental friendly fishing technologies such as Solar lanterns in fishing so as to reduce emission of GHGs, S/he supports collection of project monitoring data and support Fisheries Technical Lead to prepare quarterly reports.    Click here for full position and application details.

WCS CARPE Chief of Party

Location: Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo   WCS is recruiting for a Chief of Party to ensure the oversight, administration, and coordination of activities supported by USAID under the Central Africa Forest Ecosystems Conservation (CAFEC) project of the Central Africa Regional Program for the Environment (CARPE). The goal of CAFEC is to maintain the ecological integrity of the humid forest ecosystems of the Congo Basin through sustainable management of forests and reduction of threats to biodiversity. WCS work under this program focuses on seven landscapes in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the Republic of Congo (RoC). The Chief of Party position is based in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo with frequent travel in DRC and RoC. WCS implements CAFEC in partnership with various national and international governmental and non-governmental organizations and agencies. The CoP reports to the WCS Central Africa Region Director and works closely with the WCS DRC and RoC Country program Directors. Click here for full position and application details. If above link returns an error, search for the announcement here.

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. Click here for full position and application details. If above link returns an error, search for the announcement here.

Global Forest Watch Liberia Technical Assistant

Location: Monrovia, Liberia The GFW Liberia Technical Assistant will be based in Monrovia working as part of the Africa Forests team and in close collaboration with the Global Forests Watch team and partners. The position will largely focus on leading the development of Liberia 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 Liberia in the use of GFW tools to apply information to management of forest resources.  The Technical Assistant will report to the GFW Liberia National Coordinator. The GFW Liberia program is relatively new and thus this position will play a significant role in shaping the direction of GFW's work, as well as leading the technical implementation for GFW in Liberia. Click here for full position and application details.

Manager for the Salonga National Park, WWF DRC

Location: Monkoto, Democratic Republic of the Congo   The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) has launched an ambitious conservation program in the Congo Basin. In the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), precisely in the Salonga National Park (SNP) and its landscape, WWF is carrying out 8 programs, one of which has been under way since 2005. A world heritage site and second largest tropical forest protected area in the world; the Salonga National Park has a bio-diversity of exceptional value. The species, ecosystems and ecological processes of this protected area make of it a first-class heritage site for the "Institut Congolais pour la Conservation de la Nature" (the Congolese Institute for Conservation of Nature - ICCN), DRC and for humanity as a whole. Yet, the SNP has been under severe threats which endanger not only its exceptional universal values, but also steps towards sustainable management of natural resources in the Congo Basin. Under a joint-management with the Congolese Institute for Conservation of Nature (ICCN), WWF will implement a work program over many years, deployed both within the protected area and its environs. This program aims at safeguarding the Park within the framework of one of the priority landscapes of COMIFAC. In the CAFEC-USAID program, WWF is currently the Landscape Lead for the Salonga Landscape. This program brings together ICCN, other nature protection NGOs as well as financial partners who support the Salonga National Park. Also, still in line with the jointmanagement of the SNP, WWF will receive extra funding, notably from the European Union and the German Cooperation. In that context, we are looking for a dynamic and committed Park Manager with expertise in managing protected areas to supervise the implementation of multiple activities in the SNP including but not limited to the General Management Plan for the SNP together with the annual work plans and the elaboration the joint-management procedure. Click here for full position and application details.

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