31 Mar 2017

Project Manager Job - African Wildlife Foundation 2017 Vacancies

For more than 50 years, the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) has been a key player in African conservation and sustainable development. AWF is seeking a high performing and result oriented Project Manager to provide overall management and ensure successful implementation of an anticipated two-year project. The project aims to build the capacity and sustainability of Lumo
Conservancy. This position will report to the Vice President for Land Protection and based in the Tsavo.


  • Oversee efficient and effective project implementation to develop Lumo Conservancy into a well-managed, functioning and sustainable conservancy.
  • Develop and implement a general management plan for Lumo that improves ecological resilience and economic returns; and implement revenue diversification and improve conservancy governance and community capacity.
  • Develop conservancy management systems and the Lumo trust’s governance structure to ensure transparency and enhanced efficiencies.
  • Develop excellent working relationships with key stakeholders, national governments, protected area authorities, local government, communities, and the private sector in the region.
  • Work with partners to ensure effective coordination and to design and implement annual work and performance management plans that will deliver sustainable conservation, improved livelihoods, and other program level goals.
  • Manage day-to-day operations of the project, including: project implementation, administration and tracking of project finances, project monitoring and evaluation, timely donor reporting, and coordination between project implementing partners.
  • Ensure full compliance with the USAID and AWF policies and procedures and serve as the primary contact with USAID, providing regular updates and meeting with USAID as needed.
  • Providing adequate technical progress and financial reports for the project.


  • Post graduate qualification (M.Sc. or Ph.D.) in natural resource management, tourism, or other fields directly related to practical conservation management and development.
  • Experience with community owned wildlife conservancies.
  • Minimum 7+ years of managerial and field experience in conservation and development.
  • Knowledge of USAID rules and regulations for grants and contracts.
  • Results orientated with proven track record of delivery.
  • Possess sound judgment and strong decision making skills.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills including the ability to build coalitions, negotiate, and manage conflict situations.
  • Strong communication skills, oral and writing.
  • Experience working with different levels of government.

How To Apply
Interested candidates are invited to apply through . Please send a cover letter, your detailed CV and a writing sample as a single PDF document indicating daytime telephone numbers, address and names of three referees with the Job Title in the subject line. Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.

CLOSING DATE: April 14, 2017

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