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18 May 2017

Project Manager Job Vacancy at African Wildlife Foundation

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.

Job Responsibilities

  • 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.

Qualifications

  • 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 http://www.awf.org/about/careers . Please send a cover letter and your detailed CV 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.

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