Conservation Coordinator Africa's Eden in Principe

Application Deadline: 
23 Aug 2017
Conservation Coordinator Africas Eden in Principe

Africa’s Eden is currently looking for a conservation coordinator to lead and implement its Conservation Tourism programme that will consist of six pilot projects (both marine and terrestrial).

Job description:

-        Manage the technical, financial and operational implementation of 6 conservation pilot projects in situ of Africa’s Eden Conservation Tourism Programme

-        Liaise closely and collaborate with partner organizations for the pilot projects’ implementation

-        Recruit, manage and train a small team of local guides to support the actual field work

-        Organise the practical details and logistics of field missions, expeditions and visiting researchers

-        Develop targets and work plans for each pilot project, ensure close follow up and regular reporting

-        Liaise with partner organizations, regional government, tour operators, journalists, and tourists

-        Set up, manage and coordinate the functioning of the Belo Monte Research Centre and Laboratory

-        Give presentations on conservation issues for visiting tourists in the Belo Monte Auditorium 

-        Provide technical assistance with the realization of the Belo Monte Museum (when needed)

-        Communicate on the pilot projects through social media, website, local media and in the museum

-        Perform other tasks that may be required from time to time, appropriate to skills and experience

Profile

-        Master’s degree in Biology, Conservation, Environmental Sciences or related field

-        At least 3-5 years’ experience managing biodiversity conservation projects in the field

-        Previous experience in managing small teams

-        Excellent organizational and project management skills

-        Proven ability to collaborate effectively with partner organizations, including government, international and local NGOs, community groups and businesses

-        Experience of working with local rural communities on bottom-up conservation approaches

-        Experience building conservation capacity, developing and delivering training to local staff

-        Previous experience living in developing countries and remote settings

-        Fluent in written and spoken Portuguese and English

-        Strong and effective communicator

-        Demonstrated willingness to think creatively, to problem-solve and to try new approaches

-        Good physical condition

-        Ecotourism experience is an asset

More details can be found in attached pdf file

 

To apply for this position, please send a motivation letter, your CV and contact details of 3 references to Africas Eden an.bollen@africas-eden.com by 23 August 2017. Please mark your application with ‘Conservation Coordinator - your name’. Only successful candidates will be contacted for an interview.