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Principal Technical Advisor

Views 1286 Conservation Jobs Application Deadline: Friday, 25 November 2016


WWF-DRC is recruiting the position of Principal Technical Advisor for our programme in Democratic Republic of Congo to help us achieve our new ambitious goals, and build a future where people live in harmony with nature.

Location: Mbandaka, Province de l’Equateur, Democratic Republic of Congo.

The Role:

· Oversee project implementation and jointly coordinate the entire project activities with the ICCN Site Manager in place.

· Responsible the technical and financial control of the funds made available to the NRNT (National Reserve of Ngiri Triangle) by KFW to the project.

· Work closely with partners in and out of the reserve to realize conservation and development results.

· Coordinate the implementation of the project with the support of the Lac Tumba and Mai Ndombe Programme Manager of the WWF;

· Oversee personnel, technical, administrative and logistics of the project, in permanent contact with the field partner, ICCN, to optimize the expected results.

Main responsibilities:

  • Develop operational plans, budgets and contractual arrangements for activities in coordination with ICCN and other partners in order to ensure the necessary synergies in their implementation;
  • Support to the WWF Human resources Office and Mbandaka filed Office ;
  • Ensure the supervision of experts and employees as well as project finance ;
  • Establish procedures of working on advances and the justification of expenditures, reviewing financial reports, planning budgets and ensure that the budgets are approved ;
  • Support the fundraising for supplementary fund to support implementation of the management plan;
  • Support ICCN in financial management and in the preparation of call for funds from KfW;
  • Build and maintain strategic partnership with ICCN and other national partners in order to implement effective management structure for significant improvement in the management of the Ngiri reserve;
  • Ensure co-responsibility of the Fonds de disposition (FDD) and activities assessment with the Park Manager;
  • Ensure the application of the procedures for agreements with ICCN but also with other partners;
  • Develop job description of key positions and the strengthening of capacity of the management unit;
  • Support the validation of the General Management Plan;
  • Support the development and implementation of operational plans;
  • Support resolution of conflicts; ensure strengthening of the capacity of communities in the use of different technical tools allowing sustainable economic, social and environmental project, etc.
  • Support the dialogue of actors in the landscape through meetings.

Required Qualifications, Skills and Competencies

  • University degree in forestry, biological sciences, managementof natural resources or a comparable degree;
  • At least 10 years, including eight years in developing countries, preferably in Central Africa countries ;
  • Good knowledge of the environment/protected areas, preferably in Central Africa;
  • Technical and financial management skills in rural and protected areas ;
  • Capacity to provide leadership and facilitate working relationships with employees, government authorities and various civil society partners;
  • Development of terms of reference, procurement procedures, development and monitoring of contracts, etc…
  • Experience in strengthening of non-governmental organizations (NGOS) and decentralized technical services;
  • Experience in development programs for the communities of protected areas;
  • Experience in planning, monitoring and evaluation of projects;
  • Excellent oral and written communication abilities in French and English;
  • Adherence to WWF’s values, which are: Knowledge, Optimist, Determined and Engaging.

How to apply?

Interested candidates who meet the above requirements are invited to send:

  • A cover letter
  • A detailed CV with 2-3 references

All applications should be sent to Previous applicants need not apply.

Deadline for applications: 25 November 2016

WWF is an equal opportunity employer and committed to having a diverse workforce.




Congo, the Democratic Republic of the

Application Deadline

Friday, 25 November 2016

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