WCS seeks a field conservationist and manager to run our USAID-funded project supporting park management, education, and tourism in Nyungwe National Park, Rwanda. Nyungwe (with the adjoining Kibira Forest in Burundi) is a spectacular 1,000 km² montane forest with globally important populations of chimps, monkeys and other wildlife, excellent facilities, and a growing ecotourism industry.
Northern Rangelands Trust's (NRT) mission is to improve the livelihoods of conservancy communities through wildlife conservation in the rangelands of Northern Kenya. NRT is seeking to fill the position of Senior Administrator based at the NRT Hqs.
Under the supervision of Chief Operations Officer, the successful candidate will be responsible for the management of the day to day administration, governance and logistics of NRT and associated entities, ensuring effective systems and procedures are in place to support operations.
The Centre for Education, Research and Conservation of Primates and Nature (CERCOPAN) is a UK-registered Charity (Reg. No. 1116955) with operations in Cross River State, Nigeria. Since 1995, CERCOPAN has worked to conserve Nigeria’s primates and rainforests. Taking an integrated approach to conservation, CERCOPAN’s work benefits monkeys, communities, and the rainforest to ensure long-term sustainable impact.
The Zambian Carnivore Programme (ZCP) seeks a qualified and experienced accountant who is interested in working with a conservation programme in rural Zambia. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience with non-profit accounting, including management of budget lines and grants. The candidate should also have experience with non-profit management in Africa and a general interest in conservation.
The Board of Trustees of the Namibia Nature Foundation (NNF) is looking to appoint a Director. The Director is responsible for all aspects of the organisation's activities, performance, development and growth, and reports directly to the Board of Trustees.
This is a full-time field based position responsible for coordinating wildlife surveys and ecological research, GIS databasing, aerial surveys and support to law enforcement and other WCS's project activities in Zakouma, Chad and neighboring areas of Cameroon and Central African Republic. The position is based out of Zakouma National Park undertaking project activities approximately half time in Zakouma in cooperation with Government of Chad and African Parks. The other half of the position’s responsibilities focus on WCS activities in cooperation with Governments of Chad, Cameroon, and Central African Republic Governments on wildlife surveys and support to wildlife law enforcement in key areas of the transboundary savanna region. Duties include training and management of survey teams, organization and undertaking aerial surveys for wildlife and monitoring of human threats, providing aerial support to law enforcement efforts and monitoring, assuring sound operations, piloting and maintenance of WCS aircraft. The position also includes donor reporting and proposal writing for fundraising. The Project Coordinator/Survey Pilot reports to the WCS Director for Africa Wildlife Protection.
This is a full-time position responsible for coordination of overall WCS program support to field operations for protected area management and wildlife conservation in South Sudan. Duties include working with the program management team to coordinate support and oversight of: WCS logistics and related personnel to support field operations; contracting, implementation, and monitoring of protected area infrastructure construction projects; international procurement, shipping, and country clearances; sound management and maintenance of vehicle fleet; radio, and other IT/ communications systems establishment and maintenance; security program implementation and monitoring. The role will also involve support to WCS aircraft management and assisting with proposal writing, reporting to donors, and organizing program meetings. The position will be based in Juba with frequent travel to WCS field project sites in South Sudan. The Conservation Operations Manager reports to the WCS South Sudan Program Director
Project Manager, Boma-Jonglei-Equatoria Landscape Protected Areas
This is a full-time field based position responsible for managing and providing expert support to WCS's protected area management and conservation activities in cooperation with the Ministry of Wildlife Conservation and Tourism in the Boma-Jonglei-Equatoria Landscape of South Sudan. Duties include training and management of field teams in wildlife law enforcement and protected area management and operations, park infrastructure development, community partnership development, and representation in meetings with local communities and national authorities, training and mentoring of personnel, communications and development of collaboration with local partners, and ensuring sound project implementation and basic financial administration. The position will be based in the field, with travel to other sites in the landscape on occasions. The Project Manager reports to the WCS South Sudan Program Director.
Project Manager, South Sudan Protected Areas Capacity Building Project
This is a full-time position based in South Sudan responsible for managing WCS's implementation of the GEF/UNDP funded project for Protected Area Network management and building capacity in South Sudan in cooperation with the Ministry of Wildlife Conservation and Tourism of the Government of South Sudan. The project undertakes a range of activities to build capacity for protected area management, improve management of key protected areas, and develop and enhance sustainable financing of protected areas. Duties include provision of technical support to the Ministry’s wildlife and protected areas staff for implementation of project activities at central and site levels, coordination of activities and production of project outputs, coordinating the work of project staff and consultants, and preparation of work plans and progress reports. The position will be based out of the WCS South Sudan Country Program office in Juba (approximately 50% time) with significant field work at Southern National Park (50% time). The Project Manager works closely with and reports to the WCS South Sudan Program Director.
In order to ensure the development and implementation of the WWF Cameroon Conservation Strategy in line with the WWF Central Africa Regional Programme (CARPO) conservation strategy as defined in its Green Heart of Africa Global Initiative (GHoA GI) Strategic Pan for 2013-2015, as well as with other global WWF initiatives such as the WWF Global Programme Framework, the WWF seeks a Conservation Director for its Cameroon Country Programme Office.
The Centre for Education, Research and Conservation of Primates and Nature (CERCOPAN) is looking for a veterinarian for our rehabilitation and conservation project in southern Nigeria. The position involves managing the veterinary programme for a busy rehabilitation centre in Calabar (over 160 primates of 6 rainforest species), as well as the primates in our rainforest station which are future release candidates.
This project was established by Landmark Foundation in response to human—predator conflict on South African farms. Conventional management of livestock losses to predation occurs through lethal means, which can affect conservation of the predators but also have effects on the ecology and biodiversity of landscape. The goal of this project is to understand habitat selection and landscape use by leopards in an environment dominated by livestock and agriculture in the Western and Eastern Cape.
Application deadline: Wednesday, 11 July 2012
The South African National Biodiversity Institute's GMO mandate states: "The Institute must monitor and report regularly to the Minister on the environmental impacts of all categories of genetically modified organisms, post commercial release, based on research that identifies and evaluates risk."
To help us achieve the aims of our mandate SANBI is offering a one year internship in the GMO Research and Monitoring unit (Applied Biodiversity Research Division) to contribute towards on-going research and monitoring of commercialized GMOs.
Application deadline: Monday, 09 July 2012
Five bursaries are available to conduct research on various aspects of the invasive biology and status of the European Wasp (Vespula germanica) and European Paper Wasp (Polistes dominulus) in South Africa to inform management actions for these species, as part of the Working for Water / South African National Biodiversity Institute's Early Detection and Rapid Response Programme.
The Department of Primatology at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, is seeking highly motivated field assistants to manage a team for the collection, entry, and process of scientific data as part of the Pan African programme 'The Cultured Chimpanzee' (for more details on this project please see the report in Nature 476, 18 August 2011, pp. 266-269). The project aims to compile a large data set to answer questions about the evolution of tool use, hunting, life history and social organisation in wild chimpanzees with a continent wide approach.