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International Gorilla Conservation Programme Director
The International Gorilla Conservation Programme (IGCP) was launched in 1991 as a joint collaboration of its founding Coalition Members (CM), the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF), Fauna & Flora International (FFI), and WWF. This unique partnership was formed to better address increasing threats to the long-term survival of critically endangered mountain gorillas and their increasingly fragile and encroached habitat. The partnership also incorporates the respective Protected Area Authorities (PAAs) of the three countries where mountain gorillas are found: l'Institut Congolais pour la Conservation de la Nature (ICCN) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the Rwanda Development Board (RDB) in Rwanda, and the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) in Uganda.
At present, IGCP is undergoing a strategic restructuring and review process which will determine more precisely, the form and function that IGCP will take over the next 6 years. Accordingly, IGCP is in need of a dynamic, creative and effective leader to help the CMs finalize this review process and begin to implement an effective new strategy in 2013.
The primary duties of the IGCP Director are:
• To oversee the technical, operational and fund raising activities of IGCP;
• To promote and raise the profile of IGCP on a regional scale and;
• To manage all administrative and field level personnel.
The Director will be the primary link between IGCP and the Governments and PAAs in the three range states and will catalyze future efforts to help strengthen a major IGCP-supported initiative, the Greater Virunga Trans-boundary Collaboration, a trans-boundary initiative led by the PAAs in the three mountain gorilla range countries.
• Minimum MSc level in conservation-related field and at least 10 years of experience in conservation-related field, strong bilingual communication skills (written and spoken) - English and French
• Extensive work experience in Africa beneficial
Skills and competencies
• Strong management and leadership skills required, including proven budgeting and financial management capacity
• Proven experience in programme administration and project implementation; capacity in institutional relationship building
• Proven fundraising record and ability to work effectively in various cultural environments
Location: The position is based in Kigali, Rwanda, with frequent travel throughout the region.
How to apply?
Email a cover letter and CV to Human Resources with the subject line IGCP Director TO
Deadline for applications: 15th April 2013
Kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
15th April 2012
ACS Plaza Lenana Road
Nairobi, none 62440
254 20 3877355
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