Chad - Field Operations Manager
Consultant Eloise Deblois
Date posted 15 July 20192019-07-17 2019-09-13 not-for-profit-and-charities N'Djamena TD 00000 ZAR 665000 830000 830000 YEAR Robert Walters https://www.robertwaltersafrica.com https://www.robertwaltersafrica.com/content/dam/robert-walters/global/images/logos/web-logos/square-logo.png
A non-profit conservation organisation that currently rehabilitee and manage 15 national parks and protected areas in Africa, is currently looking to hire their future Field Operations Manager, to be based in Chad – Siniaka Minia Faunal Reserve and report directly to the Park Manager. You will work in an isolated & remote area in a harsh environment.
To effectively develop and manage all aspects of the Reserve. This will include:
- the standard activities of Park Management and infrastructures,
- research and monitoring,
- building and constituency for Conservation, Tourism once in place and
- Administration Human Resources and Finance.
1) Infrastructure & Development
- To initially construct a basic forward operational base to be equipped with stores, communication equipment, a small workshop accommodation and office space from where Siniaka Minia can be managed.
- To construct an all-weater access road from Zakouma to Siniaka Minia.
- After establishing the protected area boundaries to open a boundary road.
- To open a road network inside the protected area.
- If necessary, ensure dry season water access for wildlife by enhancing existing waterholes.
2) Law Enforcement
- To select and train a small ranger team for initial law enforcement operations in the protected area.
- To initially stop nomads from entering the protecting area.
- To put in place a basic rotation schedule to ensure 24/7 presence in the protected area.
- To be involved in the daily patrol deployments, in order to be on top of anti-poaching patrols.
- To do regular surveillance flights.
- To provide monthly reports to the Park Manager.
3) Conservation, Research & Monitoring
- To initially record all wildlife animals found in the protected area and to create an animal and bird species list.
- To ensure firebreak are put in place at the end of the weat season.
- To put in place the necessary preparation to receive wildlife from Zakouma for translocation.
- To monitor the movements of any translocated wildlife through satellite tracking.
4) Building a Constituency for Conservation
- Through sensibilization meetings inform all nomads upon arrival at the beginning of the dry season of the protected area boundaries and the benefits of having a protected area.
- Through regular community meetings inform the sedentary villagers of the protected area boundaries and the benefits of having a protected area.
- To assist the sedentary villages and the nomads upon their arrival with the basic education through a schooling system.
- Build and maintain good relations with the local authorities in the area and the stakeholders.
- Ensure a motivated staff through team building & incentives.
- Team management: 20 people
- Degree in Operations, Management or field related.
- French and English are mandatory.
- Independency, coaching & leadership.
- Conservation, NGO and military backgrounds are a significant plus.
- Flight license is nice to have but not mandatory requested.