NGO - Field Coordinator / Program Manager
Location Democratic Republic of the CongoFULL_TIME
Consultant Eloise Deblois
Date posted 22 August 20192019-09-02 2019-10-21 not-for-profit-and-charities Nagero CD 00000 ZAR 675000 1000000 1000000 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 Coordinator, to be based in DRC – Garamba National Park (northeastern DRC and southeastern CAR). You will work on a five-year – funded cooperative agreement, Community Based Counter Wildlife Trade (CBCWT) and report directly to the Chief of Party based in Kinshasa.
This program is intended to enable and incentivize targeted rural communities to pursue pro-conservation livelihoods and meet basic needs in a secure manner. The project demonstrates an inclusive approach to community resilience to insecurity, alleviating key threats to biodiversity, the bushmeat and wildlife trade and trafficking, taking into consideration cultural, livelihood and food security.
You will be actively engaged in all aspects of program planning, execution and reporting. You will serve as the main point of contact between the three Protected Areas targeted by the Cooperative Agreement (Garamba National Park & Bili-Uélé in DRC; Chinko in CAR) and between the implementing partners over the five-year project.
- Chair meetings of the Project Steering Committee to ensure annual work plans are reviewed, debated and adapted to reflect ever changing situations and feedback, bringing together all implementing partners and technical inputs as needed.
- Convene Advisory Group semi-annually and on an ad hoc basis as required.
- Brief USAID on CBCWT updates and developments.
- Liaise with the Chief of Party (based in Kinshasa) to refine indicators, coordinate efforts and find ever greater ways in which to leverage off each other’s efforts.
- Co-facilitate start up workshop to confirm parties’ respective roles and responsibilities.
- Liaise with Advisory Group to seek additional support on issues as they arise.
- Consult on crisis management and overall context analysis
Administrative and financial responsibilities:
- Review CBCWT standard tools and templates, ensuring alignment with USAID award terms.
- Ensure CBCWT activities are carried out in accordance with award rule and regulations.
- Supervise development of project reporting and briefings for submission to USAID and all stakeholders.
- At least ten years’ experience in the design and implementation of international development projects.
- At least five years of senior-level project management experience in conflict-affected environments, experience in eastern DRC preferred.
- Adequate experience to oversee the administrative, contracting, financial and logistical aspects of the goals and objectives as described in the application.
- Post-graduate degree in relevant fields such as international development, education, economics, or business.
- Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills, including the ability to build and manage cooperative high-level relationships and motivate subordinates.
- Experience working with vulnerable groups, i.e. inclusive program experience.
- Experience with achieving gender equity in programming.
- Proficient oral and written skills in English and French.