Closing Date: Thursday, 17 December 2009
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World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the global conservation organization, seeks a fulltime Program manager for the Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group (ABCG), a consortium of seven U.S. based non-governmental organizations (NGOs) with field programs in Africa. The successful candidate will: lead and coordinate the ABCG; facilitate ABCG's efforts to explore emerging and high priority themes and linkages affecting biodiversity conservation in Africa and conduct analysis; design, direct, and administer the Biodiversity Analysis and Technical Support (BATS) activity funded by USAID/Africa Bureau program including managing subgrants to partners and hiring consultants on issues such as extractive industries, conflict, governance and land tenure, HIV/AIDS and conservation linkages, climate change, etc; conduct extensive outreach, communications, and networking with conservation partners in the U.S. and Africa; and influence policy makers and donors on key African conservation issues. ABCG comprises African Wildlife Foundation, Conservation International, the Jane Goodall Institute, The Nature Conservancy, Wildlife Conservation Society, World Resources Institute, and World Wildlife Fund. ABCG's mission is to tackle complex and changing conservation challenges by catalyzing and strengthening collaboration, and bringing the best resources from across a continuum of conservation organizations to effectively and efficiently work toward biodiversity conservation in Africa.
The position works closely with ABCG Member Organizations, USAID, and other partners in the U.S. and Africa.
A Master's Degree in natural resources or related fields is required. 10 years program or other professional experience including 4 to 6 years work experience in Africa, and experience administering U.S. government projects is also necessary. Fluency in English and French preferred.
The successful candidate will have a thorough knowledge and understanding of key biodiversity conservation issues impacting Africa; training, facilitation, and research skills; good project and budget management and administration skills; ability to oversee consultants and subgrants; exceptional networking, interpersonal, and organizational skills; excellent communication skills both written and verbal. Must be a good team player and be flexible. The position requires vision, lateral thinking and the ability to make connections, while at the same time paying attention to detail and following through to complete tasks. Need to be a self-starter and have good consensus-seeking skills.
AA/EOE Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. To apply visit: http://www.worldwildlife.org/who/careers/jobs.html
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This position is posted on behalf of ABCG - Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group through WWF. Please visit their website for benefit information and to apply for this position.
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This position is posted on behalf of ABCG - Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group through WWF. Please visit their website for benefit information and to apply for this position. The link is listed directly under the job requirement section.
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