World Wide Fund for Nature: Rhino Coordinator
Tuesday, April 10, 2012 - 13:02
WWF - SA
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date:Friday, April 27, 2012
WWF South Africa seeks to appoint a Rhino Coordinator, based in Cape Town.
S/he will report to WWF-SA’s Head of Biodiversity, with programmatic reporting responsibilities to WWF’s African Rhino Programme.
- Lead the development, implementation and refinement of WWF SA’s strategy to conserve South Africa’s rhino populations;
- Ensure alignment with WWF’s African Rhino Programme (ARP) as well as WWF South Africa’s Biodiversity Unit;
- Build a strong collaborative and supportive approach with key national partners, develop innovative and high impact projects to address rhino conservation, in collaboration with partners;
- Oversee the management of all rhino projects within South Africa to ensure delivery against objectives within budget and time allocations;
- Represent WWF South Africa appropriately on policy issues related to rhinos, and vigorously seek to influence policy as required;
- Act as WWF South Africa’s spokesperson on rhino matters with key partners, stakeholders and the media;
- In collaboration with WWF-SA’s Business Development Unit, optimise fundraising opportunities in order to give effect to our strategy;
- Ensure proper reporting on funds that have been deployed, assist in the management of key relations with funders and partners.
- Postgraduate degree or MSc as a minimum in natural resources management, biological sciences, zoology, or conservation biology;
- Minimum of five years experience in wildlife conservation, conservation programme/project management or coordination;
- Experience with conservation issues in Africa in general and with rhinos preferably, familiarity with and understanding of the major conservation issues affecting Rhino conservation;
- Work experience with a conservation NGO or government agency will be an advantage;
- Experience and understanding of field based project management essential;
- Proven management and coordination skills;
- Communication skills (written and oral);
- Understanding of financial management and budgeting;
- Experience developing fundraising proposals;
- Relationships with donors, good technical, organisational, interpersonal skills;
- Ability to develop and coordinate conservation programmes and projects;
- Ability to work effectively with a wide variety of partners and disciplines, across many different cultural backgrounds;
- Skills in programme and project planning, monitoring, and evaluation;
- Fluency in English (written and spoken);
- Excellent presentation skills;
- Ablity to translate technical information for a non-technical audience;
- Willingness to travel to project sites.
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Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
WWF seeks to promote diversity among its staff. Should you not receive a response within three weeks of the closing date, consider your application unsuccessful.
WWF-SA reserves the right not to fill this position.
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