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Admin Manager: Conservation NGO in Paraguay

Reference AA  (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors Nature Conservation (Terrestrial Ecology)
Town/City Pilar, Neembucu
Salary Additional Information c. $5,100 per year with no expenses (full bed and board provided), and six weeks paid holiday, plus National vacation days. Potential to earn more based on performance. Two year fixed term following a minimum of six months training period.
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Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level First Level
Deadline 08/09/2020
Company Name Para La Tierra
Contact Name Karina Atkinson
Telephone +595985260074
Email paralatierra.py@gmail.com
Website Further Details / Applications
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Email applications to karina@paralatierra.org

Website: www.paralatierra.org

Closing date: Rolling applications until the right candidate is found, perfect for an early-career administrator looking to have a positive impact, or a recent graduate looking to learn new skills in a dynamic environment.

Fundacíon Para La Tierra is looking for an Administration Manager to assist the directive team of Fundacion Para La Tierra in our work to protect fragile habitats in Paraguay through biological research, community engagement, and environmental education. This opportunity would be perfect for someone with Administration training or relevant experience looking for a change of pace, a new adventure, and personal and professional growth and development.

Centro IDEAL

Fundacíon Para La Tierra was founded in 2010 by a pair of young women on the basis of being the first self-sustaining conservation organisation in Paraguay, with a dynamic mission to tackle conservation issues. Over the last ten years the team has recieved multiple awards and prizes from international organisations, and is looking for someone to take on the day-to-day admin of all programs so that we can continue to grow and engage in new projects. 

This is a key role within the Fundacíon with significant scope to shape our approach to conservation and community engagement. Our area of influence includes a wealth of ecological landscapes and habitats, including the wetlands of Ñeembucú, the Atlantic Forest and the Humid and Dry Chacos. Each of these habitats are inhabited by a host of tropical wildlife, endangered by a variety of threats, posing a challenging problem for an enthusiastic administrator with a conservation mindset.

Our vision is to change the course of Paraguayan environmentalism, involving stakeholders and proposing policy based on solid science. We work with local community members, national and international NGOs, international volunteers and interns and the government to inspire people to appreciate the value of nature, and to work together to protect it.

We’re looking for an exceptional organiser with skills in preparing finances and writing reports with a strong track record of working on multi-faceted and ambitious programs. You will have experience of admin management  supported by a qualification, and a passion for biology and conservation. You'll understand the importance of team collaboration. You will be an excellent communicator, both written and verbal (in English essential, Spanish desired), ideally with experience of project writing and reporting, and preparing public media articles fit for a wide range of audiences. 

Key responsibilities:

  • Prepare reports, budgets, and accounts across the breadth of Para La Tierra's projects
  • General administration of the organisation, including emailing 
  • Promote projects and opportunities in popular and social media
  • Post internships, volunteerships, job opportunities and courses online and on job boards
  • Communicate with university careers departments
  • Assist with fundraising through writing grants, managing relationships with other individuals and partner organisations, and crowdfunding
  • Fulfil other administrative requirements for the Fundacíon

Desirable skills and experience in addition to above:

  • A graduate or undergraduate qualification in a business subject with a minor in life sciences or humanities subject
  • An understanding of global conservation issues, and knowledge of Paraguayan conservation issues
  • Experience using finance programs e.g. GnuCash and writing financial and project reports
  • Experience working flexibly and creatively as part of a small team
  • Positivity while working under pressure
  • 4x4 driving
  • Experience working across different cultures

You’ll make a life changing step to the charismatic city of Pilar in southern Paraguay and join our team living at Centro IDEAL (Investigacion, Desarollo, Educacion Ambiental y Liderzgo). You’ll work 5.5 days a week, with occasional extra weekend and evening work. You must also be prepared to apply for legal residence in Paraguay.

You will be joining the Fundacíon at a time of great opportunities and challenges with significant potential to enhance existing projects, as well as develop new ones, and to succeed you’ll need to be flexible, creative and entrepreneurial to make the most of this ever-changing context.

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c. $5,100 per year with no expenses (full bed and board provided), and six weeks paid holiday, plus National vacation days. Potential to earn more based on performance. Two year fixed term following a minimum of three months training period. Most of our staff are able to save a large amount of what they earn, and visit home at least once per year. 

Please send a copy of your CV with a cover letter explaining how you meet the key responsibilities; why you are interested in this role and how it fits with your career plans, to karina@paralatierra.org. 

Start date to be confirmed once travel bans are lifted post-Covid 19.

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