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CEPF Guinean RIT Sub Regional Project Officer

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Sectors Nature Conservation, Ecology, GIS
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Part Time / Per Day
Level Mid Level
Deadline 24/06/2016
Company Name BirdLife International
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Directory Entry : BirdLife International is a global Partnership of conservation organisations that strives to conserve birds, their habitats and global biodiversity, working with people towards sustainability in the use of natural resources.
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BirdLife International is the world’s largest nature conservation partnership. Through our unique local-to-global approach, we deliver high impact and long-term conservation for the benefit of nature and people.
BirdLife is seeking to recruit an experienced individual for the position of Nigeria/Cameroon Sub-Regional Project Officer to promote stakeholder engagement and ensure successful implementation of the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF)’s Guinean Forests of West Africa Biodiversity Hotspot Regional Implementation Team (GFWA RIT). The GFWA RIT will be responsible for establishing and administering small and large grants programs to support promising conservation initiatives in the 11 hotspot countries (Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Côte d’Ivoire, Togo, Benin, Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon, São Tomé and Príncipe, and Equatorial Guinea).
The team will oversee a cohesive portfolio of grants, in line with CEPF’s strategic investment directions for the hotspot, which exceed in impact the sum of their parts. An overarching aim of the investment is to build a broad constituency of civil society groups working across institutional and political boundaries, toward achieving the shared conservation goals identified for the hotspot.
The Nigeria/Cameroon Sub-Regional Project Officer will be an integral member of the RIT, with four main duties consisting in:
1. Act as the RIT Focal person in both Cameroon and Nigeria
2. Provide project implementers with technical support and build their institutional capacities
3. Monitor and report back to RIT team and CEPF on programmatic performance
4. Contribute to the successful implementation of all the components of the RIT Terms of Reference (accessible here)
The detailed job description with the full list of responsibilities and requirements is available here. More information on CEPF can be found at www.cepf.net.
Application: Applications should include a covering letter summarizing the applicant’s suitability for the position, a detailed CV and contact details of two referees known to the applicant in a professional capacity. Application deadline: Friday, 24 June 2016Applications should be sent by email, stating where the advert was seen, to: Recruitment-Africa@birdlife.org
Interviews: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 
Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications and in accordance with BirdLife International/Africa Division terms and conditions.
Please kindly note that this position is subject to grant funding. The finalization of the recruitment is dependent on the signing of the grant agreement currently in advanced negotiations between BirdLife and CEPF. BirdLife expects these negotiations to be successfully concluded during June 2016.
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