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Project Manager, Across the River - a trans-boundary peace park for Sierra Leone and Liberia.

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Sectors Nature Conservation, Ecology, GIS
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Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Senior Level
Deadline 15/07/2011
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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Description

BirdLife International is seeking an experienced Project Manager to lead the implementation of a ground-breaking trans-boundary project entitled ‘Across the River – A transboundary Peace Park for Sierra Leone and Liberia’. The position will entail management of field and advocacy work in Sierra Leone and Liberia in collaboration with the national BirdLife Partners (the Conservation Society of Sierra Leone & the Society for the Conservation of Nature in Liberia), the Gola Forest Programme and the Government Forestry authorities in both countries to achieve project objectives. The BirdLife Project Manager will be based in Monrovia, Liberia and lead a team of several staff there whilst supervising a Deputy Project Manager in Sierra Leone.

Requirements

  • The successful candidate will have significant field based experience of Protected Area or Natural Resource project management or demonstrable similar experience.
  • Excellent project and financial management skills are essential
  • Minimum academic qualification is a Masters degree in a relevant area of natural resource management, biodiversity conservation or related areas.
  • S/he should have a good track record and experience in conservation work in Africa. 
  • Exemplary communication and writing skills in English will be also be essential as will evidence of ability to work under pressure and with little or no direct supervision.
  • Experience and knowledge of working with NGOs in Africa (or elsewhere) will be advantageous

Duration of contract:

Two years with a possibility of renewal for a further two years. The indicative starting date for this position is 01 Sept 2011.

To apply, the prospective applicants should submit:

  • Cover Letter, stating their interest in and qualifications for the job
  • CV, outlining their relevant professional experience
  • Names of two referees

Salary

Negotiable dependent on qualifications and experience but expected to be in the range of about 45,000 USD per annum.

Applications

Kindly send your application by email to Edith.Onyango-Hongo@Birdlife.org. Deadline for receipt of applications is 15 July 2011

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted to participate in an interview expected to take place in early August 2011, mainly via telephone.

More Information

For more detailed information, please read Job Description and Project Brief.

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