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Transboundary Tiger Project Manager, India (Full-Time / 1 Year Fixed-Term Contract)

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Sectors Nature Conservation, Ecology, GIS
Town/City India
Salary Additional Information commensurate with experience
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 14/08/2016
Company Name Zoological Society of London
Contact Name Human Resources
Email hr@zsl.org
Website Further Details / Applications
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Directory Entry : The Zoological Society of London, a charity founded in 1826, is a world-renowned center of excellent for conservation science and applied conservation, working in over 50 countries around the world
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About Us:

The Zoological Society of London (ZSL), a charity founded in 1826, is a world-renowned centre of excellence for conservation science and applied conservation. ZSL’s mission is to promote and achieve the worldwide conservation of animals and their habitats. This is realised by carrying out field conservation and research in over 50 countries across the globe and through education and awareness-raising at our two zoos, ZSL London Zoo and ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, inspiring people to take conservation action.


ZSL is seeking a Transboundary Tiger Project Manager to work for our South and Central Asia Conservation Programmes and will be based in India. The key objective of this role is to provide key technical oversight, project management and administrative support in order to achieve all the goals of ZSL’s flagship transboundary tiger project with a focus on Nandaur Willdife Sanctuary in the Terai Arc landscape. The post holder will be responsible for ensuring close liaison with national and local government level staff, community groups as well as partner organizations to achieve the proposed outputs of the project.

This role will include project management, financial administration, completion of records in the ZSL projects database, contribution to reports and contribution towards development of funding proposals. Additionally this post will require an ability to hold meetings and lead high level discussions with the government and NGO sectors, primarily in India but also ensuring a coordinated approach with Nepali counterparts.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Providing strategic direction and being responsible for planning implementation, coordination, and monitoring the timely delivery of project outputs supporting selected tiger-bearing PAs of India and Nepal.
  • Under the supervision of the Country Manager ensure timely, high quality and result oriented programme plans and activities for the successful implementation of the trans-boundary tiger recovery project in India and Nepal.
  • Undertake frequent visits to the project sites, coordinate Government agencies, conservation stakeholders and local communities in both India and Nepal.
  • Ensure compliance on the project management at various stages of implementation as guided by donor policy.
  • Be responsible to submit high quality progress reports as well as quality review reports and associated action plans to donor and other stakeholders as required.

Person Specification:

  • Masters in a relevant subject and experience in wildlife management/conservation.
  • Prior experience in coordinating conservation or development projects is desirable, particularly experience working with governments in India and Nepal.
  • Prior experience of working with conservation partners is desirable.
  • A good grasp of relevant conservation issues in Nepal and the South Asia region is desirable.
  • A sound understanding of project management processes and management frameworks is desirable.
  • Well-developed skills in using MS office packages, specifically Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Fluency in English, both written and spoken.
  • Strong organisational, interpersonal and communication skills, both face to face and in writing.
  • Proven ability to work effectively with teams.
  • An ability to manage competing priorities and delegate effectively is essential.

To Apply:

Applicants will need to upload their CV and covering letter (detailing relevant experience and skills, stating why they want the position and including details of availability) by clicking the 'More information' link below. If you have any queries regarding these positions or when applying through the system please contact Human Resources at hr@zsl.org.

Closing date for applications: Midnight Sunday 14th August 2016.

The Zoological Society of London is a charity registered in England and Wales: no. 208728.

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