Shadow Project Manager (M/F/D)
This is a unique opportunity to take on the helm of delivering a modern conservation approach, putting communities at the heart of a long term vision for a breathtaking and remote landscape, with few prior interventions. Combined with a real and rare possibility of the discovery of many new species of flora and fauna, this is a unique opportunity.
We are therefore looking for a highly motivated and committed individual or couple with complimentary skill sets, who are prepared to make a long term commitment to the Lomani National Park. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to make significant conservation impact.
- Drive development and implementation of LNP/ FZS Strategic Approach, PNL General Management Plans
- Develop capacity for aerial surveillance in LNP and its buffer zone
- Develop key project infrastructure
- Develop a logistics network and system for a remote landscape
- Incorporate the flora and fauna monitoring programme into a key strategy of the project and showcase its results
- Support and liaise with the Strategic Law Enforcement Technical Advisor
- Support and enhance a fundraising strategy, donor development and circuit for showcasing PNL to potential donors and key partners
- Develop public relations and communications targeted at the local community, stakeholders and donors
- Take on specific field and organizational development tasks as directed by the LNP Site Director/FZS Programme Manager
- Support work planning, budgeting within the co-management partnership
QUALIFICATION AND REQUIREMENTS
- MSc or equivalent in a conservation or natural resource management field or related discipline
- Experience in conservation and protected area management in Africa (preferably in DRC or other French-speaking countries) or in a different location with similar conditions
- Experience living and working in very remote areas under basic conditions
- Experience in large project and grant management, including proposal development, planning, budgeting and reporting is an advantage
- Ideally, excellent communication skills in English and French (written and oral)
- Knowledge of Lingala or Kiswahili is an advantage
- Competencies in negotiation, leadership and teamwork
- Strategic and analytical approach
- Excellent planning and organizing skills
- An attractive position based in and around Lomami National Park
- An outstanding opportunity to work in an area of spectacular biodiversity
- Comprehensive guidance by the current programme managers before assuming responsibility for the project and park
- Professional development opportunities and freedom to develop own ideas within the organizational framework
- Chance to work in an innovative, globally active nature conservation organization
- Opportunity to work with a motivated and experienced national team
- An attractive compensation package based on our international employment scheme
In your motivation letter please answer the following questions:
- What led you to apply for this position?
- Which qualifications and personal qualities make you a good candidate?
Please address to:
Frankfurt Zoological Society
Human Resources Dept.
60316 Frankfurt, Germany
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About Lomami National Park
Lomami National Park (LNP), set up in 2016, is the youngest national park in the Democratic Republic of Congo. It covers an area of almost 9,000 km2 and is part of a natural landscape covering 40,000 km2 between the rivers Tshuapa, Lomami and Lualaba, also known as TL2. The region is a high biodiversity and relative pristine wilderness area of global importance almost completely covered by dense tropical rainforest, which is home to bonobos, forest elephants, three pangolin species, a brand new species of monkey, as well as important populations of okapi, Congo peafowl and other endemic and rare species. The park was set up with the cooperation of the local communities and there are excellent relationships between the park, project and communities. Whilst the forest is remote and generally intact, commercial bushmeat hunting is the major threat to its integrity. As this is an exciting opportunity to have real impact on the long term conservation of one of the world's few remaining outstanding wild places.