Deadline: 7 January 2020
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Programme Officer – Species Conservation in Nairobi, Kenya. The duration of this post is 24 months.
The Programme Officer – Species Conservation will be responsible to contribute to the effective implementation of a grant programme for species conservation under the SOS African Wildlife inititiave.
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Key Jobs Responsibilities
The Programme Officer – Species Conservation will perform the following functions:
- Ensure the efficient implementation of the Eastern and Southern Africa component of the IUCN SOS African Wildlife inititiave.
- Be responsible for the day to day management of the grants following IUCN SOS standardised procedures and in coordination with the Regional Technical Coordinator (CAS) and the Species Conservation Grants Coordinator.
- Support the development of operational guidelines and templates and contribute to preparing the documentation for the calls for proposals.
- Assist in reviewing applications received by the SOS Secretariat, including review of applications’ eligibility under SOS criteria, and supporting the SOS Technical Advisory Group review of applications.
- Liaise with the grantees.
- Monitor grants and organise and conduct project monitoring missions as well as prepare mission reports in coordination with the Regional Technical Coordinator (CAS) and the Species Conservation Grants Coordinator.
- Review progress and final reports submitted by grantees and prepare project evaluation reports.
- Lead on the data collection process for grants in Eastern and Southern Africa to feed into the SOS monitoring and evaluation framework.
- Support the organisational development and capacity building activities of SOS African Wildlife.
- Ensure timely and quality communication of the IUCN SOS African Wildlife initiative through IUCN’s regional and global communications channels.
- Contribute to drafting progress reports to the donor.
- Assist in identifying opportunities for partnerships and project development, and support IUCN SOS fundraising efforts, in consultation with the Regional Technical Coordinator (CAS) and the Species Conservation Grants Coordinator, including to ensure the continuation of the SOS African Wildlife Initiative.
- Represent IUCN ESARO and the Global Species & Key Biodiveristy Areas Programme at programme-related events.
- Carry out other relevant tasks at the request of and in agreement with the line manager.
- Perform other duties as may be assigned from time to time.
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Applicants must have:
- MSc. degree (or higher) in biodiversity conservation, species management, environmental sciences or other relevant discipline.
- Minimum 3 years experience in the field of species conservation, preferably involving on-the-ground conservation activities.
- Experience in grant making or project management, with strong project management skills at multiple levels including planning, implementation, reporting, and monitoring.
- Proven ability to work with multi-disciplinary groups, including governments, experts and civil society.
- Good knowledge of IUCN standards and knowledge tools for species conservation.
- Knowledge of and experience with the main species conservation challenges in the region.
- Fundraising experience.
- Excellent fluency in spoken and written English. Proficiency in one or more other languages spoken in the region would be an asset.
How to Apply
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Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, please visit IUCN.
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