U.S Non-profit Jobs – Albertine Rift REDD Programme Manager at Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)

Organisation: Wildlife
Conservation Society (WCS)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
About US:
The Wildlife Conservation
Society, founded in 1895, has the clear mission to save wildlife and wild
places across the globe. Our story began in the early 1900’s when we
successfully helped the American bison recover on the Western Plains. Today, we
protect many of the world’s iconic creatures here and abroad, including
gorillas in the Congo, tigers in India, wolverines in the Yellowstone Rockies,
and ocean giants in our world’s amazing seascapes.
Since our founding, we have
forged the power of our global conservation work and the management of our five
parks in New York City to create the world’s most comprehensive conservation
organization. We currently manage about 500 conservation projects in more than
60 countries; and educate millions of visitors at our five living institutions
in New York City on important issues affecting our planet. Our parks include:
the Bronx Zoo, New York Aquarium, Central Park Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo and
Queens Zoo.
Job Summary: The
Albertine Rift REDD Program Manager will be responsible for the development of
REDD projects along the Albertine Rift in Uganda, DRC, Rwanda, Burundi,
Tanzania including project design, data collection, technical analysis and
drafting project documents, (e.g. PDDs for the voluntary carbon market and
ER-PINs for partner countries of the FCPF).
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    applicants should hold a PhD degree in forestry or conservation biology
  • At
    least ten years of professional experience in forestry or related fi eld
    with proven track record in REDD project development, extensive knowledge
    of voluntary and compliance carbon markets, particularly the FCPF and
    UN-REDD.
  • Skills
    in Remote sensing, modeling, fieldwork, statistical analysis skills,
    project management, and budgeting and planning
  • Proven
    experience in developing biomass inventories, ground truthing land use
    classifications and designing and implementing socio-economic surveys
    Required: Knowledge of current climate change policy globally and in
    Uganda, and emerging protocols and strategies (e.g. NAPAs, NAMAs, UNFCC,
    REDD+ emerging safeguards)
  • Past
    fundraising experience, proposal writing and budget development from
    government/agency and private sources
  • Significant
    work experience in Uganda, knowledge of Uganda environmental and
    conservation political issues
  • Past
    experience working in multicultural environment of an international NGO is
    an added advantage
  • Fluent
    English and French Preferred:
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates should send a cover letter, updated CV and at least three
references (with contact information including phone numbers) by email to wcsugandajobs@gmail.com
Deadline: 22nd January, 2015
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