Fresher Conservation Field Officer NGO Jobs – Chimpanzee Trust

 

Job Title:    Conservation Field Officer

Organisation: Chimpanzee
Sanctuary & Wildlife Conservation Trust (Chimpanzee Trust)

Duty Station: 
Entebbe, Uganda

 

About Chimpanzee Trust:

The Chimpanzee
Sanctuary & Wildlife Conservation Trust (Chimpanzee Trust) is a Wildlife
Conservation NGO whose mission is to: Promote chimpanzee conservation and
environmental management for sustainable development.

 

Job Summary:  Within the frame work of ongoing field
projects, the Conservation Field Officer will coordinate implementation of
field activities aimed at ensuring the conservation of wild chimpanzees and
enhancement of their habitats. This position demands creativity and high level
of consultation with various stakeholders, partners and staff in your line of
operation.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Support
the field program to enhance natural resources and environmental management
activities such as Agro-forestry, indigenous tree propagation and activities
aimed at forest corridor restoration.

·       
Work
with the Field team to design, develop and disseminate appropriate conservation
messages to relevant target audiences.

·       
Work on
specific aspects aimed at identifying and mapping out areas of human chimpanzee
conflicts and drawing appropriate strategies for mitigation. Collaborate with
the local Government, National Forestry Authority, Uganda Wildlife Authority,
and other NGO’s in building capacity of local communities to manage
biodiversity in the Albertine Rift.

·       
Be
responsible for implementation of the community based monitoring program in
consultation with the different stakeholders and other relevant staff

·       
Shall
lead Chimpanzee Trust GIS work including production of appropriate maps as well
as using other ecological data analysis tools for data analysis and generation
of relevant project reports.

·       
Identifying
and supporting livelihood initiatives in selected communities

·       
Monitor
and evaluate public appreciation, and understanding of chimpanzee conservation
in those areas w operation.

·       
Shall
monitor and participate in strengthening established local structures,
procedures and guidelines aimed at managing conservation programs as well as
their sustainability.

·       
Consistently
document lessons learned and experiences gained from the different

·       
projects/programs.

·       
Occasionally
assist in other trust activities as and when required, in the different duty
stations.

·       
Be accountable
for implementing community conservation activities as described in the
guidelines and promptly make recommendations and periodic reports to Chimpanzee
Trust management

·       
Work
hand in hand with Chimpanzee Trust resource mobilization committee to identify
areas of development and help in writing proposals for grants and funding.

 


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
applicant must hold a Bachelor’s in Natural Resource Management, Forestry,
Biodiversity Conservation, Community Development or any other related
disciplines. Additional demonstrated trainings related to the field are an
added advantage.

·       
Two
years of working experience in natural resources and biodiversity conservation
projects.

·       
Previous
work in primate conservation will be an added advantage.

·       
Good
understanding and demonstrated experience in use of analytical computer
software and programs including Geographical Information Systems (GIS),
DISTANCE software, databases and MSOffice programs.

·       
Excellent
report writing and communication skills including ability to write articles in
various publications.

 

Competencies

·       
A basic
understanding of project cycle management approaches and tools – including
Participatory methods on capacity assessment and planning, project monitoring
and evaluation and partners’ capacity building,

·       
Knowledge
of key aspects of development work including cross-cutting themes (e.g. gender,
environment, HIV/AIDS).

·       
Skills
in training/facilitation of development processes, including organization and
mobilization of communities and networking among different development partners
such as community-based organizations (CBOs), governments and NGOs.

·       
Skills
and experience in planning, budgeting and financial reporting.

·       
High
level integrity and high standards of personal conduct,

·       
Possession
of a valid driving/ riding permit

·       
Good
presentation skills including ability to use relevant computer packages, video
cameras, still photo cameras

·       
Knowledge
of Runyakitara languages and culture

 

How to Apply:

If you meet the
above requirements, please submit your hand written application, copies of your
academic testimonials, CV, names and addresses of two referees, telephone
contact to: The recruitment Committee, Chimpanzee Trust, Plot 1 Bank Close,
Entebbe, P.O. Box 884 Entebbe.

 

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