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Ecologist Job in Kilimanjaro Heartland Offices in Namanga

The African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) is the leading international conservation organization focused solely on the African continent. AWF’s mission is, together with the people of Africa, to ensure that the wildlife and wild lands of Africa will endure forever.

AWF currently seeks to hire a
 Heartland Ecologist to be based in its Kilimanjaro Heartland Offices in Namanga who will be responsible for all conservation science in the heartland.

Reporting to the Kilimanjaro Heartland Director with matrix reporting to the AWF Chief Scientist, the Heartland Ecologist will be incharge of design, data collection, collation, storage, analyses and dissemination of information in ecological monitoring, integrated land-use zoning, climate change and applied species research and conservation in the Kilimanjaro Heartland.

S/he has an obligation to participate in fund-raising, policy, sharing knowledge about AWF work, managing program, partnerships, mentoring, monitoring and evaluation of ecological work embedded in the heartland.

Key Responsibilities
  • Be responsible for all priority ecological monitoring in the AWF Heartland.
  • Provide monthly briefings/ updates on species related activities.
  • Ensure ecological data and information feeds into the integrated land use zoning on the AWF Heartland.
  • Undertake species conservation action in the AWF Heartland.
  • Ensure climate change science integration into the Heartland program.
  • Represent AWF in strategic forums.
Qualifications
  • Postgraduate (MSc. or PhD degree) in relevant field.
  • At least 3 years post degree experience in the sector – any relevant area of ecology acceptable.
  • Direct experience of conservation or field ecological work in Africa.
  • Experience engaging partners and other stakeholder consultation in project development.
  • Experience working under organizational and site-level strategies as member of teams.
  • Demonstrable commitment to AWF mission and understanding of issues faced by AWF in delivering its mission.
  • Have verified record participating in design, managing resources and running a project.
  • Participant in several forums and published at least one peer-reviewed paper.
  • Must have thorough knowledge of ecological and human issues relevant to AWF’s Heartlands Program approach.
  • Has acceptable level of knowledge of local laws and regulations governing research and other ecological mwork in the country.
  • Be fluent in spoken and written English.
If your background, experience and competencies match the above specifications please send a cover letter, your detailed CV indicating daytime telephone numbers, address and names of three referees to Human Resources Manager at Humanresources@awfke.org. 

Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.

Closing Date:
 December 16, 2011


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