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ABCG Jobs & Career Opportunities: January 2014

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Contributors: ABCG
In This Issue:~ M&E Officer - AWF | ~ Informatics Manager - CI | ~ VP Development & Marketing - JGI | ~Field Conservatin Coordinator - TNC | ~ Country Director - WCS | ~ Partnership Mgr - WRI | ~ Regional Coordinator - WWF-Global | ~ S.P.O. - TRAFFIC | ~ Cons. Manager - CEROPAN | ~ E.A. Regional Coordinator - Intasave | ~ Health Scholarships - Tulane | ~ Program Officer - Camfed | ~ Cons. Med. Open House - Tufts | ~ DRC Fellowships - WWF-US


African Wildlife Foundation

Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, Congo Landscape

Location: Djoulu, the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

AWF is seeking a talented individual to undertake its monitoring and evaluation efforts within the CARPE III program. Reporting to the Congo Landscape Director, the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will be required to implement, together with relevant teams, the AWF Performance Measurement system to coordinate impact reporting as well as evaluation studies for the CARPE III program.

Click here for full job description and application.


Conservation International

Manager, Vital Signs Informatics


Location: Nairobi, Kenya

The Vital Signs Informatics Manager will bring order to the large amounts of diverse data that Vital Signs is collecting and handling, including tablet-, paper-, sensor-based and remotely-sensed collection of data on agriculture ecosystems, human well-being and climate. The Informatics Manager assists in the design and creation of the software infrastructure for end to end management and analysis of the Vital Signs data, from data collection; to web design and server, web-based, and desktop scientific data management and analysis applications; to decision support for policy makers..

Jane Goodall Institute

Vice President of Development and Marketing

Location: Vienna, VA, USA

The Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) is seeking a Vice President of Development and Marketing.  Reporting to JGI's Chief Executive Officer (CEO).   The Vice President will be part of an existing team of dedicated fundraising professionals.  The Vice President will develop and execute strategies and multi-year objectives to secure funding from individuals and from corporate and foundation donors and will ideally bring a depth of experience in these areas.   In addition to managing the development team, this individual will be responsible for establishing and maintaining a portfolio of relationships and will be expected to have the capacity and experience to secure sufficient funding to meet JGI's ambitious fundraising goals.  The Vice President will also work collaboratively with the CEO, the development team, and the senior management team to create and execute integrated fundraising and marketing initiatives.  The ideal candidate will enjoy working in a cooperative environment and be flexible, energetic, positive and creative.

The Nature Conservancy

Field Conservation Coordinator

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

The Field Conservation Coordinator is responsible for organizing, facilitating and coordinating conservation activities for the Upper Tana- Nairobi Water Fund. This will include a number of watersheds located in Upper Tana basin-draining the Eastern side of the Aberdare National Park and also the Southern side of the Mt Kenya World Heritage Site. The job will primarily involve working in partnership with locally based NGOs, Water Resource Users Associations, Community Forest Associations, youth and women CBOs as well as learning institutions. He/she will also engage in community mobilization, targets-setting, work plans development, reporting and their execution.

Click here for full job description and application.

Wildlife Conservation Society

Country Director, Republic of Congo

Location: Congo-Brazzaville

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), an international conservation NGO with headquarters at the Bronx Zoo, New York, USA, currently seeks a country director to lead and manage our Republic of Congo Program.  WCS's work in Congo includes management or co-management of four major terrestrial and marine protected areas, extensive partnerships with extractive industry, and a leading national role in biodiversity monitoring, protected area creation, and ecotourism development.  This permanent position, based in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo, provides an experienced conservation leader with the opportunity to further develop one of WCS's most complex and powerful programs and have a marked impact on the conservation of great apes, forest elephants, and Congo Basin rainforest.

World Resources Institute

Partnerships and Engagement Manager, Global Forest Watch- West Africa

Location: LR-Monrovia

The World Resources Institute is seeking a full time Partnerships and Engagement Manager based in Monrovia, Liberia, for Global Forest Watch (GFW), a new interactive, online forest monitoring system that unites satellite imagery, cloud computing, and crowd-sourced data to create never-before-possible transparency in forests around the world. The Manager will be responsible for leading GFW's engagement with major stakeholders in Liberia and across forested West Africa including the government, private sector and civil society. The position will report to the Head of the Africa Forests Team and will be part of a larger international team based in Washington, D.C. seeking to cultivate the GFW platform and support its use by governments, businesses, civil society organizations, and communities around the world. See:


World Wildlife Fund

Regional Coordinator

Location: Any of the Eastern & Southern Africa Countries

WWF-Global is looking for a Regional Coordinator to coordinate the activities of the WWF Regional Climate Change Adaption Initiative in Africa so as to assist WWF offices in Africa integrate climate change considerations into their work programmes.

The incumbent will among other responsibilities ensure sharing of lessons learned and provide technical support for the implementation and coordination of adaptation initiatives.



TRAFFIC Senior Programme Officer for Madagascar

Location: Antananarivo, Madagascar

The SPO will be responsible for expanding the innovative work done in the region by TRAFFIC on wildlife trade since 1992. The main responsibilities will focus on documentation of trade, exposure of unsustainable and illegal activities, ensuring that effective natural resource management and regulations are in place and that trade is conducted under conditions of transparent governance. In carrying out these duties the SPO will ensure that all activities are implemented effectively and efficiently, consistent with TRAFFIC policies, the Guidelines for the Operation of the TRAFFIC Network and the TRAFFIC Network Financial Policies and Procedures Manual. The SPO will work in close collaboration with other TRAFFIC's offices and TRAFFIC´s partners WWF, the global conservation organization, and IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature.



Community Conservation Manager

Location: Iko Esai, Nigeria


CERCOPAN runs a sustainable livelihoods programme in the communities including snail farming and afang cultivation. The livelihoods projects will be expanded in the coming years to effectively reduce pressure on the natural resource base by offering alternatives both in terms of income and nutrition. CERCOPAN has assisted in the formation of a Community Based Organisation (CBO) in each community, and provides capacity building trainings to ensure their effective functioning.

The ideal candidate will be patient, flexible and able to think laterally with a sense of humour and a positive outlook. They must have the ability to work well with people from different cultures, backgrounds and skills levels and to motivate and build confidence in a team environment.  The Community Conservation Manager will be based in Iko Esai village, and therefore candidates must be willing to live in a remote location, in a small village environment.


East Africa Regional Coordinator

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

The INTASAVE Partnership and CARIBSAVE are seeking an experienced and self-motivated individual for the position of East Africa Regional Coordinator initially for a two-year term (open to renewal for the right candidate). The successful candidate will be based at our INTASAVE Office in Nairobi, Kenya; and will work directly with the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), managing and coordinating a growing number of projects in the East Africa region relating to innovative climate change solutions and sustainable international development.


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Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine

Scholarship available for citizen of the DRC

Location: New Orleans, LA, USA

Tulane has received a generous grant from Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Foundation to sponsor a qualified DRC citizen to earn a master of public health at Tulane.  As you know, this is a 2-year degree program beginning in fall 2014 in which academic, living, & transportation expenses will be covered for the student

PLEASE NOTE - Several Tulane faculty members who work in the DRC regularly are willing to make themselves available if a potential candidate has questions or would like to have a preliminary discussion.  Such a discussion would need to be arranged through Tulane SPHTM's Admissions Office -


For eligibility requirements, contact:

Tatine Maginnis Frater

Tulane School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine

1440 Canal Street, Suite 2408,  TW-13

New Orleans, Louisiana  70112-2705

+1-504-314-7331 direct / +1-504-421-3536 cell

+1-504-988-5718 fax


Tulane School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine.



Education Programme Officer

Location: Tamale, Ghana

To multiply educational opportunities for girls and other vulnerable children by supporting the implementation of a strong education programme that fully addresses children's rights and needs and engages their communities.

Under the direction of the Education Programme Manager for Higher Education, the Education Programme Officer is responsible for planning, budgeting, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the secondary scholars' education programmes as well as providing support to Cama- Camfed Alumni and the MCF Scholars Alumni. The programmme officer is also responsible for building collaboration with schools and communities and providing support to Mother support Groups (MSGs).


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Tufts University

Open House: Master of Science in Conservation Medicine Program

Location: North Grafton, MA, USA

The continued emergence of new diseases from wild animals, the effects of human activities on endangered species, and the impact of climate change on biodiversity are just a few of the topics that are examined in Tufts University's Master of Science in Conservation Medicine (MCM) program.  MCM is a one-year master's program designed to give you the skills to make a difference in worldwide conservation efforts.

The MCM Program has set aside time on January 24, 2014 for prospective students to visit, discuss the program, and get their questions answered by the program faculty. If you are unable to travel to the Grafton, MA campus, MCM can schedule a phone conversation.

Schedule an appointment time today...

MCM Open House will be held on Friday, January 24, 2014

Meet faculty and students, attend an information session, get your questions answered. Individual appointments are available with faculty.

Contact to reserve your space!

Applications Open! Application deadline for fall 2014 enrollment: April 1, 2014

For more information and to apply on-line visit our MCM program website at:

Learn more about Tufts Center for Conservation Medicine at:

Master of Science in Conservation Medicine Program
Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine
200 Westboro Road, North Grafton, MA 01536


World Wildlife Fund

2014 DRC Fellowships

The primary objective of this fellowship program is to build and strengthen the capacity of individuals working in forest conservation in the DRC by supporting graduate-level academic studies and research in the following fields: REDD/REDD+ policy and practice; forestry assessment and monitoring; remote sensing for forest conservation; carbon-friendly land use planning. Applicants may apply for up to two years of funding and request up to $30,000 per year.

Download the details and application here.

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