Project Manager

Frankfurt Zoological Society (FZS)  is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Project Manager in Ethiopia. 

Job Description

The FZS Manager will work with the BMNP park management to secure the conservation of biodiversity and associated ecosystem services of the Bale Mountains by fulfilling the following outputs:

  • Project strategy effectiveness assessment: Overall project strategy developed, priorities reviewed and innovative approaches considered
  • BMNP General Management Plan implemented within financial constraints
  • Well trained and efficient BMNP ranger force that are conducting effective law enforcement for resource protection in collaboration with local authorities
  • Community involved in park management and resource use control
  • Community outreach activities for conservation compatible livelihoods supported
  • Support for sustainable ecotourism opportunities developed and implemented in and around BMNP
  • Park infrastructure built and maintained and visitor interpretation facilities developed
  • law enforcement monitoring system established supporting adaptive park management
  • Ecological and Threat Monitoring implemented to support adaptive park management
  • Performance management system for park staff introduced to improve motivation and increase conservation outcomes.
  • The overall project, staff, financial and partnership management delivered

Job Requirement

  • MSc or above (PhD) equivalent experience in a conservation or natural resource management field
  • Significant (>7 years) and demonstrable international ‘on the ground’ experience in conservation of which at least five years in Protected Areas Management in at least two countries, one of which must be a developing country
  • Experience of ranger operations, training and law enforcement, with an emphasis on conflict management and social safeguards in different environments
  • Implementation of large, international multi-year donor-funded programmes including at least one to conclusion
  • Experience of collaborating with governmental conservation and land-use institutions, and with private sector involved in conservation/PA-management NGOs
  • Ability and willingness to live and work in a remote area where communication and conditions can be challenging
  • Fluency in written and oral English and excellent communication skills
  • Experience in working with local communities

How to Apply

Please send your application including a cover letter and a chronological CV in PDF format to jobs@fzs.org.

The application deadline is 10 days from date of posting.

Please address to:

Frankfurt Zoological Society

Human Resources Dept.

Bernhard-Grzimek-Allee 1

60316 Frankfurt, Germany

The cover letter will be used to judge the quality of your application and should answer the following questions:

  1. What led you to apply for this position?
  2. What is the most important technical ability you would bring to the role and what would you need to develop to successfully fulfil this role?
  3. What is your most important personal characteristic that would help you succeed in this role?

Deadline Date: October 29, 2019

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