Program Design Officer
African Wildlife Foundation
|Location||Livingstone, Zambia, South Africa|
|Date Posted||March 12, 2012|
|Job Type||Full Time|
|Duration||to be defined|
|Closing date for applications||8th Apr 2012|
Program Design Director
Working as part of the program design team, the Program Design Officer (PDO) will develop and steward relationships with public sector donors toward securing significant new funding for AWF’s programs in southern Africa. This role will require that the PDO understand donor priorities and, in coordination with AWF’s program operations team, translate those priorities into actionable one to five year program plans. Because the PDO will develop long-term relationships with donor-agency personnel, the PDO will work to influence local, national and regional policy so as to be convergent with AWF’s strategic plans and conservation methodologies.
The PDO’s work does not stop once funds are granted. The PDO will act as a steward of those funds throughout the grant life-cycle. Working in partnership with the Heartland Director, the PDO will participate in managing the effective implementation of grant funding, as well as providing technical insight and review. In order to be effective, the PDO must be engaged in and knowledgeable about activities on the ground in her/his Heartlands.
The PDO will periodically engage with program technical leadership to document lessons learned and thereby improve AWF’s methodologies and vision for the future of conservation in Africa.
• 2+ Years of Experience
• Master’s in Related Field
• Sustainable NRM
• Policy Dialog
• High Level Engagement
• Stakeholder Consultations
• Collaborative Team Player
• Entrepreneurial Spirit
• Superb Writing
• Passion for Conservation
• Cultural Sensitivity
• Fluent English
• French Preferred
OVERVIEW OF AWF
For more than 50 years, the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) has been a key player in African conservation and sustainable development. AWF approaches conservation from a large landscape point of view and has identified 30+ “African Heartlands” as key to the future of Africa’s biological diversity. AWF takes a holistic approach toward conservation, addressing both ecological and socio-economic challenges. Through strategies such as land-use planning, conservation enterprise development, and community capacity building, AWF is making a difference for the wildlife and people of Africa. AWF is currently seeking a unique professional to engage with public sector donors and thereby help design the future of its programs in southern Africa.
Interested candidates should email a cover letter and CV to: email@example.com
with the subject “PD-LIV”
Be sure your cover letter creates a clear linkage between your technical expertise, Africa, and AWF’s mission.
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