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Saturday, January 20, 2018

Biodiversity Conservation Manager Job at World Wide Fund for Nature - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Biodiversity Conservation Manager

Jobs at:
World Wide Fund for Nature

Deadline of this Job:
not later than 2nd February 2018, 5.00 p.m.

Duty Station:
Kampala/Kasese, Uganda

World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is a global conservation organization that operates in over 100 countries around the world, Uganda inclusive. The mission of WWF is to stop the degradation of the planet's natural environment and to build a future where humans live in harmony with nature by; conserving the world's biological diversity, ensuring that the use of renewable natural resources is sustainable and promoting the reduction of pollution and wasteful consumption.
WWF Uganda Country Office (WWF UGO) wishes to recruit suitably and highly qualified and motivated individuals to fill the following vacant positions. (Please note that positions 1,2,3 and 4 are open to Uganda Nationals only)
Position: Biodiversity Conservation Manager
Reports to: Forestry and Biodiversity Coordinator
Location: Kampala/Kasese
Key responsibilities will include the following:
  • To promote and support innovations and adoption of best practices aimed at curbing poaching, illegal wildlife trafficking and trade.
  • To promote tourism and ecotourism and other non-consumptive wildlife based enterprises within protected areas and adjacent communities.
  • To promote and support development and implementation of Protected Area (PA) Management Plans in line with internationally recognized best practices.
  • To promote and support establishment of sustainable financing mechanisms (through public-private partnerships) for efficient management of priority Protected Areas.
  • To promote and support development and implementation of comprehensive Human-Wildlife Conflict Management Plans for priority Protected Areas. To, support development and implementation of flagship Species Management Plans.
Required Qualifications and Experience:
  • Master of Science Degree in Wildlife Management, Natural Resources Management, or a related discipline. At least 7 years of professional experience in biodiversity conservation and management work. Specific work experience in the Albertine Graben would be an added advantage.
  • Previous work experience or engagement with sector agencies (including National Forest Authority, Uganda Wildlife Authority, National Environment Management Authority, the Ministry of Tourism, Wild Life and Antiquities, is an added advantage
  • Experience in working with civil society organizations and the private sector.
Job application procedure
The complete and detailed Job Descriptions for the above positions are available on this website:
Candidates meeting the required qualifications, skills and experience should email their application letters and detailed CVs, to the Human Resource Manager, clearly indicating the job title in the subject line to: not later than 2nd February 2018, 5.00 p.m.
WWF is an equal opportunity employer. Suitably qualified females are encouraged to apply.