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Saturday, April 21, 2018

Liaison Officer Job at African Wildlife Foundation - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Liaison Officer

Jobs at:
African Wildlife Foundation


Deadline of this Job:
April 27, 2018

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda




JOB DETAILS:
For more than 50 years, the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) has been a key player in African consecration and sustainable development. AWF is seeking a high performing and result oriented Liaison Officer who will be in charge of Mburo Conservancy Program site. The Liaison Officer will be responsible for planning and execution of the development of a wildlife-based conservancy. Working with AWF’s Uganda program team, the L0 will manage the development of the Rurambira Conservancy This position will report to the Country Director.

Essential Duties
  • Provide technical assistance to selected land owners in the Rurambira Conservancy in managing wildlife on their land through development of a conservancy’
  • Support the development of alternative livelihoods to enhance the economic value of the conservancy
  • Expand the conservancy area by further engaging additional potential conservancy members.
  • Enlist the engagement of private sector partners in supporting the Conservancy.
  • Assist in and support the preparation and submission of relevant work Plans guided by baseline and field information and in collaboration with stakeholders for approval
  • Work with the local government, land owners to organize and conduct community sensitization meetings to mobilize and promote understanding of the Program activities and outputs at different level of implementation in target villages.
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Degree (BSc degree) qualifications required in relevant field including veterinary medicine, agriculture, natural resource management and related subjects with field experience in planning, field extension services, implementation, and monitoring programmes is preferable.
  • At least 5 years’ experience working of the rural economy in agricultural production and/or post-harvest or in other rural/veterinary enterprise development work I natural resource management
  • Experience in engaging partners and other stakeholders in natural resource management planning and/or livestock extension
  • Commitment to AWF and its mission
  • Demonstrated knowledge and practice in livestock and/or agricultural extension and planning / natural resource management
  • Outstanding technical skills in at least one area of ecology and conservation or animal husbandry


Job application procedure
Interested candidates are invited to access full job description and apply through http://www.awf.org/about/career.  Please send a cover letter, your detailed CV as a single PDF document indicating daytime telephone numbers, address and names of three referees with the Job title to the subject line. Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.