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Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Executive Director Job at Chimpanzee Sanctuary and Wildlife Conservation Trust - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Executive Director [ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Hospitality and Tourism , Category: Administrative & Office ]

Jobs at: Chimpanzee Sanctuary and Wildlife Conservation Trust

Deadline of this Job:
20th August 2019
Duty Station:
Within Uganda , Kampala , East Africa

Date Posted: Monday, August 05, 2019 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed
The Chimpanzee Sanctuary & Wildlife Conservation Trust (Chimpanzee Trust) is a Wildlife Conservation NGO whose mission is to promote Chimpanzee Conservation and Environmental Management for sustainable development. Chimpanzee Trust seeks to recruit a very dynamic self-driven, suitably qualified, experienced and competent professional to fill the position below. Key Basic Functions: The Executive Director (ED) is responsible for establishing and executing major goals and objectives for the Chimpanzee Trust. The ED implements policies established by the Board of Trustees, provides leadership, direction and evaluation of the organization's activities, and directs the day-to-day operations. The ED is responsible for Chimpanzee Trust's financial management, all sanctuary and field conservation programs, public relations and personnel management and serves as a liaison with other organizations. S/he represents the organization to regulatory bodies, other agencies, community and civic organizations, donors, funders, supporters and the general public. The duties may be delegated to appropriate members of the staff, but the Executive Director will retain accountability for their accomplishment.

The key job functions include:
• Spearheading the Planning, Policy Formation and continuous development of the organization to achieve sustainability & viability of the Trust as well as ensuring that key performance indicators are consistently met in accordance with the business and operational objectives of the Chimpanzee Trust
• Responsible for the mobilization of resources required for the implementation of the Chimpanzee Trust strategic plans
• Provide leadership in maintaining the efficiency, effectiveness and good governance of the Trust, ensuring adequate operational, financial and administrative functions of the Trust.
• Responsible for the proper functioning of the Board of Trustees
• Responsible for maintaining the visibility of the Trust and representing the organization to regulatory bodies, other agencies, community and civic organizations, donors, funders, supporters and the general public

Desired Skills & competencies:
• Project development and management
• Administrative
• Strategic planning
• Negotiation
• lobbying
• Interpersonal
• Fundraising/proposal writing (with evidence of having successfully fundraised for at least 2 programs/projects) as well as Leadership and team building skills..

Minimum Academic Qualifications:
• Master's Degree in either Natural Resource/Wildlife Management or Business Administration; or Tourism or Marketing, or Law; or any other Course closely related to any of the above disciplines from a recognized University/Institution.
• A qualification in project management would be an added advantage.
Personal Specifications & Experience:
• Mission directed, Dynamic, Visionary, Proactive with good sense of judgment I discernment.
• At least five years' experience preferably with an NGO at senior management level and in wildlife management and/or natural resources management.
• Candidates should be able to demonstrate Good track record in turning around organization image and performance into a competitive and vibrant institution able to command the respect of stakeholders through innovation, change management and systems building

Job Education Requirements: Master's Degree

Job Experience Requirements: five years

Job application procedure
Interested candidates should submit application, copies of your academic testimonials, CV, names and addresses of two referees, telephone contact online to: The Chair, Board of Trustees, Chimpanzee Trust, Plot 1 Bank Close, Entebbe, P.O. Box 884 Entebbe, using the following e-mail addresses: and copy to
The Closing date for receiving applications is 3 weeks from the date of this advert. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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