Reports to: Landscape Conservation Director
Location/Duty Station: Harare, Zimbabwe
Terms: Full Time
Position Summary/ Objective
Working with the Director Landscape Conservation oversees the effective development and implementation of IFAW’s programmatic strategies within the Landscape Conservation Program in line with IFAW’s international institutional priorities.
Role and Responsibilities
- With guidance from the Landscape Conservation Director, be responsible for the strategic development and technical backstopping of projects under the Landscape Conservation Program.
- In collaboration with the regional program teams and other Program Directors, be an integral part of the strategic development and implementation of IFAW’s program within the regions where the Landscape Conservation Program is implemented.
- In collaboration with the Regional and other Program Directors, contribute to the strategic cross programmatic integration to ensure the institutional objectives are realized.
- In partnership with the Regional Directors, Landscape Conservation Director, and Director PMEL, contribute to regional program planning, monitoring and evaluation in line with institutional goals and regional objectives.
- Support development of project proposals and identifying funding opportunities and assisting with conducting due diligence to ensure institutional goals and regional objectives are aligned.
- Collaborate with relevant staff on project-related communications including writing, editing and helping with web stories, fact sheets, publications and other knowledge and communications material.
- Work with Regional and Program Directors to ensure effective planning and budgeting of Landscape Conservation projects and support administrative systems within the program function to ensure high quality project planning and reporting, including preparing and monitoring work plans, budgets, and technical reports.
- Ensures effective communication and integration with other IFAW functions as appropriate, including development, communications, finance and other country/regional offices, IOC and HQ.
- Provide technical expertise to support timely and quality delivery of projects outputs and outcomes and ensure the long-term impact of project activities as it relates to Landscape Conservation program.
- Represent, when necessary and appropriate, IFAW and the Landscape Conservation Director to government and the public, media, local / traditional authorities / structures, other NGOs, key opinion leaders and influencers, and other relevant entities.
- Maintain a thorough working knowledge of animal welfare and conservation issues as well as other related issues, including keeping abreast of new developments in connection with programme initiatives. Ensure the Regional and Program Directors are kept fully briefed of programmatic strategic developments.
Qualifications and Education Requirements
- Appropriate education/work experience in animal welfare/conservation/natural resources management.
- At least 5 years’ experience in programme management in animal welfare/conservation.
- An effective knowledge of media, national and international politics and conservation trends.
- Have a sound knowledge of all the program areas IFAW is involved in globally.
- Proven track-record in field based implementation of landscape level programs and an understanding of the importance of planning, monitoring and evaluation in delivering effective programmes.
- Excellent leadership and management skills developed from managing a staff team.
- Proven cross-cultural, interdisciplinary and international work experience.
- Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, in English.
- Able to undertake regular international travel.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive list of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities will change from time to time to meet the needs of the department and our company.
How to apply
At IFAW, we aim to create and foster a workforce that reflects and contributes to the diverse, global community in which we work to improve the lives of both animals and people. We are dedicated to fostering justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion so we actively encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds.