Park Manager (Parks / Conservation / Wildlife / Africa / NGO), North-East Chad

Location: Fada, West Ennedi Region, North-East Chad, Chad
Date Posted: 24-11-2017
Ref: MIM
Job Description:
Our client is a non-profit organisation that takes total responsibility for the rehabilitation and long-term management of national parks in partnership with governments and local communities.
Our client currently manages 12 parks in different African countries
Role Overview
The Park Manager is responsible, with his national assistant Manager, for the global park management unit. He is in charge for the management of people, equipment and funding for the implementation of the general strategy, which means annual work plans, budget and five year business plans as approved by the Board of Directors and the Board meeting.
  • Implement the decisions of the Board of directors ;
  • Provide assistance to administrative, financial and operational departments
  • Represent the park at the Foundation Board, without voting rights ;
  • Implement the annual work plan, annual budgets and five year Business Plan as approved by the Board of Directors ;
  • Present strategy, results, budgets, activities and planification to the National board meeting and Governance council of the Park, (2 times/year);
  • Recruit team to implement operational plans and budgets ;
  • Provide career management to contracted staff as well as the daily organization of their work, holidays and evaluation of their performance;
  • Follow up and monitoring the implementation of agreements and contracts relating to the protected area;
  • Identify and propose development principles, management and regulation of the PA;
  • Submit plans for recovery and sustainable development (natural and cultural aspects) of the protected area;
  • Head Management of all the technical Departments: Fin. and Admin., Law Enforcement, Touristic Development, Community Conservation Archaeology, Logistic;
  • Develop the Special Projects
  • Promote and maintain good working relationships with all stakeholders concerned including ; National Government and local traditional and administrative authorities, local communities and donors, through the instigation of local platforms for dialogue and integration into the platform field of the dialogue initiative;
  • Provide reports and record keeping.
  • Supervises: All Park activities
Requirements: Qualification and Skill
  • Demonstrable ability to mentor staff, leadership and people management skills;
  • Good team player and experience in management teams;
  • Long term experience working in Sahelo-Saharan areas;
  • Demonstrable experience managing and working in multi-cultural context
  • Strong willingness to live in a rural setting and very remote area;
  • Very good understanding of specificity of natural and cultural problematic of sahelo-saharan areas;
  • Fluent in French and in English (written and spoken); Arabic knowledge would be appreciate
What success looks like in 3 years’ time:
A fully functioning Protected Area officially created and managed, with : i) necessary infrastructure in place or being created, ii) sufficient, capable staff recruited, iii) all effective Departments in place, iv) good relationship with all stakeholders, iv) successful results to present in terms of conservation of naturals and cultural values.
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Michelle Muir
Senior Associate
CA Global Africa Recruitment 
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