WCS is seeking applicants for the position of Law Enforcement Advisor for Niassa National Reserve in Mozambique. This position is responsible for advising on and supporting all law enforcement (LE) activities and operations in Niassa National Reserve (NNR) – which is managed under a partnership agreement between WCS and Mozambique’s Protected Area Authority (ANAC). The principle areas of support are: 1) strengthening mechanisms and systems for LE operations, including monitoring, planning and deployments, 2) maintaining motivation, standards, and discipline in the LE team, 3) developing information gathering, collation and analytical capacity that leads to action, 4) building and developing the skills and competence of all LE staff, particularly patrol leaders and other LE managers, 5) strengthening coordination and communication mechanisms with the operators, relevant local authorities, police and communities, in close collaboration with the Law Enforcement Manager, 6) supervising the management and maintenance of all vehicles, equipment and infrastructure assigned to the NNR LE department, 7) overseeing the strengthening of all relevant policies and procedures, including risk management, 8) advising on LE annual operations plans, budgets and reporting, and 9) developing and supporting the implementation of a performance management system of all LE staff.
This position requires a proven field team leader with the capacity to strengthen law enforcement operations in one of Africa’s most critical protected areas. This includes the ability to build and lead a diverse team of 100+ staff and work in a challenging and remote conservation area. The position has the support of a leading international conservation NGO with a strong partnership with the Government of Mozambique, and sound collaboration with committed private operators.
1. Ten-plus years of experience leading, managing, and/or advising on protected area law enforcement operations.
2. Proven experience implementing intelligence-led law enforcement and managing a law enforcement monitoring system.
3. Strong leadership and team management experience, including ability to motivate, set objectives, and manage performance of a multidisciplinary team.
4. Demonstrated experience in successfully building: (i) the skills and knowledge of others and (ii) working partnerships and individual relationships with a national law enforcement body.
5. Skilled at building consensus with conservation partners and other stakeholders.
6. Willingness to rapidly gain an understanding of the institutional and legal framework of conservation in Mozambique, as well as of relevant policy issues.
7. Fluency in English and Swahili and/or Portuguese required.
8. Strong communication skills.
9. Ability to foster an environment of creativity and professional growth, commitment to working collegially with staff, conservation groups, and governmental organizations in a professional and diplomatic manner.
10. Flexibility, optimism, good humour, passion for excellence, self-motivated to achieve a collective purpose.
Interested candidates who meet the above qualifications, should apply by sending an application letter and CV together with the names and contact information of three referees to [email protected] with ‘NNR Law Enforcement Advisor’ in the email title not later than 15th November 2015. Only short listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.