Reference number: A2620917
Location: Sierra Leone and Liberia
Passionate about working with rural communities? Knowledgeable about landscape conservation? Excited to contribute to the conservation of a globally important biodiversity hotspot?
Tetra Tech ARD, implementer of the West Africa Biodiversity & Climate Change (WA BiCC) for USAID has awarded the RSPB a grant for « Community Landscape Management to Reduce Deforestation and Biodiversity Loss in the Gola Transboundary Forest Landscape ».
The Gola Rainforest Programme is an exciting long-term initiative supporting the management of the critical landscape in Sierra Leone and in Liberia which is a global priority for biodiversity conservation. The RSPB is seeking a dynamic Project Manager to deliver the objectives of the WA BiCC Project. This project will build on the efforts of government and partner organizations in both Sierra Leone and Liberia to protect this unique landscape. These efforts will rely on our long term experience in this landscape (i.e Gola REDD, GolaMA projects) and contribute to improving the connection between forest blocks in country and between the two counties. Across both countries the project will build capacity through targeted training, outreach and awareness raising as well as lesson learning.
Main Duties are:
1.To ensure the alignment with the WA BiCC Project’s targets and objectives through robust planning, delivering, budgeting, reporting and internal evaluations for the effective implementation of the project. This involves leading on the implementation of the monitoring and evaluation protocol for measuring success at the outcome level.
2. Ensure the project and its partners comply with all donor requirements.
3. Assist each project partner with (but not restricted to):
a)collaborating with key stakeholders, including other projects and Governments to further develop and deliver community development activities that have clear and measurable linkages to the WA BiCC project’s objectives, focusing on the forest edge communities in the leakage belt around the two National Parks, including agriculture, and community-based forest management.
b)the development and implementation of pilot co-management initiatives with stakeholder communities
3.Assist each project partner with:
a)the provision of efficient logistical support to deliver the work
b)project/partner/staff performance evaluations
c)development, implementation and monitoring of information management systems
d)monitoring of all operational expenditures to ensure alignment with approved budgets and donor requirements;
4.Provide capacity building in effective project management, monitoring and implementation to the local Birdlife Partner’s staff in Sierra Leone and in Liberia; providing technical support and leadership to the Senior Management team in the appropriate and efficient deployment, use and management of resources;
5.Develop and maintain key relationships with partners, local and national stakeholders, with a particular focus on WA BiCC and Governments.
(The benefits package includes accommodation, flights and travel insurance.)
Starting at – £39,970 to £43,301 per annum
Hours & contract information
Hours: Full time
Contract: 2 years
Closing date: 29 September 2017
How to apply
You can find more information about the role in the downloads below. Please make sure you include reference number A2620917 on any correspondence.
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Application details (Word 29Kb, requires Microsoft Word)
Send application details to
The RSPB, The Lodge, Potton Road, Sandy, Bedfordshire, SG19 2DL, 01767693369