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Alain Krafft
30 septembre 2020
Park Manager, Bangweulu Wetlands

Park Manager, Bangweulu Wetlands

Location: Bangweulu Wetlands, Zambia

Starting date: ASAP

Overview: African Parks is a non-profit conservation organisation that takes on the complete responsibility for the rehabilitation and long-term management of national parks in partnership with governments and local communities. We currently manage 18 national parks and protected areas in 11 countries covering over 14.1 million hectares in: Angola, Benin, Central African Republic, Chad, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, Mozambique, the Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Role and Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Anglophone Regional Manager, the primary purpose of the role will be to:

  • develop and implement an integrated strategy for the park’s sustainable development;
  • ensure the effective operational management of the park;
  • provide strong leadership to the PMU team;
  • represent and promote African Parks with all stakeholders.

Key Performance Areas (KPA’s)

  • Develop and execute a park strategy in accordance with the Partnership Agreement (mandate) with the Government and African Parks Network (APN) objectives;
  • Develop, revise, and monitor implementation of, a five-year business plan;
  • Develop and implement an annual activity plan and budget;
  • Develop and implement plans for recovery and sustainable development of the park / protected area.
  • Develop and maintain positive community, government (national & local), donor, and other stakeholder relations;
  • Ensure financial management processes and fiscal discipline rigorously applied
  • Drive revenue generation through development of sustainable marketing and tourism and other commercial revenue streams;
  • Ensure all park activities conducted in accordance with African Parks policies and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s);
  • Ensure the park is adequately resourced (financial, people, equipment, etc) to effectively meet its day-to-day operational requirements;
  • Promote the development and recruitment of local nationals into the park in accordance with the Partnership Agreement and the needs of the park;
  • Build a constituency for conservation;
  • Build a strong values-based team culture in the park;
  • Provide accurate and meaningful reports to the park Board, APN and other stakeholders as required.

Required qualifications, competencies and experience:

  • Tertiary qualification, preferably conservation related, an advantage;
  • 10-15 year working experience;
  • 5 years experience working in similar environments and roles;
  • Experience in non-profit organisations an advantage
  • Experience working in multi-cultural environments
  • Strong commercial skills
  • Knowledge and demonstratable experience of the Zambian hunting industry
  • Fixed wing pilots’ licence
  • Strong financial management skills
  • Project Management skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Stakeholder relationship management skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Proven team leadership ability
  • Results oriented
  • Highly resilient
  • Adaptable

Key relationships:

  • PMU team
  • Regional Manager
  • APN COO
  • AP Park Manager community
  • Park Board
  • Key government officials
  • Key donors To apply, please email your CV and cover letter to hradmin@africanparks.org by 13 October 2020.

Should you not hear back from us within 2 weeks after closing date, please take it that your application was unsuccessful.

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