3 Positions at Greater Virunga Transboundary Collaboration (GVTC): (Deadline 8 July 2021)

3 Positions at Greater Virunga Transboundary Collaboration (GVTC): (Deadline 8 July 2021)

3 Positions at Greater Virunga Transboundary Collaboration (GVTC): (Deadline 8 July 2021)

Technical Expert/Programs Management at Greater Virunga Transboundary Collaboration (GVTC): (Deadline 8 July 2021)

Supervisor: GVTC Executive Secretary

Duty Station: Kigali, Rwanda

1)    Organizational context

The Greater Virunga Transboundary Collaboration (GVTC) is an intergovernmental organization established through the GVTC treaty signed in 2015 between DRC, Rwanda and Uganda.  GVTC is Transboundary Collaboration Framework for programs and activities on wildlife conservation and tourism development within the Greater Virunga Landscape, which covers the Central Albertine Rift (CAR) and shared by the three countries of Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Uganda.  The GVTC’s goal is the improving conservation of species, habitants, and ecological services contributing to increased socio-economic benefits to the people of the CAR, through effective transboundary collaboration. GVTC works with and through partners towards synergizing the conservation efforts across the three countries. The Greater Virunga Landscape comprises seven national parks and one wildlife reserve disseminated along the shared boundaries of the three countries. The Vision of the Greater Virunga Transboundary Collaboration is: “The Central Albertine Transfrontier Protect Area network together with surrounding landscape is conserved sustainability” while the goal is: “Sustainable conservation of the Central Albertine Rift for long term socio-economic development through strategic transboundary collaboration management,”

It is against this background that GVTC is hiring a Technical Expert/Programs Management for a 3-year contract of employment in order to strengthen its capacity for the effective management of the Greater Virunga Landscape.

2)    Scope of work

With support of Executive Secretary, the Technical Expert /Programs Management will conduct all necessary advisory activities to smoothly implement the Programme and provide guidance on the day-to-day implementation of activities and on parallel co- financing initiatives.

3)    Duties and Responsibilities

a. Provide technical expertise and strategic guidance to all program components, assuming quality control of interventions, and support the Programs Unit in the coordination of the implementation of planned activities as stipulated in the program document/work plan;
b. Provide technical expertise in undertaking project impact and risk/vulnerability assessment on communities and key wildlife species
c. Provide technical support in identification of appropriate conflict sensitive indicators in monitoring and evaluation of Programme deliverables and ensuring the timely delivery of expected outputs.
d. Ensure that technical contracts meet the highest standards; provide input into development of Terms of Reference, assist with selection process, recommend best approaches, provide technical peer function consultants; provide training and backstopping where necessary.
e. Project management and monitoring
f. Provide hands-on support to the Executive Secretary, Programme staff and other government counterparts in the areas of project management and planning, management of site activities, impact assessment, monitoring and final evaluation of the project;
g. Assist the Programme Coordinator in the preparation and revision of the Management Plan as well as Annual Work Plans;
h.  Assist the Programme Coordinator in monitoring the technical quality of project M&E systems
i.  Coordinate preparation of the periodic Status Report as required both in the Programme contract and by the GVTC treaty.
j.  Assist the Executive Secretary in liaison work with institutional partners, donor organizations, NGOs and other groups to ensure effective coordination of Programme activities.
k. Assist the organisation in fundraising for new and existing projects and programs including writing a fundraising strategy for approval by the board.
l.  Assist the Executive Secretary in coordinating with funders and partners of the GVTC; sharing information and updates

4)    Outputs/Expected delivery

The expected outputs are:

a)    Fundraising strategy

b)    Coherent Annual Plans for the Programme

c)    Quarterly and reports to the Executive Secretary on progress, challenges, lessons learned, new innovations and fundraising

5)    Requirements for the Technical Expert for Program Management

Education

Advanced university degree (at least Master’s degree or equivalent) in the area of Natural Resource Management, Environmental Science, Environmental Economics or any other relevant university degree

Experience

Essential:

a) At least 10 years of professional experience, of which at least 7 are at international level, and 5 are in the field of management of natural resources-based conflict sensitive management, environmental management and livelihood improvement;
b)  Design, management and technical coordination of complex multi-stakeholders’ projects and programs
c) Strategic analysis, policy making, planning and programming for sustainable development and Management of protected areas; Mainstreaming of environment considerations into local development plans.
d) Team building and communication skills are required
e) Demonstrated experience in project development, implementation and management;
f) Strong skills in monitoring and evaluation;
g) Proven experience drafting technical reports or scientific papers;
h) Proven experience in developing consultancy works
i)  Proven experience of at least 3 years in advising projects in Africa specifically in Great Lakes Region
j)  Exposure to donor funded projects

Language

a)    Fluent in English. Knowledge of French will be an added advantage.
b)    Full working knowledge of English (ability to draft reports, proposals and
analyses)

Corporate competencies

a)    Demonstrates integrity by modelling the UN/EU values and ethical standards;
b)    Ability to establish and maintain good working relations with colleagues in multi-cultural environment;
c)    Fulfills all obligations to gender sensitivity and zero tolerance for sexual harassment

To apply for this position:

Interested candidates should send in hard copy, their motivation letter addressed to the GVTC Executive Secretary including detailed CV; certified academic documents, a driving license class B with at least three years of experience, and 3 referees as a single pdf document to the Greater Virunga Transboundary Collaboration in Rugando- Kimihurura, via Kigali International Airport Road, KN 5 RD, KG 6 Av #16-Building- Opposite Cari Apartments, Mob. +250 788573965 or electronically by Email: [email protected] with copies to [email protected]  and [email protected], latest on July 8, 2021 before 5:00 pm.

Only the shortlisted candidate will be contacted.

 

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist at Greater Virunga Transboundary Collaboration (GVTC): (Deadline 8 July 2021)

Supervisor: Program Coordinator

Duty Station:         Kigali, Rwanda

1)    Background

The Greater Virunga Transboundary Collaboration (GVTC) is an intergovernmental organization established through the GVTC treaty signed in 2015 between DRC, Rwanda and Uganda.  GVTC is Transboundary Collaboration Framework for programs and activities on wildlife conservation and tourism development within the Greater Virunga Landscape, which covers the Central Albertine Rift (CAR) and shared by the three countries of Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Uganda.  The GVTC’s goal is the improving conservation of species, habitants, and ecological services contributing to increased socio-economic benefits to the people of the CAR, through effective transboundary collaboration. GVTC works with and through partners towards synergizing the conservation efforts across the three countries. The Greater Virunga Landscape comprises seven national parks and one wildlife reserve disseminated along the shared boundaries of the three countries. The Vision of the Greater Virunga Transboundary Collaboration is: “The Central Albertine Transfrontier Protect Area network together with surrounding landscape is conserved sustainability” while the goal is: “Sustainable conservation of the Central Albertine Rift for long term socio-economic development through strategic transboundary collaboration management,”

It is against this background that GVTC is hiring a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist for a 3-year contract of employment in order to strengthen its capacity for the effective management of the Greater Virunga.

2)    Primary purpose of the position

This Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist in GVTC will be responsible of all hands-on and day-to-day Geographic Information Systems (GIS) aspects; In designing, developing, implement and maintaining systems and databases to access and store geospatial data; and to analyze this data utilizing mapping software, design digital maps using geospatial data and analyze spatial and non-spatial information according to the needs of the Greater Virunga Transboundary Collaboration (GVTC).

3)    Role

The Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist is responsible for GIS as the computer-based process that is used to collect, manage, analyze, model, and present geographic or spatial data according to the needs of Greater Virunga Transboundary Collaboration.

4)    Duties and Responsibilities

a. Supporting in the development and management of GIS applications that are based on growing and improving business demands;
b. Overseeing the planning and coordination of GIS activities to meet the outlined goals;
c.  Developing and managing control quality standards for system application
d. Overseeing data flow, management, and distribution activities that are aimed at supporting GIS System for GVTC;
e. Supporting and participating in the designing and development of the geospatial database;
f.  Maintaining up-to-date and accurate geospatial documentation for reference purposes;
g. Staying up to date or abreast with the latest developments in the GIS field;
h. Giving support in the development of a work plan for projects;
i.  Efficiently managing geospatial database and developing effective maps and aerial photography;
j. Using the GIS software, the GIS specialist will load different layers according to the needs of GVTC;
k. Using various criteria to examine and analyze information, designing databases and connecting GIS with other technologies;
l. Cooperating with other partners and stakeholders in conservation of GVL;
m. Performing data capture and analysis for GIS product, inserting various types of data into GIS databases, such as texts or spreadsheet files that contain longitude and latitude coordinates, aerial or satellite imagery, tabular data, and digitizing paper maps or map images manually;
n. Using desktop GIS to analyze data and create maps for internal purposes, and also participating in the launching and supporting of online and mobile maps for public;
o. To exercise constant monitoring on GIS based technologies and advise to GVTC management the proposal to adopt;
p. Recommend methods and technologies required in GIS to maximize the efficiency of GVTC operations and implementation of Transboundary activities;
q. Participate in Strategic planning related to GIS;
r. Participate in the process of GIS software tenders;
s. Other Duties as assigned by the GVTC Management.

5)    Working condition, Skills, Qualification and Duration of contract

 The holder of this position of GIS Specialist will be based in the GVTC headquarters in Kigali, with frequent travel to GVTC  geographical scope ranging in 3 countries where the implementation of GVTC activities are carried out.

Given the working environment, the GIS specialist should meet the following requirements:

a. High analytical thinking to effectively analyze information and databases
b. Good oral and written communication and interpersonal skills to effectively communicate and work with departmental staff, the management and the stakeholders in GVL conservation.
c. Profound GIS knowledge, as a GIS specialist is expected to work with various GIS tools
d. Ability to pay particular attention to details to work with databases and also analyze information
e. Several years of proven work experience either professionally or through an internship especially with international organization,
f. A Master’s Degree in a discipline where GIS is highlighted as a major; or a Bachelor Degree in a similar field but with a 7-year proven experience;
g. Excellent knowledge of English both spoken and writing;
h. Knowledge of French will be an added advantage;

6)    Other Competences

a.    High result, strong orientation, drive for excellency and self- motivation,
b.    Excellent team player abilities and have a keen client focus;
c.    Proactive with ability to take decision;
d.    A driving license category B at least with 3 years of experience is an added advantage
7)    To apply for this position:

Interested candidates should send in hard copy, their motivation letter addressed to the GVTC Executive Secretary including  Detailed CV; Certified academic document, a driving license class B  with at least three years of experience, to the Greater Virunga Transboundary Collaboration in  Rugando- Kimihurura, via Kigali International Airport Road, KN 5 RD, KG 6 Av #16-Building- Opposite Cari Apartments, Mob. +250 788573965 or electronically by Email: [email protected] with a copy to [email protected]  and     [email protected] latest on July 8, 2021 before 5:00 pm.

Only the shortlisted candidate will be contacted.

 

Technical Expert/ Communication at Greater Virunga Transboundary Collaboration (GVTC): (Deadline 8 July 2021)

Supervisor: GVTC Executive Secretary

Duty Station:         Kigali, Rwanda

1.  Organizational context

The Greater Virunga Transboundary Collaboration (GVTC) is an intergovernmental organization established through the GVTC treaty signed in 2015 between DRC, Rwanda and Uganda.  GVTC is Transboundary Collaboration Framework for programs and activities on wildlife conservation and tourism development within the Greater Virunga Landscape, which covers the Central Albertine Rift (CAR) and shared by the three countries of Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Uganda.  The GVTC’s goal is the improving conservation of species, habitants, and ecological services contributing to increased socio-economic benefits to the people of the CAR, through effective transboundary collaboration. GVTC works with and through partners towards synergizing the conservation efforts across the three countries. The Greater Virunga Landscape comprises seven national parks and one wildlife reserve disseminated along the shared boundaries of the three countries. The Vision of the Greater Virunga Transboundary Collaboration is: “The Central Albertine Transfrontier Protect Area network together with surrounding landscape is conserved sustainability” while the goal is: “Sustainable conservation of the Central Albertine Rift for long term socio-economic development through strategic transboundary collaboration management,”

It is against this background that GVTC is hiring a Technical Expert/ Communication for a 3-year contract of employment in order to strengthen its capacity for the effective management of the Greater Virunga Landscape.

2)    Scope of work

With support of Executive Secretary, the Technical Expert/ Communication will conduct all necessary advisory activities to smoothly implement the program and provide guidance on the day-to-day implementation of activities and on parallel co- financing initiatives.

Outputs/Expected delivery

The expected outputs are:

a)    Communications strategy
b)    Interactive and vibrant website and sociomedia channels
c)    High quality GVTC publications to local, regional and international partners and media
d)    Quarterly and annual reports to the Executive Secretary on progress, challenges, lessons learned, new innovations and fundraising

3)    Duties and Responsibilities

a) Support the development and delivery of the GVTC communications strategy for internal and external communications. This could include, but is not limited to providing strategic advice on Communications for the GVTC
b) Support for the development of new communication products, including an e-newsletter, corporate brochures and an update of the GVTC website, articles and other communications vehicles, including a strong social media presence
c)  Support for social media campaigns
d)  Internal media and communications related training
e)  Guidance and supervision for GVTC’s Communications staff
f)  Organizing the design, editing and publishing of at least nine project publications
g) Developing and delivering a GVL awareness campaign to promote Protected Areas that fall under it, including but not limited to featuring TV Commercials, radio and print advertising and a key messaging brief
h) Support resource mobilization/fund-raising activities through effective advocacy, communication strategy and activities.
i) Establish communication baselines against which the achievement of objectives of the communication strategy will be regularly evaluated; analysis undertaken to continuously improve the effectiveness of communication strategy and activities; results and reports are prepared and shared.
j) The GVTC team are provided with professional expertise and advice on all aspects of external relations communication as required.
k) Perform any other tasks as asked by senior management/supervisor

5)    Requirements for the Technical Expert/ Communication

Education:

Master’s Degree in Journalism, Communications or another related field.

Experience:

a.    10 years of work experience in the field of media relations, journalism or/and communication;
b.    Experience working at international/regional level
c.    Proven experience as an editor

Competencies:

a.    Outstanding communication, networking and negotiation skills;
b.    Excellent computer skills and experience in preparing and maintaining communication materials;
c.    Demonstrated ability to work with minimum supervision, be dynamic, proactive and creative;
d.    Understanding of key human development issues;
e.    Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
f.    Builds strong relationships with internal and external actors;
g.    Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities;

6)    To apply for this position:

Interested candidates should send in hard copy, their motivation letter addressed to the GVTC Executive Secretary including etailed CV; certified academic document, a driving license class B  with at least three years of experience, and 3 referees as a single pdf document to the Greater Virunga Transboundary Collaboration in  Rugando- Kimihurura, via Kigali International Airport Road, KN 5 RD, KG 6 Av #16-Building- Opposite Cari Apartments, Mob. +250 788573965 or electronically by Email: [email protected]  with copies to [email protected] and [email protected]  latest on July 8, 2021 before 5:00 pm.

Only the shortlisted candidate will be contacted.




CLICK HERE TO JOIN MUCURUZI.COM WHATSAPP BUSINESS GROUP








Related posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *