JOB AT Akagera National Park : Community Liaison Officer : ( Deadline : 30 July 2019 )
Akagera Management Company (AMC) seeks a suitable candidate to fill the position of Community Liaison Officer.
AMC, a partnership between the Rwanda Development Board and African Parks, a not-for-profit conservation organization, is responsible for the total management of Akagera National Park in terms of a 20-year joint management agreement. AMC seeks hardworking candidate, with a good work ethic, highly organized, self-motivated and enthusiastic to join our dynamic team.
COMMUNITY LIAISON OFFICER
Description: A genuine interest in people, passionate about nature conservation. Duties Include environmental education in local schools and wildlife clubs, monitoring and reporting on the Implementation of revenue sharing projects, keeping a record of all human-wildlife conflicts, encouraging engagement with the community and promoting the park, working with and supporting cooperatives around the park, organizing and participating in village and stakeholder meetings at different levels of local government, and mobilization of community action, including Umuganda.
The interested candidates must meet the following criteria:
Fluent in Kinyarwanda and English, French is an advantage
Be prepared to live and work in a rural setting
Be prepared to work long and irregular hours due to the nature of the work environment.
Maximum of an undergraduate degree in development/business/conservation, tourism, communication or any other relevant discipline.
Previous work experience in community development, cooperatives/enterprise management, and/or teaching science at primary or secondary school level is required
Self-motivated, hardworking and able to work unsupervised
Good report writing skills
Demonstrated skills In facilitating community meetings
All applications must include the following:
Application cover letter addressed to the Park Manager, Akagera Management Company, stating which Job you are applying for and why you should be considered for that position
Curriculum vitae including your personal details, education level, and experience
Name, address and telephone numbers of two (2-3) professional references
Applications which do not meet the criteria listed below will not be considered. Interested candidates are requested to submit their applications by email at [email protected]
Hard copies of applications will NOT be accepted. All applications must be submitted before 30th July 2019. A shortlist of qualified candidates will be invited to participate take part in a written and oral interview selection process. The successful candidate will begin immediately.
Done at KIYONZA on 22nd July 2019.