East African Wild Life Society (EAWLS) – Head of Programmes

The Head of Programmes (HoP) will provide strategic leadership and oversight role to the Society’s programmes and Project activities. The HoP being guided by the Society’s Strategic plan, will lead in the development of project proposals for funding and oversee successful implementation of projects. Working closely with other senior members of staff, led by the Executive Director, the HoP will build, lead and manage an effective, creative and motivated project team

Essential Experience
* Experience in working with the private sector, donors, non-governmental organizations, community-based organizations, as well as public sector; and demonstrated ability to grow an existing business, maintain existing client relationships and develop new ones
* Proven experience in the total financial management of a large and diverse multi-disciplinary project portfolio. Excellent financial and situational analytical skills and knowledge of analysis techniques;
* Excellent organizational and decision-making skills. Strong skills in facilitation management, team leadership, planning and problem solving. Ability to understand the total impact of projects on the entire organization with a holistic perspective (holistic skills).

Qualification and Attributes
a) A degree in Natural Management (NRM), preferably at Masters level;
b) Over 8 years’ experience in NRM / Conservation and at least 5 years in Programme management level;
c) Advocacy, fundraising and negotiation skills
d) Good technical writing, excellent verbal communication and interpersonal skills
e) Excellent computer skills in various computer packages
f) Good organizational and analytical skills;
g) Ability to work under pressure and to meet deadline;
h) Strong networking and partnership building skills

To Apply
Applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, and a short statement outlining their Programme strategic direction for the Society. This is a two-year renewable term appointment subject to satisfactory performance each term.

Email applications should be submitted to info@eawildlife.org by 25th April 2017.


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