Project Manager (Moçambique)
Our client is searching for a Project Manager for the Peace Parks Foundation (PPF) witch is a section 21 not-for-profit company established to facilitate the establishment and development of Transfrontier Conservation Areas (TFCAs) in southern Africa. Through a partnership between the Mozambican Association ANAC (Administração Nacional das áreas de Conservação).
With an increased focus on anti-poaching and community resettlement, in addition to ongoing administration, community, infrastructure and tourism development activities, the Limpopo National Park requires additional technical support in order to ensure implementation of annual work plans.
Under supervision of the Limpopo National Park Steering Committee and Project Implementation Unit, a Project Manager is required to provide technical transfer of knowledge as well as effective management and supervision support to the Parks activities at various levels.
The Project Manager (PM) specific responsibilities and duties will include:
– Project management, mentoring support, guidance and monitoring of the performance of departmental activities related to implementation of the annual Work Plan whilst improving overall Park implementation efficiencies;
– Project Management of selected key projects including implementation of Cross border tourism products, specialized anti-poaching projects and infrastructure development projects.
This position carries considerable responsibility for project development and requires good organisational capacity. This position requires a strong background in project management with experience in the following fields:
– At least five years’ experience in a similar environment, preferably with a degree in the natural sciences, project management or business management fields;
– Skills in negotiating, excellent interpersonal communications and project management are essential;
– Written and spoken capability in Portuguese and English;
– Ability to communicate in German language will be advantageous;
– Experience, ability and willingness to live and work in remote multi-cultural conditions is a prerequisite.
Experience in the following areas will be considered highly advantageous:
– The establishment and management of large conservation areas with large staff complements;
– Good understanding of international donor funding programmes and financial management including the management and planning of large budgets;
– Procurement and management of consultants and contractors;
– Rural Community development programmes including resource use and community-based tourism programmes and projects;
– Management of small to medium scale infrastructure projects;
– Community Resettlement policy and programmes;
– Wildlife conservation and anti-poaching operations;
– Procurement and management of tourism products and concessionaires.
The Project Manager is expected to be an achiever who has already made a mark in the conservation or project management arena of Southern Africa and is expected to be a motivated, self-starting, dynamic and innovative manager with good organising, public relations, project management and leadership skills.
The candidate with the requisite skills and performance will have the future opportunity to take overall Project Implementation Unit responsibility.