Position Title: PROJECT MANAGER, EASTERN AFRICA WETLAND INITIATIVE (EAWi) (Contingent upon contract award)
Countries: Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania
Duty Station:Nairobi, Kenya
Reporting to: Director, Eastern Africa
Type of contract: Initial contract for 2 years with possibility of extension
Expected start date: 1st June 2021
Wetlands International is a global network organisation with 20 offices that share the name and brand ‘Wetlands International’ and implement a joint ‘Strategic Intent’. The organisation has its global office in Ede-Wageningen (Netherlands). Wetlands International works globally, regionally and nationally toward the conservation and wise use of wetlands to benefit biodiversity and human well-being. It is the only global NGO dedicated to the conservation and wise use of wetlands.
Wetlands International in the Eastern Africa region currently has operations in Kenya, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Uganda and South Sudan. Operations are expanding and are expected to continue to grow in the coming years. Wetlands International Eastern Africa office has responsibility for: sub-regional partnerships; communications; network development and nurturing; resources development; programme and project development, execution and reporting; human resources management; and country operations.
Wetlands International Eastern Africa is seeking a Project Manager for the Eastern African Wetland Initiative (EAWi) which will be implemented for 3 years (2021 to 2024). The aim of the Initiative is that government agencies, civil society and community groups jointly safeguard and restore wetlands of the Rift Valley and Mangrove eco-regions. The project has 4 major components: Knowledge Generation; Capacity Building and Institutional Development; Actions on the Ground; and Policy. The project will work with different Wetlands International offices with partners at national, regional and global level.
The Project Manager will take a holistic view of the EAWi in the two eco-regions and be responsible for the development, implementation and reporting for the project. The successful candidate will therefore be an experienced manager of complex international and cross-sector programmes/ projects in the field of natural resources management, environment, sustainable development or agriculture. The candidate will be an excellent communicator driven by results in environmental conservation and sustainable development, with an ability to connect science, policy and practice. The Project Manager will work closely with two Eco-region Leads.
This position is contingent upon the successful award of this contract
An Advanced University Degree (Masters) in the field of Natural Resources Management, Conservation, Environmental Sciences or other related fields.
Applications will be received until April 30th 2021