Sahara Conservation Fund Vacancy: Project Leader – Republic of Chad

Posting Job


August 25, 2014

Expired Job


June 26, 2019



Scimitar-horned Oryx Reintroduction Project

Republic of Chad

Sahara Conservation Fund (SCF) is recruiting a dynamic, highly
motivated and experienced Project Leader to oversee operations and
manage the site, staff and infrastructure of a new, ground-breaking
wildlife reintroduction project in the Republic of Chad, Central Africa.

duties will include significant organizational, logistical and social
tasks and include responsibility for the building and maintenance of the
reintroduction site, recruitment and supervision of local staff and
contractors, contracting for the provision of food and water, transport
and welfare of the antelopes to be reintroduced, and general management
of the project’s field-based operations, including facilitation of
visits of international project technical and scientific staff. The
Project Leader will also be responsible for building and maintaining
excellent working relations with the project’s government partners, the
project’s sponsors, the local Chadian administration, and the local

The successful candidate will have:

  • experience
    and a proven track record of directing similarly complex, field-based
    conservation projects in Africa and preferably Chad or neighboring
    Sahelian countries
  • experience managing captive wildlife and or livestock, possibly in a zoo or ranch setting 
  • the ability to recruit, manage and lead a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural team
  • the ability to function
    effectively in a demanding social and physical environment,
    trouble-shooting and implementing effective measures rapidly
  • the ability to liaise effectively with a largely external team of technical support staff, advisors and consultants

He or she will be:

  • fluent in French, have good English, with knowledge of Arabic a distinct advantage
  • a good leader and team-worker demonstrating loyalty and commitment to the organization and team members
  • an excellent and proactive communicator
  • able to function and thrive in a remote and isolated natural location
  • strongly committed to wildlife conservation and the care of wild animals

Apply by:
11 Sep 2014
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