Sahara Conservation Fund Vacancy: Project Leader - Republic of Chad
Scimitar-horned Oryx Reintroduction Project
Republic of Chad

The 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.

Job 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 communities.

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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