Angola Country Coordinator

Management and Engineering Technologies International Inc.

About the organization

Management and Engineering Technologies International, Inc. (METI) works in support of the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) Office of International Programs by hiring staff to work on international natural resource projects. The USFS Office of International Programs promotes sustainable natural resource management and biodiversity conservation internationally. By linking the skills of the field-based staff of the USFS with partners overseas, the agency can address the world’s most critical forestry issues and concerns. The USFS regularly engages the agency's wide range of expertise in over 90 countries, for programs on sustainable forest management, climate change, combatting illegal logging, fire management, and other topics.

Duties

Responsibilities of the Coordinator will include, but are not limited to:
• Implementing, in coordination with other USFS staff, an ambitious three-year annual work program of forest inventory capacity building to improve natural resource governance, in collaboration with in-country partners and stakeholders;
• Collaborate with colleagues from Government of Angola, non-governmental organizations, private sector, academia, and community partner organizations on design and oversight of core project activities;
o Maintain excellent relationships with key Government and NGO partners
• Helping to implement a national-level forest inventory training program, in collaboration with governmental and non-governmental partners;
• Coordinating with other related USFS technical assistance programming in Angola to ensure maximum programming impact and effectiveness, including in identifying potential new areas of technical support;
• Providing program updates and reporting to USFS, US Government partners and other relevant stakeholders;
• Orienting and coordinating the activities of visiting teams of USFS and other international experts, as well as coordinating with program country counterparts and other technical consultant missions;
• Contributing substantively to the preparation and execution of national and regional training workshops;
• Managing logistics, financial, and administrative tasks for program activities, including but not limited to events, meetings, and regional

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:
• Minimum Bachelor’s degree in forestry, conservation biology, ecology, environmental science, or related discipline, or equivalent professional experience in natural resource management;
• Experience working in developing countries, preferably within sub-Saharan Africa and Angola;
• Demonstrated leadership and management skills: capable of executing complex tasks with minimal supervision over an extended timeline;
• Demonstrated experience managing multi-stakeholder partnerships, engaging in consultative work planning, and coordinating activities and meetings;
• Excellent interpersonal, writing and presentation skills in English and Portuguese;
• Prior experience managing U.S. government-funded or other international donor-funded activities, including maintaining compliance with U.S. government (or other international donor) regulations, strongly preferred;
• Ability to work in a dynamic environment with in-country and U.S. government agencies, international donors, NGOs, community groups, and other stakeholders;
• Experience working with key government partners in Angola strongly preferred;
• Ability to think critically and synthetically across fields and topics related to natural resource management and sustainable development in the developing country context;
• Demonstrated capacity to plan, organize, and prioritize multiple tasks to ensure their efficient and timely accomplishment;

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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