Biologist- Central Africa

US Fish and Wildlife Service, International Affairs

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The incumbent will join the Africa Branch in the Division of International Conservation. The Africa Branch provides financial and technical assistance under the Multinational Species Conservation Acts and in partnership with other US government agencies as part of regional initiatives. The Africa Branch takes an evidence-based approach to support conservation of key wildlife strongholds and tackle threats to wildlife across the continent. The incumbent will manage a portfolio of financial and technical assistance projects related to Central Africa and in coordination with other U.S. government agency partners.

As a Biologist your duties will include but are not limited to the following:

The incumbent manages the implementation of one or more grant-making programs (such as the Great Ape Conservation Fund, the African Elephant Conservation Fund, the Rhinoceros and Tiger Conservation Fund, the Marine Turtle Conservation Fund, or Regional Programs).

Provides direct support and technical guidance to foreign institutions, multilateral organizations, and local partners to develop their capacity for wildlife conservation.

Provides coordination and technical input across Divisions within International Affairs on issues related to conservation of relevant endangered species.

Provides technical direction and input into the development of strategic conservation priorities for the financial assistance programs.


Must be a U.S. Citizen or National.

Individuals assigned male at birth after 12-31-59 must be registered for the Selective Service. To verify registration visit

Resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply).

Suitability for employment, as determined by background investigation.

Probationary Period: Selectees may be required to successfully complete a probationary period.


$103,690 to $134,798 per year

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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