Community Conservation Manager

Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)

About the organization

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is a US non-profit, tax-exempt, private organization established in 1895 that saves wildlife and wild places by understanding critical issues, crafting science-based solutions, and taking conservation actions that benefit nature and humanity. With more than a century of experience, long-term commitments in dozens of landscapes, presence in more than 60 nations, and experience helping to establish over 150 protected areas across the globe, WCS has amassed the biological knowledge, cultural understanding and partnerships to ensure that vibrant, wild places and wildlife thrive alongside local communities. Working with local communities and organizations, that knowledge is applied to address species, habitat and ecosystem management issues critical to improving the quality of life of poor rural people whose livelihoods depend on the direct utilization of natural resources.


Full job description at:

• Oversee the Community Program Team
• Oversee environmental and conservation awareness raising in communities
• Lead the development of institutional capacity of NSR communities
• Establish natural resource management capacity
• Promote the establishment of community development activities
• Maintain positive and productive relationships with all key stakeholders and strategic partners
• Coordinate Planning, Evaluation, Monitoring and Reporting
• Ensure that Gender and Indigenous Peoples (IP) Issues are Fully Incorporated into all Aspects of NSR’s Socio-economic Program

Other Duties
• Carry out any other duties as may be assigned from time to time


• A minimum of a master’s degree in social or environmental sciences; PhD preferred
• At least 5 years’ field experience designing and implementing socioeconomic development projects in conservation areas.
• Strong staff management and team-building skills.
• Experience in designing annual work plans and budgets, coordinating reporting and field personnel.
• Experience in managing large bilateral or multilateral donor projects on socio-economic development.
• Ability to work and report in English; Portuguese / Kiswahili is an advantage but not a requirement
• Good analytical and reporting skills.
• Skilled in building consensus with conservation partners and other stakeholders, such as local government officials, community leaders and concession operators.
• Self-motivated, disciplined and able to work in rudimentary and remote camps for long periods of time.
• Flexibility, optimism, good humor, passion for excellence, self-motivation in reaching a collective end.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Interested candidates, who meet the above qualifications should apply by emailing an application letter and CV to: [email protected] by March 31, 2021. Please include “Community Conservation Manager, Mozambique” in the subject line of your email.

In addition, please note that all candidates must also apply online via the WCS career portal at:


WCS is an equal opportunity employer and the organization complies with all employment and labor laws and regulations that prohibit discrimination in hiring and ensures that candidates from all backgrounds are fairly and consistently considered during the recruitment process. We are dedicated to hiring and supporting a diverse workforce.

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