Program Manager, Sudano-Sahel Region

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.


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The Sudano-Sahel Regional Program manager reports to and works under the direction of the Sudano-Sahel Regional Director, who is based out of the regional office in Nairobi, Kenya. The primary objective of the Sudano-Sahel Regional Program Manager position is to ensure central support to the Region in management, coordination, sound administration and development of the region's programs and initiatives. This position is responsible for supporting the Sudano-Sahel Regional Director and regional team to ensure excellent coordination with rest of the Global Conservation Program, at New York level and with the other regional field programs across the world, ensure strong coordination between the WCS New York based departments of the institution and the in-region Sudano-Sahel Regional program, and provide facilitation and support to WCS's mission in the region.


• A Bachelors or Master’s degree in a related field, or equivalent experience, plus at least 5 years working experience with international networks, preferably non-profit sector.
• An understanding of and commitment to conservation of wildlife and wild lands and the mission of the Wildlife Conservation Society.
• Proven effective coordination skills, with excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills, with demonstrated success in working with diverse partners to achieve common objectives.
• Proven successful grants management skills, including proposal and report writing, but also workflow management.
• Fluent English speaking and writing; French speaking and writing proficiency required.
• Willingness to travel in Sudano-Sahel Region of Africa.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Interested candidates, who meet the above qualifications, should apply by emailing an application letter and CV together with the names and contact information of three references to: [email protected] Please include “WCS Sudano-Sahel Regional Program Manager” in the subject line of your email. Deadline: 31st October 2020. Candidates must also apply online via the WCS career portal by searching job title at: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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