Sunday, December 1, 2013

Manager – Community Conservation, TAL World Wide Fund for Nature – India


Manager – Community Conservation, TAL

World Wide Fund for Nature – India

WWF-India, one of the largest conservation organisations, engaged in wildlife and nature conservation in the country, invites applications from candidates with an inherent sensitivity towards the conservation of nature for the post ofManager – Community Conservation for its Terai Arc Landscape (TAL) programme spread in the states of Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.

The incumbent shall primarily be responsible for designing and implementing sustainable livelihood initiatives, local institutional strengthening, working at the state level on policy advocacy, as well as networking with relevant groups. The role will also include supervising the Community Officers in the landscape and guide them to work for developing sustainable livelihoods, strengthening local governance and promoting community-based conservation.

Location: WWF-India’s Terai Arc Landscape Headquarters at Dehradun, Uttarakhand.

The Job Profile:
  1. Lead the community based conservation initiatives in the TAL and liaise with all relevant stakeholders including the Forest Department, other line departments, NGOs and CBOs for planning and implementation of relevant activities.
  2. Coordinate the implementation of agreed project targets for community conservation components of existing projects as well as other approved projects in the TAL.
  3. Provide technical advice to the Community Officers for understanding legal and policy issues, data analysis, report preparation and timely submission to the Team Leader – TAL. 
  4. Facilitate monitoring and evaluation to demonstrate impact of community engagement in conservation
  5. Develop a strategy for addressing the local policy issues with reference to community based conservation work.
  6. Work closely with the Team Leader–TAL and Landscape Coordinators/ Managers for network support and communication matters related to ongoing projects in the TAL.
Pre-requisites for the Position Include:
  • Post Graduate in Social Sciences or any other related discipline.
  • At least five years of experience in the relevant area with a strong understanding of community based conservation and wildlife conservation issues in India.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and the ability to manage a team.
  • Existing networks with the civil society and government partners in the country for wildlife conservation.
Desired Skills and Abilities:
  • Good written and oral communication skills in English and Hindi. Knowledge of the local language will be an advantage.
  • Excellent project development and project management skills.
  • High level of interpersonal skills, especially relationship management and consensus building skills and the ability to work as part of a high-level international team
  • Willingness to travel frequently within the Terai Landscape
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Submission Details:

Please submit an up-to-date CV (mentioning your full name in the resume attachment), giving details regarding compensation received in the present assignment, expected salary, and three references.

Last Date for sending applications: 19th December 2013

Please state “Manager – Community Conservation(TAL)”, in the subject line. The vacancy is open to Indian Nationals only.

Applications of only the short listed candidates will be acknowledged. WWF-India is an equal opportunities employer. Applications from qualified women are encouraged.

Remuneration will be competitive with Indian NGO pay scales and will depend upon candidate’s experience levels and the overall WWF-India salary structure. WWF-India does not provide housing, telephone or vehicle facilities.

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