Project Manager, East Nimba Reserve (ENNR)

Name of Company/Organization: 
Fauna & Flora International
Location for Performance: 
Deadline to Apply: 
Wed, 09/16/2015
Description of Job: 
Under the immediate supervision of the Country & Operations Manager, Liberia, the Project Manager, ENNR will: 1. Be responsible for full end-to-end project delivery within time frames and budget, to include but not limited to: full accountability for operational management and project expenditure, ensuring compliance with funding agreements; HR Management of FFI project staff and consultants and all technical and financial reporting requirements. 2. Feed into the and comply with internal operational systems and approaches that enable FFI Liberia to maintain a small, cost-effective team that supports a diverse network of partner organisations whilst complying with international finance governance requirements 3. Provide strong and motivational management and mentoring of the project team to ensure efficient, effective delivery of the project. 4. Develop and support critical project-specific relationships locally, nationally and internationally 5. Provide technical advice and support to project staff (including the CMC), partners and collaborators, in line with and acting as conduit for FFI's institutional experience and expertise 6. Work with the Country & Operations Manager, Liberia, to ensure that FFI Liberia continues to be well positioned, locally respected and valued by relevant authorities and development and civil society actors 7. Ensure the project is adequately and appropriately resourced at all times
>High standard of written and spoken English >Strong interpersonal skills, including ability to communicate with a wide range of stakeholders >Effective coordinator who is able to manage national and international staff and partners >Ability to solve problems effectively >Ability to effectively prioritize, organize and manage a wide range of tasks, duties and resources concurrently >Competent computer skills, including data management and statistical analysis, financial systems >Report writing >Good presentation skills Qualifications: Educated to Masters level in Ecology, Conservation Biology or a related discipline; PhD in relevant Biological/Ecological Survey Certificates
Description of Company/Organization: 
Fauna & Flora International (FFI) protects threatened species and ecosystems worldwide, choosing solutions that are sustainable, based on sound science and take account of human needs. Operating in more than 40 countries worldwide, mainly in developing world, FFI saves species from extinction and habitats from destruction, whilst improving the livelihoods of local people. Founded in 1903, FFI is the world's longest established international conservation body and a registered charity.
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FFI is seeking a Project Manager to lead work in the East Nimba Nature Reserve (ENNR), Nimba County, Liberia.   East Nimba is a Key Biodiversity Area (KBA) and the most important Alliance for Zero Extinction (AZE) site in Africa. The Nimba Mountains were designated as an Important Bird Area (IBA) by BirdLife International in 2001. It is also part of the Upper Guinea Forests Endemic Bird Area (EBA) and is home to populations of Western chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes verus) (EN). As part of the Liberian Government’s protected area network plan, the ENNR was the 3rd land area (135km2) in Liberia to be gazetted to Protected Area (PA) status (with the official title as a Nature Reserve) in 2003, but has existed without an official management plan (required by law within 5 years of gazettement) or any formal management structure, to date.  In 2013-2014, FFI in Liberia built a strong working relationship with ArcelorMittal (AML) – a leading international Iron-ore extractive company - during work to develop an operational management plan for the ENNR. This work was facilitated by FFI, financed and supported by AML. Objectives of the management plan are to:   Promote the conservation and management of biodiversity in the ENNR and jointly reduce and/or avoid threats to that biodiversity;   Establish a process of shared responsibilities regarding use and management of ENNR;   Provide information to the communities and raise awareness about sustainable use, management and conservation and the value of forest resources to the community and the nation;   Ensure sharing of the costs and benefits of ENNR management, between the state (FDA) and community;   Identify and resolve, through a consultative process, any conflicts that may arise in the management and conservation of resources in the ENNR;   Ensure the effective and efficient management of the ENNR for this and future generations; and   Assist the management of the ENNR.