French Speaking Park Manager
Parks / Conservation / Wildlife / Africa / NGO
CA Global specialises in international recruitment, particularly in African markets.
To develop and implement an integrated strategy for the park’s sustainable development; To ensure the effective operational management of the park; To provide strong leadership to the PMU team; and to represent and promote the company with all stakeholders.
Our client is a non-profit organisation that takes total responsibility for the rehabilitation and long-term management of national parks in partnership with governments and local communities.
Our client currently manages 12 parks in different African countries
Duties & Responsibilities, KPA:
- Develop and execute a park strategy in accordance with the Partnership Agreement (mandate) with the Government and company objectives;
- Develop, revise, and monitor implementation of, a five-year business plan;
- Develop and implement an annual activity plan and budget;
- Develop and implement plans for recovery and sustainable development of the park / protected area.
- Develop and maintain positive community, government (national & local), donor, and other stakeholder relations;
- Ensure financial management processes and fiscal discipline rigorously applied;
- Drive revenue generation through development of sustainable marketing and tourism and other commercial revenue streams;
- Ensure all park activities conducted in accordance with company policies and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s);
- Ensure the park is adequately resourced (financial, people, equipment, etc) to effectively meet its day-to-day operational requirements;
- Promote the development and recruitment of local nationals into the park in accordance with the Partnership Agreement and the needs of the park;
- Build a constituency for conservation;
- Build a strong values-based team culture in the park;
- Provide accurate and meaningful reports to the park Board, Management and other stakeholders as required.
Education & Experience Required:
- Tertiary qualification, preferably conservation related, an advantage;
- 10-15 year working experience;
- 5 years’ experience working in similar environments and roles;
- Experience in non-profit organisations an advantage
- Experience working in multi-cultural environments
- Strong commercial skills
- Strong financial management skills
- Project Management skills
- Analytical skills
- Stakeholder relationship management skills
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Proven team leadership ability
- Results oriented
- Highly resilient
Benefits and Contractual information:
Location: Central African Republic
Reporting to: Regional Operations Manager
Direct Reports: Deputy / Assistant Park Manager (if applicable); Field Operations Manager (FOM) – (may be Law Enforcement Head and/or Logistics Manager if no FOM); Tourism & Business Development Manager; Community Development Manager; Special Projects Manager; Financial Manager / Controller (maybe a Financial Accountant where there is a country Snr FC)
Start Date: Feb/March 2019
Salary: Neg. (includes accommodation, 3 flights a year)
Duration: employment contracts run for 3 years, with the possibility to renew
Benefits: Emergency evacuation and hospitalization medical insurance, Group life and disability cover for up to 6X annual salary, Accommodation or housing allowance, 21 days leave (excluding max of 4 travel days) for every 100 days worked, 3 return economy class return flights annually to home country (if expat), Cost of living allowance (if applicable), Relocation allowance (if applicable), Discretionary annual performance based bonus.
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