Project Manager – Climate Resilient Altitudinal Gradients (CRAGs) Project

Application deadline: 
Wednesday, 31. May 2017 - 23:45

Project Manager – Climate Resilient Altitudinal Gradients (CRAGs) Project - based in Kigali, Rwanda

BirdLife International is seeking to recruit an experienced individual for the position of Project Manager for CRAGs Project. The main responsibility will be to lead the management and delivery of the second phase of the Climate Resilient Altitudinal Gradients (CRAGs) project. Specifically, we are looking for an individual with the following skill and ability in:
Project Management 
• Coordinate the overall implementation the of project activities within the Kivu-Rusizi Watersheds.
• Coordinate activities on sediment fingerprinting to identify erosion hotspots that contribute to sedimentation in Sebeya, Ruhwa and Muhira rivers.
• Coordinate the collection of soil and water samples for analysis of tracers to depict the potential sources of erosion.
• Support ACNR and ABN, the birdlife partners in Rwanda and Burundi respectively, to identify potential communities and to work with them and empower them to implement appropriate activities for Ecosystem Based Adaptation and Soil Conservation.
• Develop communication content for the project including scientific papers, stories and policy briefs to ensure that information and new knowledge is shared with the relevant stakeholders including policy makers and non-state actors among others.
• Contribute to BirdLife’s  work on Climate Change and Ecosystem Based adaptation by providing information including relevant case studies for the site to illustrate the successes and challenges of the approach that can be mainstreamed into relevant convention and other policy processes at a regional and national level.
Capacity development in Project Management 
• Contribute to the review and strengthening of ACNR Secretariat management systems, especially with regards to finance and staff management
• Support ACNR CEO in reviewing and strengthening the governance system.
• Lead in the development of proposals to complement and/or scale up CRAGs work in the Kivu –Rusizi Catchment.
• Lead development of projects to replicate CRAGs approach in other catchments.
Qualification and Requirements: 
• Master’s degree level in Natural Resources Management, Environmental Management
Soil Science or a relevant field of study.
• Good knowledge of Project management, Climate Change and Community Development.
• At least 5 years of demonstrable experience of working in the field of natural resources management.
• Ability to coordinate and manage teams and think strategically about implementation within given budgets and timelines.
• Ability to develop appropriate communication for internal BirdLife audience and external audience including writing scientific papers.
• Ability to design and conduct studies, analyse and report.
• Ability to think through strategic processes and determine how to innovatively implement them. 
• Have a positive attitude of getting things done.
• Excellent and well-developed written and verbal communication skills.
• Good analytical skills.
• Excellent computer skills in MS Office suite, presentations, spreadsheets
• Frequent travel at national level with possible occasional international travel >20%
Application deadline: 31st May 2017 
Location:  The position will be based in Kigali, Rwanda.
Salary & benefits:
Commensurate with experience and qualifications and in accordance with BirdLife International/Africa Division terms and conditions. 
Applications, including a covering letter summarizing the applicant’s suitability for the position, a detailed CV and names and contact addresses of three referees known to the applicant in a professional capacity, should be sent via email before the to: by 31st May 2017.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.