Conservation Manager - Botswana
Vacancy for: Conservation Manager
How to apply: Use ‘Apply’ button on this page. Please do not send applications by email.
At Projects Abroad, we’re passionate about travelling with a purpose. We love travel, and we love making a positive difference in communities around the world.
We have projects running in dozens of countries, where we send volunteers to help with anything from medicine and healthcare to education and conservation.
We don’t just dream about making a difference in the world. We do it every day.
We’re looking for someone who is passionate about making a difference in the conservation field, to help manage our project in the Central Tuli Block, Botswana. The role entails planning, implementing and overseeing all conservation activities as directed by the Conservation Director. Jointly, the Conservation Manger, Camp Manager and Conservation Director manage volunteers, staff and day-to-day operations on the project. A major responsibility of the role is to ensure that all data collected is captured in order to provide reports for analysis to the Conservation Directors and Projects Abroad as required.
The job is busy and can be physically demanding so you should be prepared to work flexible hours and be willing to travel within Botswana when necessary.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Project Managing all aspects of the Conservation work, including educating guests on the work that we do and scheduling all activities
- Maintaining effective communication with the volunteers and local staff under their supervision
- Produce reports on Conservation achievements, Erosion Control / Alien Plant Control
- Maintain all Social Media for the project on a monthly basis
- Ensure that accurate and up-to-date information on projects and volunteers are uploaded in our systems
- Office work in the form of checking and answering emails on a daily basis
- Be available 24 hrs, including weekends and holidays on emergencies
- Scheduling day to day work and setting up the actual work plans
- Ensure data is managed appropriately and reported on in professional reports
- Develop strategies to ensure that placement activities are worthwhile for volunteers
- Frequent monitoring and evaluation of projects to ensure program quality and satisfaction (volunteer and placement)
- Experienced working in remote Big Five areas of wilderness
- University Degree or Diploma in Zoology, Biology or Conservation
- Knowledge of research protocols
- Fluent in English, both spoken and written
- Project Management skills
- Ability to manage groups of young people
- Knowledge of other European languages an advantage
- Ability to manage / motivate and lead in an ever-changing environment
- Experience in camp management and housekeeping
- Innovative, motivated and self driven individual
- Advanced Computer Literacy
- Administrative Skills
- Previous Conservation project experience
You will be offered a 3-year contract, subject to passing a three-month probationary period. An offer of employment depends on personal interviews and satisfactory references.
Negotiable, depending on experience and skills.
To apply: Please complete the application form and provide a CV and Cover Letter.