Liaison Officer Job Careers – African Wildlife Foundation (AWF)

Job Title:   Liaison Officer
Organisation: African
Wildlife Foundation (AWF)
Duty Station: Lake
Mburo National Park, Uganda
About US:
The African Wildlife Foundation
(AWF), founded in 1961 as the African Wildlife Leadership Foundation, is an
international conservation organization that focuses on critically important
landscapes in Africa. When founded in 1961, the purpose was to train Africans
to maintain game reserves professionally, ensuring an adequate supply of game
for hunters on safari. Later, the mandate evolved to supporting western
scientists in studies of protected animals in their natural habitat. More
recently, the focus has been on developing sustainable systems that benefit
both animals and local human communities.
Job Summary: The
Liaison Officer (LO) will be responsible for planning and executing the
development of a wildlife-based conservancy in the Lake Mburo landscape.
Working with AWF’s Uganda program team, the LO will manage the development of
the Rurambira Conservancy. The LO is in charge of effectively engaging the
landowners in the conservancy, involving private sector partners, and partnering
with the Uganda Wildlife Authority in ensuring the long-term viability of the
conservancy. S/he is also responsible for engaging the appropriate expertise to
develop the conservancy in a way that is environmentally, socially, and
economically viable.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Offer technical assistance to selected
    landowners in the Rurambira Conservancy in managing wildlife on their land
    through development of a conservancy.
  • Support the development of alternative
    livelihoods to enhance the economic value of the conservancy.
  • Expand the conservancy area by further
    engaging additional potential conservancy members.
  • Enlist the engagement of private sector
    partners in supporting the conservancy.
  • Assist in and support the preparation
    and submission of relevant Work Plans guided by baseline and field
    information and in collaboration with stakeholders for approval.
  • Provide Program monitoring and
    management oversight in the implementation of Work Plans and Business
  • Work with the local government and
    landowners to organize and conduct community sensitization meetings to
    mobilize and promote understanding of program activities and outputs at
    different levels of implementation in target villages.
  • Act as a liaison between the AWF and all
    stakeholders in the Lake Mburo area.
  • Other tasks as may reasonably be
    required by the Country Director, Uganda.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the African Wildlife
    Foundation (AWF) Liaison Officer job placement must also hold a Bachelor’s
    degree in relevant fields including veterinary medicine, agriculture,
    natural resource management, and related subjects with field experience in
    planning, field extension services, implementation, and monitoring
    programs is preferable.
  • Five years’ experience in the rural
    economy with a focus on agricultural production and/or post-harvest or in
    other rural/veterinary enterprise development work or natural resource
  • Experience in engaging partners and
    other stakeholders in natural resource management planning and/or
    livestock extension.
  • Experience and competence in
    implementing participatory techniques for mobilizing rural communities.
  • Prior experience in USAID programs an
    added advantage.
  • Excellent verbal and written
    communications skills; fluent in oral and written English.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and practice in
    livestock and/or agricultural extension and planning or natural resource
  • Outstanding technical skills in at least
    one area of ecology and conservation or animal husbandry.
  • Ability to work both as part of a team
    and independently.
  • Respect for communities, other
    organizations, and stakeholders.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and
    to network strategically with a wide group of partners.
  • Have basic computer, especially MS
    Office, and internet skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to multitask and
    meet deadlines.
  • Ability to fulfill mandatory AWF
    operations and financial procedures.
  • Strong interest in and understanding of
  • Knowledge in GIS applications and use is
    an added advantage.
How to Apply:
All candidates who so wish to
join the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) in the aforementioned capacity
should Apply Online uploading a cover letter and updated resume at the web link
Deadline: 27th April 2018
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