Executive Director Job Placement – Chimpanzee Sanctuary & Wildlife Conservation Trust (Chimpanzee Trust)

Job Title:      Executive Director

Organisation: Chimpanzee
Sanctuary & Wildlife Conservation Trust (Chimpanzee Trust)

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

About US:

The Chimpanzee
Sanctuary & Wildlife Conservation Trust (Chimpanzee Trust) is a Wildlife
Conservation NGO whose mission is to promote Chimpanzee Conservation and
Environmental Management for sustainable development.

Job Summary:  The Executive Director (ED) is responsible for
establishing and executing major goals and objectives for the Chimpanzee Trust.
The ED implements policies established by the Board of Trustees, provides
leadership, direction and evaluation of the organization’s activities, and
directs the day-to-day operations. The ED is responsible for Chimpanzee Trust’s
financial management, all sanctuary and field conservation programs, public
relations and personnel management and serves as a liaison with other
organizations. S/he represents the organization to regulatory bodies, other
agencies, community and civic organizations, donors, funders, supporters and
the general public. The duties may be delegated to appropriate members of the
staff, but the Executive Director will retain accountability for their
accomplishment.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Spearheading the Planning, Policy
    Formation and continuous development of the organization to achieve
    sustainability & viability of the Trust as well as ensuring that key
    performance indicators are consistently met in accordance with the
    business and operational objectives of the Chimpanzee Trust
  • Responsible for the mobilization of
    resources required for the implementation of the Chimpanzee Trust
    strategic plans
  • Provide leadership in maintaining the
    efficiency, effectiveness and good governance of the Trust, ensuring
    adequate operational, financial and administrative functions of the Trust.
  • Responsible for the proper functioning
    of the Board of Trustees
  • Responsible for maintaining the
    visibility of the Trust and representing the organization to regulatory
    bodies, other agencies, community and civic organizations, donors,
    funders, supporters and the general public

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The ideal candidate should hold a
    Master’s Degree in either Natural Resource/Wildlife Management or Business
    Administration; or Tourism or Marketing, or Law; or any other Course
    closely related to any of the above disciplines from a recognized
    University/Institution.
  • A qualification in project management
    would be an added advantage.
  • A minimum of five years of experience
    preferably with an NGO at senior management level and in wildlife
    management and/or natural resources management.
  • Mission directed, Dynamic, Visionary,
    Proactive with good sense of judgment I discernment.
  • Candidates should be able to demonstrate
    Good track record in turning around organization image and performance
    into a competitive and vibrant institution able to command the respect of
    stakeholders through innovation, change management and systems building

Skills and Competencies:

  • Project development and management
  • Administrative
  • Strategic planning
  • Negotiation
  • lobbying
  • Interpersonal
  • Fundraising/proposal writing (with
    evidence of having successfully fundraised for at least 2
    programs/projects) as well as Leadership and team building skills..

How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should submit application, copies of your
academic testimonials, CV, names and addresses of two referees, telephone
contact online to: The Chair, Board of Trustees, Chimpanzee Trust, Plot 1 Bank
Close, Entebbe, P.O. Box 884 Entebbe, using the following e-mail addresses:
buhanga.edgar@ugandawildlife.org and copy to jmusinguzi@uwec.ug

Deadline: 26th August 2019

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