Deadline: 28 February 2022
CIRAD is a French Research Institution working in Zimbabwe since 1992. Its mandate is to contribute to poverty alleviation, food security, and integrated management of natural resources, for the benefit of sustainable development and global public goods in Southern countries and in French overseas regions. CIRAD is promoting innovative Research for Development, in partnership with various stakeholders: research centres and universities, professional (farmer) organizations and the private sector, local authorities and NGOs, and funding agencies. Training and capacity building are a major part of CIRAD collaborative activities conducted through extended networks, projects and consortiums in more than 40 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. CIRAD Zimbabwe is located in Belgravia Harare, 6 Lanark Road.
CIRAD, under the Sustainable Wildlife Management Project (SWM) is seeking for an enthusiastic and experienced Wildlife Officer to be based in Harare/ Binga reporting directly to the Site Coordinator. The candidate should be matured and willing to work at odd hours; Good written, oral, interpersonal and organizational skills; Ability to work well with others and to develop and maintain compatibility among project staff and stakeholders.
Prepare, contribute to the implementation of wildlife related project activities in the identified in Binga district of Zimbabwe and provide support to Kazungula and Mwandi districts of Zambia;
Conduct and supervise wildlife related studies and specific activities in the identified sites in Zimbabwe;
Organize, supervise and report on the translocation of plains game from source to a Community Conservancy;
Collaborate with the different stakeholders involved in the SWM project mainly in Zimbabwe;
Facilitate and support all international and national experts involved on SWM project wildlife management related activities;
partnerships and represent the SWM project during wildlife related meetings and workshops when necessary e.g with Communities, authorities, NGOs, private sector etc;
Participate in the monitoring and reporting of wildlife activities implemented in SWMKaZa;
Supervise and monitor the translocation of plains game under the SWM Programme;
Gather data and manage information on wildlife distribution and management;
Contribute to the production of SWM wildlife related deliverables (Research and data management liaison with all SWM stakeholders, planning and reporting);
Prepare a Data Management Plan for a terrestrial game census;
Assist in the design and execution of wildlife related activities of the SWM project;
Participate in any other activities not mentioned above but identified by SWM-KaZa Harare Office or the KAZA project management unit for the benefit of the SWM project or CIRAD.
Minimum qualification and experience required for this position
MSc in an appropriate discipline (e.g Wildlife conservation, Ecology, Natural Resources Management);
A strong wildlife management / ecology background will be an advantage;
At least 5 years of relevant experience (in wildlife conservation or natural resources management) in collaborative research or development projects;
Publications record especially in peer-reviewed publications will be an advantage;
Track record in project implementation and reporting;
Fluent in spoken and written English, and the ability in one or more international language(s) is an advantage;
Experience in working with multiple partners and working in developing countries are preferred;
Experience of working in the Zambezi Valley in the bush and remote areas;
Knowledge of Binga District and the Tonga culture;
The person will have the status of service provider. The contract is for a period of one (1) year renewable every year following the performance and needs of Cirad Zimbabwe with an initial three (3) months’ probation period.
Applicants are invited to send a cover letter illustrating their suitability for the above position against the listed qualifications, competencies, skills together with a detailed curriculum vitae, including names and addresses of three referees. Applications should indicate Application for a Wildlife Officer – CIRAD on their application letters. All correspondence should be addressed to the Cirad Representative for Zimbabwe, CIRAD, 6 Lanark Road, Belgravia – Harare and submitted via email email@example.com Applications will be considered until 28th of February 2022. Contract will start 1st of April 2022. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted
Cirad is offering a collegial working environment.