The threatened Caucasian leopard (Panthera pardus ciscaucasica) is identified as the main focal species by more than 200 experts, representatives governmental and non-governmental organizations of the range countries participated in development of Ecoregion Conservation Plan for the Caucasus (2006, revised and updated in 2012). On the one hand, leopard is an umbrella species – its conservation will also include the preservation of the prey species and their habitats – and, on the other hand, it is a flagship species – the leopard is the ideal carrier of the conservation idea to the local population, between the range states, and to the international conservation community.
Projet long term goal is to ensure the conservation and sustainable management of viable meta-populations of leopard and wild prey and their habitats and build sustainable coexistence mechanisms with local communities across the Caucasus ecoregion. Experts think that the project area can provide habitat for 15 adult leopard individuals by 10 years.
Contract Duration: 36 month, with possibility of extension
Project Coordinator takes overall responsibility to run the project effectively and efficiently in all key areas by Leading and supervising project cycle according WWF standards of project and programme management which includes define, design, implement, analyze/adapt and share and meets donor requirements.
We expect from you:
Commitment to WWF’s mission and priorities, as well as WWF values: Knowledgeable, Optimistic, Determined and Engaging.
Advanced university degree with over 5 years’ experience
Understanding of environmental and sustainable development issues particularly with regard to local context in Armenia.
Proven experience in managing at least a small team.
Excellent oral and written communications skills in both English and Armenian.
Ambition, energy and drive, with a commitment to making a difference.
A team player, committed to sharing success with colleagues.
Ability to work in an international environment and within a multi-cultural team.
The ability to learn and improve – and to promote an organizational culture of learning and improvement.
A good sense of humor is appreciated!
We are offering:
The opportunity to make a difference in Armenia – to make a tangible contribution to saving many of Caucasus’ greatest natural treasures and to creating democratic, sustainable societies with a vibrant civil society. We have a strong team and good track record, and need you to join us for achieve great things.
Friendly and highly professional working atmosphere in an international context.
Varying tasks and independent work style.
A pleasant working atmosphere and great learning environment.
Salary according to NGO standards.
Attached you can find the detailed Term of Reference of the Position.
How to Apply
Interested candidates who meet the above requirements should send a cover letter and a detailed CV: firstname.lastname@example.org The subject should read Leopard Project Coordinator.
Please note that only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted for follow up. If you have not been contacted six (6) weeks after closing, consider your application unsuccessful.
Application deadline is May 31, 2016.
Applications received after the deadline or incomplete applications will not be considered.
WWF is an equal opportunity employer and committed to having a diverse workforce