Special Projects Manager Job at Akagera Management Company – Career Opportunity in Rwanda

Vacancy title:
Special Projects Manager

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Consulting , Category: Management ]

Jobs at:

Akagera Management Company

Deadline of this Job:
06 November 2020  

Duty Station:
Within Rwanda , Kigali , East Africa

Date Posted: Friday, October 30, 2020 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

Akagera Management Company Ltd (AMC Ltd) was created as partnership between Rwanda Development Board (RDB) and African Parks Network (APN) to manage Akagera National Park. AMC Ltd is seeking to recruit suitable candidate to fill the vacant post of Special Projects Manager in Akagera National Park. .

JOB TITLE: Special Projects Manager
REPORTING TO: Park Manager
Reporting to Park Manager, the Special Projects Manager will primarily provide support to the Park Manager and Park Management Unit (PMU) with the daily operations of the park, assist with internal and external relationship management, and manage and oversee the implementation of special projects along with its reporting.
Duties and responsibilities
• Manage end-to-end delivery of identified special projects:
• Support and prepare proposals;
• Source funding;
• Project manage implementation;
• Report on progress / impact
• Provide support to the Park Manager, as required, including:
o Support with preparation of reports;
o Support in preparation of 5 year business plan;
o Support in preparation of annual activity plan;
• Manage primary donors relations and grants, including proposal preparation, donor reporting, and compliance monitoring;
• Be part of the Park management Unit (PMU) and contribute, develop and implement designated plans whilst supporting the Park Manager in assesing progress aligned with the park strategy, 5 year business plan, and annual activity plan
• Support and advise tourism team where applicable on social media, marketing and hospitality linked activities
• Live on-site (Akagera National Park)
• Support the community team in valuing and documenting community efforts and income
Minimum Education Qualification
The interested candidates should have a minimum of an internationally recognized BSc degree or equivalent 5 years’ experience in tourism or conservation

Job Skills: Not Specified

Required competencies
• Minimum 5 years experience working in the region in donor relations, tourism or conservation at a senior level.
• Clean driving license held for minimum 5 years
• Proficient in English spoken and written
• Good computer/technology skills – MS Office, social media, websites
• Strong project management skills
• Strong interpersonal skills
• Results orientated and highly resilient
• Strong team player
• Experience with donor grant management, proposals, and reporting
• Good analytical and problem solving skills
• Good communication and reporting skills
• Ability to work in remote or isolated areas,
• Ability to work under pressure and overtime
Added advantages
• Knowledge of French and Kinyarwanda both written and spoken
• Experience in donor relations
• Experience in the conservation and tourism field regionally
• Holding motorcycle license
• Experience and a genuine passion for conservation

Job Education Requirements: Not Specified

Job Experience Requirements: Not Specified

Work Hours: 8


Job application procedure
Cover letter together with CVs in English language providing details of three referees, email address, and telephone contact should be submitted by email to [email protected]   (with the attachment being in PDF, JPEF or TIF format) not later than 6th November 2020. Application should be addressed to: Park Manager Akagera Management Company

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