Structure recruits 01 Chief of Party: DRC Community Forests
This is an exciting opportunity for a candidate to lead an important project supporting community forest development and the rights of local and indigenous communities in the world’s second largest tropical forest. With a strong commitment to social and environmental justice, you are a self-starter, highly organised and able to operate effectively across different cultural contexts. You will embrace a varied role that could involve field missions to remote forest areas one week and engaging in high-level policy dialogue with international institutions the next.
Experience / Training
|Knowledge and Experience||• Master’s Degree in law, anthropology or international development or a related subject or equivalent professional experience.• Fluency in both English and French, written and spoken.• At least 4 years’ experience of project management in an International NGO or in an international development context.• Experience in managing large-scale and complex projects funded by institutional donors, including working in compliance with institutional donors´ requirements.• Experience of working in the Congo Basin region.• Demonstrable ability to deal effectively and diplomatically with major donors and Government officials.• Ability to lead strategic thinking and strategic project development.• Extensive experience of working with local partners in developing countries and developing civil society capacity and voices.• Budget management in a international NGO/development project context.• Experience writing reports, studies and other communications materials for a variety of audiences.• High level of competence in using software packages, including the main Microsoft Office applications.||• Experience managing USAID projects.• Experience and technical knowledge of livelihood initiatives and private sector engagement in forest areas.• Experience of working to influence major key players in the area of community and land rights.• Experience of working in DRC.• Experience of working/managing projects in complex insecure environments and dealing with contingencies.• Excellent negotiating skills and experience of participating in high-level meetings with decision makers.• Knowledge of forest and land tenure legislation and implementation challenges, indigenous peoples’ rights, and the civil society and political context in the Congo Basin.• Experience of downstreaming safeguarding processes.|
|Personal Skills and Attributes||• Demonstrable personal commitment to defending human rights, in particular of forest communities and indigenous peoples.• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills – written and oral.• Cultural sensitivity and demonstrable commitment to RFUK’s values and to the principles of inclusion and non-discrimination.• Demonstrable ability to build coalitions and networks for collaboration.• Desire and capacity to work on complex issues in a complex environment.• Careful and conscientious with demonstrable attention to detail.• Excellent organisational and time management skills with the ability to work under pressure and to multiple deadlines.• Willingness and ability to relocate to Kinshasa and to travel up to 16 weeks per year (within DRC, including in remote forest areas, and to London), as well as other occasional travel, such as to European destinations.|
- The post is offered on a fixed term contract until 31st December 2022, with possibility of extension.
- The post is a full-time post, based on a 35-hour working week.
- The starting salary is £38,063 gross per annum.
- For expatriate candidates, a competitive relocation and benefits package will be offered, including relocation costs, full medical and life insurance, support to living expenses and support to education expenses for dependents.
- Monthly salary is paid by Bank Automated Credit transfer, on the 25th of every month.
- Holidays, sick pay and other benefits are provided in accordance with statutory requirements. 30 days paid leave per year are offered.
- Workplace pension (4% employer contribution).
- The place of work is the office of partner organisation Actions pour la Promotion et Protection des Peuples et Espèces Menacés (APEM) currently in Avenue des Huileries, Immeuble ISOKE n°160, Kinshasa, DRC. The postholder will be expected to respect APEM’s office guidelines.
How to apply
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Interested candidates please send an application form to firstname.lastname@example.org by the 15th of
November 2020 23:59 GMT, at the latest.
The successful candidate will be expected to start as soon
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.