W National Parks recruits 01 Intelligence Mentor
Pendjari/W National Parks
Position Title : Intelligence Mentor – Pendjari & W National Parks
Location : Benin,Operations Bases, Pendjari & W National ParksReporting to : Pendjari & W National Parks Managers, APN Intelligence ManagerDirect Reports : Park level intelligence unit managers and analystsStart date : 1st December 2020Type of contract : Full Time job with a fixed term contractClosing date : 18thOctober 2020
ABOUT AFRICAN PARKSAfrican Parks is a non-profit organization that takes on the complete responsibility for the rehabilitation and long-term management of national parks in partnership with governments and local communities.We currently manage 18 national parks and protected areas in 11 countries covering over 14.1 million hectares in: Angola, Benin, Central African Republic, Chad, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, Mozambique, the Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.Since 2017, Benin Government has entered into a long-term agreement with African Parks to revitalize, rehabilitate and develop both Pendjari and W National Parks. Together, these two Parks form a significant portion of the W-Arly-Pendjari (WAP) Complex, a globally significant transboundary landscape representing the largest intact wild ecosystem in West Africa.African Parks is seeking a full-time Intelligence Mentorfor Pendjari and W National Parks in Benin. This position is to be shared between the two parks and represents an exciting opportunity to work with a unique conservation organization, dedicated to protecting Africa’s wildlife and remaining wild places. We are looking for a highly organized, self-motivated and passionate individual to manage all aspects of the Intelligence in the WAP Complex. This individual will mentor our dynamic intelligence team and support the work we are carrying out to help secure the future of wildlife and the people living around the protected areas.This is a special opportunity to work with an organization that is carrying out some of the most impactful conservation work across Africa.
SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESThe Intelligence Mentor is responsible for developing in accordance with African Parks SOPs and in consultation with the APN Central Analyst an individual and linked intelligence function for W and Pendjari National Parks. Expected Key Performance Areas to achieve are as follow:• Conduct an assessment of the existing intelligence and investigations capability in Pendjari and W National Parks;• In consultation with the APN Intelligence Managerand Parks management, submit a proposal for the human resource structure of the intelligence and investigations units in both parks;• In consultation with the APN Intelligence Managerand Parks management, submit a proposal for integration of the intelligence units of both parks and the operation of the units in the areas of responsibility, influence and interest;• In consultation with the APN Intelligence Managerand Parks management, submit a training plan for the primary training and the mentorship of the intelligence unit members for both parks;• Coordinate and lead the hiring process for all new intelligence staff members;• Conduct basic and advanced training for investigators, analysts and intelligence managers in both parks;• Conduct operational mentorship of the investigations units and supervise the integration of intelligence-‐lead operations within the law enforcement units of both parks;• In consultation with the APN Intelligence Manager and Parks management, coordinate and oversee the integration of the individual park intelligence functions across the Benin WAP Complex as well as with national intelligence functions.
QUALIFICATIONSWe are looking for someone who is passionate about conservation and wants to be part of a growing, dynamic team who is responsible for intelligence management of African Parks. Ideally, this person sees this position as an exciting opportunity to help save wildlife and wild places across the continent. Ideally, the candidate has the following or comparable qualifications: • Military or Law Enforcement background suitably referenced;• Experience conducting and teaching human intelligence disciplines;• Experience conducting and teaching information analytics;• Experience managing an intelligence unit;• Experience conducting and teaching investigations;• Knowledge of or able to learn intelligence analytics and geospatial software;• Knowledge of or able to learn investigations software and technology;• Experience working in Africa;• French fluency, English proficiency;• Resourceful, resilient and reliable;• Able to achieve mission success working autonomously or with little support in low-resourced environment for extended periods;• Ability to work well within a team and accept constructive criticism;• Goal-oriented, self-motivated, creative, highly flexible and adaptable to change;• Adhesion to African Parks values.
COMPENSATION• Commensurate with experience
HOW TO APPLYPlease submit ina single PDF formatyour CV, cover letter and proof of related work experience explaining why you are a suitable candidate, along with three references to firstname.lastname@example.org subject heading: “Intelligence Mentor position_LAST NAME”.
Should you not hear back from us within 2 weeks after closing date, please take it that your application was unsuccessful