POSITION : Community Officer
ORGANISATION : African Parks Network-South Sudan
LOCATION : Nyat And Bor (2 Positions)
REPORTING TO : Community Manager
EXPECTED START DATE As : Soon As Possible
African Parks is a non-profit conservation organization that takes on the complete
responsibility for the rehabilitation and long-term management of national parks in
partnership with govemments and local communities. We currently manage 22 national
parks and protected areas in 12 countries covering over 20 million hectares in: Angola.
Benin Central African Republic, Chad, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi,
Mozambique, Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Sudan
Boma and Bandingito National Parks are located in South Sudan's equatorial region with
a combined area of 30,000 KM The parks host the second largest wildlife migration in
the Africa that covers over 120.000 KM2 and provide habitat for large populations
of hartebeest, buffalo, elephant, giraffes and lions.
The Community Officer will be in charge of implementing the community program and
managing the community agents in specific areas.
MAIN ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Development and execution of a Community Engagement Strategy for the Park
PLay a strong role in the development of an integrated Management Plan and
Land Use Planning for Boma National Park
• Manage and ovenee all activities relating to Engagement and Education and
general community programs related to the park. Act as loison between AP and
al villages, communities leaders and local government structures
Provide socio-economic insight and support to Parks operations including Information sharing,
political terrain analysis and advice and development of conservation awareness
Ovenee the work of Community Agents and ensure they are operating in the most efficient and effective manner.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
• Degree in Community development, socio-economics or equivalent.
Minimum of 5 years (more preferable) of experience working in rural African communities
including running community projects and environmental education programmes.
• Demonstrated skills and experience in participatory processes, including conflict resolution
Demonstrated skills and experience in facilitating community meetings
• Inter-personal skills, patience, good listener, calm but firm demeanor and solutions centred.
Excelent writing skills
• Fully computer Iterate-Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook.
Good conservation knowledge.
Excellent communication skills and Fluent in English with a knowledge of local languages
spoken around Boma National Park.
Trusted and disciplined penon, able to work independently and showing a high level of respect
for his/her statt
A demonstrated team approach to staff management and community engagement
HOW TO APPLY
To apply, please email your CV and cover letter to [email protected] or hand delivery to African Parks office Thonping.
Synergy Suites-Plot No 849, Block No 3-K South by Wednesday, 29 November 2023,
Please mention the position name in the subject line of the email
In case you do not hear from us within two weeks after the closing date, this means that your
application was not success. We thank you for your interest in working for African Parks
Human-wildlife confict monitoring and managing sensitisation campaigns in the community
and evaluating mitigation strategies