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Funding and Reporting Manager at African Parks Network

African Parks Network

African Parks is a non-profit organisation that takes on direct responsibility for the rehabilitation and long-term management of Protected Areas, in partnership with governments and local communities. By adopting a business approach to conservation, supported by donor funding, African Parks aims to make each park sustainable in the long-term, thereby contributing to economic development and poverty alleviation.

Liwonde National Park: Funding And Reporting Manager

African Parks – Liwonde/Mangochi invites suitably qualified individuals to apply for the above position, basedat Liwonde National Park(LNP) and also covering Mangochi Forest Reserve (MFR). The right candidate needs to be passionate about conservation and community development around protected areas. They should have excellent written skills in English, and a good understanding of budgets and general financial management.

As most of the activities conducted in and around LNP and MFR are donor funded, the successful candidate will be responsible for managing relations with these donors through detailed, high quality reporting, as well as internal reporting through the AP channels. Ideally this should be somebody
who can identify on a personal level with a philanthropic donor, and their reasons for contributing to conservation and communities through AP. They will also work closely with the park’s finance team to identify funding gaps and opportunities.

Primary Functions and Responsibilities

  • Overseeing the park’s grant portfolio, monitoring effective and compliant delivery of respective projects. This includes working closely with the financial controller to ensure correct allocations of donor funding and tracking burn rates, coordinating grant work plans and
    briefing the heads of department on key deliverables, providing required partner visibility and monitoring risks to grant project components’ delivery.
  • In collaboration with Park Departmental Heads, coordinating and collating park reporting, both for internal and external purposes.
  • Understanding, monitoring and mapping the park’s funding needs, and effectively developing well-written documents that relay why the park needs funding for specified activities to enable effective fundraising
  • Running the park’s social media platforms to provide regular information on events, accomplishments etc.
  • Supporting the writing of operational documents such as business plans and special project descriptions.
  • Actively participating in field work in and around the park to gain insight and first-hand knowledge in order to provide accurate reporting.

Qualifications and experience required.

  • Relevant undergraduate degree
  • Minimum 3-5 years working experience in a related field
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Experience with donor grant management, proposals and reporting
  • Excellent computer skills – MS Office, social media, websites
  • Strong communication & presentation skills
  • Good financial management skills
  • Strong project management skills
  • Results orientated
  • A willingness to work in a remote area.

Method of Application

Candidates who meet the above requirements and would like to make a positive contribution
towards the conservation of Liwonde National Park, should send application letters and
Curriculum Vitae with at least three traceable referees to the following e-mail address: recruitMalawi@africanparks.org not later than Friday 16th September, 2022.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

To apply for this job email your details to recruitMalawi@africanparks.org