Employer: African Parks
Location: Chinko Conservation Area, Central African Republic
Closing date: October 2, 2020
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 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.
African Parks – RCA, engaged in the protection and rehabilitation of the Chinko Conservation Area in the Central African Republic, is looking for an experienced Law Enforcement Manager to manage and oversee the Law Enforcement Department. Situated in a challenging and insecure locality, the position requires previous operational experience, strong leadership, patience, and diplomatic skills.
MAIN ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
To work within a culturally diverse group, comprised of many languages, nationalities, cultures, and backgrounds;
To create a comprehensive concept of operations, serving the Chinko Law Enforcement Strategy;
To ensure correct conduct of routine operations, including mentoring in the delivery of patrol orders, inspections, and debriefs;
To optimize manpower, including revising leave rotations and patrol schedules;
To manage and maximize existing information-gathering systems and networks, including the mentorship of dedicated staff;
To manage and improve command structures, including regular communication with administrative and support bodies surrounding the park, maintaining clear and detailed personnel files, submission of monthly law enforcement reports, mentorship of all levels of Law Enforcement hierarchy, and ensuring high levels of discipline;
To ensure maximum exploitation of all operations, including monitoring the prosecution, within the legal system, of all cases sent to the court;
To assist greater park management, including participation in weekly management meetings, liaison with the operations manager for logistical support, and assisting the park management in managing the 5-year business plans.
To ensure the ongoing maintenance and improvement of capability within the Law Enforcement cadre, including mentorship programs for existing Rangers, coordination and supervision for selection and training of new Rangers, as well as specialized courses;
To oversee security and maintenance of Law Enforcement assets, including equipment, firearms, and transport; and
Be available to perform any other task assigned as part of the service by African Parks management.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
A minimum of 8 years of military experience, with preference given to those with a background in the combat arms;
Previous experience within Africa, with preference given to those able to demonstrate cultural awareness, and experience in the field;
At least 5 years of senior management experience;
Excellent command of French is a must; and
Willingness to learn new languages.
WHAT SUCCESS LOOKS LIKE:
A fully functioning anti-poaching team with:
Reduced poaching in and around the park; and
Motivated, disciplined, fit, equipped, Law Enforcement staff.
How to apply
To apply, please email your CV and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, 02 October 2020. 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 successful.
We thank you for your interest in working for African Parks.