Funding and Reporting Manager

  • Contract
  • Chad
  • Posted 2 weeks ago

African Parks

Background

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 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, the Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Zambia, South Soudan and Zimbabwe.

Siniaka Minia National Park is the newest National Park of Chad and an integral part of the Greater Zakouma Ecosystem. A new management team is being established for the management of this protected area which is still establishing the baselines for long term sustainable development of this area.

Job Overview

The Funding and Reporting Manager (FRM) is accountable for effective and compliant delivery of the Siiaka Minia grant portfolio and monitoring and evaluation framework, high-quality data-based reporting for internal and external purposes, and effectively packaging the project identified funding needs. The Funding and Reporting Manager will ensure that all grant proposals, reports, and data align with the project land use plan and other operational plans.

In this multifaceted position, one functions as a critical bridge between the strategy and operational reality of the project, the objectives, preferences, and compliance requirements of funders as well as the needs of the teams at Head Office, most notably Fundraising and the Business Intelligence and Strategic Research & Planning units. The role requires strong communications skills, both written and oral in French and English, coordination and project management skills, a proficient grasp of donor regulations and donor interests, a solid handle on budgeting and monitoring & evaluation, and lastly, someone with a passion for protected areas. Capturing the ecological, social, and economic impacts (objectives) of the Siniaka Minia National Park is central to the role.

Primary Functions and Responsibilities

  • In coordination with the Project Manager, develop, organize, and supervise the implementation of a training plan for staff involved with research and monitoring systems (trackers, rangers, animators, and technicians).
  • Support the writing of all necessary project documents such as support in developing the land use plan, weekly and monthly reports, businessplans and special project descriptions.
  • Support GIS work for both control room as well as research and monitrong efforts of the park.
  • Oversees Siniaka Minia National Park grant portfolio, monitoring effective and compliant delivery of respective grants. This includes working closely with the financial controller and heads of department to ensure correct allocations of donor funding while tracking burn rates, coordinating grant work plans as per the 5YBP and briefing the Heads of Department on key deliverables, providing required partner visibility, and monitoring any potential risks to the delivery of any components of a given grant.
  • Map out the project funding needs, and develops compelling funding packages, concept notes and proposals for fundraising among both private and institutional donors. Ensure the proposals are closely aligned with the project long-term objectives, businessplan, approved budget, and monitoring program.
  • In collaboration with the Heads of Departments, coordinate the project Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) efforts:
    • Develop appropriate monitoring methodologies aligned with project’s objectives and priorities;
    • Hold primary responsibility for effective management of all data collected through the project’s monitoring system (processing, analysis, archiving);
    • Ensure the right metrics to capture the project impact are being measured and data is being entered accurately into African Parks’ reporting system;
    • Produce reports that inform data-based decision making and performance evaluations for the project;
    • Develop, organize and supervise the implementation of a training plan for staff involved with the monitoring systems.
  • Coordinates the and collates project reporting, both for internal and external purposes. Next to developing timely and high-quality donor reports that reinforce our reputation, develop project factsheets for engagement events, share monthly operational updates, make the communications team aware of highlights.

Required Qualifications, Competencies and Experiences:

  • Project management experience.
  • Strong writer, and experience in developing external communications such as grant proposals and impact reports.
  • A solid handle on Monitoring & Evaluation frameworks and ideally compliance requirements for various donors.
  • Exposed to program development, budgeting, and detailed financial reporting requirements.
  • Able to keep the team organized and focused on the key priorities within a multitude of projects with deadlines, taking strong ownership of safeguarding and improving African Parks’ quality standards as the leading conservation organization on the continent.
  • A good command of a GIS software is an advantage.
  • Excellent analytical, oral, and written communications skills in French, professional working proficiency in English; capacity to interact in Arabic is an advantage.
  • Good with people, a capacity builder and sensitive to operating in intercultural environments.
  • Resilient and flexible, able to operate effectively from remote areas.

How to apply

The application including: (i) a letter of motivation addressed to the Siniaka Minia Project Manager, explaining your interest as well as the names and contact details (e-mail, address, telephone number) of three (03) reference persons, (ii) an updated CV, (iii) copies of diplomas and/or copies of certificates and attestations of previous work in single files are to be sent by e-mail to the address: [email protected] or to be deposited physically at**:**

African Parks Tchad Quartier Klémat – 2eme Arrondissement

Rue 3258 – Porte 63, N’Djamena, Chad

The closing date for applications is 24 May 2024.

Note:

  • Applications received after this date will not be considered. Only selected candidates will be informed by e-mail or telephone.
  • If you do not hear from us within two weeks of the closing date, your application has been unsuccessful.

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