GSAC Alliance is recruiting
TRAINEE RECRUITMENT NOTICE
Network of local NGOs for the conservation of great apes in Central Africa.
JOB OFFER / Ref: 2020AGSACSECGEN/RH/0002
Job Title: GSAC Alliance Technical Assistance Trainee (SAT)
Country or geographical area: Yaoundé, CAMEROON
Duration of the mission: 6 months renewable
Deadline for applications: 30 August 2020
The Alliance for the Conservation of Great Apes in Central Africa (Alliance GSAC) is a network of African NGOs working for the conservation of great apes in Central Africa. Its geographical area includes seven countries of the Congo Basin (Congo-Brazzaville, Gabon, Cameroon, Congo-Kinshasa, CAR, Rwanda and Equatorial Guinea) but to date, the GSAC Alliance includes six founding NGOs from four countries:
MMT (DR Congo, protection of Bonobos),
ESI Congo (Congo-Brazzaville, protection of Western Lowland Gorillas and Chimpanzees,),
PROGRAM (Gabon, protection of gorillas),
ERuDEF (Cameroon, protection of cross river gorillas and chimpanzees),
GACEBB (DR Congo, protection of the Bonobos)
TF RD (Cameroon, protection of gorillas and chimpanzees)
SEKAKOH (Cameroon, protection of cross river gorillas and chimpanzees)
Established in October 2016, during a first constitutive General Assembly, then officially legalized as a Cameroonian association in February 2017, this network aims to strengthen the contribution of African NGOs in the conservation of great apes and the entire biodiversity of the Congo Basin forests. More specifically, the GSAC Alliance aims to :
- Strengthen the capacities (institutional and technical) of its members;
- Enhance the value of conservation work and outcomes;
- Mobilize funds in favour of the latter.
The promotion of good associative governance is a priority for the GSAC Alliance and its members. In order to ensure the daily animation of the network, as well as its institutional development, the GSAC Alliance is recruiting an intern to work as a Technical Assistant (TA) whose missions and responsibilities are described in this ToR.
Under the direct authority of the Finance and Administration Officer, as well as under the supervision of the GSAC Alliance Office as a whole, the Technical Assistance Intern will have the following main (non-exhaustive) tasks and assignments:
1: Institutional Development (procedures, strategic planning)
- Participate in the drafting of internal procedures ;
- Contribute to the drafting of strategic plans;
- Assist in the day-to-day running of the network by leading working groups on specific themes and the spread of technical information, etc.
- Support the coordination, steering and organisation of the network. As such, the Technical Assistance Trainee (TAS) will be expected to contribute to the planning and coordination of the implementation of network activities, monitoring and evaluation of their execution.
2: Communication and Partnerships
- Preparing for participation in major meetings ;
- Participate in the visibility of the network and its members by monitoring communication and updating communication supports and channels (website, newsletter and others);
- Contribute to awareness raising and/or advocacy with political, strategic and technical decision-makers to ensure the emergence of the network, its development and its sustainability;
- Contribute to the search for and management of strategic partnerships in favour of the Network and its members at the level of the States, the Central African sub-region and internationally.
3: Research and Fundraising
- Participate in the reflection on sustainable financing mechanisms for the network
- Participate in the drafting of calls for project proposals in order to ensure the sustainable financing of the network ;
4: Monitoring / Reporting and Capitalisation
- Participate in the preparation of implementation reports to report on the implementation of projects;
- Contribute to the management of the Network's monitoring-evaluation system;
- Participate in the capitalization of the experiences of member NGOs.
Holder of an engineering degree, Master's degree (Bac+4/5) or equivalent in sustainable development project management, political science, international cooperation, development economics or any other related field, the candidate will have to demonstrate a good knowledge of the context of intervention of civil society organisations for biodiversity conservation and rural and community development in developing countries. He/she will need to demonstrate the ability to establish and maintain effective and productive working relationships in a multicultural context, in order to understand the needs of member NGOs and better support them.
The Technical Assistance trainee will have to demonstrate the ability to work in a pressure environment. A perfect command of French and a good knowledge of written and spoken English are imperative. He/she must have a good knowledge of current communication tools and channels and a perfect command of basic applications.
Female applications are encouraged.
HOW TO APPLY
Send CV + cover letter with reference N°2020AGSACSECGEN/RH/0001 to: firstname.lastname@example.org to the Secretary General of the GSAC Alliance.
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