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08 Nov 2019 0
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Wilderness Foundation Africa (WFA) has, over 45 years, worked to protect and sustain wildlife and wilderness and its relationship with humankind through integrated conservation and people resilience programmes. The Youth Development Programme runs the People Interface projects relevant to this mission.

In implementation of a significant scaling exercise in 2020, our Youth Development Programme is searching for an experienced, detail-conscious and alert Programme Co-ordinator. This person will assist the Director to build organic capacity to attract sustained funding and meaningful partners by ensuring operational consistency, standards and protocols, and through effective data management and reporting.

The successful applicant will be energetic and innovative, will act as a central value-adding point for communication and data collection and will provide backup leadership of an exceptional team who have developed this Programme to its current award-winning status.

In addition, and in line with global trends in data relevance and M&E practices, the successful applicant will have sound excel / data management skills, strong organizational sense, and some experience in proposal writing and reporting. A background in the NGO sector will be advantageous, and a demonstrable understanding of the profound interface between people and nature will assist in selection.

The incumbent will set out budgets for projects, maintain close M&E on spending in accordance with NGO governance standards, and back up the relevant Director in the securing and sustaining of funding and placement partners. If you have been an Office Manager in a small but fast moving practice, or a teacher with a good command of Microsoft Office and strong communication skills, decent experience with numbers and a passion for working with vulnerable young people, you may be great for this role.


A degree/diploma or equivalent in Social Sciences/Administration/Education Certification in the following would be advantageous:Secretarial or Bookkeeping;Project management;
Monitoring and evaluation / quality management. advantageous


Minimum 5 years as a teacher / office administrator / project manager Knowledge and experience of Administrative systems and practices Exposure to NGO context
Experience in financial reporting / budgeting
Track record in dealing with people and systems Engagement with different levels of people Experience in data collection and management


Knowledge / Know-How
Microsoft Office Suite (MS Projects will be advantageous) Budgeting and financial administration
Proposal Writing
Systems and routines management
Monitoring and evaluation
Setting up Quality assurance standards
Stakeholder Liaison and hosting
Skills and Behaviors / Problem solving Demands
Organizational skills (order/systems/communication) Stress management
Attention to detail
Operations planning
Proactive attention to deadlines
Ability to influence in order to achieve relevant standards and outcomes from people Assertiveness with the capacity to make unpopular decisions
Delegation and setting of standards
Ability to network with industry peers
Ability to identify opportunities for collaboration with other organizations
Conflict Management
Strong Administrative background/experience


A competitive market related package, subject to experience and applicability of skills set

Applications by email before 20 November 16h00 to:

Note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted. If you do not hear from WFA within 7 days of close, you should assume your application has been unsuccessful.