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News Call for Applications: Training for Protected Area Managers in Central Africa

This training is organized by Fauna & Flora International (FFI), thanks to funding provided by the United States Fish & Wildlife Service. It will take place in Rwanda from 1 to 5 May, 2017. Applications are open until 31 Januray 2017.

Release date 10/01/2017
Contributor mlsusini

The purpose of this project is to: Improve the implementation of conservation actions in Central Africa by developing the organizational management skills of Protected Area (PA) and Community-Conserved Area (CCA) managers, to ensure effective and efficient management of protected areas.

FFI are seeking 14 mid-level PA or CCA managers from Burundi, Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Rwanda, and Sao Tome and Principe to develop their organizational management skills through a 5-day training workshop with follow up support. The content of the training will be designed to address the individuals self-identified learning needs, identified using the IUCN Global Register of Competences for Protected Area Practitioners tool.
This project will support PA and CCA managers to acquire and apply essential organizational management skills and knowledge directly relevant to their roles. During the 5-day workshop participants will be guided through a number of relevant approaches and tools to help support their individual professional development needs. They will build personal theories of change and action plans to guide appropriate application of the learning. To assist with transferring these new management competences into their everyday jobs, they will then be supported to implement these following the course, through ongoing mentoring and a peer to peer network.

Participants must have the opportunity to effect change, evidenced by a letter of support and recommendation from their line managers outlining the line manager’s agreement to give opportunity and support to the implementation of these new skills into their work.

Cost of Workshop: FFI will cover the cost of the workshop, accommodation and food once at the training venue. Transportation costs will be reimbursed based on prior agreement and presentation of all receipts.

Eligibility: This project is aimed at middle managers and technical specialists of PAs and CCAs, who manage, organize and lead either teams implementing plans and projects or technical sections (e.g. Head Ranger, Scientific Officer, Community Outreach Officer, Local Government Field Officer, Administrative Officer etc.). We will accept applications from nationals working in Burundi, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Rwanda, and Sao Tome and Principe. Applicants working in other countries are not eligible.

If selected, people must be able to attend all five days of the workshop.

This workshop will be taught in English with interpretation offered in French and/or Portuguese (according to need) and key materials will be in English, French and Portuguese.

See document for more information and application procedure: in English or in French.

Please note that this information has expired.