Project Officer for National Geo Kids Africa (NGKA) at Prime Biodiversity Conservation ( PBC): (Deadline 16 August 2022)
VACANCY: Project Officer for National Geo Kids Africa (NGKA)
Prime Biodiversity Conservation ( PBC) is looking for a full-time (40hrs/week)
Project Officer for the project “ National Geo Kids Africa ” implemented under Wildlife Direct under the funding of USAID.
The position is temporary from September 20, 2022 until 30 September 2023 with the option to be extended.
About Prime Biodiversity Conservation
Prime Biodiversity Conservation is a Rwandan based not-for-profit organization with a mission of enhancing biodiversity conservation and sustainable management of natural resources through supporting conservation, climate change education and promotion of conservation actions.
About the project
WildlifeDirect joined forces with the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and The Walt Disney Company to develop and implement the National Geographic Kids Africa (NGKA) project to be rolled out to 10,000 learners aged 7-12 years in select parts of Kenya, Rwanda and Tanzania. The overall goal of this project is to inspire and catalyze behavioral change that will have a lasting impact on the conservation of species-rich landscapes and generate meaningful economic development opportunities for communities living in East Africa.
In Rwanda, The project seeks to:
- Establish a conservation hub
- Establish a network of 50 schools
- Reach 2500 children with the NGKA content
- Give small grants for school projects
- Coordinating public relations and handling internal communication of the project with stakeholders, including creating visual PR material, in accordance with the director of PBC
- Support to establish a network of 50 schools
- Support in the creation of a conservation hub and its operation
- Facilitate screening events with schools
- Reporting throughout the project together with other stakeholders
- Continuous project monitoring and evaluation
- Bachelor degree in Environment, Conservation, Project Management or comparable knowledge and experience in Environment, Conservation or climate change.
- Commitment and the ability to work in a team
- Ability to work closely with partner organizations
- Presentation skills in order to do event presentations and communication with other stakeholders
- Willingness to work occasionally in the evening hours and/or weekends for events
- Fluent English. Knowledge of Kinyarwanda, French or basic Swahili would be beneficial