WWF, the world’s leading conservation organization, seeks a Chief of Party candidate for the USAID funded Combatting Wildlife Crime Project (CWCP) in KAZA and Namibia, a part of USAID’s regional Combatting Wildlife Crime in Southern Africa Program. This position is based in Windhoek, Namibia and is funded through April 2022. The CWCP seeks to counter growing threats from transnational wildlife crime to globally important populations of black rhino and elephant in northwest Namibia and the Kavango Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area (KAZA), respectively. WWF is partnering with TRAFFIC, Namibian NGOs, KAZA stakeholders, and key government agencies to reduce these threats by improving: knowledge of wildlife crime and trade dynamics; community stewardship; community-based support to law enforcement (LE); capacity-building of rangers inside and outside protected areas (PA); enhanced judicial processes, wildlife crime investigations and prosecutions, and interagency cross border collaboration. Central to this process will be the creation of a multiagency approach to share knowledge and information on wildlife crime within Namibia and among the KAZA countries of Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. The collective impact of this Project will be an increase of rhino populations in Namibia and promotion of cross border movement and stabilized elephant populations in KAZA
WWF Namibia, as the Consortium lead, is guiding and coordinating the KAZA and Namibia components of this Project. The Consortium partners for the KAZA component are WWF (Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe), TRAFFIC, IRDNC, EcoExist, KAZA Secretariat, IUCN, and ACADIR. For the Namibia component they are WWF Namibia, IRDNC, LAC, NNF, SRT, NACSO, MET, and TRAFFIC.
The WWF Chief of Party is responsible for the performance, communications, partner relationships, and all technical aspects of the CWCP as well as developing strong relationships with partner governments. More specifically s/he will:
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