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For an on-going tender, GITEC-IGIP is looking for an experienced Team Leader (f/m) with specialisation in nature conservation / protected area management and regional experience in Ethiopia.

Basic Parameters
Country / City Project Start Duration Deadline
Ethiopia / Addis Abeba with frequent travels to selected national parks Planned for June 2018 4 years / June 2018 to April 2022 Latest by 31 March 2018 / until filled

About the Company

GITEC-IGIP Holding SE with the two managing companies GITEC-IGIP GmbH and IGIP mbH is a leading consulting company for development aid projects. For over five centuries, GITEC-IGIP and IGIP characterise professional experience, activities on four continents, a multi-cultural team as well as a world-wide network of companies and offices in close proximity to customers. In the framework of international development aid our companies lead mainly publicly financed projects. We are constantly looking for high-profile consultants. For more details, please visit our web sites at: and


The Project

The project “Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity” supports selected three priority protected areas in Ethiopia, namely Bale Mountain National Park (BMNP), Simien Mountain National Park (SNMP) and Halleydeghi Asebot Proposed National Park (HPNP). The purpose of the project is to effectively manage priority protected areas in collaboration and partnership with the local communities and other stakeholders.

This is to sustainably conserve the biodiversity and landscapes of these protected areas and thus contribute to the conservation and the sustainable use of biodiversity and to the improved livelihood of the local population and economic development of the country.

The main project measures include:

  • Protected area management
  • Infrastructure development and equipment for three protected areas
  • Sustainable Land Management / settlement policies
  • Implication of local communities in protected area management, and tourism development
  • Socio-economic and rural development in surrounding communities


Your Main Duties in this Position

The Team Leader (f/m) will be responsible for the day to day management of the project with the purpose to achieve the project objectives. He/she will assist the Ethiopian Wildlife Conservation Authority (EWCA) in project management and administration according to KfW standards.

This includes:

  • Overall coordination of the project activities in close cooperation with EWCA
  • Financial management including the management of KfW disposition fund
  • Planning, Monitoring, and Evaluation of project activities
  • Effective management of protected areas in collaboration with various stakeholders
  • Design and supervision of infrastructure development measures in protected areas
  • Planning and implementation of livelihood restauration, sustainable land management, and tourism development measures
  • Reporting and quality assurance of activities and investments.


Your Educational Background

Master´s degree in nature conservation, protected area management, wildlife management, tropical forestry, tropical ecology, agricultural sciences or any related field


Your Expertise / Profile

  • At least 15 years of working experience as adviser in biodiversity conservation, protected area management, or natural resource management sector
  • At least 10 years of proven track as Team Leader in long-term assignments
  • Experience in the management of disposition fund and specific knowledge of KfW procedures
  • Excellent knowledge in planning, implementing, monitoring, and evaluation of financial cooperation projects
  • Experience in infrastructure development and equipment for protected areas
  • Strong experience in livelihoods restauration, sustainable land management/settlement policies, and ecotourism development in protected areas
  • Excellent written and communication skills and full proficiency in English
  • Experience in similar projects in Eastern Africa / Horn of Africa will be considered as an advantage


Time Schedule / Duration of Assignment

The project is scheduled to start by June 2018 and will run for 4 years.

The duration of your assignment in this role is set for the entire project period; the exact assignment times are subject to project needs.


If you are interested

Please send us an email containing your most recent English CV including full contact details, fee expectations (per day / per month) and details on availability

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Quoting the Job ref. no.: TLNCPA-ETH-02.2018

Or apply online via the Application-Form in the section below.

Please note that we can only consider candidates who meet the required criteria!

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We would be glad to receive your candidacy.

Please send us:
  • Your most recent English CV (KfW, GIZ or EU format) including full contact details, fee expectations and details on availability
  • Copies of relevant diplomas
  • Employee certificates

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