Law Enforcement Manager

NGO Jobs / UN Jobs Vacancy



Country: Central African Republic
Organization: African Parks
Closing date: 24 Apr 2021

POSITION: Law Enforcement Manager

ORGANISATION: African Parks – RCA

LOCATION: Chinko, Central African Republic

REPORTING TO: General Manager

EXPECTED START DATE: As soon as possible

BACKGROUND:

African Parks is a non-profit conservation organisation that takes on the complete responsibility for the rehabilitation and long-term management of national parks in partnership with governments and local communities. We currently manage 18 national parks and protected areas in 11 countries covering over 14.1 million hectares in: Angola, Benin, Central African Republic, Chad, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, Mozambique, the Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Chinko’s mosaic of ecosystems at such latitude on the African continent makes this area incredibly rich and unique in biodiversity. The Chinko Conservation Area (CCA) is an important area for endangered wildlife as well a vast ecosystem with complex interactions and is the only managed protected environment in the remote eastern part of CAR.

Most recently, a “functional landscape” of about 64’645 km2 which the government of the CAR designated the mandate to APN to develop a comprehensive conservation strategy and land-use plan. This will need protecting.

JOB OVERVIEW:

African Parks – RCA, engaged in the protection and rehabilitation of the CCA in the Central African Republic, is looking for an experienced Law Enforcement Manager to manage and oversee the expansion of the Law Enforcement Department. Situated in a challenging and insecure locality, the position requires previous operational experience, strong leadership, patience and diplomatic skills.

MAIN ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

· To raise, select, train, mentor and sustain a Law Enforcement Component for the protection of the expanding Conservation Area.

· To work within a culturally diverse group, comprised of many different languages, nationalities, cultures, and backgrounds;

· To create a comprehensive Concept of Operations to underpin the expanding Conservation Area;

· To ensure correct conduct of routine operations, including training and mentoring of the Law Enforcement staff;

· The design and implementation of comprehensive Operational Readiness Mechanism to ensure optimum and appropriate levels of capability at any time;

· To assist in the development of existing information gathering systems and networks, including the management of dedicated staff;

· The planning and conduct all Law Enforcement operations;

· To ensure maximum exploitation of all operations, including monitoring the prosecution, within the legal system, of all cases sent to court;

· To manage and improve command structures, including regular communication with administrative and support bodies surrounding the park, maintaining clear and detailed personnel files, submission of monthly law enforcement reports, mentorship of all levels of Law Enforcement hierarchy, and ensuring high levels of discipline;

· To assist wider park management, including participation in weekly management meetings, liaison with the Operations Manager for logistical support, and contributing to the production of business plans.

· To ensure the on-going maintenance and improvement of capability within the Law Enforcement cadre, including mentorship programs for existing Rangers, coordination and supervision for selection and training of new Rangers, as well as specialised courses;

· To oversee security and maintenance of Law Enforcement assets, including equipment, firearms, and transport; and

· Be available to perform any other task assigned as part of the service by African Parks management.

KEY RELATIONSHIPS:

· General Manager

· Park Manager

· Law Enforcement staff

· Information Officer

· Government, Military, and UN authorities

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

· A minimum of 8 years military experience, with preference given to those with a background in the combat arms;

· Previous experience within Africa, with preference given to those able to demonstrate cultural awareness, and experience in the field;

· At least 5 years of senior management experience;

· Good command of French an advantage and

· Willingness to learn new languages.

WHAT SUCCESS LOOKS LIKE:

A fully functioning anti-poaching team with:

· Reduced poaching in and around the park; and

How to apply:

To apply, please email your CV and cover letter to centralafrica.hr@africanparks.org by Friday, 24th April 2021. Please mention the position name in the subject line of the email.

In case you do not hear from us within two weeks after the closing date, this means that your application was not successful.

We thank you for your interest in working for African Parks.

For more information or questions, do not hesitate the Regional Human Resources Director, Mr. Kevin Keenoo



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