Assistant Coordinator

  • Tempo Inteiro
  • Maputo

Instituição: Peace Parks Foundation


The Assistant Coordinator: Counter-Poaching Unit (CPU), will work closely with and be in support of the PPF CPU team, head ranger and regional rangers based in ZNP. He\she will report directly to the Counter Poaching Unit Coordinator (ZNP). The CPU is responsible for advising, supporting and assisting the park authorities with the implementation of their counter poaching and security related strategy and related operations.

Role Accountabilities:

  • Advise, assist and support coordinated ZNP CPU operations.
  • Advise and support ZNP CPU assets and equipment management.
  • Assist with control of CPU storeroom and Operations Room.


Role Requirements:

  • A minimum of 3 years’ previous experience in counter poaching and/or wildlife security related operations in a similar environment.
  • A recognized K9 handler qualification with operational experience in handling a tracker dog, during follow-up operations will be an added advantage.
  • Skills in management, communication, advising, bushcraft, and basic administration are essential.
  • Self-driven with strong leadership and performance management.
  • Ability and willingness to live remotely.
  • Fit and healthy to perform in-field field ranger duties.
  • A working knowledge or willingness to learn Portuguese will be an added advantage.


Role Responsibilities:

  • Assist and support CPU Coordinator with the day-to-day activities of ZNP counter poaching and security operations.
  • Advise and support the operational requirements to ensure effectiveness and efficiencies of operations are achieved.
  • Advise, support and mentor Operations Room personnel.
  • Advise, assist and support with regards to K9 deployment, training, and kennel maintenance.
  • Assist in financial oversight of cost-effective implementation of operations.
  • Assist and support CPU Coordinator (ZNP) with financial management responsibilities including Budgets, Cash
  • Flow and Field Rangers’ incentives.
  • Assist with oversight of internal quality assurance, including but not limited to all Field Ranger patrols, firearm handling, radio usage, training, air support and K9 operations.
  • Assist with the CPU project administration and reporting requirements, including monthly reports, training programme reporting, statistics, incentive scheme reporting etc.
  • Assist the CPU Coordinator (ZNP) in developing, fostering and managing stakeholder engagement with all identified stakeholders to deliver both short and long-term requirements.


Liaise with:

  • CPU Coordinator
  • Head Ranger & Regional Rangers
  • PPF Project Manager
  • ZNP Management team at HQ
  • PPF CPU Manager
  • PPF Senior Project Coordinator

Interested candidates are invited to submit a cover letter detailing their interest in and suitability for the position and a Curriculum Vitae, with full address, telephone number, email address and contact details of at least three contactable references. These should be submitted by 19 September 2022.

A competitive salary package will be negotiated, based on qualifications and experience.

Applications should be submitted to:
Human Resources

SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES will be contacted to attend an interview. Should you not hear from us within two weeks from the closing date, your application was unsuccessful

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