Mgahinga Community Development Organization (MCDO)

P.O. Box 280, Kisoro, Uganda. Website: www.mcdou.org

 

JOB ADVERTISEMENT: ECOTOURISM OFFICER

 

REPORTING TO: MCDO Director

DIRECT REPORTS: N/A

LOCATION: Kisoro, Uganda

CONTRACT DURATION: 12 months

 

POSITION PURPOSE

Under the direct supervision of MCDO Director, the Ecotourism Officer will be responsible for implementation of the Community Based Tourism Project (CBT) in Kisoro, “Kisoro Eco Tourism Program” in Uganda on behalf of the Project Steering Committee between MCDO & Intrepid Travel. This project is to be guided by and adheres to the roles and responsibilities outlined in the Partnership agreement.

 

MCDO is the leading community non-governmental organization that is promoting community led development and conservation around Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.

 

S/he will lead development of the community-based tourism and eco-tourism facilities. The overall goal is to use tourism as a tool to promote sustainable development through poverty reduction, conservation of the beautiful environment, education, good health, income generation and sustainable agriculture.

 

QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE

a) Knowledge: A Bachelor's degree in Tourism Management or equivalent and demonstrated knowledge of how to manage Ecotourism projects and facilities. Project Management knowledge is essential.

b) Experience: At least 3 years' experience is required in the field of managing eco-tourism facilities and/or consulting in this area. Essential experience of managing projects to deliver on time and on budget, and Monitoring and Evaluation.

c) Must be eligible to work in Uganda

OTHER SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES 

  • Highly entrepreneurial and focused in the pursuit of both Conservation and Tourism goals with the proven ability of delivery.

  • Excellent communication skills that include technical writing and marketing skills.

  • Excellent command of both oral and written English.

  • Fluency in both English and local languages (Rufumbira/ Runyankore-Rukiga) desirable.

  • Proficient in computer programs including MS Word, MS Excel and MS Power Point.

  • The candidate should have good PR skills, social media awareness, should be a self-starter and a good team player.

Key Operational accountabilities

  • Planning

  • Monitoring

  • Reporting

  • Coordination and communication

  • Program development

  • Policy formulation

 

Please refer to the detailed Job Description for a full list of Operational Accountabilities for the Ecotourism Officer.

 

This is a 12-month contract with potential for extension contingent to availability of project funds, need and performance.

 

If you meet the above qualifications, send your application letter and resume to jobs@mcdou.org by 21st June 2019. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Mission
Membership

Promoting environmental conservation and livelihoods improvement in the Bwindi-Mgahinga conservation area

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​Address: P.O. Box 280, Kisoro, Uganda
Telephone: ​+256782306973

Email: info@mcdou.org

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