Mgahinga Community Development Organization (MCDO)

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

 

JOB ADVERTISEMENT: ECOTOURISM PROJECT MANAGER

 

REPORTING TO: MCDO Director

DIRECT REPORTS: N/A

LOCATION: Kisoro, Uganda

 

POSITION PURPOSE

Under the direct supervision of MCDO Director, the Eco-tourism Project Manager will be responsible for managing the construction and 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 oversee the development of the physical infrastructure of the project, as well as supporting the recruitment and training of staff and service providers (e.g. cooks, housekeepers) and the creation of new activities to offer tourists.

 

The overall goal is to create a great tourism experience for tourists and use that tourism to promote sustainable development through poverty reduction, conservation of the beautiful environment, education, income generation and sustainable agriculture.

 

QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE

a) Knowledge:  Demonstrated knowledge of the principles of ecotourism and how to manage successful ecotourism projects and facilities is essential. A bachelor’s degree in Tourism Management, Environmental Management, Business Administration or similar is strongly preferred. Demonstrable Project Management knowledge is essential to the role.

b) Experience: At least 3 years' experience is required in the field of managing the construction/development and implementation of eco-tourism facilities. Essential experience of managing projects to deliver objectives 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 and local languages (Rufumbira/ Runyankore-Rukiga) desirable.

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

  • The candidate should be a self-starter and a good team player.

 

Key Operational accountabilities

  • Planning and Implementation

  • Monitoring

  • Reporting

  • Coordination and Communication

  • Program Development

  • Policy

 

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

 

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 09th August 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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