Programme and Facility Manager- Cheetah Conservation Fund

Posted: 12 July 2023| Full-Time|Somaliland


Cheetah Conservation Fund (“CCF”) is the world’s longest-running non-profit organisation dedicated to saving the wild cheetah. Since 2018, CCF has been working collaboratively with the Government of Somaliland on a joint project, “Combatting the Illegal Wildlife Trade in Cheetah” designed to disrupt trafficking networks, increase capacity in Somaliland law enforcement, and care for cheetahs confiscated or seized by the government. Their joint aims are to conserve cheetahs, cheetah habitat and biodiversity and to eradicate Illegal Wildlife Trade (IWT), Human-Wildlife Conflict (HWC) and habitat loss, which threaten the existence of cheetahs in Somaliland.  CCF cares for over 90 cheetahs and has recently moved to their new Cheetah Rescue and Conservation Centre (CRCC) on over 800ha of land and are working with the government to help develop the first national park and conservancies around the (CRCC). CCF is looking for a dynamic and responsible Program and Facility Manager for their programs in Somaliland (a democratic, autonomous state in the Horn of Africa. This is NOT Somalia).

job description

  • Reporting to and partnering closely with the CCF Executive Director to achieve the organization’s mission and vision
  • Representing organization at meetings with government, NGO partners and local stakeholders. Create and maintain relationships
  • Manage/oversee financial operations of all CCF interests in Somaliland in liaison with the Director and other relevant staff
  • Oversee all departments
  • Provide Human Resources management for contract employment, disciplinary actions and Somaliland Law requirements
  • Provide support and advice to both veterinary and animal care staff and in conjunction with the head vet, animal care manager and Director
  • Taking into account medical, logistical and financial implications
  • Manage CCF infrastructure both at the CCF’s Cheetah Rescue and Conservation Centre and in the city of Hargeisa. Manage various contractors as required
  • Coordinate the Illegal Wildlife Programs and manage confiscations as required
  • Carry out hands on maintenance and animal care duties as required, oversee cheetah food requirements with Animal Care Manager
  • Manage CCF’s fleet of vehicles
  • Strategic planning and management for business/tourism development
  • Responsible for overall business goals working closely with CCF Executive Director
  • Mentoring local and international staff
  • Design and implement any CRCC improvements in conjunction with the Director
  • Provide a safe environment for staff, volunteers and visitors
  • Implement and manage CCF protocols
  • Monitor in country security and liaise with staff
  • Provide monthly financial updates to Director and relevant staff
  • Any other duties requested by the Director

Person specification

  • Drive a Manual vehicle
  • 4wd experience
  • Obtain a local drivers’ license
  • First aid
  • Flexibility in time management
  • Land Management experience
  • Experience in business or project management
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills in English
  • Very good problem solving and decision-making skills as well as a strategic-thinking personality
  • Ability to lead and motivate people
  • High level of responsibility and personal drive
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills; must be fluent in written and spoken English

Employment Conditions

 Reports to

  • Executive Director
  • General Manager

 Direct Reports

  •  Administration Manager
  • Construction Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Animal Care Manager
  • Head Vet
  • Grant Coordinators
  • Book Keepers
  • Community Based Program Staff – oversight
  • Research Staff -oversight


Interested candidates may send their applications to 

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