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About the role

This advisory and support role aims to ensure the delivery of support to EPI Member State and non-Member State governments alike, throughout Francophone Africa. The role will focus on:

● State and partner engagement – 15%.
● Support for the implementation of the Gold Standards for the Management of Ivory

programme, including the stockpile management system (SMS) – 60%.
● Support for the implementation of the EPIF’s HEC Strategy and Vision 2030 – 25%.

Salary: Salary to be agreed upon and is dependent upon experience. Expenses will be reimbursed in line with the EPIF Expenses Policy.

Location:  This is a remote role, located in Francophone Africa and within easy reach of an international airport. The EPIF does not pay for relocation costs. Subject to COVID-19 restrictions, travel (approximately two trips per quarter) throughout Francophone Africa will be required.


Reporting: The successful candidate will report to the Head of Operations and will work closely with the rest of the senior leadership team, in particular the Technical Director for Ivory Management. Quarterly work plans with deliverables will be jointly agreed upon with the Head of Operations.

Contract: Full-time, minimum of 35 hours per week. Over the course of 24 months, with a 3-month probation period, and the possibility of extension subject to funding.

Deadline for applications: Early application is encouraged, with a deadline of no later than 1700 West Africa Time (WAT) on Monday 31 January 2022.

Key responsibilities


State and partner engagement in Francophone Africa:

  • Develop and maintain dialogue with Government nominated EPI Focal Points and their hierarchy.

  • Represent the EPI in relevant meetings in the region.

  • Support the EPI communications strategy.

  • Remain up to date and provide accurate information on the political landscape.


Support the implementation of the Gold Standards for the Management of Ivory programme, including the SMS, through supporting the Technical Director on the following activities:

  • Project management support for the implementation of activities in Gabon, and Cote d’Ivoire, as well as other Francophone countries.

  • Support countries using the SMS via regular communications and troubleshooting.

  • Undertake SMS scoping visits and deliver SMS training, both remotely and in-country.

  • Support the inventory of ivory stockpiles and other wildlife products and CITES reporting.

Support for the implementation of the EPIF’s HEC Strategy and Vision 2030:

  • Engage with Francophone EPI Member States to raise the level of political awareness of HEC as well as the EPIF’s HEC Strategy and Vision 2030.

  • Identify and enable opportunities for the exchange of information, updates, and technical advice relating to HEC. Communicating through National Focal Points.

  • Support the EPIF’s HEC Team to offer support on practical, effective, and locally relevant HEC prevention and mitigation efforts, as necessary.


  • Assisting in the documentation of processes and report writing.

  • Support the development of fundraising proposals and donor reporting.

  • Developing and maintaining relationships with collaborators, and government officials.

  • Working with consultants, where necessary, to undertake the work and work with the sub-grant awardees in the listed countries.

  • Ensuring that the monitoring and evaluation information is available and grant regulations are adhered to.

  • Support the external representation and promotion of the EPI, the EPIF and its work, including supporting events the organisation is hosting and attending.

Person Specification 

Essential Experience and Skills. You must have a proven track record of:

  • Fluency in both English and French, written and spoken.

  • A postgraduate degree, or equivalent, in a relevant field.

  • At least 7 years’ experience in an international organisation, charity, NGO, or with government (ideally with African stakeholders).

  • Demonstrable experience in senior project management or technical advisory roles.

  • Experience in undertaking assessments and development of procedures and protocols.

  • Highly organised, detail-oriented with excellent writing skills and a practical hands-on attitude to work.

  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to adapt work plan/process to the situation, with the ability to work effectively with multicultural and multidisciplinary partners.

  • An enthusiastic and committed self-starter who can work well independently.

  • Strong ICT skills, and ease with basic Office software (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).


Desirable Experience and Skills

  • Working with conducting storeroom audits and data management.

  • Technically proficient with the confidence to employ a variety of data analysis and other software applications.

  • A good understanding of Africa and the conservation landscape in Africa.


Application process:

If you are looking for a rewarding post with exciting opportunities to develop experience in African conservation efforts, within a dynamic and innovative team, and have the necessary skills and experience, we want to hear from you. Please send a cover letter of maximum 2 pages, outlining your suitability for the role and with reference to the above Experience/Skills requirements, and a copy of your CV (maximum two pages) to with the subject line: Application - Advisor to the EPIF by 1700 West Africa Time (WAT) on Monday 31 January 2022. Early application is encouraged, as candidates may be interviewed prior to the deadline.


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