Head of Durrell Conservation Training Ltd Mauritius

Mauritius (MU)
May 02, 2017
Jun 09, 2017
DCT Ltd Mauritius
Job Level
Senior level
Employment Type
Contract, Permanent
Salary Type

Head of Durrell Conservation Training Ltd Mauritius 

This is a unique and exciting opportunity to lead the day-to-day management and strategic development of the training programme delivered through Durrell Conservation Training Ltd, Mauritius.  We are looking for a proactive and strategic individual with a positive attitude and with proven management and communications skills.

Principal Accountabilities

  • To provide strategic direction for Durrell Conservation Training Ltd and the development of multi-year strategic plans (with underlying budgets) that deliver the organisation’s capacity-building goals in line with the broader strategic plan of Durrell’s international training programme; To develop and deliver a programme of conservation training courses in Mauritius designed to attract participants from the international conservation community; To line manage staff within Durrell Conservation Training Ltd as and when they are employed and ensure all day to day functions of the organisation are allocated to appropriate staff or contracted out; To oversee the legislative requirements placed on DCT Ltd as a Mauritian-based not-for-profit, limited company, including the organisation of and participation in bi-annual Board meetings and national reporting requirements; To represent the organisation at the Board of Directors meetings held to oversee the development of the organisation; Monitor and maintain quality standards within the training programme and ensure that annual KPIs are met; Maintain current local partnerships and develop local and international institutional partnerships that enhance the quality and quantity of the training being provided by the organisation; Seek and follow up on local funding possibilities, work with Durrell’s fundraising team for international funding, produce fund-raising proposals and manage donor relations in support of the organisation’s training work; To support and, where appropriate, deliver Durrell’s training activities within Western Indian Ocean, including Madagascar, Comoros and the Seychelles; To support the delivery of Durrell’s broader investment in Mauritius through support to project administration, fundraising and donor reporting associated with delivery of the 2017 – 2025 Durrell Strategy; To support Durrell’s wider conservation training programme as and when required.



Staff:  To recruit, line-manage and develop staff as employed by Durrell Conservation Training Ltd in Mauritius.  This role also requires the ability to co-ordinate and manage the delivery of training initiatives involving staff from other partner organisations, such as the Mauritian Wildlife Foundation. To additionally recruit interns and volunteers where appropriate.


Job Location and duration

The position is based in Mauritius.  The period of employment for this position is 2 years, date of commencement TBC.


Knowledge and skill

  • A Minimum MSc in a biological or related wildlife management/ conservation field;
  • A minimum of 3 Years financial/project management experience within an international organisation;
  • Proven experience as a professional conservation trainer and facilitator and evidence of a valued reputation within the conservation sector;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Bilingual in French and English;
  • Excellent people management skills and a team player;
  • Enthusiastic, energetic, innovative and entrepreneurial;
  • Commitment to be part of a team taking Durrell to a new level of reputation, profile and conservation impact.

How to apply

To apply for this position please send your updated CV, completed application form and cover letter to recruitment@durrell.org.

A full job description that explains the role is available at www.durrell.org/home/work-at-durrell/

Closing date for applications:  Friday, 9th June 2017.