Conservation Coordinator Africa's Eden

Belo Monte, Ilha do Principe, Sao Tome and Principe (ST)
Salary based on skills and experience
Aug 04, 2017
Oct 03, 2017
AE-CC 2017-08
Job Level
Mid level
Employment Type
Contract, Full time
Salary Type

Africa’s Eden is currently looking for a conservation coordinator to lead and implement its Conservation Tourism programme that will consist of six pilot projects, including marine and terrestrial conservation priorities. 


  • Manage the technical, financial and operational implementation of 6 conservation pilot projects in situ of Africa’s Eden Conservation Tourism Programme
  • Liaise closely and collaborate with partner organizations for the pilot projects’ implementation
  • Recruit, manage and train a small team of local guides to support the actual field work
  • Organise the practical details and logistics of field missions, expeditions and visiting researchers
  • Develop targets and work plans for each pilot project, ensure close follow up and regular reporting
  • Liaise with partner organizations, regional government, tour operators, journalists, and tourists
  • Set up, manage and coordinate the functioning of the Belo Monte Research Centre and Laboratory
  • Give presentations on conservation issues for visiting tourists in the Belo Monte Auditorium  
  • Provide technical assistance with the realization of the Belo Monte Museum (when needed)
  • Communicate on the pilot projects through social media, website, local media and in the museum
  • Perform other tasks that may be required from time to time, appropriate to skills and experience


  • Master’s degree in Biology, Conservation, Environmental Sciences or related field
  • At least 3-5 years’ experience managing biodiversity conservation projects in the field
  • Previous experience in managing small teams
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills
  • Proven ability to collaborate effectively with partner organizations, including government, international and local NGOs, community groups and businesses
  • Experience of working with local rural communities on bottom-up conservation approaches
  • Experience building conservation capacity, developing and delivering training to local staff
  • Previous experience living in developing countries and remote settings
  • Fluent in written and spoken Portuguese and English
  • Strong and effective communicator
  • Demonstrated willingness to think creatively, to problem-solve and to try new approaches
  • Good physical condition
  • Ecotourism experience is an asset

Terms and Conditions

  • Full-time position requiring flexible working hours
  • Salary based on skills and experience
  • Accommodation provided at staff quarters of the Belo Monte Plantation Hotel
  • 2 months of annual leave (schedule of 5 months on, 1 month off), budget for flight expenses provided
  • Medical insurance allowance of 800 € (good insurance including repatriation obligatory)

Location: Roça Belo Monte Plantation Hotel, Ilha do Principe, Sao Tome & Principe

Duration: One year fixed term contract with possibility to extend. 3-month probation period

Suggested start date 1 October 2017 or as soon as possible

To apply for this position, please send a motivation letter, your CV and contact details of 3 references to Africas Eden by 23 August 2017. Please mark your application with ‘Conservation Coordinator - your name’. Only successful candidates will be contacted for an interview.