Consultant - Conservancy Governance Structures

Consultant - Conservancy Governance Structures

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The African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) has supported the development of wildlife-based conservancies across Africa. Given Uganda did not have conservancies, in 2014, AWF proposed the concepts of conservancies to the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) as a means of expanding habitat protection, diversifying tourism experiences and engaging landowners and communities directly in wildlife conservation through conservancies. UWA was very supportive of the idea and as a result AWF initiated in partnership with UWA the piloting of three conservancies in landscapes surrounding Lake Mburo National Park (LMNP), Murchison Falls National Park (MFNP), and Kidepo Valley National Park (KVNP).

The development of wildlife conservancies in Africa takes careful planning, deep engagement with communities, capacity building and formation of new partnerships. Considerable work remains to advance these conservancies, each of which faces a unique suite of challenges and opportunities.

AWF is currently implementing a five-year USAID-funded Biodiversity for Resilience activity in partnership with RTI, CTPH and Viamo which activity is building on the work that was initiated during the previous Bridge Program that focused on Conservancy development. One of the key roles AWF is to strengthen the governance structures within the three conservancies of Rurambira, Murchison Community Conservancy and Karenga Community Wildlife Area (KCWA).

AWF is seeking a consultant with experience in capacity building with specific focus on leadership, and team building to work with AWF staff to strengthen conservancy governance structure in Murchison Community Conservancy (MCC), Rurambira Conservancy (RC) and Karenga Community Wildlife Area Conservancy.

Terms of reference and application criteria are available for download