The Sahara Conservation Fund is recruiting a

Chief Operating Officer

for its operations based in France

The Sahara Conservation Fund (SCF) is a young and dynamic NGO established in 2004 to address the extinction crisis facing the wildlife of the Sahara and neighbouring Sahelian grasslands of Africa. SCF focuses on the conservation of threatened species and their habitats. Projects include the establishment and management of protected areas, the reintroduction of lost species, and hands-on training of African professionals through applied research, wildlife survey and monitoring. SCF is legally incorporated in the United States of America, with representations in Chad and Niger, and a brand new European affiliate - SCF-Europe - in France.

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Chief Operating Officer will work from SCF's European office based in France. The ideal candidate is a dynamic and experienced leader, fluent in French and English, with a proven track record in organizational development. She or he is comfortable operating in a multi-cultural and international environment and works creatively to develop and manage the organisation's human resources, business practices, fundraising and communications capacity. In collaboration with the CEO, SCF boards and staff, the COO will play a key role in developing and implementing long term business plans and strategies for SCF, using vision, strong leadership and sound management to further the organization's mission, impact and effectiveness.

The successful candidate will have outstanding organizational, management and leadership abilities, with proven experience as COO or similar role in creating and managing high-performing teams of diverse individuals in an international and multi-cultural business or non-profit setting. Strong experience in business management functions such as HR, finance, operating policies and procedures, is essential, with experience of European Union administrative and financial procedures a definite plus. The candidate will be fluent in both French and English, with excellent interpersonal and public speaking skills. A passion for SCF's conservation mission and goals is essential.

To express your interest in this position, please write to the Chief Executive Officer at setting out who you are, your experience and qualifications as they relate to SCF's work and mission, and why you are interested in this job. Please provide a full CV and details of three referees who can provide a critical assessment of key aspects of your professional track record, abilities and personal qualities.

Full job descriptions can be downloaded from SCF's website:


Deadline for submissions: 30 November 2016.

posted: 02 November 2016     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.