IFAW is looking for a Field Operations Manager in Hwange

Field Operations Manager

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Field Operations Manager

  • Post Date:August 17, 2022
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  • Career Level Manager
    Qualification Degree
    Experience 5-10 Years
  • Industry Non Governmental
Job Description



The International Fund for Animal Welfare is a global non-profit helping animal and people thrive together. We are experts and everyday people, working across seas, oceans and in more than 40 countries around the world. We rescue, rehabilitate and release animals, and we restore and protect their natural habitats. The problems we’re up against are urgent and complicated. To solve them, we match fresh thinking with bold action. We partner with local communities, governments, nongovernmental organizations and businesses. Together, we pioneer new and innovative ways to help all species flourish. See how at www.ifaw.org


Working with the Director Landscape Conservation, the Field Operations Manager oversees field-based operations in the Hwange-Matetsi-Zambezi landscape, including infrastructure development & maintenance, fleet management, logistics, and conservation activities. Under the guidance of the Landscape Conservation Director, the primary purpose of the role will be the strategic development and implementation of the ZimParks work in Hwange National Park and other Ifaw interventions across the broader Hwange-Matetsi-Zambezi Landscape of Zimbabwe.


  • Provide technical expertise to support timely and quality delivery of project outputs and outcomes and ensure the long-term impact of project activities as it relates to the Hwange-Matetsi-Zambezi landscape with a focus on strengthening law enforcement, park conservation, research activities and sustainable community livelihoods enhancement.
  • Develop, implement and monitor a five-year strategic plan, annual landscape integrated activities plan & budget aligned with Ifaw’s long term landscape strategy for Zimbabwe.
  • Ensure effective budget management and cost control for all landscape interventions including ensuring adherence to procurement procedures and enforcing that contractors execute according to contracted terms.
  • Provide accurate reports on all landscape operations activities to the Director Landscape Conservation Program, including quarterly and financial reports, and other reports as required by the ZimParks/Ifaw.
  • Support development of project proposals, identify funding opportunities and assist with conducting due diligence to ensure institutional goals and landscape objectives are aligned.
  • Work with relevant teams and departments, to review expenditures charged to restricted grants and other budgets to ensure that costs are reconciled to budgets and are in compliance with grant or contract terms and conditions.
  • Collaborate with relevant staff on project-related communications including writing, editing and helping with web stories, fact sheets, publications and other knowledge and communications material.
  • Work with the Finance and Administration Officer in facilitating procurement of in-country supplies and equipment to ensure compliance with ifaw procurement policies.
  • Represent, when necessary and appropriate, IFAW and the Landscape Conservation Director to government and the public, media, local / traditional authorities / structures, other NGOs, key opinion leaders and influencers, and other relevant entities.


  • Appropriate education/work experience in animal welfare/conservation/natural resources management.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in programme management in animal welfare/conservation.
  • An effective knowledge of media, national and international politics and conservation trends.
  • Proven record of accomplishment in field based implementation of landscape level programs and an understanding of the importance of planning, monitoring and evaluation in delivering effective programmes.
  • Excellent leadership and management skills developed from managing a staff team.
  • Proven cross-cultural, interdisciplinary and landscape / geography based work experience.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, in English and any other local Zimbabwean language.
  • Valid working permit / national or resident of Zimbabwe


Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive list of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities will change from time to time to meet the needs of the department and our company.

At IFAW, we aim to create and foster a workforce that reflects and contributes to the diverse, global community in which we work to improve the lives of both animals and people. We are dedicated to fostering justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion so we actively encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds.


Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand and overtime may be required. All overtime hours must be pre-approved by your manager. There will also be an expectation of travel within this role.


Please forward letter of interest, CV, and copy of credentials to the following 2 emails simultaneously: [email protected] and [email protected]

Your application should include your current and expected salary and benefits. The subject for your application should read: Field Operations Manager – Zimbabwe

Applications should be received before close of business, Friday, 19th August, 2022.