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Environmental and Social Safeguards Expert/s – NAMIBIA NATURE FOUNDATION


Job Title: Specialist/s Environmental and Social Safeguards
Job Grading: D5 Location: Windhoek, Namibia
Reports to: Executive Director
Note: Formal Position (FT/PT) or pool of experts

A. Overall Objective
The Environment & Social Safeguards Specialist/s will ensure the safeguarding of social policies, governance and human rights-based approaches across the work of the NNF and on a needs basis our partners. S/he will be responsible for establishment, coordination and implementation of environment/social safeguard related aspects under NNF varied programs. S/he will also take on an independent role in dealing with complaints from external parties affected by NNF projects in relation to the application of safeguards.

B. Key duties and responsibilities:

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C. Desired Qualifications and Experience

This position requires:
• An appropriate degree (preferably at Masters level)
• A minimum of 6 years of experience in safeguard related work or other closely related areas.
• The individual should have sound knowledge in safeguards, social policies, indigenous peoples and local communities related issues, gender and social inclusion,
• In addition experience in livelihood, conservation policies and current development issues in Namibia.
• Experience of working with field-based conservation and development initiatives, diverse community groups, partner NGO’s government and donor agencies is desirable.

D. Knowledge, skills and abilities
✓ Strong written and verbal communication skills in English other Namibian languages are an asset
✓ Ability to work with a cross section of societal groups and still convey conservation concepts and methodologies
✓ Must have strong initiative and ability to work independently
✓ Willingness and ability to work for extended periods of time in remote and undeveloped areas
✓ Valid driver’s license and ability to operate a 4×4 vehicle
✓ Strong communication, coordination and facilitation skills
✓ Strong negotiating and analytical skills
✓ Ability to work in a multidisciplinary and multicultural team.

Your application must be addressed to the appropriate person and submitted no later than 17:00 on Monday the 17th of January 2022.

submit to jessica@nnf.org.na – you must title your email in the subject line – ESSE 2021

Your application should consist of a motivation letter of no more than 2 pages outlining why you are the person for the job and also contain a concise CV.
Other documents may be requested at the shortlisting stage.

Please note that due to the high number of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

For candidate dropping their applications physically, ensure that you have placed your application documents into the right application box at the NNF Head Office in Windhoek.

Please note that physical applications will only be received in normal working hours from 10th of January 2022 up to the 17th of January 2022.


Queries to Jessica Nowotes HR & Admin Manager Jessica@nnf.org.na


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