Sahara Conservation Fund

The Sahara Conservation Fund (SCF) is a pioneering international conservation organization working at the forefront of efforts to save the endangered wildlife of the Sahara and the Sahel.  Since its founding in 2004, SCF has been instrumental in the protection and restoration of unique desert antelopes, such as the addax and scimitar-horned oryx, establishment of one the largest protected areas in the world in Niger, implementation of a recovery programme for the planet’s largest bird, the North African ostrich, and has put Saharan wildlife on the global conservation agenda through a combination of field work, communications, and outreach.

Nearly 15 years after it was established, SCF is at a transition point in its development. It has a growing portfolio of species-focused and landscape management initiatives, including a major new EU-funded project in Chad, and a broadening suite of partnerships. A new strategic plan has been developed which sets ambitious goals for advancing the restoration of key target species across the Sahara and Sahel and improving the management of the ecosystems they depend on, as well as amplifying SCF’s role as a leading global voice for the conservation of the region’s unique wildlife.

As part of the new strategy and in line with the overall growth and evolution of the organization, SCF is recruiting a visionary, passionate, and skilled Chief Executive Officer to lead the organization.  He or she will be the primary leader of the staff and operations, set strategic direction and execution, and build strong relationships and collaborations with a wide range of local and government partners, funders, conservation organizations and networks, and other actors relevant to SCF’s work. The successful candidate will be a creative problem-solver, outstanding leader and developer of effective teams, have a deep interest and broad understanding of nature conservation and the aims and mission of SCF, and be committed to achieving impact in nature conservation.

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