Frankfurt Zoological Society (FZS) conserves wildlife and ecosystems focusing on protected areas and outstanding wild places. We aim to work with and for people to secure biodiversity in key ecosystems worldwide as the basis for all life and the livelihoods of present and future generations.

FZS maintains long-term conservation programmes in Africa, South America, Asia and Europe. In South America, FZS works in the Amazon basin and adjacent areas. In 2014, FZS expanded its work to Guyana and started to support the Protected Areas Commission (PAC) in establishing an effective management for the recently declared Kanuku Mountains Protected Area.

Guyana, South America’s only English speaking country, has a spectacular landscape and a stable diversity of wildlife that up until now has been relatively unaltered by development activities. Its 80% forest cover is still intricately linked with the day-to-day survival of thousands of people who hunt, fish, farm and gather materials in its forests.

We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join this exciting project by 1st October 2019 as the Project Leader Kanuku Mountains (f/m/d)

You will continue to strengthen the support to and the cooperation with the PAC and will help to drive our engagement in the country.


  • Providing practical support and technical advice to the PAC administration of the Kanuku Mountains Protected Area, in particular in the fields of protection, monitoring and resource management Helping to build capacity for effective protected area management in the Kanuku Mountains Landscape
  • Supporting surrounding indigenous communities in the sustainable management of their natural resources Implementing and managing the project, including proposal development, planning, budgeting and reporting Managing funds and helping to acquire funds
  • Representing FZS in the country towards partner institutions


  • A postgraduate degree in environmental or biological science
  • At least 5 years of working experience in protected area management, ideally in South or Central America
  • Significant knowledge of nature conservation in Central or South America
  • Experienced in research methodologies and field data collection techniques
  • Experience in working with local communities
  • Proven experience in project and grant management, and fundraising
  • Ability and willingness to work in remote areas under basic conditions Excellent communication skills in both written and oral English,
  • knowledge of Spanish or Portuguese is helpful
  • Knowledge of SMART highly desirable
  • Passion for Nature


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We offer an exciting opportunity with an innovative and globally growing organisation. You will be part of a team of dedicated conservation experts, which operates across four continents.


Please refer to our website www.fzs.org for more information on the position and our Society.

To apply, please email a letter of interest, CV, and references to [email protected]