Skills and competencies

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ACADEMIC COMPETENCIES

  • Animal ecology
  • Biology & Society

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MANAGEMENT SKILLS

  • Project cycle management (PCM)
  • Logical framework (logframe) design and review, including participatory logframe formulation
  • Workplans
  • Analysis and strategic planning
  • Budgeting
  • Small grant facilities: procedure design, criteria formulation, implementation and monitoring
  • Audit management
  • Coordination
  • Partnership development
  • Monitoring
  • Administration and finance
  • Personnel management
  • Leadership
  • Team coaching
  • Asset management
  • Procurement
  • Tender management
  • Contracting
  • Workshop design and implementation

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WRITING SKILLS

  • Reporting
  • Contracts
  • Terms of Reference (ToR)
  • Proposals
  • Training and extension materials
  • Workshop materials
  • Project briefs
  • Brochures and pamphlets

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CAPACITY BUILDING

Team and staff

  • People management
  • Team coaching
  • Training needs assessment
  • Training design and production of training materials

Participatory approaches

  • Various assessment approaches (a/o SEAGA, MARP)
  • Participatory mapping (soil based, P3DM, others)
  • Value chains (Market analysis and development (MA&D))
  • Participatory monitoring
COMPUTER SKILLS

Operating systems

  • MS Windows (3.1 through XP, including NT)
  • Apple OSX (10.3 through 10.5)

Communication and internet

  • Various email packages (Eudora, Apple Mail, Outlook, Entourage)
  • Various browsers (Internet Explorer, Opera, Firefox, Camino, Safari, Omniweb), intranet (PlunkIt, Snapmail)
  • Contact / chat (Skype, Adium)
  • Web sites design and production: GoldFish; cPanel based: WordPress, image galleries

Office programs

  • Wordprocessing (MS Word, OpenOffice, Mellel, Nisus Writer Pro, others)
  • Spreadsheets (MS Excel, Numbers)
  • Presentation (PowerPoint, Key Note)

Scientific and statistics

  • Databases (MS Access, MySQL)
  • Familiar with GIS (ArcView, Q GIS, Cartes & Donneés, various open source GIS packages and support programs, including for GPS data management)  primarily for map making.
  • Familiar with statistics programs (SPSS, Cartes & Donneés) for basic data processing.

Graphics

  • Vector drawing (CorelDraw, Omnigraffle, various open source)
  • Images (CorelPaint, various open source)

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OTHER SKILLS

  • Driving license