Front page of the advert featuring the summary and CLN logo.

We are hiring an Executive Director

The Community Leaders Network of Southern Africa (CLN) is a registered voluntary association, with its Secretariat based in Namibia. It is a regional network of indigenous peoples and local communities that promotes the rights, well-being, and sustainable development of indigenous communities in Southern Africa. 

CLN is managed by an Executive committee comprising participating national associations and runs a lean secretariat. An opportunity has arisen to employ an Executive Director on a 12-months renewable contract basis.

The Executive Director will work under the direct supervision of the CLN Executive Committee through the chairperson of the Network. The officer holder will also work directly with the national focal persons, and national network and member associations to the network. The main task of the ED is to ensure that CLN’s mandate to empower the national networks and their constituent members is achieved. He will play a key role in providing administrative and strategic leadership, fundraising, stakeholder engagement, and partnership building and provide policy support and guidance to the Executive Committee. He/She will also be responsible for facilitating and arranging meetings of the committee, including planning and reporting on the activities regularly to the committee, affiliate members, and other stakeholders.



Holder of a Master’s degree in Natural resources management, Development Economics, CBNRM, Agriculture and other Social Science DisciplineHolder of PhD in Natural Resources Management, Development Economics, CBNRM, agriculture and other social science discipline will have a greater advantage.

Work Experience:

Over 10 years of experience having worked in at least 3-5 SADC states supporting effective implementation of Community Based Natural Resources Management (CBNRM).Experience in working with and establishment of national and regional networks.Experience in National, regional, and global advocacy, and fair understanding of the working of global treaties such as CBD, CITES, IUCN APAC, etc.

Language Proficiency:

Fluency in written and spoken English. A working knowledge of Portuguese and French would be an advantage.

Download full job description and how to apply by clicking here.

You may also like