Executive Director

Canadian Ape Alliance (CAA) is currently seeking a Toronto-based Executive Director for its Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) operations in a part-time volunteer capacity. As a Canadian Ape Alliance volunteer, you can volunteer to work on, and to lead activities that advance the conservation of great apes and human development in DRC. Volunteering with CAA is an excellent way to expand your network, enhance your skills and make a difference. The role of the Executive Director is to remotely oversee a limited portfolio of CAA projects according to deadlines and within budget. This includes helping acquiring resources and coordinating the efforts of team members and third-party contractors or consultants. The Executive Director will be involved in overall CAA strategic planning efforts and will also help define project objectives for new Canadian Ape Alliance initiatives.


  • Remotely direct and oversee the work of local contacts, volunteers and contractors
  • Liaise with project stakeholders in DRC and Canada on an ongoing basis.
  • Draft and submit budget proposals, and recommend subsequent budget changes where necessary.
  • Set and continually manage project expectations with team members and other stakeholders.
  • Develop and deliver progress reports, proposals, requirements documentation, and presentations.
  • Determine the frequency and content of status reports from the project team, analyze results, and troubleshoot problem areas.
  • Coordinate fundraising activity.


  • Cultural knowledge of the region (DRC) is an asset.
  • PMP or Project Management working background preferred.
  • Some NGO/Development experience preferred.
  • Experience of living and/or working in developing countries would be useful but not essential.
  • Knowledge of French is an asset.

Please fill out the Volunteer Application form to apply for this position. For more information on Canadian Ape Alliance and our programs, please visit http://great-apes.com. You can also follow Canadian Ape Alliance on Facebook and Twitter.

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