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Nature Reserves Operations Manager Job

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Date: Feb 28, 2023

Location: SA

Company: The Royal Commission for AlUla

Job Purpose

Managing all operational needs, including implementation, budget planning & modelling, and activation & monitoring of operations in Nature Reserves as well as supervision of vendors to ensure implementation of best practices.


Key Duties and Responsibilities

Functional Responsibilities

  1. Contribute to the development of the vision, objectives and strategies, and develop action plans for the management of all AlUla’s nature reserve, based on assessments of the features, monuments, environment, areas, and landscapes of each reserve.
  2. Manage and monitor all preventive, interceptive, and emergency programs and initiatives that are required for maintaining and protecting the reserves’ wildlife, and natural heritage
  3. Oversee the implementation of projects, events, and programs that are applied at the reserve sites and ensure the provision of support services required to implement these projects and events.
  4. Provide continuous coordination and consultation to support the implementation of all guidelines and policies related to the management and protection of AlUla’s nature reserves.
  5. Manage the budget planning and operation for nature reserves.
  6. Perform any other job-related duties as required by the direct manager.


Managerial Responsibilities

  1. Provide input to the sector’s strategy from the Department's or Section's perspective in line with RCU overall vision and mission.
  2. Develop the Department's or Section's objectives, KPIs, annual operational plans and ensure plan execution is meeting the targets
  3. Contribute to the preparation of the Department's or Section's annual budget and monitor the financial performance of the Department or Section.
  4. Implement and execute the Department's or Section's policies and procedures. Oversee the overall performance of the section and ensure KPI’s are well developed, cascaded, communicated and monitored.
  5. Ensure effective staffing, professional development and deployment of staff of the Department or Section in consultation with the Sector Executive or (Executive) Director.


Job Requirements

Academic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s Degree preferred)

Work Experience

  • 6 years of relevant experience with 2 years in a managerial role.

Other Requirements

  • Written and Oral proficiency of English language.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Time management and organization skills.
  • Familiarity with standards, regulations, best practices, and performance standards.
  • Maintains a high standard of professionalism, presentation, personal integrity, and customer support.

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