Conservation Technology Intern at Akagera Management Company

1 Conservation Technology Intern at Akagera Management Company
Conservation Technology Intern

Akagera Management Company | Type: Internship
Published: 2024-05-22 | Deadline: 2024-06-20


Akagera Management Company Ltd (AMC Ltd) is a public-private partnership created between the Government of Rwanda through RDB and African Parks Network to manage Akagera National Park. AMC Ltd is seeking a suitable candidate for the position of Conservation Technology Intern.

JOB TITLE: Conservation Technology Intern
REPORTING TO: Conservation Technology Manager & IT Officer
LOCATION: Akagera National Park, Eastern Rwanda
STARTING DATE: 1st July 2024

The Conservation Technology Intern will be responsible for the daily onsite management and application of technology with a key focus on Law Enforcement and conservation activities. This includes programming Conservation Applications, upgrading computer skills and data analysis abilities, maintaining LoRa and radio systems, and working towards a fully integrated conservation technology solution for the park.

Duties and Key Responsibilities

  • Maintaining and upgrading reporting applications: Ensure rugged smartphones are maintained and functional, keep applications updated, and maintain camera traps and weather stations.
  • Maintain high-quality function of control room reporting structures: Train all control room operators and rangers to meet the standards, ensuring 100% of operators can report Law Enforcement activities.
  • Upkeeping, troubleshooting, and maintaining the communication backbone radio system and LoRa system: Limit downtime to a maximum of one week, check system uptime daily, and implement LoRa-based GPS animal tracking.

  • Maintenance and upkeep of the Earth Ranger situational awareness system: Ensure all names of subjects are correct and in the right groups, perform daily data checks, and prevent unauthorized access.
  • Maintenance and upkeep of the Esri Reporting System: Ensure reporting applications are running, train control room staff on application usage, develop applications as needed, and verify incoming data.
  • Internet system management: Limit downtime of the internet system throughout the park, especially at HQ.
  • Implementation of new technologies for the park: Stay informed about new conservation technologies and assess their applicability to the park.

Qualifications (Education, Experience, Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities)


  • A Degree in Information Technology or equivalent.
  • Fluent in English and/or French/Kinyarwanda.
  • Not afraid of heights.
  • Passion for conservation and wildlife
  • Advanced knowledge of computers, software applications, and networking skills, including Microsoft Word, Excel, ArcGIS, Cybertracker, Mototrbo, and others.
  • Experience using conservation technologies.
  • Outstanding and demonstrated leadership skills.
  • Clean record of conduct (no convictions).
  • Prepared to live onsite.
  • Physically fit and able to work in the field (fitness and medical check annually).
  • Age: Between 20 and 40 years.


  • Rwandan nationality and from the community would be an added advantage.
  • Experience working in protected areas or National Parks.
  • Proven experience with conservation applications and technical tools.

Application Process
Interested candidates should send their application letter along with all relevant documents to the email address provided below no later than 20th June 2024. The required documents should be submitted as scanned soft copies in PDF format (preferably as one document) to . Successful candidates will be expected to start on 1st July 2024.

Application Documents:

  • Application cover letter addressed to the Park Manager/CEO.
  • Curriculum vitae including personal details, education level, and relevant experience.
  • Names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three (3) references.

All documents should be combined into one PDF document and named as follows: "Name_Akagera_Conservation_Technology_Intern_2024".

Note: Only candidates meeting the required qualifications and relevant experience will be shortlisted. If you do not hear from us within two weeks after the submission deadline, please consider your application unsuccessful.

Park Manager/CEO
Akagera Management Company