Clive Poultney



4 Cikes Place, Douglasdale, Johannesburg

South Africa

Expert in rural development and in environmental and project management

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Clive is an environmental management and rural development specialist. He holds a B.Sc., a Post Graduate Diploma in Environmental Management, a Higher Post-Diploma in Education and finalises a MPhil Environmental Management. Clive has more than 30 years relevant professional experience in: local wildlife/biodiversity-based economies; community development and alternative rural livelihood models; project development and management at international level; fundraising; business plans; feasibility studies; SMME development and support; TVET and education sector analysis, reform and management; curriculum design; HR Development; etc.
Some of his career highlights are: Deputy Director Staff Development – Mpumalanga Parks Board (1994 – 1996); Training Manager Southern African Wildlife College (1996 – 1999); Project Manager, National Conservation Education and Training Project (1999 – 2002); Conservation and Guiding Chamber Manager, Tourism and Hospitality Sector Education and Training Authority (THETA), now CATHSSETA (2000 – 2002); Operations Manager, Integrated Nature-Based Tourism and Conservation Management project (2002 – 2005); consultant and project management service provider through his own company River End Consultants (2005 – present).
Clive speaks English, Afrikaans, Zulu and siSwati.

+27 11 704 4386

+27-82 850 0079

  • Congo The Democratic Republic Of The
  • South Africa
  • Malawi
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Swaziland
  • Uganda
  • United Arab Emirates

  • Education
  • Agriculture
  • Community Development
  • Economy, Employment & TVET
  • Energy, Water & Sanitation

  • 03.e. Annual planning and budgeting
  • 14.e. Coaching enterprises (private sector organisations) towards effective social corporate responsibility
  • 14.d. Coaching/fostering emerging social and inclusive entrepreneurs and business - Conceiving/improving/leveraging inclusive business models - Transformation of NGOs/donor-dependent organisations into successful social enterprises
  • 05.e. Competence management
  • 11.b. Core task analysis - Review / design / optimisation of organisational structures and assignment of mandates / responsibilities (including related funding)
  • 11.e. Delegation of responsibilities, empowerment of public-sector organisations, management contracts, performance contracts, ...
  • 07.a. Design / formulation of projects / programs (including intervention strategies, theories of change, outcome mapping, technical / financial program documents, etc.)
  • 02.c. Development of business models and business plans (for public-sector and parastatal organisations, SOE’s, NGOs, social enterprises)
  • 11.d. Development of local and sub-national Governments
  • 14.c. Development of the social economy and facilitation of inclusive entrepreneurship: conducive environment, inclusive and sustainable business models, funding mechanisms, stakeholder transparency, management coaching, …
  • 09.g. Due Diligence Assessments / Capacity assessment of (existing / potential) partner organisations (e.g. program implementing partners)
  • 01.g. Facilitation of (self)assessments of management teams and/or boards of directors
  • 02.g. Facilitation of change processes and/or of organisational / institutional improvement
  • 14.b. Fostering entrepreneurship and private sector development – facilitation of SMME development
  • 14.h. Green economy
  • 05.g. Individual performance management
  • 02.d. Integrated capacity building at individual, organisational and institutional levels
  • 05.d. Job Descriptions
  • 05.h. Leadership & Management development
  • 07.d. Management, control and steering processes of projects / programmes
  • 03.d. Medium Term Expenditure Framework
  • 07.e. Mid-term and final evaluations of projects and programmes
  • 09.h. Mid-term reviews and final evaluations of projects and programmes of international development cooperation (Including theory-based evaluation)
  • 07.c. Organisational evaluation and capacity analysis of partner organisations identified for / entrusted with responsibilities for (national) project implementation / execution
  • 04.b. Partnerships (Design / optimisation / management of partnerships)
  • 05.i. Peer review – Peer learning – Peer coaching
  • 15.b. Performance budgeting, zero base budgeting, value for money budgeting and results-based budget envelope approaches
  • 05.f. Professional sills development – Training – Pathways of professional development
  • 05.c. Staffing - Staff needs assessment – HR-planning
  • 07.b. System-based context analysis – base line studies
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