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Laikipia Wildlife Forum Executive Director Job in Kenya

The LWF invites applications for the position of Executive Director.

The ED will have operational and fiscal responsibility for the LWF with key roles being:
  • Advancing the goal of ecosystem conservation through the LWF’s core programmes.
  • Maintaining and strengthening Membership engagement.
  • Supervising all core staff and sub-contracted organisations.
  • Ensuring the LWF’s priorities respond to the needs of its diverse Membership.
  • Maintaining the confidence of public and private sectors, and the support of international conservation and donor organisations.
  • Fundraising for the LWF.

  • Coordinating activities with KWS, KFS, NEMA, WRMA and other relevant departments of local and national government.
  • Advocating and lobbying for the conservation interests of the LWF and Laikipia at local, national and international levels
Required qualifications include:
  • Post graduate degree (PhD preferred) in a relevant subject;
  • at least 10 years experience in community based natural resource management and contemporary conservation in East Africa;
  • grant writing experience;
  • spoken Kiswahili.
  • Candidates with experience in business management and administration, and wildlife/ environmental policy and legislation formulation will be preferred.
The position will be based in the LWF offices in Nanyuki, Laikipia District.

A competitive package will be offered, based on qualifications and experience.

By 31st March 2011, applicants should send via email attachment a C.V., statement of interest, description of experience, qualifications and suitability, salary history, and the names and email addresses of three referees to: Dr. Jonathan Moss,

Applicants must provide their email contact. Receipt of applications will be acknowledged, but only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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