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Programme Coordinator Job in Lamu Kenya

WWF- the global conservation organization, Kenya Country Office (WWF-KCO), is seeking to recruit a:

Programme Coordinator - Coastal Kenya Programme 

to be based in Lamu.

The Job:

Working under supervision of the WWF-KCO Conservation Manager and technically linking with the Marine and Terrestrial Leaders based at the Coastal East Africa (CEA) secretariat in Dar-es-salaam, the Programme Coordinator will be responsible for facilitation and coordination of WWF CEA work in Kenya by ensuring that the WWF Kenya Country Action Plan is implemented effectively in Coastal Kenya (marine, coastal and forestry) through this particular programme.


The Programme Coordinator will manage WWF human and financial resources in Coastal Kenya, participate in strategic partnership-building at the programme level, contribute to fundraising for programme activity implementation; implement effective programme organizational/management structures, policies, and processes; ensure projects technical standards and reporting requirements are met and provide advice and collaboration as appropriate to the Conservation Manager.

Required Qualifications and Experience:
  • Preferably a Masters Degree in Coastal Zone Management, Forestry, Natural Resources or Environmental Management, or related sciences with at least eight (8) years of field experience in environmental/natural resources management with special emphasis on biodiversity conservation and community livelihood issues.
  • Proven ability to work effectively with government agencies, local CSOs, and facilitating links between government and communities;
  • demonstrated fund raising and resource mobilization ability;
  • project management, monitoring and evaluation experiences will be an added advantage.
The Person

We are looking for a self-driven and highly motivated Kenya Citizen with strong leadership skills, strong vocational interest in nature conservation, a working knowledge of financial management, excellent inter-personal skills - with the ability to network and to develop and maintain strong relationships at all levels, both internally and with local communities, government agencies, the not-for-profit sector and the scientific community.

S/He must be flexible, able to take initiative and prioritize among competing demands, have excellent oral and written communications skills in English; and adherence to WWF’s values, which are: Passionate & Optimistic, Challenging & Inspiring, Credible & Accountable, Persevering & Delivering Results.

Interested candidates meeting above requirements should send a letter of application and a detailed CV to the

Human Resources Manager,

not later than 08 July 2011.

Note: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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