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Project Executant Job in Eldama Ravine, Kenya

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

Project Executant

To be based in Eldama Ravine, Kenya

Under the supervision of the Conservation Manager, the Project Executant’s major functions will be:
 
  • To ensure the project effectively contributes to the objectives of the overall framework Project known as “The Innovative Approaches towards Rehabilitating the Mau Ecosystem”.

  • S/He will provides advice and collaboration as appropriate to the Conservation Manager;
  • Participate in strategic partnership-building at the project level;
  • fundraising for project activity implementation;
  • have in place effective project organizational/management structures, policies, and processes; and
  • ensure that the project technical and financial standards and reporting requirements are met.
Major duties will include but not limited to: 
  • technical and administrative supervision and accountable for all project funds, assets and office facilities according to WWF FOM policy, including reporting thereof;
  • in consultation with the Conservation Manager, responsible for the development of the project work-plan and ensure its implementation;
  • ensure that environmental awareness and education programme continues to be developed and implemented with full participation of the target communities and partners;
  • ensure contractual commitments and delivery of the outlined outputs are met;
  • ensure the implementation of programme/project reporting, monitoring and evaluation system for the project;
  • establish new and strengthen the existing institutional linkages with partners and stakeholders;
  • continue to support and strengthen the local communities into conservation groups and assist community/self-help projects in the alleviation of poverty through the existing and/or new income generating activities;
  • be the main link between the major stakeholders within the project forming a hub between the governments (national and county), communities, Civil Society Organizations, Private Sector institutions;
  • facilitate regular site steering committee meetings to enhance information sharing and increased resource mobilization within key stakeholders to ensure sustainability;
  • provide advice on pertinent conservation issues in the area, search for lessons learned within the WWF network that are relevant to the project that could help improve the project implementation;
  • participate in relevant conservation meetings and workshops in the area, and develop papers, reports and presentations as necessary.
The incumbent must possess:
  • a university degree in Natural Resource/Environmental Management, Project Management, Ecology, Forestry or related field;
  • at least 5years experience in a similar or management position;
  • technical proficiency in conservation, forestry and integrated natural resource management;
  • good skills in project planning, proposal writing, management, implementation and evaluation as well as experience working with donors;
  • strong communication skills (written/oral), good team leader/player with strong interpersonal 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, leadership and team management skills;
  • good skills in negotiation, liaison, relationship and conflict management skills;
  • Strong analytical skills;
  • A working knowledge of financial management, especially of projects;
  • adaptable, flexible, able to take initiative and prioritize among competing demands;
  • excellent knowledge of Kiswahili and local cultures are added advantages;
  • clean driving license (minimum Class E), with at least 3 years driving experience; and
  • adherence to WWF’s values, which are: Optimistic, Engaging, Determined and Knowledgeable;
Interested candidates who meet the above requirements should email a cover letter and CV to the

Human Resource Manager,
WWF-KCO
Email: HResource@wwfesarpo.org

not later than 28 November 2011.

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