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NGO Jobs in Kenya - WWF

WWF- The global conservation organization, is keen to recruit the following positions:

Regional Human Resource Partner

To be based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Under the supervision of the Head of HR Services & Field Support – WWF International, this position provides strategic HR guidance and support to WWF International’s Programme Offices (POs) in the region.

He/She implements best-practice policies for talent acquisition and retention, compensation and benefits, staff development, performance management and leadership development.

Working closely with Regional HR Directors/Managers, monitors HR standards in each office and ensures continuous flow of management data and information between offices and the Secretariat.

The incumbent must possess: 
  • MBA or a professional Human Resources qualification or equivalent tertiary education;
  • A minimum of 10 years professional experience in Human Resources ideally with experience in dealing with HR issues in the region.
  • Excellent combination of being strategic as well as hands on;
  • Proven interpersonal and people management skills with strong ability to effectively communicate at all levels within the organization;
  • ability to drive outcomes through influencing and networking skills;
  • meticulous with keen attention to detail;
  • able to identify and provide solutions which benefit the organization;
  • positive attitude and an organized approach to work;
  • perfect written and spoken English and any other regional language will be an asset;
  • adherence to WWF’s values, which are: Optimistic, Engaging, Determined and Knowledgeable;
People and Organization Development Director

To be based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Under the supervision of the Regional Representative, the People and Organization Development Director will
  • ensure the development and implementation of Human Resources policies, procedures and systems for ESARPO, which are aligned to the Programme’s Strategic and Business Plans;
  • and ensure adherence to Network Standards for Human Resources good practice, and compliance with all local labour laws and other statutory requirements in the countries of operation;
  • as a member of the Regional Management Team, he/she shares responsibility for the overall performance of the Programme Office; he/she will build and implement an HR strategy for the Programme Office in line with that of WWF International.
The incumbent must possess:
  • at least a Master’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration or related field;
  • possession of a post-graduate qualification would be an advantage;
  • Significant working experience in a senior Human Resources and Operations position preferably in a major international organization/NGO;
  • Demonstrable skills in the development of Human Resources and Operations procedures and systems preferably in the context of an international NGO or business environment;
  • Experience working with the HRIS;
  • Knowledge of and/or appreciation of the human resource management practice in the host countries (Kenya, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Mozambique, Zambia);
  • Excellent English and knowledge of local languages an asset, knowledge of French language will be an added advantage.
  • High level of good organizational and administrative skills with an ability to work well under pressure;
  • open, adaptable, team spirit ; ability to work under pressure;
  • 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 Department at WWF International- recruitments@wwfint.org not later than 31st December 2011.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Conservation Programme Manager

To be based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Under the supervision of the Regional Conservation Programme Director, the position
  • ensures that the WWF-ESARPO transboundary programmes and projects are effectively implemented in close collaboration with the relevant country offices and Priority Place Coordinators;
  • ensures collaboration, lateral and vertical synergy between regional level trans-boundary work and country level work to deliver landscape-level trans-boundary outcomes;
  • develops fundable proposals that respond to the ESARP Conservation Strategy objectives; establishes and implements effective project organizational / management structures, policies, and processes;
  • ensures that WWF-ESARPO technical standards and reporting requirements are met;
  • works closely with the Strategy and M&E Officer to build staff capacity and maintain high quality reporting standards;
  • works with the Regional Conservation Programme Director and other relevant staff to generate key ‘lesson learning’ documents, case studies on conservation success and other knowledge sharing and communication material.
The incumbent must possess:
  • at least an advanced university degree in an appropriate field (conservation / environment / natural resource management;
  • additional academic training or a degree in a management field would be a strong asset;
  • proven track record in successfully developing, leading, and managing projects in the field of conservation, natural resource management, and/or other related fields;
  • proven experience in programme development, budgeting and financial management in a multi-donor and multi-currency setting;
  • at least 10 years of professional experience in a project management role, 5 years of which should be in the Eastern/Southern Africa region with demonstrated success in managing multi-disciplinary teams;
  • skills in negotiation, liaison, and in relationship and conflict management;
  • strong skills in project planning, proposal writing, financing, management, implementation, and evaluation;
  • proven leadership and team management skills;
  • excellent inter-personal skills, with the ability to network and to develop and maintain strong relationships at all levels, both internally and with government agencies, the not-for-profit sector, the scientific community, the business community, and the WWF Network;
  • adaptable, flexible, able to take initiative and prioritize among competing demands;
  • Strong management/oversight skills, focussed and results oriented;
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills in English;
  • 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 Department at WWF ESARPO- HResource@wwfesarpo.org not later than 31st December 2011. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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