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Education Assistant Job in Kijabe

The mission of Care of Creation Kenya is to pursue a God-centered response to the environmental crisis in Africa which brings glory to the Creator, advances the cause of Christ, and leads to a transformation of the people and the land that sustains them.  

To accomplish this mission, Care of Creation Kenya (CCK) is seeking to employ a qualified individual for the following position:

Job Title: Biblically - Based Forestry Education Assistant

Location: Kijabe (Care of Creation Kenya office at Moffat Bible College)
Reports To: The Executive Director 

General Summary:    
This person will promote a God-centered approach to forestry education efforts in the Kijabe area.  

Primary responsibilities include the planning and execution of forest conservation and educational activities to local schools and community members, including women’s groups, and assisting in the management of CCK’s indigenous tree nursery.  

Required Qualifications
  • Mature Christian with a heart for ministering to local communities
  • Excellent verbal communication skills in English and Kiswahili
  • Demonstrated background and experience in forestry education
  • Demonstrated background and experience in tree nursery management
  • Demonstrated knowledge of indigenous tree species
  • Demonstrated background in teaching from Scripture
  • Experience in bee-keeping
  • Ability to live within reasonable distance to Kijabe
Preferred Qualifications
  • Current motorcycle license
Key Responsibilities and Duties: 
  • Conduct regular visits to area schools and community groups
  • Conduct tours of CCK’s nursery and demonstration site
  • Plan, organize and assist in facilitating educational activities
  • Plan, organize and assist in tree planting and forest conservation activities
  • Assist in managing CCK’s indigenous tree nursery
  • Monitor and evaluate quality of tree-planting and bee-keeping initiatives
  • Communicate and develop working relationships with other organizations and CBO’s addressing  forestry issues
  • Write reports, keep records, develop and maintain accurate inventory of tree nursery details
Application Procedure (Submit ALL items below)

1) Submit a letter of intent to apply for this position that summarizes your educational and work history.  Include an explanation of why you want to work for CCK and why you are qualified for this position.  

2) Submit a description of your personal testimony and experience as a Christian.

3) Submit your CV and provide FOUR references, including TWO references from your most recent employers, and TWO character references.  Include their phone numbers and email addresses.

4) Submit written answers to the following items / questions:

A. Briefly describe your primary goals in life.
B. Briefly describe your experience in 1) forestry, 2) nursery management, 3) education, and 4) bee-keeping
C. What is your current salary level?
D. CCK is a faith-based mission organization that depends upon charitable donations from churches and Christian foundations.  Based on this understanding, what are your salary expectations for the advertised position?

Note:  The organization prefers that you submit your application materials electronically to the director at this address:  

Application deadline:  December 20th, 2012

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