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NGO Jobs in Kenya - WWF

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


Oil and Gas Officer

To be based in Nairobi, Kenya

Under the supervision of the Governance Coordinator, the Oil and Gas Officer will 
  • implement the Oil for Development Project; 
  • provide support in the development, management, promotion and be generally responsible for the delivery of oil for development project related activities, partnerships and initiatives within WWF Kenya Country Office; 
  • work closely with the Governance Coordinator in contributing to WWF’s Africa vision by harnessing WWF’s power through mobilizing people, knowledge, and partnerships within the oil and gas sector; 
  • prepare and submit quality and timely work plans, budgets and technical progress reports to Country office and relevant donors; 
  • participate in media-opportunities as requested and/or as appropriate; 
  • management and administration of third party contracts.
The applicant must possess 
  • at least a minimum of a bachelors degree in geology, petroleum or other mineral development related studies; 
  • at least 3 years of professional experience, with a minimum of 2 years work experience on extractives industry/ energy issues; 
  • experience in environmental and natural resource management is an added advantage; 
  • proven experience in implementation of community mobilization, policy advocacy, lobbying, capacity building and organizational development; 
  • strong interpersonal and networking skills, ability to work with local and international organizations as well as working with local and central government agencies on complex issues related to energy is desired.
Policy and Partnerships Officer

To be based in Nairobi, Kenya

Under the supervision of the Governance Coordinator, the Policy and Partnership Officer will 
  • provide expert support on policy and partnership knowledge necessary to inform the development of policy and partnership initiatives; 
  • support the governance coordinator in contributing to WWF’s Africa vision by harnessing WWF’s power in policy and governance engagement through mobilizing people, knowledge, and partnerships; 
  • support in developing and implementing a programme aimed at policy analysis, partnership building, CSOs capacity building in policy advocacy and private sector policy compliance and engagement among other strategic WWF partners and interests; 
  • identification and support in the development and submission of WWF funding proposals to specific and relevant funding lines; 
  • management and administration of third party contracts.
The applicant must possess 
  • at least a minimum bachelor degree in environmental, development studies, international relations, economics, social sciences, policy, public administration or management and training fields, an advanced degree will be added advantage; 
  • at least 3 years of relevant development experience in policy development, policy and advocacy; 
  • experience working with large-scale programmes and organisations, in policy and or partnerships; 
  • proven experience in policy advocacy, training and development of educational materials; 
  • relevant experience in private sector engagement and or civil society; 
  • a good grasp of the present structure of governance in Kenya under the new constitutional dispensation; 
  • excellent partnership, relationship management and diplomatic skills is desirable.
Interested candidates who meet the above requirements and have excellent organizational skills and a strong capacity to work independently as well as ability to work within a multidisciplinary and multicultural team under tight deadlines, and high pressure situations with a good command of the English and Kiswahili language, written and verbal. 

Adhering to WWF’s values, which are: Optimistic, Engaging, Determined and Knowledgeable should email a cover letter and CV with the Oil and Gas Officer OR Policy and Partnerships Officer Application on the subject line to the Human Resource Manager, WWF-KCO - HResource@wwfesarpo.org not later than 12 July 2013.

Kindly note that only shortlisted persons will be contacted.


WWF is an equal opportunity employer and committed to having a diverse workforce.

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