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Project Officer Job in Mokowe, Lamu, Kenya

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

Project Officer - Social Development

To be based in Mokowe, Lamu, Kenya

Under the supervision of the Project Manager, the Project Officer — Social Development will

ensure that the WWF Coastal Kenya Programme, Boni-Dodori Sustainable Forest Management Project is effectively implemented to the highest standards and in line with the approved project document;

work closely with other WWF project staff and local stakeholders to ensure alignment with other project budgets and activities in Boni-Dodori;

ensures that the projects technical standards, terms and conditions and reporting requirements are met;

establishes/maintains /strengthens the institutional linkages already established, and yet to be established, with communities at the project site level and support conservation group activities and self-help projects aimed at alleviating poverty.

The applicant must possess
  • at least a university degree in social or community development and other related areas;
  • at least 4 years working experience in community/social development with specific background and experience in socio economic aspects in the coastal region;
  • excellent oral and written communications skills in English as well as an excellent Kiswahili speaker and knowledge and experience of working with local cultures and communities will be essential;
  • demonstrated fundraising and resource mobilization ability while project implementation and management experience will be an added advantage;
  • Must have a good understanding of conservation initiatives at local and national level;
  • addressing socio-economic issues and developing and implementing community development plans;
  • have a working knowledge of financial management, especially of project budgeting and tracking and reporting of expenditure;
  • ability to work under tight deadlines, and high pressure situations;
  • 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;
  • 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 with the Project Officer-Social Development Application on the subject line to the Human Resource Manager, WWF-KCO - not later than 20 September 2013.

Kindly note that only shortlisted persons will be contacted.

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

Why we are here

To stop the degradation of the planet’s natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature.

WWF Eastern & Southern Africa Regional Programme Office
ACS Plaza, Lenana Road
P.O. Box 62440 Nairobi, 00200 Kenya

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