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Project Officer Job in Kenya

WWF-Kenya Country Office is seeking to recruit a highly qualified and competent individual to fill the following vacant position:

Project Officer - Community Anti-Poaching Initiative
(To be based in Mara - Aitong)

The Project Officer will work closely with the Mara Wildlife Conservancies Association (MMWCA) to coordinate collection, analysis and dissemination of information emanating from the conservancy scouts to the relevant stakeholders including Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) as well as building the capacity of the conservancy scouts in the Mara Ecosystem to assist minimise wildlife poaching.

The incumbent will have the following key roles:
  • Implements conservation project activities in line with project action plans;
  • Provides technical support and advice to field staff in project management;
  • Acts as the Secretary to the Project Steering Committee;
  • Assists in establishing an information sharing system;
  • Assesses and reports progress against projects implementation and action plans;
  • Ensures compliance of projects implementation with strategic and policy frameworks/protocols relating to conservation, governance and capacity building;
  • Prepares and presents periodic technical reports;
  • Participates in knowledge management through conservation research, publication and dissemination of scientific research;
  • Implements project budgets in line with the approved budgets and WWF Kenya project implementation policies and guidelines;
  • Ensures prudent management and safety of conservation assets and resources in their custody;
  • Liaises with Human Resource function in carrying out staff training needs assessments and recommends training programs to address research assistants’ performance gaps.
The prospective candidate should possess:
  • A basic degree in conservation, natural resource management, environmental science or related field;
  • 3 years of experience in conservation, natural resource management, environmental science, earth science, wildlife security or related field;
  • Demonstrated understanding of wildlife conservation issues in the larger Mara ecosystem;
  • Good project management skills with demonstrated ability to coordinate multiple stakeholders;
  • Computer literacy with good analytical and data management skills;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Possession of adults training skills will be an added advantage.
Interested candidates who meet the above requirements should email a cover letter and CV with ‘Project Officer - Community Anti-Poaching Initiative’ on the subject line to the Senior Officer, People and Organisation Development, WWF-Kenya - not later than 20th September 2015.

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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