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Project Coordinator Job in Kenya

Fauna & Flora International
 
Job Title: Project Coordinator - Laikipia Cattle, Water & Wildlife Project
 
Location: The position is based at Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Laikipia, Kenya, with business travel to the UK as appropriate / required.
 
Reporting to: Technical Specialist, Conservation Livelihoods & Governance, Africa (based in Cambridge, UK) 
About Us: Fauna & Flora International (FFI) protects threatened species and ecosystems worldwide, choosing solutions that are sustainable, based on sound science and take account of human needs. 

Operating in more than 40 countries worldwide, mainly in the developing world, FFI saves species from extinction and habitats from destruction, whilst improving the livelihoods of local people. 

Founded in 1903, FFI is the world’s longest established international conservation body and a registered charity.

Purpose: Under the immediate supervision of the Technical Specialist, Conservation Livelihoods & Governance (Africa), the Project Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating the delivery of grant funded activities for the Laikipia Water, Cattle and Wildlife project between FFI, Ol Pejeta Conservancy and the Laikipia Wildlife Forum.

The role will ensure that the project is run within time-frames and to budget alongside ensuring compliance with FFI procedures and funding agreements. 

Project activities will include but not be limited to: 
 
a. Restoration of 8000ha of degraded rangeland to support the grazing needs of wildlife and community livestock
 
b. Building the capacity, governance and effectiveness of two Water Resource User Associations
 
c. Developing and implementing of a community cattle to market system
 
d. Developing and implementing diversified smallholder fodder production system
 
e. Ensuring the effective protection of vulnerable and endangered species on the Mutura Conservation Area

Qualifications  
 
Essential
  • Educated to degree level in ecology, conservation biology, social sciences or a related discipline
Desirable
  • Educated to masters level in ecology, conservation biology, social sciences or a related discipline
  • Interdisciplinary higher education
Experience
 
Essential
  • Proven experience in biological/ecological/socio-economic field research and monitoring
  • Experience of managing partnership projects, including those involving local community interests
  • Strong experience of relevant project management
  • Experience of budget management
  • Proven track record of engaging and working effectively with a range of stakeholders
  • Experience in Protected Area management
  • Experience of building community relations and dealing with conflict
  • Experience of project management
  • Track record of engaging and working effectively with a range of stakeholders including local communities, the public and government
  • Experience of training people
Desirable
  • Experience implementing conservation agricultural activities
  • Experience of developing and implementing and monitoring livelihood frameworks
CLICK HERE to download a detailed application pack

Application Process

Applications, consisting of covering letter explaining why you feel you should be considered for this post, a full CV and contact details for two referees (who will not be contacted without your consent) should be sent to africajobs@fauna-flora.org.

Please mark your application ‘Project Coordinator, Laikipia’.

The closing date for applications is Monday 31st July, 2017.

Regrettably, due to limited resources and the high number of applications we receive, we are only able to contact short-listed candidates. 

If you do not hear from us within four weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been successful on this occasion.

Applicants With Disabilities

FFI encourages applications from individuals with a disability who are able to carry out the duties of the post. If you have special needs in relation to your application, please contact Kathie Alban, Head of HR, on Tel: +44 (0) 1223 749046 or Email: kathie.alban@fauna-flora.org.

FFI values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity

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