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NGO Jobs in Nairobi - WWF-Kenya

Are you creative, dynamic and driven by a passion for biodiversity and vision for a world where people live in harmony with nature?

WWF-Kenya believes in a future where people live in harmony with nature, so we’re committed to safeguarding the natural world.
Best known as Kenya’s leading conservation organisation, we work on tackling key global threats to biodiversity. We also focus on influencing the decisions – often involving governments, businesses and partners – which have a significant impact on the natural world, using our expertise and experience.
To do this, we need to create an organisation that is results-driven and adaptable, which inspires positive solutions to our Country’s environmental problems.
We are recruiting for the roles of National Forest Programme Managerwithin the Conservation Division of WWF Kenya.
Reports to: Conservation Director
Supervises: None
Grade: B1
Location: WWF Kenya’s Office in  Nairobi, Kenya
Department Mission: To ensure the development and implementation of the WWF-Kenya Conservation Strategy and support of the Organization’s forest work at both national and landscape level to the highest standards.
Major Functions:
The Manager is responsible for national leadership; and strategic and technical support of the WWF-Kenya Forest work.
At national level, the incumbent will work to influence the country’s National Forest Programme (NFP) including policy and technical commitments under the Bonn Challenge/AFR 100 including other regional and global MEAs related to forestry.
The Manager, working with Programme teams will be responsible for strategic development and diversification of the Organization’s forest work across and through our Conservation Programmes to ensure a coherent and well-articulated portfolio of interventions jointly implemented by WWF and its partners.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
·         Provide strategic guidance and technical oversight for the systematic growth and diversification of WWF-K forest work in line with the Organization’s Strategic Plan.
·         Influence the country’s National Forest Programme (NFP) including policy and technical commitments under the Bonn Challenge/AFR 100 and other regional and global MEAs related to forestry.
·         Identify and build strategic alliances and partnerships with Civil Society Organizations and networks, private sector, and government and nongovernmental
agencies to lobby and advocate for improved governance of forests in the country. This will involve routine participation in review processes for relevant policies and legislation and submission of appropriate policy recommendations for improved forest governance.
·         Lead in the development and implementation of the WWF Eastern Africa Regional Forest Programme on the Kenya part.
·         Working with Programme Managers, coordinate the development and implementation of a comprehensive monitoring, evaluation, and reporting plan for forest work as part of our landscape approach to ensure effective monitoring of program performance against set targets, timely progress reporting, and periodic evaluation of program impacts.
·         Coordinate resource mobilization efforts for forest work either as part of the landscape approach or singly through proactive identification of potential funding opportunities and periodic development of funding proposals and concepts in collaboration with Programme teams and partners.
·         Advice and support planning and implementation of targeted scientific studies and surveys to generate new information and innovative ideas to address specific issues of interest to our forest work.
·         Lead WWF-K’s effective participation and contribution to regional and international Forest processes to share/leverage lessons and broaden partnerships for sustainable forest management and conservation in Kenya.
·         Coordinate documentation and sharing of lessons learned across our Programmes and the region as well, including profiling our forest conservation achievements through the Communication Unit.
·         Provide support in the preparation and implementation of Programme Strategies and annual work plans and budgets to deliver high impact results.
·         Represent WWF-K in the Forest Practice and work with Africa Focal Points and Leadership Team members for consolidated input into Practice operations.
·         Offer leadership in innovation in forest conservation and management through various approaches including (but not limited to) development of projects under the REDD+ schemes under UNFCCC, sustainable forest financing and working with the Sustainable Investments Hub on influencing developments for sustainability.
Required Qualifications and Experience
·         At least a Masters’ Degree in Forestry Management; Wildlife Management; Biodiversity Conservation and Ecosystem Management; Environment and Natural Resource Management; and related fields. A Ph.D in any of the above fields would be an added advantage.
·         At least 15 years professional experience in Environmental and Natural Resources management, preferably in Sustainable Forest Management and Biodiversity Conservation related work in Kenya.
·         Past experience in engagement with Civil Society Organizations and Networks, Private Sector, and Government Agencies on advocacy work on improved natural resources management.
·         Past experience in development and implementation of Strategic Plans and demonstrated success in resource mobilization.
·         Demonstrated understanding of relevant MEAs related to forestry management, experience in the development of carbon financed forestry projects under the REDD+ schemes, including sustainable forest financing.
Required Skills and Competences
·         Strategic and visionary as well as capable of achieving outstanding results while working with others.
·         Experienced with demonstratable technical knowledge and skills in delivering excellent results on sustainable forest management and biodiversity conservation.
·         Highly developed conceptual, analytical and innovative problem-solving ability and excellent oral and written communication.
·         Experience in organization development, civil society engagement, communication, lobbying and advocacy.
·         Proven interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with people in a multi-cultural, multi-interest, multiethnic
·         Must be detail-oriented and have the ability to multi-task under limited supervision.
Working Relationships
Internal: Interacts and closely works with all Programme and operations teams. Interacts on a regular basis with the Conservation Director, WWF Network staff through the Regional Forest Programme and the Forest Practice.
External: Interacts with all relevant stakeholders including partner CSOs, County Governments, National Government Departments/Ministries, and Private Sector at all levels.

We are recruiting for the role of Business Development & Partnerships Manager (PSP & Foundations / Trusts) within the Business Development and Communications Division of WWF Kenya.
Reports to: Director, Business Development & Communications
Supervises: None
Job Grade: B1
Location: WWF Kenya’s Office in Nairobi, Kenya
Background: WWF started implementing projects in Kenya in 1962 and established presence in Kenya in 1986 as part of WWF East Africa Regional Programme Office (WWF EARPO).
In September 2016 WWF-Kenya was registered as a local NGO under the Non-Governmental Organizations Coordination Act. As part of its growth strategy, WWF-Kenya has projected to increase and diversify its funding base and at the same time maintain and grow the Public Sector Partnerships (PSP) and foundation sources
for greater conservation impact.
This position working with other team members of the Business Development and Communications unit (BD&C) is critical in supporting WWF-Kenya’s growth and sustainability plan.
Major function: Implement WWF-Kenya resource mobilisation strategy to grow income from Public Sector Partnerships and Institutional donors in Public Sector and Foundations to maximise sources of income from within Kenya, through WWF network offices and other external donors.
This mandate would include but not limited to large funding opportunities particularly as driven by orientation to dynamic donor interests but aligned to the WWF-Kenya Strategic Plan.
Roles and responsibilities:
·         Review existing resource mobilization strategy and develop viable best practice implementation strategies to grow income for WWF-Kenya based on research and knowledge of the most appropriate sources of income
·         Build public sector partnerships with bilateral and multilateral agency offices and other agencies in Kenya while working with the relevant WWF offices who manage the parent relationships
·         Manage ongoing fundraising efforts among donors using company’s established relationships with In-country Government Aid Agencies, Embassies and International Public Sector Partners through WWF National Offices
·         Develop and implement a strategy to grow income from foundations based in Kenya and work closely with relevant WWF offices for evaluation and strategic positioning of WWF-Kenya to access funding from global foundations
·         Work with specific Programme teams to prepare high quality proposals for prospective donors in the specific FR Streams
·         Set fundraising targets in conjunction with the WWF-Kenya Business Development and Communications Director, monitor and manage performance on a quarterly and annual basis and report as required
·         Develop fundraising projections and manage pipeline funding with clear follow through for potential sources
·         Establish, monitor and regularly evaluate PSP and Foundations FR performance against the annual plans
·         Manage and adhere to WWF brand position, mission and standards at all contact points with PSPs and Foundations
·         Prepare and monitor Fundraising Budgets for optimal utilization and ROI
·         Develop and maintain a PSP and Foundations database for existing, targeted and potential partners, and keep data accurate and updated at all times
·         Set functional and own performance targets, monitor and undertake periodic performance appraisal
·         Perform any other duties as assigned by the Business Development and Communications Director
Required Qualifications:
·         A Masters degree in Social Sciences, International Development, Marketing, Economics, Communication or Business Administration or related field.
·         At least Eight years’ proven experience of successful networking and fundraising in at least one of the areas of: public sector partnerships, major donors and trusts/foundations.
·         Experience in creating and implementing a fundraising strategy for new markets
·         Proven track record of generating significant funding levels, preferably in the context of an international organization
·         Experience and expertise in developing relationships with institutional donors, high net worth individuals and/or corporations
Required Skills and Competencies:
·         Fund raising and resource mobilization skills, good at negotiation.
·         High ethical standards of behaviour, good judgment, respect for others, confidentiality and attention to detail.
·         Excellent Organizational, planning, writing and oral presentation skills
·         Excellent ICT skills, demonstrable numerical and budgetary skills, including preparing fundraising budgets and proficient use of excel and spreadsheets
·         Strong interpersonal and communicating skills in a multicultural environment.
·         Attention to detail with strong analytical skills
·         Energetic, proactive and capable of working independently as well as being an active member of the team.
·         Flexible and creative with an aptitude for solving problems; positive attitude
·         Adheres to WWF-Kenya values, which are: Credible, Responsive, Inspiring, Determined, Innovative and Collaborative
Working Relationships:
Internal: Interacts regularly with the Chief Executive Officer and other Senior Management Staff, Business Development & Communications team, Programme
teams, WWF ROA, WWF International and WWF network and donor offices; works closely with international support staff in fundraising, in particular Global
Development Centre, Corporate Partnerships team, Fundraising Group, WWF International Development team
External: Interacts with all types of partners and donors locally, regionally and internationally. Fundraising consultants and other suppliers as required.
This job description covers the main tasks and conveys the spirit of the sort of tasks that are anticipated proactively for the role. Other tasks may be assigned as necessary according to organizational needs.
How to Apply?
Apply with your CV and cover letter as one file with the Job Title of Position Applied for on the subject line to
the HR & Administration Manager,
to be received not later than 28th May 2018.
We will not accept applications without a CV and cover letter.
Work permit restrictions may apply.
Kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
WWF Kenya is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to having a diverse workforce.

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