Partnership Coordinator Job in Kenya

 Job Title: Partnership Coordinator

Hiring Organization: Blue Ventures
Location – Locality: Mombasa
Location – Region: Kenya
Industry: Conservation
Job Type: Full Time
Salary: KES
Date Posted: 05/11/2024

Based in Kenya and frequently traveling, the ideal candidate is organized, proactive, and knowledgeable about rural communities and small-scale fisheries in Kenya. Experience in community-based conservation and development is essential. Alignment with Blue Ventures’ core values and mission is crucial.
The successful candidate will excel in a dynamic environment, working independently and collaboratively to address complex challenges effectively.


  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in marine science, environmental science/conservation, natural resources management, rural/community development, sustainable development or relevant proven practical experience in relevant fields.
  • Eligibility to live and work in Kenya, respectively.
  • At least 7 years of demonstrable practical experience working in Marine natural resource management and community-led conservation and management.
  • Commitment to a community-based approach to conservation in Kenya and demonstrable practical experience working in community-based conservation and development in Kenya.
  • Experience developing and nurturing community-based and multi-sectoral partnerships, including with communities, fisheries authorities, and civil society.Proven experience in project planning and management, budget preparation and management and preparation of technical and budget reports.
  • Excellent networking, relationship-building and conflict mediation skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal skills, and ability to convey complex messages clearly in presentations, meetings and written form, and to connect with people of all levels and cultural backgrounds.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.
  • High level of organisation, flexibility, ability to work in a team, work well under pressure, and successfully manage multiple deadlines and competing demands.
  • Able to adapt to and navigate through diverse and dynamic environments, be open to change, embrace new ideas and adjust based on feedback.
  • Ability to understand and relate to the challenges and aspirations of local communities, fostering trust and constructive engagement.
  • Demonstrate a collaborative working style. Effectively work with multidisciplinary and cross-functional, global, regional, and country teams and build strong relationships with external partners and stakeholders to foster trust and demonstrate commitment.
  • Champion Blue Ventures’ mission and values passionately inspire and motivate teams, direct reports and partners towards a shared vision of restoring ocean life, empowering communities, and driving positive change in fisheries management and marine conservation.
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office, Google Apps, and social media tools (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Google Plus).

We would also love to see

  • Experience working with communities where BVC works and has interest and knowledge of regional and national contexts.
  • Experience of small-scale fisheries, marine conservation or rural development sectors, working with institutional partners within the conservation and development sectors.
  • Competency in language of the countries of the region e.g. Swahili, etc

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