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Programmes Manager Job Vacancy - Wildlife Clubs of Kenya

Wildlife Clubs of Kenya (WCK) is a charitable, non-governmental organisation formed in 1968 by Kenyan Students.

It was the first conservation education programme of its kind on the continent of Africa. According to Dr. George Schaller: "WCK is the most effective grass-roots programme of its kind in all of Africa."

WCK was elected to the UNEP's Global 500 Honor roll in 1986.

WCK Headquarters is currently recruiting for the position of 
Programmes Manager to be based in Nairobi with regular visits to our regional offices.

Main Objective of the position 

Reporting to the National Coordinator, the candidate will be responsible for overall programmes delivery and supervision of departmental staff towards the strategic implementation and operational management of programmes including fundraising for projects support.

Major Duties and Responsibilities
  • Plan, develop and carry out a national programme of conservation education activities.
  • Coordinate all the organization’s programmes
  • Organize materials production and education resource development
  • Facilitate contacts with prospective donors and organize meetings with local donors – prepare background briefs etc for purpose of fund raising
  • Identify potential projects and prepare project proposals and letters for signing by the National Coordinator.
  • Identify and inform the National Coordinator on running basis of key strategic issues and prepare statements, reports, inputs on issues related to or of interest to WCK.
  • Guide and supervise the programmes department staff, coordinating their work in coherent and effective manner, in order to ensure that activities follow WCK scope, specifications, timetables, budget etc
  • Prepare interim reports to the National Coordinator and drafts of final reports to project donors.
  • Liaise with the National Coordinator in implementing the programme of activities and in lobbying for support.
  • Facilitating programme development links and lobbying for support with other conservation bodies and stakeholders by building synergies between environmental education, general education, and tourism.
  • Ensure the expansion of Club Membership ( both schools and corporate)
  • Act as a secretary to the WCK National Conservation Coordinating Committee
  • Identify advice and implement on technological requirements for the organisation and monitor usage of the same.
  • Put in place a Monitoring and Evaluation System which should involve at least 5 field visits to the regions per year.
  • Prepare/Compile an annual budget for all the programmes.
  • Support the National Coordinator in policy implementation
Minimum Qualifications and competences 
  • A Master’s Degree in Environmental studies i.e. Natural Resources, Wildlife Management
  • Minimum age of 35 years.
  • At least 6 years relevant working experience
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Commitment and enthusiasm for environmental conservation and sustainable development
  • High computer literacy
  • Sound environmental awareness
  • Excellent organizational and a time management skills
  • Any other relevant training on Education for Sustainable Development will be an added advantage
The candidates who meet the requirements and qualifications outlined above should submit an application letter and attach copies of their CV and any other supporting documents to:

The HR & Administration Assistant,
Wildlife Clubs of Kenya,
P.O Box 20184 – 00200,
Nairobi, Kenya

or via email

by 15th April, 2011

Only shortlisted candidates will be conducted

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