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WWF KCO Mara River Basin Project Extension Officer Job in Narok Kenya

WWF - The Global Conservation Organization, Kenya Country Office (WWF-KCO), is seeking to recruit a Project Extension Officer – Mara River Basin Sustainable Forest and Water Resources Management Project to be based in Narok.

The Project Extension Officer will work on full time basis to ensure that the project outputs and activities in the area of assignment are carried out as laid down in the project documents and are articulated to meet the laid down project objectives. He or she must be willing to be based and travel extensively in the field.

Major duties include:

  • organising local communities into catchment management / conservation groups, strengthening and building their capacities;
  • Mobilizing and supporting members of the Trans-boundary Water Users Forum in developing their constitution and interpreting the relevant acts, ensuring that the forum operates as a legal entity;
  • participate in and support the Project Executant in the design and execution of capacity building for partners through key stakeholders;
  • Identify catchment management and related conservation needs and design and implement sustainable measures to address these needs: Support information gathering, baseline surveys and awareness raising on Payment for Environmental Services and other areas and supporting the establishment of a mechanism for operationalizing the same;
  • Soliciting support and ensuring participation of government departments and other relevant partner agencies to undertake their role and responsibilities in the project.
Required Qualifications and Experience;
  • Must possess a university degree in Environmental Sciences, Land and Water Management, Forestry, Agriculture or related field;
  • minimum of 3 years working experience in environmental conservation or community development and mobilisation skills;
  • experience in carrying out Participatory Rural Appraisals and gender studies;
  • good analytical, writing and communication skills;
  • computer literacy;
  • good knowledge of the local community culture will be added advantage;
  • a clean driving licence (mainly Motorbike) or vehicle;
  • ready to travel widely;
  • excellent interpersonal skills.
Interested candidates who are Passionate & Optimistic, Challenging & Inspiring, Credible & Accountable, Persevering & Delivering Results should send a letter of application and a detailed CV with three professional referees to the Human Resources Manager, WWF- KCO, email not later than 11th April 2011.

Note: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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