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Field Director and Accountant Jobs in Kenya

Grevy’s Zebra Trust (GZT) conserves the endangered Grevy’s zebra and its fragile habitat in partnership with communities.

GZT is looking for experienced and qualified Kenyan citizens to fill two positions: a Field Director based in Nanyuki and Samburu and an Accountant based in Nairobi.

Field Director

Description: The Field Director will manage and develop GZT’s diverse field programmes, including community based monitoring of species and habitat, community outreach and education, and applied species research.

Specific responsibilities include:
  • Management of a large and decentralised field team, including employee performance evaluation
  • Programme Management (budget control, tracking activity schedules, reporting, programme monitoring and evaluation)
  • Grant writing and reporting
  • Asset management, including vehicles and field stations
  • Liaison with communities, the Kenya Wildlife Service, local Administration and other field partners
  • Representation of GZT at national and international meetings and events

To be successful in the role, you must:
  • be passionate about wildlife conservation;
  • have a post-graduate degree;
  • at least 5 years management experience and a proven track record of managing local field teams;
  • be a team player with strong inter-personal skills;
  • be fluent in spoken Maa, Kiswahili and English, and have excellent English writing skills;
  • be highly self-motivated and capable of living and working in a remote environment for extended periods

The Accountant will manage GZT’s accounting and administrative functions including:
  • Input of monthly financial data and ensure correctness of data in the accounting system
  • Preparation of monthly accounts and financial reports for project grants – income and expenditure, balance sheet, trial balance, cash flow statements
  • Maintain a database of donations and grants
  • Monthly payroll preparation and payment of statutory deductions
  • Assist in preparation of annual budgets and annual financial audits
  • Preparation of staff contracts and management of leave, sick and off-days
  • General office management

To be successful in the role, you must:
  • have an accounting qualification of CPA 2 minimum and good experience of QuickBooks; experience of managing project budgets;
  • ability to demonstrate honesty and handle confidential information;
  • be a team player with excellent communication skills, and fluency in both written and spoken English;
  • be able to work with minimal supervision;
  • demonstrate initiative and have the capability to work in a demanding environment.
Applicants who meet the above requirements are invited to send their application together with a detailed CV and all relevant attachments to: 

Executive Director, 
Grevy’s Zebra Trust, 
PO Box 15351-00509, 

or by email to 

Applications must reach us by Wednesday 29 February, 2012.

Please note that only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

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