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Executive Director Job Vacancy


Kenya Wildlife Conservancies Association (KWCA) is a national membership organization that provides a platform for landowners, private sector and the civil society to directly and progressively participate in the wildlife and allied sector governance in Kenya. 

KWCA brings together over 100 private and community conservancies in partnership with Regional Associations, Conservation NGOs and the Government of Kenya through Kenya Wildlife Service.

The KWCA board is currently seeking a talented professional to drive strategic planning, execution and management for the organization.
 
The Profile
 
The Executive Director is the Chief Executive Officer of the KWCA. 

Working under the guidance of the KWCA Board and its standing committees, the Executive Director shall define the organization’s strategic vision, and will be accountable for its implementation and the results achieved. 

The Executive Director’s primary responsibilities include: 
  • Strategic planning, leadership and delivery; 
  • Advocacy capacity building; 
  • Managing finance, people and systems 
  • Partnership building, networking and communication and, 
  • Resource mobilization.
The Executive Director shall have the overall responsibility and accountability to set the tone for the KWCA’s secretariat’s internal and external interactions by exemplifying values of high ethical standards, integrity, and professionalism.
 
Qualifications and Experience
  • Postgraduate or other advanced university degree related to business management, community development, policy advocacy and natural resources management or closely related fields.
  • At least 5 years practical field experience in a similar professional role.
  • Knowledge of the political, economic, social and environmental issues regarding conservation in Kenya.
  • Demonstrated skill, experience and success in marketing and fundraising.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Be a highly energetic, self-starting, entrepreneurial and creative individual.
  • Exemplary verbal and written skills in English and Kiswahili.
  • An ability and willingness to travel on a regular basis.
  • Demonstrated organizational and management experience.
  • Experience working with and reporting to a Board of Directors.
Application Procedure
 
Interested and qualified candidates are encouraged to apply by submitting their curriculum vitae and cover letter to g.warigia@yahoo.com with the job title in the subject line so as to reach us by 15th April, 2013

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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