For more than 50 years, the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) has been a key player in African conservation and sustainable development. AWF is seeking a high performing Landscapes and Issues Research Intern who will provide research and programmatic support to AWF’s Program Design and Government Relations Unit for a period of six months.
She/he will work under the direction of the Director Program Design Europe and the Conservation Strategy and Issues Analyst (CSIA) to carry out desktop research and analysis, which will inform AWF’s landscapes approach. AWF’s landscapes approach is a set of concepts and tools which support the integrated management of land to achieve environmental, social and economic gains in selected regions in Africa.
The incumbent will therefore need to be able to research and analyse a broad suite of issues. She/he will also support environmental governance work at AWF with respect to information management, environmental impact assessment analysis, and stakeholder coordination.
This position is open only to Kenyan nationals or foreign residents with the right to work in Kenya. The expected start date is 23 January 2016
Qualifications for the Landscapes & Issues Research Intern
- Bachelor’s degree
- Strong research and analytical skills
- Excellent English writing skills
- Capacity to work with a diverse team and engage external stakeholders
- Ability to work proactively in research and analysis
- Diverse educational background with experience in environmental and social sciences
- An ability to develop various types of graphs, charts and infographics is desirable.
- Experience in environmental governance is desirable.
How to Apply
Interested candidates are invited to apply through this link .Please send a cover letter and your detailed CV as a single PDF document indicating daytime telephone numbers, address and names of three referees with the Job Title in the subject line. Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted. Deadline is 28th December 2016.