Project Technical Assistant
(To be based in Nairobi, with frequent travels to project areas)
To ensure the implementation to the highest standards of the programme objectives in line with WWF Kenya Species Conservation Action Plan and WWF Kenya Strategic Plan.
Major Duties Roles and Responsibilities
- Work with KWS & Narok County Government rangers to ensure project activities outlined in the action plans are implemented;
- Support KWS to ensure species monitoring in Tsavo East Rhino Sanctuary, with emphasis on rhinos, elephants and lions, is done effectively and efficiently by assisting in and, where relevant, participating in the learning and capacity building of the Sanctuary species monitoring team;
- Support Maasai Mara National Reserve rangers to effectively using the technology installed for wildlife and law enforcement monitoring and generate regular reports;
- Assist the Programme Coordinator in assessing effectiveness of species monitoring technologies and interventions in use in the project areas;
- Assist the Programme Coordinator in planning and developing specific research programs including species databases in line with the Species Conservation Action Plan;
- Assist in day to day coordination and follow-up of various project activities; including drafting of technical progress reports;
- Participates in knowledge management through conservation research, publication and dissemination of scientific research including representing WWF Kenya in national species conservation platforms;
- Facilitate cross-border initiatives where relevant, in consultation with the Programme Coordinator;
- Organize meetings related to Species project implementation and handle the administrative aspects of visits and/or meetings/workshops as requested by the Species Programme staff and partners;
- Support the development of communication materials for WWF Communications Office;
- Assist the Species Programme staff in follow up of payments, financial reports for projects;
- Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Programme Coordinator
- A minimum of a university degree in natural resource management, environmental science, marine science / forest / freshwater / terrestrial ecology or related field.
Key Skills / Competencies
- Data collection, analytical skills including use of statistical soft wares and technical report writing skills
- Organizational and communication skills
- Negotiation skills
- Basic project management skills including financial management and accounting;
- Good interpersonal skills with the ability to network and to develop and maintain strong relationships at all levels.
- Demonstrated ability to conceptualize, plan and implement project activities within the context of conservation, natural resource management,
- Knowledge in wildlife tracking technology
- Demonstrated ability to work independently and effectively under pressure of strict deadlines.
- At least 3 years of experience in conservation, natural resource management, environmental science, marine science / forest / freshwater / terrestrial ecology or related field.
How to Apply
Interested candidates who meet the above requirements should email a cover letter and CV with ‘ Project Technical Assistant- Species on the subject line to the POD Manager, WWF-Kenya – [email protected] not later than 7th October 2016.
Kindly note that only shortlisted persons will be contacted.
WWF is an equal opportunity employer and committed to having a diverse workforce.