We are a medium sized company in the manufacture industry looking for a Field Officer to work in Bomet. 
The successful candidate will be responsible for;-
  • Development of long and medium term strategies and policies on raw potato production and supply to the company.
  • Identifying potential potato farmers in the target regions for contract farming through field surveys based on company set criteria.
  • Development of support programmes to create greater partnership between the company and potato farmers
  • Establish long term business arrangements with potato suppliers
  • Collecting, analyzing and presenting data in form of technical and non-technical written reports.
  • Conducting oral and visual presentations, for non-technical audiences to enable  informed decisions by non technical groups.
  • Identify competency gaps amongst contracted farmers, schedule and carry out farmer education, training and production forecasts
  • Liaise with the relevant stake holders and government officials on potato production and availability.
  • Represent the company in stake holders meetings
  • Ensuring quality specifications of the produce are  met at field level.
Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics, Horticulture, Agronomy or related field.
  • One year experience as a Field Agronomist or related field.
Applicants who meet the above qualifications should send a C.V that includes their day time contacts, 3 referees, current and expected salary, and testimonials by 15th July, 2013 to careers@tropicalheat.co.ke.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
in the transport industry is seeking an Operations / Logistics Manager who will be responsible for overseeing administration, maintenance, personnel and finance issues of transportation resources for the company through planning and directing the operations of the company thus ensuring improving productivity and efficiency.

Key Responsibilities

  • Organize and coordinate the department’s resources with the aim of achieving the set targets.
  • Manage the company’s fleet with use of the fleet management system.
  • Improve the operational system, processes and policies in support of company mission for optimal business.
  • Ensure good quality service delivery for customers’ satisfaction.
  • Maintain strict operational controls to ensure smooth operation in the workplace.
  • Support marketing activities.’
  • Coordinate equipment and personnel availability to provide services (e.g., vehicle mechanical inspections, mechanical repairs, administrative services, technical expertise, etc.)
  • Monitors section expenditures to ensure compliance with budget constraints. Approves purchases of equipment and supplies necessary for section operations submitted by fleet service supervisors.

Qualification, Experience & Skills

  • A Bachelors Degree
  • 5 years relevant experience in the transport industry
  • Logistics and transport knowhow
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Experience with relevant software applications
  • Able to identify and analyze problems, develop alternatives and suggest recommendations or implement resolutions in the day-to-day management of fleet operations
  • Able to analyze and compile information from various sources to make decisions or prepare reports

If you meet the above requirements send your CV only, to vacancies@corporatestaffing.co.ke, indicating the title (Operations Manager) on the subject line.

Application deadline: 8th July 2013. 


Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Kenyatta National Hospital
 
Lifecourse Project

Employment Opportunity


Lifecourse Study is a project on adherence to antiretroviral medication based in Kenyatta National Hospital wishes to recruit for the position outlined below in one of their sites in Mombasa.  
The terms of employment are for 1 year renewable contract based on performance.

Research Project Physician (Mombasa)
1 Post

Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree in Medicine (MBChB or equivalent) from a recognized institution, and be registered with the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board. 
They must also have training and certification in Human Subjects Protection and Good Clinical Practice. 
A minimum of one (1) year of work in human subjects research, including management of clinical trials with external monitoring, is required. 
Applicants must also have experience with pelvic speculum examinations, collection of specimens for STI diagnosis, and management of STIs according to both syndromic guidelines and directed treatment based on diagnostics. 
Experience with antiretroviral therapy initiation, continuation, and regimen switching is also required.

The successful applicant will be responsible for clinical care of patients, supervision of clinic staff, collection and analysis of data, coordination of external monitoring visits, presentation of results at conferences, and writing of research papers. 
S/he must be able to work with minimal supervision and be ready to work long hours when necessary.

Send application documents as an attachment to Lifecoursestudy@gmail.com.  
They should include:

1. Application letter addressed to Principal Investigator, Lifecourse Study, Kenyatta National Hospital
 
2. Complete CV with 2 referees indicating their daytime telephone and e mail contacts.
 
3. Scanned copies of relevant certificates

To reach us not later than 08th July 2013.
Position: Management Trainee

Location:
Nairobi

Industry: ICT

Experience: 0-1 years

Qualifications
  • Minimum of a Diploma / Degree in Hospital Administration / General Management / Public Health
  • Exposure in the Healthcare Domain
  • Working knowledge of Healthcare Facilities, Administration and Inventory / SCM / Pharmacy Management will be preferred
  • At least one year work experience in the functional domain
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills.
Job Description
  • Liaise with hospitals and various health facilities to establish their specific IT needs.
  • Work with hospital staff to establish acceptable implementation plan.
  • Organize logistics concerning recruitment, training, and implementation of Dactari Health systems.
  • Participate in training and provide instant feedback from the training.
  • Be the liaison between implementation site and Dactari Health.
  • Responsible for consistent and regular documentation in the ongoing relationship with client (Health Facility).
  • Capable of facilitating every function related to support of services including business consulting and advisory, implementation, customization, annual maintenance.
  • Play a leading role in relationship management with the client.
If qualified, kindly mail your applications to africajobs@dhanushinfotech.com
Vacancy: Head of Academics – International Curriculum

Key Responsibilities:
  • Ensure the vision for the school – CIE section is clearly articulated, shared, understood and acted upon
  • Motivate and work with others to create a shared culture and positive climate
  • Ensure creativity, innovation and the use of appropriate new technologies
  • Ensure a consistent and continuous school wide focus on pupils achievement
  • Ensure a culture and ethos of challenge and support
  • Implement strategies which secure high standards of behaviour and attendance
  • Determine, organise and implement the International curriculum from the Cambridge International Examinations (CIE)
  • Take a strategic role in the development of new and emerging technologies
  • Monitor, evaluate and review classroom practice and promote improvement strategies through class observations and studying relevant reports.
  • Challenge under performance at all levels and ensure corrective action and follow up is done
  • Ensure the retention and withdrawal policy on academic grounds is effectively implemented
  • Produce and implement clear evidence based improvement plans and policies
  • Be a part of the recruitment of staff in terms of resource identification
  • Lead the supervision of the science lab resources and activities
  • Coordinate with the lab technicians to ensure all the resources are available at the right time
  •  Manage and organize all teaching resources for the International Curriculum
  • Supervise all librarians and lab technicians of the school.
  • Communicate with parents on any academic issues concerning the student.
Experience / Knowledge required:
  • Degree in education
  • 4 Yrs experience in similar position.
  • Good Management and Leadership skills
  • Good command of ICT
We are seeking very high calibre candidates. 
Kindly do not apply if you do not possess the required experience and qualifications as your application will be rejected.

Please submit your curriculum vitae to tz.employ@gmail.com
 
Closing date for Applications: 18th August 2013
 
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
A Medium Sized Restaurant in Nairobi is looking for someone to fill the following posts.
 
Storekeeper
 
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Maintain accuracy between actual stock balance and record in the system
  • Develop, Implement and enhance the stores structures and procedures.
  • Work closely with other department to ensure a smooth flow of Commodities
  • Ensure highest quality while issuing and loading materials in the stores
  • Conducting and preparation of weekly Stock taking, stock reports and reconciliation
  • Preparation of manual receipts & Issue Notes for suppliers and internal departments
  • Keep supervision of all goods been offloaded and dispatched
  • Maintain high level of cleanliness and orderliness in  the stores
Qualifications and Skills:
  • Diploma in Purchasing and Supplies
  • At least 3 years’ of relevant working experience in the hotel industry
  • Excellent inter personal and communication skills
  • High level of personal integrity
  • Good team leader
  • Organized and a good planner with excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Excellent working skills with Microsoft Office and a database package.
Purchaser
 
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Maintain service level agreements with suppliers of goods and services
  • Ensuring adequate stocks for inventory and operating equipment by properly managing par stocks and re-order levels
  • Ensuring goods and services are procured and are or the highest quality
  • Liaise with departmental heads in ensuring proper stock movements at all times
  • Ensure prompt delivery of materials
  • Undertake monthly stock reconciliations
Job Specification:
  • Diploma in Procurement  or Business studies from a recognized institution
  • At least 3 years’ of relevant working experience in the hotel industry
  • High level of personal integrity
  • Good team leader
  • Organized and a good planner with excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Excellent working skills with Microsoft Office and a database package.
Method of Application
 
Qualified candidates are invited to submit their applications including a one-page cover letter together with their CV (not more than 3 pages) with contact details of three professional referees to  info@brevilla.com.
 
Please indicate the current and expected Salary.
 
The closing date for receiving applications is July 05, 2013.
Background
 
OGRA Foundation is a tax-exempt Kenyan Non-governmental Organization founded in 2000 as a youth development group.
In 2005 it was elevated to a full-fledged NGO to enable it expand its reach within Nyanza Province. 
Today it is one of Western Kenya’s leading Medical emergency and relief Organization active in 2 counties, namely Kisumu and Homa-bay.

OGRA Foundation is currently looking for able professional to fill the following position in the organization:
 
Laboratory Technologist
 
Overall Job Function:
 
The Laboratory Technologist will provide accurate, timely and cost effective testing of patient samples to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of disease in compliance and harmony with the quality laboratory system.

Key Responsibilities
  • Ensuring all Laboratory equipments are in good condition before starting the day’s work
  • Ensuring availability and optimum utilization of reagents for cost effectiveness
  • Producing timely and accurate in line with laboratory procedures
  • Billing all procedures to capture revenue
  • Documenting all processes and results to ensure availability of supportive information
  • Implementing all set stock control procedures to ensure accountability
  • Ensure Superior Customer Experience to all internal and external clients
  • Maintain positive working relationship with the facility staff and other organisation personnel
Minimum Qualifications
  • At least 2 years experience
  • Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology from a board recognized institution
  • Registration with the Kenya Medical Laboratory Technologist and Technicians Board
  • Should be ready and able to work in a rural set up.
Application Procedure
 
Interested applicants are invited to send their applications detailing current and expected salary and a CV with contact details of three referees to the:

Human Resource Manager
OGRA Foundation
P.O. Box 3050-40100
Kisumu 
(clearly marking the application with position applied for.)

Applications can also be emailed to info@ografoundation.org with the position applied for as the subject line by Friday, 12th July 2013.

Canvassing by applicant is strongly discouraged.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

OGRA Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.
Travel and Tours Marketing Executive
 
A young and dynamic candidate is needed to fill the position of a marketing executive in the tour industry.
 
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Work closely with the senior manager to help in planning and executing of marketing plan 2013-2014
  • Create & assemble new travel package products 
  • Handle all offline sales, and create sales opportunities with potential partners
  • Handle multiple properties incoming reservation requests, telephone and email inquiries accurately and efficiently
  • Process reservations accurately and efficiently by transferring guest data from various extranet and global distribution sites
  • Safeguard customer satisfaction, provide customer feedback where received
  • Monitor quality of services provided by internal and external suppliers and take corrective actions where necessary
  • Process visas, travel and accommodation available and confirm to customer
Education and Qualifications
  • Diploma or Bachelor’s degree in travelling and tourism related area or any other subject with business administration and /or marketing
  • 1 years experience in marketing.
  • Experience in travel industry preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal presence, able to work both independently and as a team.
  • Familiar with online booking systems.
  • Good telephone communication skills
  • Skilled in computer operation and time management
Qualifying candidates should send their application letter together with detailed Curriculum Vitae to recruitment@odumont.com  before COB 15th July 2013.
Vacancy: Tour and Travel Manager
 
A new Travel and tour company is looking for a capable candidate to manage the activities of the company and improvise business strategies to bring about growth.
 
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Proposing strategies for the business development of the agency.
  • Maintaining the financial account details and other budgetary reports of the agency.
  • Analyzing the reports to ascertain the growth of the agency as well as employing the work strategies to improve the business aspect of the agency.
  •  Maintaining the up-to-date information on the travel operations and transport mediums like trains, airlines and also buses.
  • Facilitating the customers in the booking of tickets and accommodation arrangements
  • Managing the travel agency work activities and devising new tour and travel plans and packages.
  • Coordinating and guiding the agency staff to work for the customer satisfaction and development of the agency.
  • Promoting and marketing the business, sometimes to new or niche markets.
  • Managing budgets and maintaining statistical/financial records.
  • Selling travel products and tour packages.
  • Sourcing products and destinations to meet consumer demands for bespoke travel and sustainable tourism.
  • Liaising with travel partners, including airlines and hotels, to manage bookings and schedules, often one year in advance.
  • Dealing with customer enquiries and aiming to meet their expectations.
  • Overseeing the smooth, efficient running of the business.
  • Constantly motivating the sales team to hit their targets and ensure the profitability of the company.
  • Meeting company directors who advise on strategy and finding out about any local issues and future trends.
  • Dealing with disciplinary matters and customer complaints.
Skills and Specifications
  • Strong written and communication skills.
  • Knowledge of financial and business strategies.
  • Good managerial and decision-making skills.
  • Ability to coordinate and manage people.
Education and Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in travelling related area or any other subject with interest in business and financial concepts.
  • 3 to 5 years previous work experience in any travel related industry is compulsory.
Qualifying candidates should send their application letter together with detailed Curriculum Vitae to recruitment@odumont.com  before COB 15th July 2013.
Title: Kenya Program Director
 
Position Family: Conservation
 
FLSA Status: Exempt, Regular
 
Supervisor: Africa Director of Field Programs (based in Nairobi, Kenya)
 
Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Position Description:
 
The Nature Conservancy’s mission is to protect the lands and waters upon which all life depends.  
The Kenya County Director will be responsible for developing and implementing a program to address critical threats to the natural systems in Kenya through science-based approaches and policy reforms. 
The Nature Conservancy’s Kenya Program is one of four large programs in Africa containing a suite of strategic objectives and a team of people to deliver outcomes. 

Our work in Kenya is focused in the Northern Rangelands and North Coast of Kenya but has substantial policy and leverage implications across the entire country.  
Kenya program vision is to build resilient human and natural communities that are better able to adapt to uncertain future of droughts, economic shocks and political change through strengthening governance and social development, diversification of economies, improving landscape resource management, and building peace and security.

The primary goals for the Kenya program include:
  1. Terrestrial resources management – To secure and maintain the biological, social and economic connections in the Northern Kenya landscape and its surrounding areas for and by stakeholders.
  2. Species management – To contribute to the restoration of targeted endangered and threatened wildlife species in order to secure their survival for future generations.
  3. Freshwater system management – To secure and manage the ecological integrity of upper Tana watershed system in order to sustainably provide economic, ecological and social services to the country.
  4. Coastal estuary and marine ecosystem – To develop a prototype for locally managed resilient marine production systems that support critical mangrove, near-shore and reef system in the North Coast of Kenya.
  5. Policy Reform - To improve the policy and legal environment for conservation in Kenya in order to facilitate effective conservation at the local and national level.
  6. Sustainable financing – To develop a sustainable financing system to enable long term protection and management of critical biological resources for people and nature.
We are searching for an accomplished conservationist who can leverage our science, capacity and networks to have more impact nationally. 
The last six years have been critical to demonstrate successes and build relationships.  
At this point, however, we need strategic leverage with Government and National actors to ensure our investments are having the largest impact possible.

Essential Functions:

The Kenya Program Director is responsible for implementing strategic activities and working with numerous partners to achieve program objectives in Kenya.

She / He works closely with the Africa Region staff, other divisions of The Nature Conservancy (TNC), government agencies, regional institutions, NGOs, multilateral and bilateral agencies, land and water managers, communities and the private sector to develop, coordinate and implement conservation strategies. 
The current program involves a large community conservation focus in northern Kenya and the north Coast region of Lamu, Tana delta, the Upper Tana and national policy engagement with numerous partners.  
The Kenya Program Director will develop and manage annual work plans with these partners to clearly define TNC’s technical and financial contribution to joint conservation and livelihood objectives. 
 Monitoring project outcomes through an adaptive management approach is a critical TNC process that will need to be managed by this position with support from the TNC Africa Conservation Director.

The Kenya Program Director is charged to grow the existing program by gaining Government support and by securing additional funding.  
This will require the Kenya Program Director to meet frequently with Government of Kenya officials, Overseas Development Agencies, and private donors.  
Both government and private fundraising will be supported and coordinated by existing TNC fundraising staff in Kenya and America. 
The Kenya Program Director represents TNC in relationships and negotiations with government agencies, regional institutions, multilateral and bilateral agencies, non-governmental organizations, the private sector, communities, and multi-stakeholder working groups in Kenya.

A key aspect of the position will be to develop and implement a sustainable conservation business model for this program.  
This may include sustainable financing, tourism development, additional partnerships and creative thinking.

Essential functions include:
  • Maintain and establish key partnerships with international, regional, national and local governmental, multilateral, bilateral, and non-governmental organizations that can help advance TNC’s conservation objectives in Kenya. Raise awareness of TNC’s mission, goals and capacity among key government, multilateral, bilateral, NGO and local authority officials.
  • Lead and coordinate the development and implementation of practical, innovative strategies by TNC and our partners to conserve priority places, species, ecosystem services and improve benefits for local people.  
  • Provide oversight for the management and coordination of principle projects and programs including: Northern Rangelands Trust, North Coast Conservation, Marsabit Conservation Project, Upper Tana-Nairobi Water Fund, Kenya Wildlife Conservancies Association and the Laikipia Unity and Land Initiative.
  • Dialogue with and advice to policy makers on progressive evidence-based, effective and equitable policies, measures and strategies supportive of community/landowners conservation programs in Kenya.
  • Ensure technical, financial and contractual monitoring as well as the management of program staff and conduct technical or organizational support.
  • Help TNC Africa Region raise private and public funds for the program by helping write and edit grant proposals and conducting donor visits.
  • Develop policy statements and documents for conferences and coordinate TNC participation in priority conferences.
The Kenya Program Director works closely with staff of the Africa Region, as well as TNC’s Conservation Lands Program, Freshwater, Development by Design, Marine and Climate Change teams.

Basic Qualifications:
  • MA/MSc degree and 8 years’ experience in conservation practice or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience managing complex or multiple projects, including coordinating the work of other professionals and partners.
  • Experience in partnership development (partners, community, government, etc.).
Required Knowledge and Skills:
  • Master’s degree in natural resources management, natural resources policy or a related field and 8 years of work experience in natural resources conservation and/or government relations.
  • Experience in conservation area management, in particular with regards to the setup and implementation of co-management agreements and public private partnerships for management of these areas.
  • Ability to lead a complex program, consisting of several subprograms, that is accountable in achieving TNC’s objectives, including the ability to define priorities, set long- and short-term goals, formulate innovative strategies, define and obtain needed personnel and fiscal resources, monitor work, and ensure its completion in pursuit of the TNC’s mission.
  • Knowledge of the institutional and policy frameworks of conservation area management, climate change management, water resources conservation, land tenure in Kenya and development strategies including Vision 2030 programs.
  • Experience working with a diverse set of stakeholders (e.g., government, private sector, NGOs, academic community); experience coordinating complex inter-disciplinary, cross-sectoral and international multi-stakeholder processes of institutional development at multiple levels (e.g. local, national, multi-national).
  • Experience in partnership development (partners, community and government) including extensive networking with high-level government and NGO contacts.  This position requires a politically acute and high energy individual to drive results with partners.  Must have knowledge of and experience interacting with operations of multilateral and bilateral institutions.
  • Proven project management skills (preferably international project management), including the ability to develop long-term goals, set clear and measurable objectives, establish and meet deadlines, and work within teams to complete deliverables on time and within budget.
  • Ability to work smoothly and simultaneously as a team member with people at various organizational levels and to work with partners to build positive relationships and build the recognition of TNC across the region.
  • Knowledge of current trends in conservation, integrated water resources management, protected areas management, and community-based conservation in Kenya and east Africa.
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities and ability to work effectively with and through others in a decentralized and geographically dispersed organization.  The Kenya Program Manager must have demonstrated flexibility to changing situations and priorities.
  • Excellent English written and oral communications skills, with the ability to speak and write clearly and concisely to a broad range of audiences, including the general public, elected officials, public agency professionals, conservationists, scientists and attorneys.
  • Must be fluent in Kiswahili.
  • Familiarity with standard office software for e-mail, word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and presentations.
  • Proven ability to build organizational capacity through fund-raising, partnership development, hiring and supervision.
  • Ability and willingness to travel frequently within Kenya, East Africa, and to the US and Europe as needed.
Complexity/Problem Solving:
  • Diagnoses complex problems and identifies creative solutions
  • Interprets guidelines, evaluates information, and modifies processes to adapt to changing circumstances
  • Manages and prioritizes tasks from multiple sources
  • Designs, implements, and directs complex and diverse projects, encompassing multiple programs and coordinating the work of other professionals, inside and outside the organization.  Incorporates cross-disciplinary knowledge to support program objectives
  • Negotiates complex agreements, sometimes in political environments
  • Develops and implements creative ideas to improve overall performance in conservation strategies
  • Formulates, evaluates, and decides broad organizational policies and long-term programs
Discretion/Latitude/Decision-Making:
  • Ensures program accountability and legal compliance
  • Consults peers to review own work
  • Assesses decisions’ potential impact on colleagues’ work, public image, scientific credibility, and financial and legal standings
  • Makes decisions based on incomplete or ambiguous information and accepts associated risks
  • Makes independent strategic decisions frequently based on analysis, experience, and judgment
Responsibility/Oversight – Financial and Supervisory:
  • Responsible for operating within budget guidelines to ensure sound financial performance.  Kenya Program Manager develops and administers program budget and has authority to modify budget based on changing circumstances.
  • Establish and maintain optimal standards of performance for the department or program while controlling costs and administering budgets.
  • Responsible for ensuring that public and private funds are raised to meet program needs.
  • Develops long-term strategies and achieves strategic goals and objectives
  • Builds cooperation from outside parties to accomplish program goals
Communications/Interpersonal Contacts:
  • May need to gain cooperation from outside parties to accomplish program goals
  • Negotiates complex agreements
  • Works effectively under pressure
  • Diffuses tension among colleagues comfortably
  • Builds cooperative relationships and collaborates with diverse groups, including land owners, conservation partners, government officials, donors, board members, and the general public, to recruit support for TNC and publicize TNC efforts
  • Commands attention, changes tactics midstream as necessary, and manages group processes during presentations or discussions.
  • May speak with and in front of varied audiences on scientific topics and the TNC’s mission
  • Collaborates with a wide range of people
  • Produces results in a team environment
  • May develop and present proposals to achieve program goals
Working Conditions/Physical Effort:
 
The Kenya Program Manager may work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain, and under physically demanding circumstances.
These conditions may:
  • require occasional physical exertion and/or muscular strain
  • present occasional possibility of injury
  • require long hours in isolated settings
This position may also:
  • require frequent travel domestically and/or internationally
  • require evening and weekend hours
How to Apply:
 
To apply for this position, please submit a resume/CV and cover letter to Africa@tnc.org subject line: KENYA PROGRAM DIRECTOR.  
Applications must be submitted by Friday, July 12th, 2013 to be considered.
 
The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Title: Kenya Program Director
 
Position Family: Conservation
 
FLSA Status: Exempt, Regular
 
Supervisor: Africa Director of Field Programs (based in Nairobi, Kenya)
 
Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Position Description:
 
The Nature Conservancy’s mission is to protect the lands and waters upon which all life depends.  
The Kenya County Director will be responsible for developing and implementing a program to address critical threats to the natural systems in Kenya through science-based approaches and policy reforms. 
The Nature Conservancy’s Kenya Program is one of four large programs in Africa containing a suite of strategic objectives and a team of people to deliver outcomes. 

Our work in Kenya is focused in the Northern Rangelands and North Coast of Kenya but has substantial policy and leverage implications across the entire country.  
Kenya program vision is to build resilient human and natural communities that are better able to adapt to uncertain future of droughts, economic shocks and political change through strengthening governance and social development, diversification of economies, improving landscape resource management, and building peace and security.

The primary goals for the Kenya program include:
  1. Terrestrial resources management – To secure and maintain the biological, social and economic connections in the Northern Kenya landscape and its surrounding areas for and by stakeholders.
  2. Species management – To contribute to the restoration of targeted endangered and threatened wildlife species in order to secure their survival for future generations.
  3. Freshwater system management – To secure and manage the ecological integrity of upper Tana watershed system in order to sustainably provide economic, ecological and social services to the country.
  4. Coastal estuary and marine ecosystem – To develop a prototype for locally managed resilient marine production systems that support critical mangrove, near-shore and reef system in the North Coast of Kenya.
  5. Policy Reform - To improve the policy and legal environment for conservation in Kenya in order to facilitate effective conservation at the local and national level.
  6. Sustainable financing – To develop a sustainable financing system to enable long term protection and management of critical biological resources for people and nature.
We are searching for an accomplished conservationist who can leverage our science, capacity and networks to have more impact nationally. 
The last six years have been critical to demonstrate successes and build relationships.  
At this point, however, we need strategic leverage with Government and National actors to ensure our investments are having the largest impact possible.

Essential Functions:

The Kenya Program Director is responsible for implementing strategic activities and working with numerous partners to achieve program objectives in Kenya.

She / He works closely with the Africa Region staff, other divisions of The Nature Conservancy (TNC), government agencies, regional institutions, NGOs, multilateral and bilateral agencies, land and water managers, communities and the private sector to develop, coordinate and implement conservation strategies. 
The current program involves a large community conservation focus in northern Kenya and the north Coast region of Lamu, Tana delta, the Upper Tana and national policy engagement with numerous partners.  
The Kenya Program Director will develop and manage annual work plans with these partners to clearly define TNC’s technical and financial contribution to joint conservation and livelihood objectives. 
 Monitoring project outcomes through an adaptive management approach is a critical TNC process that will need to be managed by this position with support from the TNC Africa Conservation Director.

The Kenya Program Director is charged to grow the existing program by gaining Government support and by securing additional funding.  
This will require the Kenya Program Director to meet frequently with Government of Kenya officials, Overseas Development Agencies, and private donors.  
Both government and private fundraising will be supported and coordinated by existing TNC fundraising staff in Kenya and America. 
The Kenya Program Director represents TNC in relationships and negotiations with government agencies, regional institutions, multilateral and bilateral agencies, non-governmental organizations, the private sector, communities, and multi-stakeholder working groups in Kenya.

A key aspect of the position will be to develop and implement a sustainable conservation business model for this program.  
This may include sustainable financing, tourism development, additional partnerships and creative thinking.

Essential functions include:
  • Maintain and establish key partnerships with international, regional, national and local governmental, multilateral, bilateral, and non-governmental organizations that can help advance TNC’s conservation objectives in Kenya. Raise awareness of TNC’s mission, goals and capacity among key government, multilateral, bilateral, NGO and local authority officials.
  • Lead and coordinate the development and implementation of practical, innovative strategies by TNC and our partners to conserve priority places, species, ecosystem services and improve benefits for local people.  
  • Provide oversight for the management and coordination of principle projects and programs including: Northern Rangelands Trust, North Coast Conservation, Marsabit Conservation Project, Upper Tana-Nairobi Water Fund, Kenya Wildlife Conservancies Association and the Laikipia Unity and Land Initiative.
  • Dialogue with and advice to policy makers on progressive evidence-based, effective and equitable policies, measures and strategies supportive of community/landowners conservation programs in Kenya.
  • Ensure technical, financial and contractual monitoring as well as the management of program staff and conduct technical or organizational support.
  • Help TNC Africa Region raise private and public funds for the program by helping write and edit grant proposals and conducting donor visits.
  • Develop policy statements and documents for conferences and coordinate TNC participation in priority conferences.
The Kenya Program Director works closely with staff of the Africa Region, as well as TNC’s Conservation Lands Program, Freshwater, Development by Design, Marine and Climate Change teams.

Basic Qualifications:
  • MA/MSc degree and 8 years’ experience in conservation practice or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience managing complex or multiple projects, including coordinating the work of other professionals and partners.
  • Experience in partnership development (partners, community, government, etc.).
Required Knowledge and Skills:
  • Master’s degree in natural resources management, natural resources policy or a related field and 8 years of work experience in natural resources conservation and/or government relations.
  • Experience in conservation area management, in particular with regards to the setup and implementation of co-management agreements and public private partnerships for management of these areas.
  • Ability to lead a complex program, consisting of several subprograms, that is accountable in achieving TNC’s objectives, including the ability to define priorities, set long- and short-term goals, formulate innovative strategies, define and obtain needed personnel and fiscal resources, monitor work, and ensure its completion in pursuit of the TNC’s mission.
  • Knowledge of the institutional and policy frameworks of conservation area management, climate change management, water resources conservation, land tenure in Kenya and development strategies including Vision 2030 programs.
  • Experience working with a diverse set of stakeholders (e.g., government, private sector, NGOs, academic community); experience coordinating complex inter-disciplinary, cross-sectoral and international multi-stakeholder processes of institutional development at multiple levels (e.g. local, national, multi-national).
  • Experience in partnership development (partners, community and government) including extensive networking with high-level government and NGO contacts.  This position requires a politically acute and high energy individual to drive results with partners.  Must have knowledge of and experience interacting with operations of multilateral and bilateral institutions.
  • Proven project management skills (preferably international project management), including the ability to develop long-term goals, set clear and measurable objectives, establish and meet deadlines, and work within teams to complete deliverables on time and within budget.
  • Ability to work smoothly and simultaneously as a team member with people at various organizational levels and to work with partners to build positive relationships and build the recognition of TNC across the region.
  • Knowledge of current trends in conservation, integrated water resources management, protected areas management, and community-based conservation in Kenya and east Africa.
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities and ability to work effectively with and through others in a decentralized and geographically dispersed organization.  The Kenya Program Manager must have demonstrated flexibility to changing situations and priorities.
  • Excellent English written and oral communications skills, with the ability to speak and write clearly and concisely to a broad range of audiences, including the general public, elected officials, public agency professionals, conservationists, scientists and attorneys.
  • Must be fluent in Kiswahili.
  • Familiarity with standard office software for e-mail, word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and presentations.
  • Proven ability to build organizational capacity through fund-raising, partnership development, hiring and supervision.
  • Ability and willingness to travel frequently within Kenya, East Africa, and to the US and Europe as needed.
Complexity/Problem Solving:
  • Diagnoses complex problems and identifies creative solutions
  • Interprets guidelines, evaluates information, and modifies processes to adapt to changing circumstances
  • Manages and prioritizes tasks from multiple sources
  • Designs, implements, and directs complex and diverse projects, encompassing multiple programs and coordinating the work of other professionals, inside and outside the organization.  Incorporates cross-disciplinary knowledge to support program objectives
  • Negotiates complex agreements, sometimes in political environments
  • Develops and implements creative ideas to improve overall performance in conservation strategies
  • Formulates, evaluates, and decides broad organizational policies and long-term programs
Discretion/Latitude/Decision-Making:
  • Ensures program accountability and legal compliance
  • Consults peers to review own work
  • Assesses decisions’ potential impact on colleagues’ work, public image, scientific credibility, and financial and legal standings
  • Makes decisions based on incomplete or ambiguous information and accepts associated risks
  • Makes independent strategic decisions frequently based on analysis, experience, and judgment
Responsibility/Oversight – Financial and Supervisory:
  • Responsible for operating within budget guidelines to ensure sound financial performance.  Kenya Program Manager develops and administers program budget and has authority to modify budget based on changing circumstances.
  • Establish and maintain optimal standards of performance for the department or program while controlling costs and administering budgets.
  • Responsible for ensuring that public and private funds are raised to meet program needs.
  • Develops long-term strategies and achieves strategic goals and objectives
  • Builds cooperation from outside parties to accomplish program goals
Communications/Interpersonal Contacts:
  • May need to gain cooperation from outside parties to accomplish program goals
  • Negotiates complex agreements
  • Works effectively under pressure
  • Diffuses tension among colleagues comfortably
  • Builds cooperative relationships and collaborates with diverse groups, including land owners, conservation partners, government officials, donors, board members, and the general public, to recruit support for TNC and publicize TNC efforts
  • Commands attention, changes tactics midstream as necessary, and manages group processes during presentations or discussions.
  • May speak with and in front of varied audiences on scientific topics and the TNC’s mission
  • Collaborates with a wide range of people
  • Produces results in a team environment
  • May develop and present proposals to achieve program goals
Working Conditions/Physical Effort:
 
The Kenya Program Manager may work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain, and under physically demanding circumstances.
These conditions may:
  • require occasional physical exertion and/or muscular strain
  • present occasional possibility of injury
  • require long hours in isolated settings
This position may also:
  • require frequent travel domestically and/or internationally
  • require evening and weekend hours
How to Apply:
 
To apply for this position, please submit a resume/CV and cover letter to Africa@tnc.org subject line: KENYA PROGRAM DIRECTOR.  
Applications must be submitted by Friday, July 12th, 2013 to be considered.
 
The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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