Kenya Wildlife Conservancies Association (KWCA) is a national membership organization representing community and private conservancies in Kenya.
KWCA’s mission is to work with landowners and communities to sustainably conserve and manage wildlife and their habitat through promoting an enabling policy and legislative framework, sharing of best practices, harmonizing standards, and developing a network of functional conservancies.
KWCA is seeking experienced and highly motivated individuals to fill two positions: a Communications and Development Officer and a Monitoring and Evaluation Officer.
Both positions will work under the Community Conservancy Policy Support and Implementation Program supported by USAID and jointly implemented with The Nature Conservancy.
The two positions are based in Nairobi with frequent field travel.
Communications and Development Officer
Key Responsibilities: The Communications and Development Officer will oversee the development and implementation of a strategic communications platform resulting in enhanced advocacy, information sharing, fundraising and partnership opportunities for KWCA.
- Lead development and implementation of KWCA communications strategy, supporting the organization’s purpose and helping it advance its goals.
- Develop and distribute timely, clear and consistent communications materials including website and social media content, brochures, reports and newsletters
- Participate in developing and implementing advocacy strategies, plans and support production of policy advocacy materials.
- Strengthen KWCA’s communications to its member conservancies, partners and the wider public to ensure strong information flow and networking.
- Participate in fundraising and partnership activities as part of the wider resource mobilization strategy.
- A Bachelor’s degree in fields related to Communications/journalism, Public Relations, and Media from a recognized institution. A Master’s degree preferred
- At least 5 years’ of relevant experience
- Excellent and creative written and oral communication skills
- Experience in working with Kenyan media and understanding of environmental issues in Kenya
- Proven track record in grant-writing, and fundraising.
Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
Key Responsibilities: The M & E officer will be responsible for designing and implementing an M & E performance plan, project-level monitoring, data collection and analysis and for maintaining a data information management system to enhance KWCA efficiency and program delivery.
- Coordinate the creation and implementation of a KWCA Performance Monitoring Plan.
- Develop performance indicators, undertake all data collection, analysis, storage, interpretation and learning to ensure accountability and efficiency in all project activities.
- Participate in preparation and submission of timely and quality activity reports, dissemination of M&E findings and best practices to facilitate evidence based planning, learning and decision making.
- Lead KWCA capacity building initiatives and provide technical field support to regional associations and conservancies.
- Regularly update and maintain conservancy database, maps, carry out needed analysis and share data with relevant government and non-governmental organizations.
- Plan, coordinate and participate in independent evaluations from external evaluators.
- A Bachelor’s degree in fields related to Statistics, monitoring and evaluation, project management. A Master’s degree preferred
- At least five years relevant experience in monitoring and evaluation at community and organization level
- Practical experience in implementation of results oriented management of natural resources
- Excellent report writing and communication skills.
A cover letter and CV should be submitted electronically to: email@example.com by 4.00 pm on 12th February 2016.
To obtain more application details; visit our website: www.kwcakenya.com
Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.
KWCA is an equal opportunity employer. Female applicants are encouraged to apply.