WWF-Kenya Programme Coordinator Job in Naivasha

WWF Kenya, is seeking to recruit a:
Position title: Programme Coordinator
Reports to: Programme Manager Africa Rift Lakes (ARL)
Supervises: Station staff (programme & operations)
Job Grade: TBA
Location: Naivasha, Kenya
Major function: To provide strategic leadership and sustainability of the Lake Naivasha Malewa landscape programme in line with the WWF Kenya Strategic Plan and within the framework of the African Rift Lakes (ARL) priority landscape.

Roles and Responsibilities:
  • Provide strategic leadership and support collaborative partnership engagements in Naivasha landscape in consultation with the ARL Manager;
  • Responsible for program growth and development (development of proposals, resource mobilization, implementation and sustainability of current initiatives in the Lake Naivasha landscape)
  • Jointly with the ARL Program Manager, support the development of short and long term plans for programs, monitor progress, assure adherence and evaluate performance to meet desired outcomes;
  • Supervise line staff by articulating expectations, displaying model behaviour, maintaining open lines of communication and being clear about roles and relationships;
  • Lead in the management of fiscal operations including budget development, modifications, tracking expenditures and continually monitor the program’s financial health and make recommendations;
  • Ensure effective and efficient implementation of programs in the Lake Naivasha landscape including the development of annual workplans and budgets ;
  • Lead the preparation of technical and financial reports;
  • Ensure accountability and transparency within the Programme;
  • Assist with the development communications strategies to support program goals and increase community awareness within the basin to promote WWF Kenya brand;
  • Support the development of content to assist the WWF communication unit in the compilation of news and the production of conservation communication materials and bulletins for the ARL landscape;
  • Under the direction of ARL Programme Manager provide support where necessary to the WWF Kenya and other ARL programme activities;
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned;
Qualification and Experience
  • An advanced University degree in a relevant field: Natural Resource Management, Environment Sciences, Development Studies, Conservation Biology or any related relevant field;
  • At least 6 years of experience in conservation, natural resource management, environmental science / forest / freshwater / hydrology / terrestrial ecology or related field.
  • At least 3 years progressive management experience
Key Skills / Competencies
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to network and to develop and maintain strong relationships at all levels – in particular private and public sector, CSOs and CBOs as well as other conservation organizations
  • Organizational and communication skills – good command on English written and spoken; ability to organize meetings at high levels and bring together large groups to discuss technical issues will be required
  • Program development skills
  • Demonstrated ability for strategic thinking, conceptualization and planning of strategic initiatives within the context of conservation, natural resource management, international development, and/or other related fields and with ability to manage multiple projects. Problem solving and conflict management skills
  • Leadership and people management skills – ability to oversee and work with external consultants/experts
  • Technical report writing skills
  • Project management skills
  • Financial management skills
  • Demonstrated team player and willingness to learn and share
  • Knowledge or experience in monitoring, evaluation and learning will be an added advantage
  • Proposal development skills will be an added advantage
  • Adherence to WWF’s values, which are: Credible, Responsive, Innovative, Determined, Inspiring and Collaborative
Working Relationships
Internal – interacts with Africa Rift Lakes Manager, WWF Kenya, Country Conservation Director, CEO, Heads of Department and programmes and staff on a regular basis, and may also interact with ROA, WWF International, and other WWF Network staff.

External – Interacts with programme partners, local, regional and national governmental institutions, nongovernmental organisations, academic institutions, the media, donors, specialists / consultants, and other stakeholders, in collaboration with the WWF Kenya Country Director.

How to Apply

Interested candidates who meet the above requirements should email a cover letter and CV with ‘ Programme Coordinator Naivasha’ on the subject line to the 

POD Manager, 
WWF Kenya 
not later than 14th October 2016.

Kindly note that only shortlisted persons will be contacted.

WWF is an equal opportunity employer and committed to having a diverse workforce.
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