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17 Apr 2014

Nature Kenya Project Officer and Extension Officer Jobs in Yala Swamp

Nature Kenya (the East Africa Natural History Society) is a membership Society established in 1909 to promote the study and conservation of nature in eastern Africa.

Nature Kenya saves species, protects sites, conserves habitats, promotes ecological sustainability and empowers people for positive biodiversity impacts.

Nature Kenya invites applications for the positions of Project Officer and Project Extension Officer for a project “Balancing Development and Conservation in Kenya’s Largest Freshwater” funded by Darwin Initiative.

In this project Nature Kenya will work with government conservation agencies/institutions, local communities, and private companies to promote sustainable land management in the Yala Swamp.


Both vacancies are annual contract positions renewable for a maximum of three years and are based at Yala Swamp in Siaya County

Roles and responsibilities
The Project Officer: managing staff, coordinating field activities, and reporting

Required Qualifications:

  • Graduate in a relevant Natural Resource Management field; 5 years relevant field (including project management) experience and field technical skills; flavour for policy, advocacy and networking; excellent inter-personal and communication skills; computer literate;
  • The Project extension officer: community mobilization, extension and training

Required Qualifications:
Graduate in a relevant Natural Resource Management field; at least 2 years relevant field (including extension services) experience and field technical skills including community mobilisation and participatory appraisals; excellent inter-personal and communication skills; computer literate

If interested please send your cover letter and Curriculum Vitae to the Executive Director, Nature Kenya on office@naturekenya.org to reach the office by 25th April 2014.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

For more information please visit our website www.naturekenya.org

Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

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