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Never pay for any CBT, test or assessment as part of any recruitment process. When in doubt, contact usFauna & Flora International (FFI) has been championing wildlife conservation in Kenya in some shape or form since our foundation in 1903. Exactly a century later, we opened an office in Nairobi and established a formal country programme, since when we have been supporting local partners to protect key habitats and species. In particular, we have played a crucial role in establishing a number of wildlife conservancies in northern Kenya that protect wildlife while also supporting sustainable local livelihoods.
Working closely with local partners, FFI’s Africa Programme currently supports operations in 13 countries in West, Central, East and Southern Africa, and is implementing a range of projects focused on both terrestrial and marine species and habitat conservation, biodiversity planning, protected area management, institutional development and capacity building, sustainable use and community-focused wildlife management initiatives.
To achieve its mission in Africa, FFI uses different approaches to work with and alongside local partners to focus on the sustainable use and management of natural resources as a means to effective conservation in the long-term. In all its projects in Africa, FFI seeks to:
FFI has been championing wildlife conservation in Kenya in some shape or form since our foundation in 1903. Exactly a century later, we opened an office in Nairobi and established a formal country programme, and have been supporting local partners to protect key habitats and species. In particular, we have played a crucial role in establishing a number of wildlife conservancies in northern Kenya that protect wildlife while also supporting sustainable local livelihoods. Beyond our terrestrial conservation programme, we are also supporting the efforts of communities in Kenya’s north coast to secure greater involvement in the management and husbandry of their marine resources.
FFI is seeking an experienced Technical Specialist, Enterprise Development to enable our work to proactively respond to and shape the conservation enterprise and finance agenda in Kenya. It will look at aligning with FFI’s global response to the nature-climate-health triple challenge, and ensuring maximum impact for biodiversity and the environment across Kenya. Playing an important role in supporting and enabling the development of demonstratable sustainable conservation enterprises in Kenya.
You will feed into FFI’s global enterprise work with support from our Social Equity, Agriculture and Enterprise (SAGE) team. You will have a proven track record in development of innovative and successful conservation enterprise within Kenya. You will have excellent understanding of tailor-made, up-to-date responses that address today’s barriers to sustainable conservation enterprise in Kenya and experience with non-profit conservation organisations.
You will demonstrate capacity in strategic and analytical thinking; excellent written and verbal communication skills, the ability to work and deliver within a diverse and multidisciplinary team, proposal writing, project management and donor reporting.
Terms and Conditions
Start Date: As soon as possible
Duration of Contract: 2 years
Probation Period: 6 months
Location: Nairobi, Kenya. With travel to domestic project sites as required. International travel to FFI’s head office in Cambridge, UK may be required.
Benefits: 25 working days’ annual leave entitlement plus national public holidays observed in Kenya
Hours of Work: This is a full-time position, working Monday to Friday from 8.00am to 5.00pm with a one-hour lunch break. These hours may vary depending on the requirements of the job in the field.
Reporting to: Country Manager, Kenya Programme
Key Relationships: Kenya Programme Staff
Senior Programme Manager, Eastern Africa
Africa Programme Staff
FFI Finance and Enterprise team, SAGE
Other FFI Cross-Cutting teams
External Relationships: In specific situations and under the direction of the Country Manager, Kenya, this role may be asked to represent FFI with national and local government agencies, communities and community-based organisations; international and national partner NGOs and for-profit entities, academic institutions, financiers and donors, representing the values and interests of FFI at all times.
The Technical Specialist, Enterprise Development will lead the development, integration and management of nature-positive enterprises, sustainable value chains and private sector partnerships within priority Kenya projects as directed by the Country Manager, and supported by the cross-cutting Social Equity, Agriculture & Enterprises (SAGE) team.
Ensuring all approaches support the delivery of the FFI Strategy and Business Plan, this role will identify current and emerging themes relating to enterprise development concerning conservation in Kenya and will both enable and implement FFI’s and FFI partner’s responses through high quality and collaboratively developed projects and funds.
Project Management & Development
Communications and Representation
Values underpin who we are and how we act. Just as values shape who we are as individuals, they define us as an organisation, creating the culture of success for which FFI is renowned. Our people exemplify our shared values, which are interconnected and interdependent:
Applications, consisting of a covering letter explaining why you feel you should be considered for this post, a full CV (tailored to the role as advertised, highlighting relevant experience and achievements) and contact details for two referees (who will not be contacted without your permission) should be sent to email@example.com
Please mark your application Technical Specialist, Enterprise Development, Kenya.
The closing date for applications is 30th April 2022. Interviews are likely to be held during the week commencing 9th May 2022. Candidates selected for interview will be contacted by email or telephone – please specify your preferred method of contact in your covering letter and indicate where you saw the position advertised.
Regrettably, due to limited resources and the high number of applications we receive, we are only able to contact short-listed candidates. If you do not hear from us within four weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been successful on this occasion.
FFI encourages applications from individuals with a disability who are able to carry out the duties of the post. If you have special needs in relation to your application, please contact Patrick Lelei, Finance and Administration Manager, Kenya, FFI, on Tel: +254 (0) 724 711 176 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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