• Conservation Director at WWF Kenya

  • Posted on: 9 March, 2018 Deadline: 30 March, 2018
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    WWF Kenya believes in a future where people live in harmony with nature, so we’re committed to safeguarding the natural world.

    Best known as Kenya’s leading conservation organisation, we also work on tackling key global threats such as climate change, as well as reducing unsustainable consumption patterns and supporting sustainable production.

    We focus on influencing the decisions — often involving governments, businesses and partners – which have a significant impact on the natural world, using our expertise and experience. To do this, we need to create an organisation that is results-driven and adaptable. which inspires positive solutions to our Country’s environmental problems.

    We are recruiting the role of Conservation Director within the Conservation Division of WWF Kenya to help achieve our ambitious goals. and build a future in which people live in harmony with nature.

    Conservation Director


    Are you creative, dynamic and driven by a passion for biodiversity and vision for a world where people live in harmony with nature?

    Location: WWF Kenya’s Office in Nairobi.

    The Role: This role leads on the exciting challenge to achieve this, and encompasses both our investments in conservation and social development programmes, and in organisational development to further strengthen a WWF Kenya office that deliver them.


    • delivering against annual and longer term objectives, achieving the agreed results;
    • managing the performance and development of your team to deliver the agreed results;
    • Prioritising, adapting and making recommendations as necessary in a fast-moving context.

    To be successful in this role, you will:

    • feel motivated by the challenge and opportunity of managing people, and holding them accountable for delivery;
    • have energy, drive and resilience, and the capacity to flourish responding to complexity and competing demands;
    • be able to function as an organisational leader owning responsibility for organisation-wide goals, as well as focusing on the specific priorities of your own role;
    • know how to influence and persuade others, operating in an international context;
    • Understand the realities of delivering conservation and social development programmes, and of operating in the Kenyan context.

    Job Requirements

    This is the ideal job for you if you have

    • an advanced degree (masters or higher) in Biology, Natural Resources, Environment, Social Science or related discipline
    • At least 10 years of experience in conservation planning and programme design, M&E, audits and evaluations both at the conceptual and practical level
    • 7 years post-graduate professional direct experience in relation to environment, development, conservation or sustainability; and
    • at least 5 years in a senior conservation leadership role

    Method of Application

    Applicants should send CV and cover letter as one file with Conservation Director’ on the subject line to the CEO, WWF-Kenya: hresource@wwfkenya.org to be received not later than 30th March 2018.

    We will not accept applications without a CV and cover letter.

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