We’re ZSL, an international conservation charity. Our vision is a world where wildlife thrives and we’re working every day to achieve this. From investigating the health threats facing animals, to helping people and wildlife live alongside each other, we are committed to bringing wildlife back from the brink of extinction. Through the work of our pioneering scientists, our dedicated conservationists and our unrivalled animal experts in our two zoos, we guide and enable others in the UK and all across the world. Inspiring, informing, empowering – working for wildlife.
Overview of Role:
ZSL are seeking an individual with extensive leadership experience to drive forward the Kenya Country Programme. The successful candidate will be ZSL’s senior representative in Kenya and will be responsible for the management and strategic direction of the Programme. The post holder will line manage six employees and report directly to ZSL’s Senior Programme Manager for Africa in London and oversee all ZSL’s operations in Kenya in line with the ZSL 200 strategy (click here for more information). The successful candidate will play an instrumental role in expanding ZSL presence in Kenya, building on achievements to date, whilst maintaining existing partnerships, exploring and developing new relationships and securing funding to support the programme.
This is a senior management level position which requires proven leadership experience and experience of managing multiple conservation projects, teams of people and associated resources in developing countries. The successful applicant will have a track record of strategic programme development, securing and managing funds from a range of funding sources and experience of developing and managing relationships with partners and donors. Candidates should also have:
Please note: The post will be based in Nairobi with significant national travel to field sites in Kenya and to attend meetings and workshops. The work will include extended periods in field conditions. Travel requirements fluctuate through the year, but can take up to 50% of this role. The position is to start as soon as possible.
Interested and qualified? Go to ZSL career website on careers-zsl.icims.com to apply