Kaptuya Community Conservancy Manager
Kaptuya Community is one of the 43 member conservancies under the umbrella organization of The Northern Rangelands Trust (NRT) a non–profit umbrella organization that supports 43–member Community Conservancies across northern and coastal Kenya with fundraising, technical support, governance advice and training, and security; http://www.nrt–kenya.org.
Purpose of the position:
Reporting to the Conservancy Board and with a close working relationship with the NRT team, County government and other development partners the Conservancy Manager will be responsible for both strategic and operational support to the conservancy community. The Manager will be responsible for managing the conservancy and developing it to a self–sustaining model that integrates wildlife conservation, environmental conservation, community enterprises and contributes to improvement of the community livelihoods.
Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience
A Bachelor’s degree in Conservation, Natural Resource Management or Community Development.
A minimum of three (3) years’ relevant experience.
Demonstrated ability to think creatively and solve problems effectively
A strong drive for results with demonstrated ability to work both independently and as a member of team; to work with a diversity of stakeholders and communities; and to effectively coordinate, lead and motivate a multidisciplinary staff.
In–depth knowledge and demonstrated commitment to wildlife conservation and natural resource management.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively in remote areas, in cross–cultural situations, with diverse economic and professional background.
Excellent verbal and written communications (English and Kiswahili)
Computer literacy especially in Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, Power point and E–mail.
A firm understanding of pastoralist customary livestock practices and community engagement processes.
MODE OF APPLICATION
Click “APPLY FOR JOB” button above to apply for this job.
If your profile matches the above job specifications, please send your application including a detailed CV highlighting relevant experience, a daytime telephone contact, email address, and the names of three professional referees to reach us by close of business on Monday 29th November,
THE BOARD CHAIRMAN
RUKO COMMUNITY CONSERVANCY
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
About Northern Rangelands Trust
The Northern Rangelands Trust is a non-profit umbrella organization supporting 33 community conservancies across northern Kenya. Its mission is to develop resilient community conservancies, which transform lives, secure peace and conserve natural resources.