Conservation Director, WWF Kenya | WWF
Conservation Director, WWF Kenya

Posted on 07 March 2018

Location: WWF Kenya's Office in Nairobi
Are you creative, dynamic and driven by a passion for biodiversity and vision for a world where people live in harmony with nature?
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.
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. 
As Conservation Director, you will be accountable for:
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. 
How to apply?
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, this is the ideal job for you.
For a detailed job description see attached or visit and apply with your CV and cover letter as one file with ‘Conservation Director’ on the subject line to the CEO, to be received not later than 30th March 2018. We will not accept applications without a CV and cover letter.
Work permit restrictions may apply.

Kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

WWF Kenya is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to having a diverse workforce.