IUCN Programme Officer Positions in East Africa

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The International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural resources (IUCN) currently has three positions open in East Africa:

  • IUCN Programme Officer - Drylands / Kenya
  • IUCN Programme Officer Uganda
  • IUCN Programme Officer Tanzania

    Programme Officer - Drylands / Kenya
    IUCN Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office
    Nairobi, Kenya
    Local posting
    Under the general guidance of the Regional Drylands Coordinator, manage assigned projects, support implementation of other projects, and contribute to the overall IUCN programme delivery.

    Programme Officer Uganda
    IUCN Uganda Country Office
    Kampala, Uganda
    Local posting
    Under the general guidance of the Senior Programme Officer, develop, resource and manage projects and programmatic activities in Eastern Africa and link them with those of the other Eastern Africa Component Programs and Global Programmes, where relevant.

    Programme Officer Tanzania
    IUCN Tanzania Country Office
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    Local recruitment
    Under the general guidance of the Head of Office Tanzania, plan, monitor and assess all aspects of IDRC support and Drylands projects multiple projects and support to all those involved to achieve the project objectives on time and to specified cost, quality and performance.

    Take the lead in developing and managing the overall communications strategy and program for the IUCN Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office (ESARO).

    Develop and maintain a comprehensive integrated communication and knowledge management program that will increase ESARO’s visibility and enhance its viability and ability to implement its mission through professional communications.


  • A Masters degree in environmental management, natural resources management or related sciences
  • At least five years in management of projects in field of natural resources or environmental management.
  • Experience with results based project cycle management, monitoring and evaluation methodologies and principles, and facilitation techniques
  • Experience in participatory planning and natural resource mapping.
  • Experience in interacting with multiple stake holders including government officials and local communities.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills in English and a working knowledge of Kiswahili.
  • High personal integrity especially in matters related to finance, official information and communications
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision and function in multicultural and multidisciplinary environment
  • Willingness to travel extensively within the region for not less than 40% of work year sometimes at a short notice.

    Applicants are asked to submit their CV in English and a supporting letter of motivation along with the names and contact details of three referees, one of whom should be a recent employer.

    Deadline: 10 July

    Applications should be submitted by e-mail clearly indicating the position and Country on or before 10th July to:
    IUCN Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office Nairobi, Kenya
    Tel: ++254 (020) 890605/12
    Email: [email protected] .
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