BGCI Plant Conservation Project Officer Kenya Jobs
BGCI provides support to its members in many different ways: we are an advocate for the botanic garden community, promoting the role of botanic gardens in plant conservation policy, practice and education; we connect people, we co-ordinate efforts and bring people together to exchange ideas; we are a knowledge hub, providing training, learning resources and professional support; and we provide funding and technical support to efforts aimed at saving plantsKey ResponsibilitiesCo-ordinate and manage a portfolio of tree conservation projects. This will include:Ensuring successful initiation of a new project to establish indigenous tree nurseries
The successful candidate will be required to identify project partners, organize a project launch workshop, manage the project budget, monitor and evaluate progress against project and institutional targets, report on project progress and achievements to funders and BGCI senior management.
Finalizing IUCN Red List assessments for East African plant species: The successful
candidate will be trained to carry out conservation assessments and will enter
information into IUCN’s online conservation assessment portal (SIS) for East African
plant species, ensuring their conservation status is published on the IUCN Red List of
Threatened species, helping to mobilize conservation action.
Communicating BGCI’s plant conservation work to external audiences. This will include:
Writing blogs, articles and social media posts on BGCI’s plant conservation work.
Taking and sharing photographs and videos of BGCI’s plant conservation work.
Support fund raising efforts to expand BGCI’s plant conservation work. This will involve:
Identifying and contacting funders and grant-makers.
Drafting and submitting project proposals tailored specifically to those funders’
The Board of BGCI is seeking to appoint a person with conservation, communication and
Candidates for this post will require a proven track record in a conservation organisation, working on a portfolio of conservation projects, ideally in the international NGO sector.
The post holder will demonstrate sensitivity to complex, multicultural and
multinational institutions and structures. Candidates for this post must be able to inspire plant conservation action, have competent IT skills and pay excellent attention to detail.
Eligible to work in East Africa
Able to commit to a six month full time position (with possibility of extension) from
August / beginning of September 2018
Education and Experience
At least a graduate level qualification in conservation, environment, science or another relevant discipline
At least 2 years’ experience in a conservation organisation, working on a portfolio of conservation projects
Experience in interacting with international organisations and individuals
Perfect mastery of English, both oral and written, combined with excellent communication abilities
Experience of managing budgets and setting financial priorities
Experience of working for a not for profit organisation
Knowledge of botanic gardens, plants or related disciplines ideally gained through
direct personal experience
A proven track record in raising funds from statutory grant-makers, trusts and
foundations and/or philanthropic individuals
Please submit a copy of your Curriculum Vitae and a cover letter indicating why you are
interested in this position and why you are a suitable candidate to email@example.com by
Friday 3rd August 2018.
Interviews will be held at the IUCN Eastern & Southern Africa Regional Office in Nairobi,
Kenya (or via Skype) on Thursday 9th and Friday 10th August 2018. If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or +254(0)725295632.
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