Ecotourism Manager Job in Mombasa, Kenya
The ecotourism job outlook involves being charge of coordinating and guiding responsible traveling to ecologically important sites.
Ecotourism operators will inform visitors of the cultural and historical significance of a site and promote ways of enjoying the environment in a responsible manner.Perform tour guide duties that include greeting, directing, and transporting tourists, answering questions, distributing materials, and providing information on tour schedules and features
Duties and Responsibilities
The following are the major ecotourism job responsibilities;
Study the ecological, cultural, and historical significance of a tour area in order to prepare reports, commentaries, and informational and promotional materials
Applying the principles of environmental responsibility to ecotourism activities and programs
Instructing and advising tourists on applicable safety regulations and rules of conduct
Planning tour itineraries
Implementing emergency evacuation procedures
Choosing and hiring new tour guides from local communities, especially indigenous peoples
Supporting local environmental causes or programs by incorporating different activities that benefit the tour area and by donating a proportion of the proceeds of operation
Skills and Specifications
Below are ecotourism skills needed to work effectively in this field.
Ability to put issues into context and assess their relevance
Possess outdoor skills such as orienteering, navigation, survival and mountaineering
Knowledgeable in first aid, search and rescue
Planning and identifying target audiences and goals
Assessing and assuming risk and being able to deal with critical events
Able to demonstrate leadership
Excellent verbal communication skills
Micro computer application skills (MS Word, PowerPoint)
Education and Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines wildlife/tourism/hospitality
3 years’ experience in management
Ability to comprehend and interpret financial management.
Excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills.
Ability to cope and interact with people of diverse background and communities.
Experience in conflict and dispute management an added advantage.
How to apply
Interested candidates should apply online by 3rd August, 2018
For more information and job application details, see; Ecotourism Manager Job in Mombasa, Kenya
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