FFI Programme Officer Jobs in Kenya

FFI Programme Officer Jobs in Kenya


Fauna & Flora International

  • Fauna & Flora International (FFI) saves species from extinction and habitats from destruction, while improving the livelihoods of local people. Our guiding principles are to work through local partnerships, act as a catalyst for change, make conservation relevant, and base decisions on sound science. Founded in 1903, FFI is the world’s longest established international conservation body; our conservation work, and impact, spans the globe.

    Africa Programme

  • Working closely with local partners, FFI’s Africa Programme currently supports operations in 13 countries in West, Central, East and Southern Africa, and is implementing a range of projects focused on both terrestrial and marine species and habitat conservation, biodiversity planning, protected area management, institutional development and capacity building, sustainable use and community-focused wildlife management initiatives.

  • To achieve its mission in Africa, FFI uses different approaches to work with and alongside local partners to focus on the sustainable use and management of natural resources as a means to effective conservation in the long-term. In all its projects in Africa, FFI seeks to:

  • Build and support local partnerships with African conservation and community development organisations

  • Strengthen institutions to bring sustainability and added value to projects

  • Maintain long term presence and relationships

  • Reconcile conservation goals with the needs of local people

  • Incorporate sound science in decision-making

    Kenya Programme

  • FFI has been championing wildlife conservation in Kenya in some shape or form since our foundation in 1903. Exactly a century later, we opened an office in Nairobi and established a formal country programme, since when we have been supporting local partners to protect key habitats and species.

    The Opportunity

  • FFI is seeking a Programme Officer to provide technical and operational support for the design, implementation, reporting, monitoring and evaluation of the FFI Kenya country programme, projects and funds.

    Purpose:

  • Under the immediate supervision of the Programme Manager – Terrestrial, Kenya, the Programme Officer, Kenya will provide technical and operational support for the design, implementation, reporting, monitoring and evaluation of the FFI Kenya country programme, projects and funds.

    Specific Duties:

    Technical

  • Under the guidance of the Programme Manager – Terrestrial, Kenya, and with the support of the Programme Manager – Marine and Policy Manager, develop and manage a database of all Kenya funds to enable tracking of progress for activity delivery and associated budget spend.

  • Provide desktop research to support country teams in the development of specific programmes, projects, funds and initiatives.

  • As required, carry out desk-based research and assessments as required to support the development of Theory of Change for Kenya Country Programme, projects and funds.

  • As requested, support Programme Managers (Terrestrial and Marine) and Policy Manager in reviewing donor reports to ensure that high quality reports are submitted on time.

  • Support Programme Managers (Terrestrial and Marine) and Policy Manager, to develop and keep updated a matrix of Kenya project indicators, and avail this information in a timely manner to managers to feed into annual and other institutional reporting

    Partnerships

  • As requested by managers, carry out analysis of monitoring and evaluation data to inform funds development with partners.

  • As requested, gather and avail information to support managers to respond to queries, requests and communications from partners and external audiences.

    Development

  • In conjunction with FFI headquarters fundraising team, research funding opportunities.

  • Carry out desktop research and identify opportunities for staff capacity building.

  • As requested, support managers in gathering, consolidating and sharing lessons learnt from funds and projects.

    Operations and Financial Management

  • Support the Country Manager in compiling staff annual objectives matrix ensuring that it is kept updated based on progress reporting by staff.

  • As requested, support managers to convene meetings and workshops including coordination of logistics and documentation.

  • As requested, attend meetings, take notes /minutes/proceedings, ensuring appropriate dissemination as advised by managers.

  • As requested, prepare information packs for handout to high value contacts.

  • Support managers in handling of cash payments and other funds disbursements
    during field activities, in line with FFI protocols, policies and procedures.

  • Keep track of follow up actions from meetings and ensure managers are kept reminded.

  • As requested, carry out data management, helping to ensure all relevant documentation is on FFI’s data management systems.

    Communications and Representation

  • As requested, carry out desktop research to support development of targeted external communication materials to promote FFI Kenya programme.

  • As requested by the Country and Programme Managers (Terrestrial, Marine and Policy), attend external meetings and actively promote the organisation.

  • As requested, help to generate responses to external enquiries relating to FFI Kenya Programme, projects and funds.

    Other

  • Undertake any other activities that you may, from time-to-time, be asked to perform by the Country Manager, Programme Manager – Terrestrial, Programme Manager – Marine and Policy Manager, commensurate with your skills and experience.

  • Work as an active member of the FFI Africa team and attend Africa team meetings.

  • Duties may be altered, reasonably added or delegated from time to time to reflect changes within the organisation’s activities and structure

    Person Specification

    Skills:

    Essential

  • Excellent skills in programme support

  • Excellent written and spoken English

  • Strong skills in desktop research and analysis

  • Strong skills in report writing

  • Ability to review reports and provide clear feedback

  • Ability to set up and manage appointments and follow up actions

  • Strong prioritisation and time management skills.

  • Ability to meet multiple deadlines.

    Desirable

  • Skills in developing and maintaining databases

  • Ability to take instruction from a number of managers and provide concise feedback

  • Basic cash handling skills within an organizational context

  • Ability to carry out data management and updating online data storage systems.

    Qualification:

    Essential

  • Undergraduate degree in Wildlife Management, conservation biology, natural resources management or equivalent work experience in a relevant field

    Experience:

    Essential

  • Experience providing logistical support in convening large meetings

  • Experience in effective information storage, documentation and retrieval of information

  • Basic experience in project performance tracking and monitoring

    Desirable

  • Minimum three years of experience in conservation programme support

  • Experience handling meeting logistics, and preparation of comprehensive information packs

  • Basic understanding of international travel logistics.

  • Experience in preparation of PowerPoint presentations

    Behavioural qualities:

    Essential

  • Self-motivated, independent and resourceful

  • Commitment to FFI’s mission, vision and values

  • Team player, with ability to seek out views of others and build positive working relationships

  • Ability to work under pressure and to deal with challenges in a calm, positive, pro-active and constructive way

  • Ability to work within a multicultural environment

    Other:

  • Entitlement to live and work in Kenya (without employee sponsorship)

  • Available to travel domestically and/or internationally, and work occasional evening and weekend hours

    How to apply

  • Applications, consisting of a covering letter explaining why you feel you should be considered for this post, a full CV (tailored to the role as advertised, highlighting relevant experience and achievements) and contact details for two referees (who will not be contacted without your permission) should be sent to

  • africajobs@fauna-flora.org

  • Please mark your application PROGRAMME OFFICER, KENYA.

  • The closing date for applications is 7th August 2021. Interviews are likely to be held during the week commencing 23rd August 2027 method of contact in your covering letter and indicate where you saw the position advertised.

  • Regrettably, due to limited resources and the high number of applications we receive, we are only able to contact short-listed candidates. If you do not hear from us within four weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been successful on this occasion.


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