Recruitment Advert - Mara Predator Conservation Program Director

Organisation

Established in 2007 by a group of passionate safari guides and conservationists, Kenya Wildlife Trust is the country’s principal predator conservation trust. Our vision is a Kenya where predator populations are a cornerstone of thriving ecosystems. Our mission is to provide funds to data-driven and community-supported predator conservation efforts, to enable the long-term viability of predator populations in Kenya. Our model is simple - we raise funds, award grants, monitor and evaluate those grants, and communicate their impact to our donors and other stakeholders.

Position

Kenya Wildlife Trust is seeking a full-time Mara Predator Conservation Program Director to oversee and develop its flagship predator conservation projects (currently focusing on lion and cheetah).

The Program Director will be based in the Mara (on-site accommodation is provided) at the Tony Lapham Predator Hub in the Olare Motorogi Conservancy. The Program Director will be responsible for managing Kenya Wildlife Trust’s Mara-based team. S/he will report to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and work closely with colleagues in both Nairobi and the Mara, as well as the Board of Trustees and Scientific Advisory Committee.

On appointment, the successful candidate will be rewarded with a competitive salary and benefits, due to the job location.

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How to Apply

We are seeking applications from qualified individuals with excellent references. To apply, please send us you CV, the names and email addresses of three professional referees, and a cover letter (no more than two sides of A4) explaining why your skills and experience make you the ideal candidate for this position.

Please send your application to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 5pm East African Time on Monday 2nd October 2017.

Applications received after this deadline will not be considered. Shortlisted applicants will be contacted within one week to arrange an interview.

 

Here at Kenya Wildlife Trust, we recognize the importance of investing in Kenya’s conservation leaders of the future.

The Justice Ole Keiwua Scholarship was established in 2005 for that exact purpose - to support promising individuals with a passion for wildlife and conservation, but who cannot afford to support themselves through higher education.

We invite applications from individuals who have already gained a place to study at university, KWSTI or KGS. We encourage applications from students from the key wildlife areas that we focus on, namely Amboseli/Tsavo, Laikipa/Samburu and the Greater Mara.

Successful applicants are given the financial support needed to complete their higher education. Since 2005, our scholarship program has changed the lives of Kenya’s future conservation leaders, equipping them with a solid education in a field that they are passionate about and committed to pursuing.

Our Scholarship Program supports students with a university place to study conservation-related subjects, as well as students attending the Kenya Wildlife Service Training Institute and the Koiyaki Guiding School.

Scholars graduate with support from our Chairman and Programs Manager

Scholars graduate with support from our Chairman and Programs Manager

Kenya Wildlife Trust Chairman Allan Earnshaw congratulates graduates

Kenya Wildlife Trust Chairman Allan Earnshaw congratulates graduates

Crowds gather to support graduation

Crowds gather to support graduation

Elizabeth, a scholar who graduated in 2015

Elizabeth, a scholar who graduated in 2015

Elizabeth with our Programs Manager Irene

Elizabeth with our Programs Manager Irene

Maasai helping to celebrate graduation

Maasai helping to celebrate graduation

Our Vision

"A Kenya where predator populations
are a cornerstone of thriving ecosystems“
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Who We Are

As Kenya’s principal predator conservation trust, we are focused on creating sustainable predator populations. Through tried and tested methods, we want to ensure that lions, leopards, cheetahs, hyenas and wild dogs not only survive, but thrive. Since 2007, we have been raising money to help protect these iconic species and the landscapes that make Kenya truly unique.

Our Vision

A Kenya where predator populations are a cornerstone of thriving ecosystems
 

100% of every donation to Kenya Wildlife Trust goes straight to our programs, thanks to the generosity of a few donors who cover our operational costs.