TEAM CONNECTIONS FEBRUARY 2018

TEAM CONNECTIONS FEBRUARY 2018

Welcome to our very first blog post! With exciting developments within Kenya Wildlife Trust, we thought it was about time we started sharing highlights through this monthly blog.I’m kicking things off with this month’s post, and each month you will hear from a different member of our team.

So, we’re now mid-February and plenty has already happened this year. At the start of January, we welcomed Dr Caroline Ng’weno to Kenya Wildlife Trust. Caroline’s appointment as our Mara Predator Conservation Programme Director comes at an exciting time for our conservation activities in the Maasai Mara. With Caroline at the helm, we have brought together our two existing flagship predator conservation projects (focusing on lion and cheetah), into one long-term conservation commitment, our Mara Predator Conservation Programme.

Our vision is a world-class conservation programme that provides evidence-based, practical conservation management recommendations, solutions and ideas developed through robust research and monitoring practices complemented by genuine community engagement. Building on the activities and methods we have developed since establishing our cheetah and lion projects in 2013, the Mara Predator Conservation Programme will look to incorporate other predator conservation as time goes in, such as hyena and wild dog, working closely with collaborators such as the Mara Hyena Project. Based at the Tony Lapham Predator Hub in Olare-Motorogi Conservancy, our programme team is mostly Kenyan and largely local.

 Just last week, we held a Kenya Wildlife Trust board meeting at the Tony Lapham Predator Hub, giving our Mara and Nairobi teams the opportunity to connect with each other and with our trustees. Between presentations, discussions and some delicious meals cooked by Billy, we all enjoyed a productive time in the heart of the Mara. Welcoming Caroline into the fold and bringing everyone together has been fantastic, and I am delighted that the whole Kenya Wildlife Trust team appears closer than ever.

Looking ahead to the rest of this year, we will soon be launching a Mara Predator Conservation Programme website, as well as a new visual identity for both Kenya Wildlife Trust and our Mara Programme, to engage more visitors, tourists, donors, supporters and partners in our vital work.

Thanks for reading… more to follow from us next month!

Read more

TEAM CONNECTIONS FEBRUARY 2018

TEAM CONNECTIONS FEBRUARY 2018

Welcome to our very first blog post! With exciting developments within Kenya Wildlife Trust, we thought it was about time we started sharing highlights through this monthly blog.I’m kicking things off with this month’s post, and each month you will hear from a different member of our team.

So, we’re now mid-February and plenty has already happened this year. At the start of January, we welcomed Dr Caroline Ng’weno to Kenya Wildlife Trust. Caroline’s appointment as our Mara Predator Conservation Programme Director comes at an exciting time for our conservation activities in the Maasai Mara. With Caroline at the helm, we have brought together our two existing flagship predator conservation projects (focusing on lion and cheetah), into one long-term conservation commitment, our Mara Predator Conservation Programme.

Our vision is a world-class conservation programme that provides evidence-based, practical conservation management recommendations, solutions and ideas developed through robust research and monitoring practices complemented by genuine community engagement. Building on the activities and methods we have developed since establishing our cheetah and lion projects in 2013, the Mara Predator Conservation Programme will look to incorporate other predator conservation as time goes in, such as hyena and wild dog, working closely with collaborators such as the Mara Hyena Project. Based at the Tony Lapham Predator Hub in Olare-Motorogi Conservancy, our programme team is mostly Kenyan and largely local.

 Just last week, we held a Kenya Wildlife Trust board meeting at the Tony Lapham Predator Hub, giving our Mara and Nairobi teams the opportunity to connect with each other and with our trustees. Between presentations, discussions and some delicious meals cooked by Billy, we all enjoyed a productive time in the heart of the Mara. Welcoming Caroline into the fold and bringing everyone together has been fantastic, and I am delighted that the whole Kenya Wildlife Trust team appears closer than ever.

Looking ahead to the rest of this year, we will soon be launching a Mara Predator Conservation Programme website, as well as a new visual identity for both Kenya Wildlife Trust and our Mara Programme, to engage more visitors, tourists, donors, supporters and partners in our vital work.

Thanks for reading… more to follow from us next month!

Read more

TEAM CONNECTIONS FEBRUARY 2018

TEAM CONNECTIONS FEBRUARY 2018

Welcome to our very first blog post! With exciting developments within Kenya Wildlife Trust, we thought it was about time we started sharing highlights through this monthly blog.I’m kicking things off with this month’s post, and each month you will hear from a different member of our team.

So, we’re now mid-February and plenty has already happened this year. At the start of January, we welcomed Dr Caroline Ng’weno to Kenya Wildlife Trust. Caroline’s appointment as our Mara Predator Conservation Programme Director comes at an exciting time for our conservation activities in the Maasai Mara. With Caroline at the helm, we have brought together our two existing flagship predator conservation projects (focusing on lion and cheetah), into one long-term conservation commitment, our Mara Predator Conservation Programme.

Our vision is a world-class conservation programme that provides evidence-based, practical conservation management recommendations, solutions and ideas developed through robust research and monitoring practices complemented by genuine community engagement. Building on the activities and methods we have developed since establishing our cheetah and lion projects in 2013, the Mara Predator Conservation Programme will look to incorporate other predator conservation as time goes in, such as hyena and wild dog, working closely with collaborators such as the Mara Hyena Project. Based at the Tony Lapham Predator Hub in Olare-Motorogi Conservancy, our programme team is mostly Kenyan and largely local.

 Just last week, we held a Kenya Wildlife Trust board meeting at the Tony Lapham Predator Hub, giving our Mara and Nairobi teams the opportunity to connect with each other and with our trustees. Between presentations, discussions and some delicious meals cooked by Billy, we all enjoyed a productive time in the heart of the Mara. Welcoming Caroline into the fold and bringing everyone together has been fantastic, and I am delighted that the whole Kenya Wildlife Trust team appears closer than ever.

Looking ahead to the rest of this year, we will soon be launching a Mara Predator Conservation Programme website, as well as a new visual identity for both Kenya Wildlife Trust and our Mara Programme, to engage more visitors, tourists, donors, supporters and partners in our vital work.

Thanks for reading… more to follow from us next month!

Read more

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.

Click here for the full Job Description & Person Specification

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

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