Job title: Alumni Project Officer for the Tropical Biology Association (re-advertisement)

The Tropical Biology Association (TBA) is an international NGO that builds expertise in biodiversity research and conservation. The TBA, through Nature Kenya seeks to recruit a motivatedteam-player with plenty of initiative to run its follow up support programme and network.

The follow up support aims topromote collaboration and networking between past participants of the TBA training courses, as well as help them build a solid career in conservation. This is a renowned flagship activity of the Tropical Biology Association. The post holder will manage the follow up support programme and develop bettercommunication with alumni networks and TBA’s external audiences.

Main duties and responsibilities

Manage and develop the TBA follow up support programme (50% of the time)

  1. Handle the programme’s administration and enhance its communications externally.
  2. Catalyse and facilitate activities that promote growth of the TBA alumni groups and alumni network generally. This includes working with TBA staff to fund-raise.
  3. Collate, improve and share information and resources relevant to developing alumni careers.

Develop the publicity and communication of the follow up support programme (30%)

  1. Develop effective strategies to enhance, capture and measure impacts of the TBA capacity building activities.
  2. Turn alumni information into inspiring stories and develop publicity materials based on activities of the TBA follow up support programme.

Other dutiesespecially online content management and publicity (20%)

  1. Manage TBA Nairobi responsibilities for the TBA website especially its online resources, and
  2. Take charge of TBA communication on social media platforms, including the alumni blog.

Qualifications, minimum knowledge and skills needed for the job

  • A strong BSc (MSc preferable) either in communication, education or conservation.
  • Solid knowledge of natural sciences with very good understanding of main issues in conservation science in Africa.
  • Strong interest in nurturing careers and mentoring people and affinity with capacity strengthening.
  • Ability to work across cultures in a multi-disciplinary team; excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Interest in collating information and communicating results.
  • Ability to summarise news, feedback,and simple data into meaningful information.
  • A flair for design and ability to present work well.
  • Computer literate: excellent in MS word, Excel and PowerPoint, website management and social media,and DTP software.

Eligible Kenyans are encouraged to apply for this exciting yet challenging full-time job to be based at the TBA offices in Nairobi, Kenya.Gross salary scalein the range of KSh50,000 to KSh60,000 with full family medical cover.

Application procedure

Application should include

(a) Letter of motivation detailing your motivation and qualifications for the job.  Please include: i) strength in communication, and knowledge of natural sciences, ii) previous engagement in network facilitation, if any, and iii) projected career plans for the next 3-5 years; (b) CV with your full contacts and contacts of two referees.

Interested candidates should apply byemail via

Application deadline: Friday 22 August 2014. Short listed candidates will be contacted for interviews to happen towards the end of August 2014 at the Nature Kenya offices, Nairobi.

Important NOTES to applicants (applications not following these guidelines will be disqualified)      

Please ensure you:    (i)      Make the ref ‘Alumni Project Officer position’ as your email subject, and

                                (ii)     Save your attachments with both your surname (then) first name e.g. Mwangi_DenisCV or Mwangi_DenisMotivationletter.


For further information about TBA and its follow up support programme see