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Nature Kenya (the East Africa Natural History Society) is a membership Society established in 1909 to promote the study and conservation of nature in eastern Africa. Nature Kenya saves species, protects sites, conserves habitats, promotes ecological sustainability and empowers people for positive biodiversity impacts. Nature Kenya invites applications for the positions of Project Officer and Project Extension Officer for a project “Balancing Development and Conservation in Kenya’s Largest Freshwater” funded by Darwin Initiative. In this project Nature Kenya will work with government conservation agencies/institutions, local communities, and private companies to promote sustainable land management in the Yala Swamp.  Both vacancies are annual contract positions renewable for a maximum of three years and are based at Yala Swamp in Siaya County

Position of Project Officer, Yala Swamp

Job title:                                    Project Officer

Probationary period:                3 months

Duration of contract:                Annual contract renewable up to maximum 3 years

Date of commencement           May 2014

Place of Work                           Yala Swamp and outside as required

Responsible to:                         Executive Director through the Species and Sites Programme Manager

Project:                                     Balancing Development and conservation in Kenya’s largest freshwater wetland

Required Qualifications:

Graduate in a relevant Natural Resource Management field; 5 years relevant field (including project management) experience and field technical skills; flavour for policy, advocacy and networking;  excellent inter-personal and communication skills; computer literate

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Position of Extension Officers

Job title:                                    Project Officer

Probationary period:                3 months

Duration of contract:                Annual contract renewable up to maximum 3 years

Date of commencement           May 2014

Place of Work                          Yala Swamp and outside as required

Responsible to:                        Executive Director through the Species and Sites Programme Manager

Project:                                    Balancing Development and conservation in Kenya’s largest freshwater wetland

Required Qualifications:

Graduate in any relevant Natural Resource Management field; at least 2 years relevant field (including extension services) experience and field technical skills including community mobilisation and participatory appraisals; excellent inter-personal and communication skills; computer literate

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