• Mazingira Challenge
    Themed Harnessing Youth Innovation and Creativity, the main event was e held on Friday 6th November, 2015 ...
  • Monitoring of Water Towers
    KFWG carries out monitoring of five key forests, the “water towers”, every two years to determine their status...
  • Forests Conservation and Management
    we have realised, among others, the need to sustain the multiple roles and functions of all types of forests...


The Kenya Forests Working Group (KFWG), a subcommittee of the East African Wildlife Society (EAWLS) is seeking for one (1) volunteer for a period of 3 months starting from September, 2016 to support the delivery of her mandate.

Tasks and Responsibilities
The Volunteer will work under the direct guidance and supervision of the KFWG Project Manager / Coordinator, the assignments will include:

  1. - Organizing Mazingira Challenge 2016 & Universities pre-tests together with the event organizing committee.
  2. - Supporting the preparation of Mazingira 2016 report
  3. - Documenting forestry related articles on emerging issues and new opportunities from the newspaper
  4. - Developing monitoring reports to KFWG members and updating the members’ database
  5. - Assisting in updating KFWG social media platforms
  6. - Organizing KFWG monthly meeting and taking minutes including preparing workshops & conferences
  7. - Representing KFWG in official occasions and functions
  8. - Supporting the implementation of KFWG strategic plan
  9. - Undertaking other duties as may be assigned by your supervisor

Education and Experience
Undergraduate degree (Bachelor) in Forestry or Natural Resource Management, a Master’s degree will be an added advantage

In order to be considered for the position, the applicant should meet the following criteria:

      • - Motivated and inspired to take concrete actions for conservation and sustainable use of natural resources,
      • - Conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results,
      • - Good oral and written communications skills and demonstrated research abilities and interest
      • - Internet proficiency as well as proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) is required.
      • - Ability to multi-task duties and apply practical problem-solving skills as needed,
      • Shows persistence when faced with challenges and remains calm in handling complex situations.

The volunteer Programme operates on a non-remunerative basis, its benefits are that you will be given a chance to work with our team and might also have the opportunity to be exposed to conferences, participate in meetings, and contribute to analytical work as well as organizational policy and on-the-ground projects.

Place and Hours of Work
EAWLS Head Office, Riara Road off Ngong Road – Nairobi. Working hours will be from 8.15 a.m. - to 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, with one hour fifteen minutes lunch break between 12:45 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Submission of applications
Qualified candidates are invited to send their CV and letter of motivation by e-mail to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. on or before Monday the 26th August 2016.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


KFWG Membership Form - Read/Download

Proceedings of the 2nd National Participatory Forest Management Conference - 2014 - Read/Download

The Charcoal Rules and Regulations 2015 - Read/Download

Governance in Kenya Forest Sector - Read / Download

Devolved Forestry Functions Framework - 2015 - Read / Download

Forest (Conservation and Management) Bill,- 2015 - Read / Download

Forests (Conservation and Management) Policy - 2015 - Read / Download

Manual on Forming and Registering Community Forest Associations (CFAs - Read / Download)

Participatory Forest Management Guidelines - Read / Download

Manual on Preparation of a Participatory Forest Management Plan (PFMP) - Read / Download

Our Activities

Capacity Building and Training
Capacity Building and Training
One of the most fundamental ideas associated with capacity building is the idea
Forests Conservation and Management
Forests Conservation and Management
Forests influence climate, landform and soil composition and they exist in a wide variety.
Partnerships and Networking
Partnerships and Networking
Having allies on your side such as national and county government, civil society

Contact Us Today

Kenya Forests Working Group,


East African Wild Life Society,
Riara Road, Off Ngong Road,
P.O. Box, 20110, 00200,



0203874145 or 0203871437 or 0203871335 or 0203870837
+254 20 3874145 or +254 20 3871437 or +254 20 3871335 or +254 20 3870837


Like and share our Facebook Page