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:
- - Organizing Mazingira Challenge 2016 & Universities pre-tests together with the event organizing committee.
- - Supporting the preparation of Mazingira 2016 report
- - Documenting forestry related articles on emerging issues and new opportunities from the newspaper
- - Developing monitoring reports to KFWG members and updating the members’ database
- - Assisting in updating KFWG social media platforms
- - Organizing KFWG monthly meeting and taking minutes including preparing workshops & conferences
- - Representing KFWG in official occasions and functions
- - Supporting the implementation of KFWG strategic plan
- - 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
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.