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Vacancy: Volunteer - Forestry Programme

Vacancy: Volunteer - Forestry Programme

The East African Wild Life Society (EAWLS) is a membership-based public benefit organization that seeks to enhance the conservation and wise use of the environment and natural resources in the East African Region. EAWLS came into being in 1961 and works in four key thematic areas; forests, wildlife, marine and wetlands.

EAWLS - is seeking for one (1) volunteer to support in the delivery of the Forestry Programme for a period of 3 months.

Tasks and Responsibilities

The Volunteer will work under the direct supervision of the Project Manager and overall guidance of the Head of the Programmes;

a) Monitoring the forestry issues in the country and reporting areas of interventions for the organisation

b) Contributing to proposal development for funding of program activities

c) Maintain an overview of national, regional and global conservation issues

d) Supporting project implementation

e) Representing EAWLS in official occasions and functions, including workshops & conferences

f) To promote EAWLS and its work and to deal with enquiries from the general public, members and other interested parties on forestry matters.

g) Undertaking other duties as may be assigned by your supervisor.

Education and Experience

Undergraduate degree (Bachelor) in Forestry or Natural resources 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:

- Knowledgeable on contemporary issues in forestry sector

- Ability to engage multiple stakeholders on forestry related issues

- 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 workshops and 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 12 th July 2017 Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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Climate Change Act - 2016 - Read/Download

Forest Conservation and Management Act 2016- Read/Download

Kenya Green Economic Strategy & Implementation Plan- 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


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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


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