Outreach Officer at International Fund for Animal Welfare

Outreach Officer at International Fund for Animal Welfare

Outreach Officer at International Fund for Animal Welfare,

Outreach Officer at International Fund for Animal Welfare

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IFAW is a global non-profit helping animals and people thrive together with presence in 40 countries around the world (see www.ifaw.org). IFAW works to address the needs of animals and people across a multitude of critical habitats through protecting wildlife from poachers, landscape conservation and rehabilitation of rescued animals.


Outreach Officer

Role and Responsibilities

  • Represent IFAW in the Conservation Connectivity Forum.
  • Work with the Forum to lobby the Parliamentary Committee on the Environment and Natural Resources to advocate for the gazettement of  Wildlife Migratory Corridors: Kenya Rangelands and Coastal Terrestrial Ecosystems and Dispersal Areas report and work with the Cabinet Secretaries and technical staff to draft an introductory update as relevant.
  • Work with the Forum to lobby the relevant government ministries to advance, and the Cabinet to adopt, a cabinet memo on the securement and restoration of wildlife migratory corridors, and to include a whole of government, landscape level approach to securement and restoration of corridors in the GOK’s position papers for the upcoming UN Biodiversity Convention meetings and the UNFCCC COP.   Provide technical drafting support as required.
  • Working through the Forum, position the Principal Secretaries responsible for the Environment and Wildlife as champions of the corridors report with specific focus to IFAW’s program principles and priorities.
  • Provide technical support to the Forum to hold technical Inter-Ministerial meetings to develop a framework that supports a whole of government approach towards safeguarding wildlife corridors focusing on  Amboseli and Tsavo.
  • Assist the Forum in Identifying stakeholders and convening meetings in Taita Taveta and Kajiado with the view to developing landscape level plans for the promotion,  coordination  and implementation of the above framework to protect corridors and dispersal areas around Tsavo and Amboseli.
  • Lobby Council of Governors to adopt and implement the Corridors report and the above framework .
  • Lobby  the Kajiado and Taita Taveta Governors to incorporate the corridors and dispersal areas outlined in the report with regard to Amboseli and Tsavo, into their County Spatial Plans.
  • Support the Africa Policy Adviser by developing technical reports and attending conferences and conventions as assigned.

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Minimum MSc in Wildlife Management or a similar post graduate degree in any field of Natural Resources Management preferred
  • At least 7 years’ experience in wildlife/natural resources management preferably in both NGO and GO sectors.
  • Sound knowledge of contemporary conservation and animal welfare issues in the region and globally
  • 5 years’ experience working with senior managers and supervising  middle level team members in a multi-disciplinary setting ,
  • Detailed knowledge of Eastern and Central Africa’s culture and contemporary wildlife conservation and socio-political systems.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in teams.
  • Proven ability to work effectively with diverse work groups in international and multicultural environments
  • Strong analytical, organization and time management skills
  • Knowledge of Financial procedures for non-Financial managers
  • Ability to problem solve with little guidance.
  • Excellent communication skills – oral and written and computer literate.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified? Go to International Fund for Animal Welfare on recruiting.ultipro.com to apply

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