International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is a global non-profit helping animals, and people thrive together with a presence in 40 countries worldwide. The IFAW Eastern Africa office is based in Nairobi.

IFAW addresses the needs of animals and people across many critical habitats by protecting wildlife from poachers, landscape conservation, and rehabilitating rescued animals. IFAW partners with local communities, governments, non-governmental organizations, and businesses to achieve its mission.

IFAW is implementing a United States Agency for International Development (USAID) project, Sustainable Management of Amboseli and Tsavo landscapes, in collaboration with TTWCA, AET, Big Life and Tsavo Trust. The project aims to enhance the umbrella organizations’ capacity to provide leadership and coordinate implementation of conservation actions for community livelihoods and biodiversity conservation in their jurisdictions. In Amboseli, IFAW is strengthening AET’s capacity to coordinate conservation interventions and support conservancies within the region.

Amboseli Ecosystem Trust (AET) is a not-for-profit umbrella organization that brings together the local community, governmental, conservation and developmental stakeholders in the Amboseli Ecosystem to drive collective action and innovative collaborations for the wellbeing of the people, wildlife and habitats of the ecosystem. AET was initially founded to oversee the execution of the groundbreaking Amboseli Ecosystem Management Plan (AEMP) 2008–2018, the first ecosystem-wide management plan in the country. The organization has since evolved to spearhead the development of the subsequent 10-year AEMP 2020–30 that integrates the land use of the key geographic units of the Amboseli Ecosystem: The Amboseli National Park and the six Amboseli Group Ranches which are under sub-division.

Project Description

IFAW is implementing a USAID-funded project ‘’Sustainable Management of Tsavo and Amboseli landscapes’ in Southern Kenya. The project is implemented in Tsavo Conservation Area and Greater Amboseli Ecosystem.

The aim of the project is to strengthen local institutions’ ability to develop a coordinated management approach with their members to enhance local stewardship, improved benefit sharing and the sustainable management of wildlife and biodiversity within the Tsavo Conservation Area and Greater Amboseli Ecosystem. This will be achieved through the following outcomes:

  • Improved governance of Tsavo and Amboseli landscapes.
  • Reduced threats and improved biodiversity conservation.
  • Increased partnerships for landscape level economic growth and sustainability.
  • Increased community and ecosystem resilience.

Key Activities

Several key activities have been designed and will be implemented in line with the outcome areas stipulated above.

  1. Under improved governance of Tsavo and Amboseli landscapes, specific activities have been designed to help strengthen governance, technical capacities, infrastructure, and equipment for AET and TTWCA to facilitate integrated, inclusive and coordinated approach to biodiversity and wildlife management and open opportunities to derive increased benefits from landscape resources.
  2. On reduced threats and improved biodiversity conservation, the project aims at enhancing ecosystem-based planning, coordinated community-led law enforcement (anti-poaching, by-laws and community dialogues) and human-wildlife conflict mitigation to improve management of wildlife and human well-being;
  3. To increase partnerships for landscape level economic growth and sustainability, targeted interventions have been lined up to enhance close coordination, planning and smart partnerships between the local community institutions, county government and private sector players across the anchor economic value chains (tourism, livestock, carbon and green energy) to open new opportunities for local economic growth.
  4. To increase community and ecosystem resilience, the project will strengthen capacity and support towards sustainable livelihood initiatives for local community resulting into improved wildlife and rangelands management vital for ecosystem health and community resilience.

Consultancy Objective:

Cognizant of the structural barriers to women and youth involvement in natural resource management in Amboseli landscape, and critical role that they can play in accelerating wildlife and biodiversity conservation, the project is keen on developing innovative ways that will broaden space for them to be part of decision making on such important resources.

This assignment seeks to develop, tailor made instruction/training instruments/tools for women and youth involvement in management and , and executing the training..

Scope of Work

The successful consultant will run a rapid gap analysis identifying barriers to women and youth involvement in management and decision making in the landscape and through literature review and PRA methods develop tools and training content to fill the gaps, propose approaches that can be used to accelerate adoption of mechanisms that will allow for women and youth involvement in leadership.


  • Situation analysis of women and youth in leadership in Amboseli with a special focus on natural resources related areas.
  • Report on key barriers to women and youth involvement in leadership and conservation.
  • Tools, instruments to guide the training materials
  • Stakeholders to be targeted and included in the discourse
  • Approaches that can be used to accelerate women and youth involvement in leadership in already existing organizations.
  • A tracking methodology of implementation of the proposed actions to mainstream women and youth involvement in leadership.
  • Training report


2 months assignment.

Qualifications and Experience of Consultant

  • Demonstrable prior experience in conducting trainings on Leadership and Governance in the not-for-profit organization.
  • At least five years’ experience in Leadership and Governance.
  • Advanced University degree in business management, economics, Natural Resource management, international development, Sociology or related field.
  • Excellent leadership, organizational and time management skills.
  • Effective communication and facilitation skills
  • Excellent spoken and written English and Swahili.

How to apply

Interested candidates should send their technical and financial proposals (not exceeding 20 pages) CVs (demonstrating their qualification, competency, and experience in undertaking similar assignments), two recent references, and their availability to and and cc with the subject as ‘WOMEN AND YOUTH TRAINING ON LEADERSHIP AND GOVERNANCE OF NATURAL RESOURCES’ not later than CoB Monday, 17th April 2023.