Project Officer Career Opportunity – Conservation Alliance of Kenya

Conservation Alliance of Kenya

Position Title: Project Officer

To be based in Nairobi with Travel in East Africa

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Our client, The Conservation Alliance of Kenya (CAK) is an umbrella body with a membership of over 65 conservation NGOs working to advance biodiversity conservation in Kenya.

CAK is a non-profit company registered in Kenya with its head office in Nairobi. CAK supports, coordinates and facilitates members to communicate, exchange and share their expertise and experience in the context of biodiversity conservation and interactions between people and nature.

CAK works in a strategic alliance with the government, USAID, IUCN and Kenya Wildlife Conservancies Association (

CAK is seeking to recruit a Project Officer, to be based in Nairobi with travels within Kenya and East Africa for one-year contract with the possibility of extension.

Overall Job Purpose: This position will be responsible for implementing projects and proposal development. These projects vary in type, size, and objectives, but share the ultimate goal of addressing threats to the conservation of nature.

This position will work closely with project partners including government, development partners and private sector counterparts, and regularly report to the CEO about resource mobilization and project management.

Specific Duties

Projects Implementation and Management

  • Take the lead and ensure the timely and effective implementation of assigned projects, including designing, developing methodology, implementing or supervising the delivery of project activities with partners, developing strategic partnerships, reporting, capturing the impact and learning that arise from these activities, follow-up actions and other required administrative tasks.
  • Conduct other project management processes including project approval procedures.
  • Ensure transparency, ethical conduct, and efficiency in project implementation.
  • Undertake other tasks relevant to the project as determined by the CEO.

Partnerships, Collaboration & linkages

  • Establish and maintain relationships with relevant project stakeholders including local government, the private sector, civil society representatives and, the donor; identify opportunities to collaborate with other organizations and leverage resources; and maintain smooth and regular communication internally and externally.
  • Take the lead in organization and participation in project events (meetings / workshops / training and others).

Project monitoring and reporting

  • Timely prepare quarterly/bi-annual/annual technical reports; take the lead or provide technical inputs into the development of training and other documents.
  • Ensure monitoring and evaluation process for activities and interventions delivered through the assigned projects.

Fundraising and proposal development

  • Support development of proposals as requested
  • Provide appropriate guidance and supervision so that project partners can develop qualified project proposals and budgets.


  • A Bachelor’s / Master’s degree in wildlife conservation, natural resource management or a related field.
  • A minimum of 3 years’ practical experience implementing projects in wildlife conservation in Kenya with a non-governmental organization
  • Strong project management, organizational, and financial management skills.
  • Knowledgeable in contemporary issues in Conservation, wildlife and environmental issues.;
  • Skills in Stakeholder engagement including local communities and partnership building;
  • Technical report writing;
  • Proposal development, fund-raising and resource mobilization ability;

Job Application Procedure

Fill in this application form and then email a cover letter and CV to clearly indicating the position applied for on the email subject – Project officer – CAK by COB 19th April, 2023.

Salary: Indicate your current monthly salary in the cover letter.

Due to the urgency, interviews will be on a rolling basis.

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