Summary of ToR

International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is seeking a consultant to develop policies for Kasigau, Mgeno Ranch, Lualenyi Ranch, Choke Ranch; members of a project collaborator, Taita Taveta Wildlife Conservancies Association (TTWCA) under the USAID-funded project dubbed ‘Sustainable management of Tsavo and Amboseli landscapes.’


IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare) 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 project, Sustainable Management of Amboseli and Tsavo landscapes, in collaboration with TTWCA, AET, Big Life and Tsavo Trust. The project aims to enhance local organizations’ capacity to provide leadership and implement conservation actions for community livelihoods and biodiversity conservation in their jurisdictions. In Tsavo, IFAW is strengthening TTWCA’s capacity to lead conservation interventions and support conservancies within the region.

TTWCA is a landscape community-based organization established in 2013 with the mandate to support the development of wildlife conservancies and other related economic activities among its members for improved livelihoods and coordinate sustainable management of the Tsavo ecosystem. TTWCA also serves as a landscape umbrella body for the 33 conservancies/ranches covering approximately 1 million acres within the larger Tsavo landscape. The conservancies/ranches form a migratory corridor for the Tsavo National Park which is 5.8 million acres.

The objective of the assignment

The project seeks to improve the governance and management of conservancies in the Tsavo landscape by strengthening administrative, management and leadership capacity through provision technical assistance, establishing, strengthening management systems and processes for accountability, efficiency, and effectiveness in conservation of wildlife and biodiversity. Specifically, this assignment to strengthen governance and management of the said conservancies by developing management tools as follows:

  • Kasigau wildlife conservancy – HR policy
  • Mgeno Ranch – Office and administration Manual
  • Lualenyi Ranch – HR policy
  • Choke Ranch – Finance and procurement policy

Scope of Work

The tasks are as follows.

  1. Review existing policies or any available guiding documents to identify gaps. Work with TTWCA, KWCA to identify already existing framework for developing policies to fill the gaps identified.
  2. Hold consultative meetings with respective conservancy leadership, boards, and secretariat to consolidate and integrate views in the proposed policies.
  3. Align proposed management documents with existing laws and guidelines in the specific disciplines.
  4. Develop administrative and management instruments for Kasigau, Mgeno, and Lualenyi ranches (as stated above).

Key Deliverables

  1. Inception report and Work plan
  2. Developed Finance& Procurement, Office Administration and HR policies
  3. Conservancies/ranches staff workshop report and Presentation

Required qualifications and skills

The consultant must meet the following specifications:

  1. An advanced degree in human resources management, financial management, or related subject
  2. Extensive knowledge of local labor laws, acts, regulations, and procedures
  3. At least 5 years of professional experience in the HR consulting field mainly in recruitment and selection, organizational development, corporate governance preferably working in/with NGOs
  4. Registered with the Institute of Human Resource Management Kenya
  5. Flexible, creative, detail-oriented, and well organized
  6. Ability to maintain the highest standards of confidentiality and professionalism and sound judgement
  7. Strong communication and interpersonal skills

How to apply

Application procedure

Interested candidates should send their technical and financial proposals (not exceeding 15 pages), CVs (demonstrating their qualification, competency, and experience in undertaking similar assignments), company profile, two recent references, and their availability to and CC: with the subject as ‘POLICIES FOR KASIGAU, MGENO RANCH, LUALENYI RANCH, CHOKE RANCH’ not later than CoB Friday, 22nd May 2023.