PROJECT INTERN: AMBOSELI-CHYULU SUB-LANDSCAPE AT WORLD WIDE FUND FOR NATURE (WWF) KENYA
The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is an international non-governmental organization founded in 1961, working in the field of the wilderness preservation, and the reduction of humanity’s footprint on the environment. It was formerly named the World Wildlife Fund, which remains its official name in Canada and the United States.
PROJECT INTERN: AMBOSELI-CHYULU SUB-LANDSCAPE
Position period: 6 months
Reports to: Amboseli-Chyulu Sub-Landscape Coordinator
Location: Loitokitok sub-county, Kajiado County
The intern will support effective coordination, management and implementation of the IKI-Large-scale Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR) in Africa. The project aims to restore 25,000 hectares covering Loitokitok Forest Reserve, agricultural areas and rangelands within the sub-county. The project will be implemented in close collaboration with government departments, Civil Society Organisations, private sector and other stakeholders.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Responsible for assisting coordination of project activities on daily basis
Assist in data collection and entry
Assist in planning and running project meetings by providing logistical support
Ensure the tree nursery is well managed by closely working with KFS and CFA teams
Assist in documentation of restoration work through data capture and storage
Assist in community mobilization through correspondence and field visits
Provide support in project monitoring and evaluation
Assist in tree species identification and labelling whenever required
Assist to organize and execute landscape restoration activities
Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Line Manger
Key Skills/ Competencies
Data collection, analytical skills including use of Microsoft Office packages
Good interpersonal skills with the ability to work with diverse teams
Ability to work independently and effectively under pressure of strict deadlines.
Background and expertise in Environmental and Natural Resource sciences
Qualification and ExperienceAt least a diploma in Environmental or Natural Resource sciences. A diploma in a related area of study will also be considered.
Experience in working with the community in Loitokitok subcounty
Internal: Interacts frequently with theme leaders, Coordinators/ Managers, Projects Officers, Consultants, researchers and All WWF-Kenya staff
External: Interacts frequently with WWF sub-landscape staff, county government departments and other agencies, conservation officials in the county, development agencies, CBOs and NGOs in the Amboseli-Chyulu sub-landscape.
This job description covers the main tasks. Other tasks may be assigned as necessary according to organisational needs.
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