Mpala is located on the Laikipia plateau in north central Kenya, just north of the Equator, northwest of Mt. Kenya. It covers 48,000 acres of savannah and dry woodland habitats and is bordered by Ewaso Ngiro and the Ewaso Narok rivers. The land hosts Mpala Ranch and Mpala Research Centre.
We seek to recruit a project coordinator to work at Mpala attached to the wilddog project. The qualified candidate will be expected to coordinate all project activities in Laikipia, Samburu and Isiolo Counties. The project will have three main aspects: (1) African wild dogs monitoring and research, (2) Community outreach (3) Disease surveillance and eradication. We seek a candidate who is able to coordinate various field activities while as ensuring neat reporting and training of different field teams.
Responsibilities include and are not limited to:
- Manage the day-to-day planning and implementation of the African wild dog recovery project.
- Train, manage and lead a team of community field assistants and assist them in rolling out specific field activity goals.
- Work closely with an outreach officer to ensure good relations with various project partners, and effective communication and dissemination of information associated with the project.
- Work closely with and guide a Monitoring Officer to coordinate all aspects of research and monitoring of African wild dogs.
- Steer the Laikipia Rabies Vaccination Campaign and manage the development of fundraising programs for the same, including sourcing of anti-rabies vaccines.
- Coordinate periodic project activities and financial reporting to project funders, with help from the project advisory team.
- Coordinate the links between education, vaccination, safety and health, African wild dog monitoring, and rabies research to ensure that each of these components are addressed adequately.
- A Bachelor’s degree in social sciences; a Master’s degree
will an added advantage.
- Evidence of prior 3-5 years of project leadership.
- At least four years’ experience in a profession related to animal health, veterinary services, community development, wildlife research (particularly carnivore) and/or infectious disease.
Skills that will be highly appreciated:
- A demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the African wild dog ecology will be an added advantage.
- Proven and desirable leadership skills, with evidence of having led a team.
- Exceptional communication skills, both written and oral, to a diverse audience, including active listening skills.
- Excellent interpersonal, facilitation, and collaboration skills.
- Ability to successfully handle multiple tasks and deadlines at once, and be able to determine appropriate priorities; must be able to make independent interpretations and make appropriate decisions that are in the
best interest of the organization and that are consistent with the objectives of senior management.
- Ability to work efficiently at all levels of the organization and influence others to progress toward a shared vision or goal.
- Excellent analytic, problem-solving and root-cause identification skills.
- Ability to balance attention to detail while maintaining focus on the big picture.
To apply for this position, please send a single pdf attachment with the subject project coordinator for wild-dog project to firstname.lastname@example.org containing:
• A brief introduction of yourself.
• Curriculum Vitae (C.V).
• BSC or Diploma certificates.
Please send your applications on or before 21st April 2022 only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.