NRT and “RangER” Program Background
The Northern Rangelands Trust (NRT) is a non-profit umbrella organization that supports 39 member Community Conservancies across northern and coastal Kenya with technical support, fundraising, technical support, governance support and training to member community conservancies. Its mission is to develop resilient community owned conservancies that transform lives, secure peace and conserve natural resources. It is a non-governmental organization headquartered in Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, Meru County. More information can be found at www.nrt-kenya.org. NRT upholds employees’ discipline as a strength and it is an equal opportunity employer and a corruption-free organisation. NRT works closely with the National Government, County Government and Private sector to support the livelihoods of local communities through conservation.
NRT is a lead agency of a 3-year project consortium for the Kenya Rangelands Ecosystem Services Productivity (RangER) Programme funded by the EU, which focuses to support productive ecosystems working through the Community Conservancies model. The RangER programme seeks to adopt an integrated landscape approach in the four counties covered by the Amaya Triangle area in Kenya which comprises Laikipia, Baringo, Samburu and Isiolo Counties. It aims to enhance the productivity of ecosystem services provided by rangelands within Amaya Triangle counties through investments in evidence-based climate-smart feed resources, an array of a climate-smart tree- wildlife- and natural resource-based livelihoods, and enhancing the capacity of Amaya Triangle counties in governance, peace and security for both wildlife and people. NRT will implement an integrated programme of activities in partnership with the County Governments of Baringo, Isiolo, Laikipia, Samburu Counties and technical partners: CSI, E4Impact, ICRAFT and JKUAT.
NRT is seeking to fill the following position to support the execution of this program. The position will be based at NRT HQ, with frequent time spent in the field within the project area.
Purpose of the Position:
Reporting to the RangER Project Manager, the job holder will support the successful achievement of the objectives of the Amaya Triangle Initiative (ATI), working closely to coordinate, develop and fundraise in support of the ATI strategy.
Key Responsibilities and focus of this position:
- Coordination between the ATI Counties and key partners
- Support ATI to ratify its MOU through the County Assemblies
- Support ATI Governors Council and formation of MCA’s Summit
- Coordinate the development of the ATI 5-Year strategy in support of ATI counties
- Support AMAYA Counties consultation on 5-year strategic plan and implications for peace
- Facilitate inclusion of ATI activities in CIDPs of participating Counties
- Facilitate awareness and understanding of ATI within key stakeholder groups
- Develop communication materials in support of fundraising
- Develop a monitoring and evaluation plan for the ATI 5-year strategy
- Develop a communications plan for the ATI 5-year strategy
- Assist in the development of work plans, budgets &
- Assist the Ranger Project Manager in the implementation of the project and related activities
- Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time by the NRT Chief Executive
Qualifications: Education, Knowledge, Skills and Experience
- MSc/MA in Social sciences, sustainability, agriculture economics, rural development, livelihoods or Community
- 10+ years experience at senior level
- A strong technical background in areas related to development and development funding
- Experience working with government, donors, NGOs and social enterprise
- Proven facilitation and negotiation expertise
- Experience in fundraising and grant management from public funders in excess of $5m per year
- Strategic thinking and understanding of complex governance environments
- Knowledge of programme development and delivery approaches, tools, methodologies and best
- Previous experience in handling donor-funded project especially with large
- Excellent listening, communication and writing Fluent in both written and spoken English language.
- Swahili language skills will be an added advantage.
- Ability to develop effective, professional relationships.
- Strong organisational and personal management skills, with the ability to prioritize work issues to meet deadlines with minimal supervision and ability to adjust to constantly changing situations while maintaining focus on delivery and follow-through.
- Ability to operate with sensitivity and diplomacy in a remote and multi-ethnic environment
- A personal style that inspires trust, teamwork, professionalism, cooperation and passion for the ATI’s
- Excellent interpersonal, networking, communication, negotiation and facilitation
- Ability to take initiative and work
- A high level of self-awareness, initiative, sound judgement, personal energy and
- Ability and willingness to travel and to work extra hours as necessary.
- Have experience working with people from diverse backgrounds, demonstrating respect for/and understanding of cultural differences, especially in the Kenyan Northern.
If your profile matches the above job specifications, please send your application including a detailed CV highlighting relevant experience, a daytime telephone contact, email address, and the names of three professional referees to reach us by close of business on 31st of March 2021 to hr@nrt- kenya.org addressed to Operations Director, Northern Rangelands Trust.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.