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Mara Predator Conservation Program Director

Organisation: Established in 2007 by a group of passionate safari guides and conservationists, Kenya Wildlife Trust is the country’s principal predator conservation trust. Our vision is a Kenya where predator populations are a cornerstone of thriving ecosystems. Our mission is to provide funds to data-driven and community-supported predator conservation efforts, to enable the long-term viability of predator populations in Kenya. Our model is simple – we raise funds, award grants, monitor and evaluate those grants, and communicate their impact to our donors and other stakeholders.

Position: Kenya Wildlife Trust is seeking a full-time Mara Predator Conservation Program Director to oversee and develop its flagship predator conservation projects (currently focusing on lion and cheetah).

The Program Director will be based in the Mara (on-site accommodation is provided) at the Tony Lapham Predator Hub in the Olare Motorogi Conservancy. The Program Director will be responsible for managing Kenya Wildlife Trust’s Mara-based team. S/he will report to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and work closely with colleagues in both Nairobi and the Mara, as well as the Board of Trustees and Scientific Advisory Committee.

On appointment, the successful candidate will be rewarded with a competitive salary and benefits, due to the job location.

How to Apply: We are seeking applications from qualified individuals with excellent references. To apply, please send us you CV, the names and email addresses of three professional referees, and a cover letter (no more than two sides of A4) explaining why your skills and experience make you the ideal candidate for this position.

Please send your application to [email protected] by 5pm East African Time on Monday 2nd October 2017.

Applications received after this deadline will not be considered. Shortlisted applicants will be contacted within 10 days to arrange an interview after 19 October 2017.

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