Start Date: 1 March 2023 (or as soon as possible thereafter)
Duration of Contract:12 months
Probation Period:One month
Monthly Stipend: KES 45,000
Location: Fauna & Flora Offices in Nairobi, Kenya, with travel as required
Benefits: 25 working days’ annual leave entitlement plus national public holidays observed in Kenya
Hours of Work:This is a full-time position, working 40 hours per week Monday to Friday inclusive. These hours may vary depending on the requirements of the job in the field.
The internship will be with the WILDLABS Programme at Fauna & Flora International, managed by FFI Kenya.
As the facilitator of the recently establish East Africa regional conservation technology network, the internship will be tasked to identify knowledge gaps and barriers to conservation tech use, create content and resources to engage and support the conservation tech community, and plan and coordinate a product (such as ‘best practices’ documentation or technology guides) or event (such as networking and knowledge exchange workshops or a virtual lecture series) to facilitate knowledge exchange between regional conservation and technology actors, and the global conservation technology community.
As a result of engaging in these activities, you will work hand-in-hand with key stakeholders in the conservation technology realm, including NGOs, wildlife practitioners, technologists, and donors. You will receive foundational training in community building, fundraising, and communication as well as strengthening your understanding of current and emerging conservation tools. Critically, you will establish yourself as a trusted knowledge and relationship broker about local conservation tech applications and projects, and become a central figure guiding the development of our new East Africa regional conservation technology network.
These baseline activities are essential to developing regional conservation technology centres, creating an invaluable resource for local practitioners looking to further their conservation effect and a furthering WILDLABS’ and FFI’s regional and global impact
- Identify and engage key technology and conservation technology stakeholders and practitioners in the region; organise meetings to identify knowledge and innovation gaps , develop an engagement strategy and determine training priorities for the identified stakeholders and practitioners to support the use of conservation technology.
- Deliver an updated regional ‘best practices’ survey to assess regional current use of conservation technology use as well as identifying local needs and barriers to the uptake of conservation technology. This includes distributing the survey to appropriate partners, analysing resulting data, formatting report, and disseminating survey results. The aim of this project is to understand recent progress, key constraints, and critical opportunities for growth in leveraging technology for conservation, producing valuable insight to target future capacity building efforts.
- Develop and deliver a capacity building or engagement activity Coordinate and plan appropriate workshops or capacity building initiatives that responds to knowledge exchange and training priorities identified through stakeholder engagement and the regional State of Conservation Technology Survey. This could include in-person or virtual training/lecture series, development of best practices guidance, workshops to promote knowledge exchange or technology uptake, or similar. This activity should be specific to East African environments and challenges, while supporting exchange between regional conservation and technology actors and the global community on WILDLABS. All activities will aim for equal representation in gender in terms of speakers and participants.
The intern will also work with the WILDLABS team to support the research and engage global conservation technology community as required.
- Degree in a related field
- Technical training in IT
- Some level of knowledge of emerging technologies
- Post secondary qualifications; Diploma / Higher National Diploma in conservation, wildlife management, community development or related field
More Details on Experience
- Experience in planning and managing workshops and events
- Experience facilitating workshops and events
- Direct experience applying conservation technology
More Details on Skills
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal), including ability to liaise across teams and cultures
- Ability to plan, organise and prioritise workload
- Fluent written and spoken English
- Fluent Swahili
- Open to learning and able to quickly pick up new skills
- Builds positive working relationships
- Team player also able to work independently and use own initiative
- Flexible to respond to demands of operating across different cultures and time-zones
- Interest in and empathy with the mission and values of FFI
Terms And Conditions
- Entitlement to live and work in Kenya (without employee sponsorship)
- Available to travel domestically when required
HOW TO APPLY
Applications, consisting of:
- a covering letter explaining which of these opportunities you are interested in and why, relating your experience and skills to the role; and
- a full CV
- should be submitted via email to: [email protected]
Please mark your application ‘WILDLABS Kenya Internship’.
The closing date for applications is Friday 24th March.
Qualified candidates from Ol Pejeta Conservancy Communities are encouraged to apply.
Interviews will be held during the week commencing 3rd April 2023. We anticipate that interviews will be held remotely.