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CEO


The CAK is an umbrella body with a membership of over 50 conservation NGOs working to advance the protection and management of biodiversity in Kenya. Through their expertise and resolve they address the challenges and opportunities in national wildlife policy, protection and conservation collectively. The Alliance aims to be at the forefront of setting the national wildlife conservation agenda in collaboration with the Government of Kenya. Thematic areas of the Alliance include: Conservation and Development, Research and Data Sharing, Wildlife Crime, and Communities and Livelihoods.
The Alliance is recruiting a CEO to manage the day-to-day affairs of the organization, to be more effective in harnessing our expertise and collating our agenda.
Role    
Serve as the day-to-day manager and administrator to the Alliance’s membership on all matters related to the functions of the Alliance as embraced by its Constitution and Articles of Association
Responsibilities     
·         Serve as manager of the Secretariat designated to serve the Alliance.
·         Represent the Alliance on all matters as assigned by the Board of Directors
·         Supervise development of the 5-year Strategy for the Alliance
·         Develop and maintain the following systems that support the role of the Alliance:
·         Membership recruitment and management
·         Communications and Outreach
·         Contract/Grant management
·         Financial management
·         Conservation resource data base
·         Technical services data base
·         Board Administration
·         Prepare and consolidate quarterly organisation’s performance management reports for presentation to the board
·         Oversee the organisation’s operations
·         Serve as the representative of the Alliance on matters related to conservation policy, strategy, legislative development, and similar
·         Supervise the formation of thematic groups and develop ways of supporting their functions, operations, and success.
·         Represent CAK to key GoK, Partner and Donor groups supporting conservation in Kenya
Qualifications    
·         The successful candidate will have at least 5-10 consecutive years of experience with conservation matters in Kenya, and organizational leadership, finance and administration.
·         Excellent communication skills (written and verbal).
·         Knowledge of donor programmes and systems an advantage.
·         Relevant degree
·         Excellent diplomacy and social skills are required.
Salary         
Dependent on experience and qualifications with a performance-based increase based on mutually agreeable performance indicators

Communications & Administrative Officer
The CAK is an umbrella body with a membership of over 50 conservation NGOs working to advance the protection and management of biodiversity in Kenya. Through their expertise and resolve they address the challenges and opportunities in national wildlife policy, protection and conservation collectively. The Alliance aims to be at the forefront of setting the national wildlife conservation agenda in collaboration with the Government of Kenya. Thematic areas of the Alliance include: Conservation and Development, Research and Data Sharing, Wildlife Crime, and Communities and Livelihoods.
The Alliance is recruiting a Communications and Administrative Officer to systematize the affairs of the organization and build the brand of the Alliance.
Role        
Serve primarily as a communications specialist for the Alliance, executing communication tasks based on an action plan and strategy that supports the Alliance’s strategy, membership, roles and responsibilities.
Secondary function is to assist the CEO with normal administrative duties.
Responsibilities       
·         Develop and maintain CAK communications activities – mass media, social media, branding, marketing, and publicity
·         Support the development of regular fundraising and membership drives and maintain an updated members’ database
·         Manage the communications budget in keeping with the terms and conditions of funding organizations
·         Provide formatting and branding services for CAK products, including reports, proceedings, and CAK publications.
·         Develop the Alliance’s communications strategy in support of the CAK Strategic Plan for the next 5 years.
·         Maintain all CAK documentation and relevant communication to and from CAK whether physical or electronic formats
·         Schedule and co-ordinate meetings and follow up on board of directors meetings and external partners meetings.
·         Identify and employ the best and most cost-effective communication tools in support of  CAK thematic groups.
·         Assist with other basic administrative tasks as assigned by the CEO
Salary   
Dependent on experience and qualifications with a performance-based increase on mutually agreeable performance indicators
Qualifications    
·         This is a challenging position designed for a multi-tasker who enjoys multiple, simultaneous challenges. Excellent work organization skills are required.
·         At least 3-5 years of demonstrated, successful, prior work in the field of communications, branding, marketing, and publicity.
·         Computer literacy with at least proficiency in at least one desk-top publishing software.
·         Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal).
·         Prior communication strategic planning an advantage with a good understanding of mass and social media, audience identification.
·         Demonstrated team work skills.
How To Apply      
Submit a cover letter outlining relevant experiences, addressing the qualifications and expectations stated above and CV.Email cover letter and CV to recruitment@conservationalliance.or.ke before the 23rd July 2019.
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