Friday, April 1, 2011

Extension Officer

WWF – The Global Conservation Organization, Kenya Country Office (WWF-KCO), is seeking to recruit a Project Extension Officer– Mara River Basin Sustainable Forest and Water Resources Management Project to be based in Narok. The Project Extension Officer will work on full time basis to ensure that the project outputs and activities in the area of assignment are carried out as laid down in the project documents and are articulated to meet the laid down project objectives. He or she must be willing to be based and travel extensively in the field.
Major duties include:

  • organising local communities into catchment management / conservation groups, strengthening and building their capacities;
  • Mobilizing and supporting members of the Trans-boundary Water Users Forum in developing their constitution and interpreting the relevant acts, ensuring that the forum operates as a legal entity;
  • participate in and support the Project Executant in the design and execution of capacity building for partners through key stakeholders;
  • Identify catchment management and related conservation needs and design and implement sustainable measures to address these needs: Support information gathering, baseline surveys and awareness raising on Payment for Environmental Services and other areas and supporting the establishment of a mechanism for operationalizing the same;
  • Soliciting support and ensuring participation of government departments and other relevant partner agencies to undertake their role and responsibilities in the project.


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