Program Coordinator (Kenya Country Program)

The Nature Conservancy (TNC)

Nairobi, , KE


The Conservation Practitioner develops, manages and advances conservation programs, plans and methods for large-scale geographic areas. The Program Coordinator helps implement and coordinate a wide-ranging set of projects under TNC’s Kenya Program, covering a diverse set of duties spanning such categories as: organizational, communications, external outreach, TNC representation, writing/editing, research, and analysis. Geographic scope of this position is Kenya.  


The Program Coordinator, reporting to Kenya Country Director, plays a leading role in overseeing the implementation of TNC program activities under  the USAID-funded Masai Mara Wildlife Conservancies Association Project ‘The effective Biodiversity Conservation and Livelihood Improvement by Community Conservancies in the Masai Mara Region Program’ and Kenya Wildlife Conservancies Association ‘Community Conservancy Policy support and Implementation Program’, The Program Coordinator will oversee TNC program implementation of the Northern Rangelands Trust (NRT).  This position will coordinate and facilitate the Director’s meetings with government on policy and legislation and other conservation stakeholders for the smooth implementation of the program. 

The Program Coordinator reviews reports for donor submission, organizes all aspects of meetings including logistics, agenda, materials and invitation process. S/He will work with the Country Director to prepare a wide range of external communications materials, manage and organize meetings for Country Director. The Program Coordinator will attend and represent TNC at various meetings. This position will be delegated to by Country Director as other duties arise. 


  • Build knowledge and capacity (within and outside TNC) in such areas as: national trust funds, community wildlife conservancies and related strategies.
  • Prepare wide range of materials and presentations, and make presentations to diverse audiences.
  • Gain cooperation from outside parties to accomplish program goals.
  • Oversee and ensure implementation of program activities as per set timelines. 
  • Financial responsibility may include working within/managing a budget to complete projects, assisting with negotiating and contracting vendors, assisting with budget development, and meeting fundraising targets.         
  • Ensure program compliance with internal policies and external requirements.                                                                                                                                 
  • Make independent strategic decisions when needed, based on analysis, experience and judgment.
  • May require frequent travel domestically and evening and weekend hours.
  • May work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain, and under physically demanding circumstances


  • Bachelor’s degree in natural resources management, environment, law or related field, and at least 5 years of relevant professional work experience. Equivalent combination of education and experience acceptable. 
  • Experience developing and managing multiple projects simultaneously and implementing strategic program goals.
  • Experience preparing proposals, reports, brochures and other external outreach materials.
  • Extensive experience using MS Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook, and navigating the Internet.  
  • Experience working with private sector representatives, government officials and NGOs.
  • Experience with or knowledge of current wildlife conservation and related trends and issues in Kenya. 
  • Strong communications skills, experience communicating with the public both in writing and verbally. 
  • Strong networking skills.
  • Ability to motivate, lead, set objectives, and resolve conflicts.  


  • Prior experience with USAID-funded projects or projects funded by other international donor agencies. 
  • Demonstrated leadership and visionary qualities and ability to work effectively without day-to-day supervision.
  • Fundraising experience (public and private).
  • Knowledge of financial mechanisms such as trust funds.
  • Experience with financial modeling and financial analysis.​


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