Consultant: Part-time Vulture Project Coordination Support in Kenya

Application deadline: 
Tuesday, 22. September 2020 - 23:45

Consultant: Part-time Vulture Project Coordination Support in Kenya

BirdLife International Africa Partnership Secretariat in its role as the coordinating partner for an ongoing biodiversity offset project in Kenya, seeks to have the support of a part-time skilled individual on a consultancy basis. The individual will support the coordination of the project actions related to conservation of vultures and other raptors. These actions include, but are not limited to, implementation of Integrated Anti-Poisoning Response mechanisms, Community and Awareness raising activities and related research.  
 
OVERALL PURPOSE OF THE CONSULTANCY:
• To support the coordination, implementation and reporting on the particular vulture and raptor conservation project in Kenya.
 
MAIN ROLES AND ACTIVITIES:
Project coordination/implementation of activities: 
Lead implementation of project activities e.g., sites visits, tracking of project progress (GIS mapping of project activities, collating poisoning reports, collation of project data and information, and follow-up), assisting with the development of project extension proposals, and project communications. 
Compilation of quarterly technical and financial reports for the project, facilitated by collection and collation of information, data and project outputs from the project partnership.
Support in coordination of the project partnership activities including but not limited to, contacting partners for inputs and updates, convening online meetings with main project partners, other project stakeholders where necessary.
Facilitate convening the project steering group meetings and helping in preparations for – e.g. draft PPTs to present overall project progress. 
Support monitoring and reporting for on-the-ground vulture conservation projects being coordinated by the BirdLife Africa Secretariat, in particular:
  o Community and Awareness raising initiatives by one of the project partners
  o Livelihood improvement initiatives by one of the project partners
  o Integrated anti-poisoning activities by the project partners 
  o Resident Raptor Surveys by one of the project partners
  o Rescue and Rehabilitation by one of the project partners
 
RELATIONSHIPS
• Supervised by the Vulture Conservation Officer, with occasional further guidance by Vulture Conservation Manager and Head of Conservation. 
• Communicating regularly with other project partners and two other consultants
 
QUALIFICATIONS
• BSc in Wildlife Management, Natural Resource Management or other closely related. MSc is an added advantage. Demonstrable relevant experience, including in supporting or managing conservation projects. M&E experience would be considered an added advantage.
 
Application deadline: 22 September 2020
 
Location:  The position will be based in Nairobi, Kenya
Maximum available budget: US$ 10,000
Duration:  12 Months – Part Time (2.5 days per week)
Expected date of start: October 2020 or earlier
 
Application:
Application that describes the individual’s core competencies and qualifications to undertake the task, including examples of previous work undertaken in the last 5 years, including a covering letter, detailed CV and a financial quote, Should be sent via email before the application deadline to: recruitment-africa@birdlife.org
 
Interviews: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.