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Director, AWF Conservation Schools (DACS), African Wildlife Foundation, Kenya

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For more than 50 years, the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) has been a key player in African conservation and sustainable development. AWF is currently seeking a talented professional to lead its new initiative of linking education to conservation, over the next 10 years in the key wildlife landscapes (AWF heartlands) in Africa. As this is a new position within AWF, the DACS will be the primary leader in crafting a vision, and the tools and systems to develop and support these schools. The DACS will work with relevant teams to generate proposals, partnerships and relationships to attract funding and resources to make this program successful.

JobTitleDirector, AWF Conservation Schools (DACS)
CompanyAfrican Wildlife Foundation, Nairobi, Kenya
Categoryeducation & training | environment | nature conservation | science | capacity building | technical education | education policy development & reform | arts education
RegionEast Africa | Kenya
Contractfull-time
Durationpermanent
Salary6000 USD per month
Job Description

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Reporting to the AWF Chief Executive Officer, the Director, AWF Conservation Schools, will be the manager of AWF's initiative to build and support a network of approximately 15 primary schools, directly linking education to conservation, over the next 10 years in the key wildlife landscapes (AWF's Heartlands) in Africa. This individual will be responsible for ensuring linkages between African Conservation Schools (ACS) and AWF's broader conservation program; development and implementation of a model for African Conservation Schools; creating relationships and negotiating agreements for new schools; implementing an on going program of support and improvement of ACS and teachers; leading a cycle of proposal development, fundraising and reporting for ACS.

For further information on the position and AWF please visit www.awf.org/jobs

Education (min)University Master's Degree
Language (min)English
Advert Datestarted on 24 Jan 2013 | ending on 23 Feb 2013