Conservation International (CI) – Project Manager (TWENDE).

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Job Summary

Contract Type:

Full time


The position’s primary focus & responsibilities are related to the project management and delivery of CI’s responsibilities pertaining to the GCF Funded TWENDE project; across the three landscapes as described in the project document. The position is expected to be based in Nairobi or in one of the field locations.  



  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental management, rural enterprise development, or any other relevant field.
  • At least 4 to 6 year’s of experience in conservation or rural enterprise development project management.
  • Strong experience delivering enterprise development and technical assistance to community groups and local SMEs, including small grants facilities.
  • Deep knowledge of the rangelands economy in Kenya and beyond. Experience in overseeing the restoration and climate resilience interventions, in arid and semi-arid context.
  • Proven track record in pastoral and agro-pastoral community engagement.
  • Strong experience in managing complex projects with multiple stakeholders and public donors.
  • A self-starter able to work remotely under minimal supervision.
  • Ability to start work in the short term.
  • Eligible to live and work in Kenya without employer’s sponsorship.



The position’s primary focus & responsibilities are related to the project management and delivery of the GCF funded TWENDE project: Reporting into the TWENDE Technical lead, the individual is responsible for Project Management functions including:

  • Oversee our Service Providers in the field implementation of their TWENDE project activities across 3 landscapes (Chyulu Hills, Mid-Tana, and Sabarwawa landscape). Monitor contracted service provider activities in the field to ensure quality, timely, and efficiency in delivery in line with contractual agreements.
  • Play a central role in the design and implementation of activities encompassing enterprise development grants and facilitating technical assistance to community and local enterprises.
  • Assist the CI Technical Lead and CI Program Director in engaging all field-based project stakeholders including TWENDE project partners, government institutions, communities, development sector, private sector, etc.
  • Take a thought leadership role in working with CI and external stakeholders in designing and implementing landscape-wide program implementation through factoring in complimentary CI and partner projects active across the 3 landscapes, while ensuring the approaches remain closely aligned to those of other TWENDE project stakeholders.
  • Play a central role in compiling field-based project reports and communication materials.
  • Ensure continuous delivery risk assessment and mitigation measures are put in place.
  • Contribute to CI’s overarching strategy in the Northern Kenya landscape, as well as the Kenya country strategy.
  • Actively engage and work with relevant colleagues in developing new and complementary program opportunities in the TWENDE project landscapes.
  • Collaborate closely with Southern Kenya manager based in Chyulu Hills.
  • Offer support to the technical lead on other cross-cutting thematic functions as may be delegated from time to time.
  • Any other project-specific roles may be assigned by the supervisor.


  • This position is based in Nairobi, Kenya.
  • Flexibility to work outside normal work hours to meet deadlines as needed.
  • This is a position eligible to persons who have the right to work in Kenya without CI sponsorship
  • The position is for a fixed term for a period of 2.5 years.

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