Bespoke Recruitment

Senior Program Manager - Kijabe Forest Trust

Job Ref: SPM/KFT/01


More specifically, the Senior Manager will be responsible for the following;

Project Management and Strategic Planning:

  1. Work with the board to design projects aligned with the strategic plan of KFT.
  2. Execute, monitor, evaluate, and report on the progress of KFT projects to ensure their effectiveness and alignment with organisational goals.
  3. Continuously evaluate and improve organisational processes to enhance efficiency and effectiveness.

Operations Management:

  1. Provide oversight of the day-to-day operations of the Trust, ensuring efficiency, compliance, and alignment with organisational objectives.
  2. Develop and implement comprehensive Standard Operating Procedures to optimise various aspects of organisational functions, including forest patrols and nursery management.
  3. Spearhead the design and implementation of HR policies in accordance with the Trust’s Strategic Plan, fostering a conducive work environment and ensuring staff welfare.
  4. Provide oversight for financial management of the Trust, providing regular, transparent reporting to the board to ensure fiscal accountability.
  5. Manage a team of _______ employees ensuring key deliverables are met.
  6. Provide leadership and strategic direction to all KFT staff, nurturing a culture of excellence, innovation, and collaboration.

Fundraising and Stakeholder Engagement

  1. Provide support to the board in fundraising activities, leveraging relationships and networks to secure resources for the Trust’s initiatives.
  2. Cultivate and maintain strong donor relationships, ensuring transparent communication and fulfilling reporting requirements.
  3. Lead stakeholder engagement and liaison efforts, fostering productive relationships with communities, visitors to Kijabe Forest, donors, and governmental agencies.

Additional Responsibilities:

  1. Stay abreast of developments in the field of conservation and integrate best practices into KFT’s operations.
  2. Represent KFT in relevant forums, conferences, and events to promote its mission and objectives.
  3. Ensure compliance with legal and regulatory requirements governing the Trust’s activities.
  4. Foster a culture of accountability and transparency throughout the organisation.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Bachelor’s degree in environmental management, Ecosystem restoration or conservation related field.
  2. At least Five years’ demonstrated experience overseeing, contributing to, and/or implementing programs
  3. At least three years’ demonstrated knowledge and experience in non-profit budgeting and grant tracking.
  4. Demonstrated knowledge of forest ecosystem restoration
  5. Demonstrated ability to lead and manage a team.
  6. Willingness to relocate to Kijabe within 90 days of employment.

Preferred Knowledge, skills and competencies.

  1. Demonstrated ability to elevate public awareness of issues and build a constituency for solutions.
  2. Demonstrated ability to lead diverse stakeholders in collaborative activities; to anticipate policy issues impacting wildlife and make recommendations to senior managers.
  3. Personal interest in and strong commitment to conservation.


An attractive salary is on offer dependent on skills, qualifications and experience.

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