Senior Technical Manager, Sustainable Production

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Company:Conservation International
Job Type:Permanent

Job details

Applicants must have the legal ability to work in Kenya without employer sponsorship.

Deadline for applications is June 29, 2018.

To apply please submit your resume and cover letter.


Working closely with Project Partners, both within and outside of Conservation International, the incumbent is expected to:

  • Ensure development and implementation of agreed project work plans, creating synergies and cooperation with the existing programmes on sustainable production. 
  • Effectively monitor, evaluate and report (internally and externally) on the specific projects based on the agreed results frameworks.
  • Development of and building of relationships/partnerships with key governments, private and non-governmental partners will be a key responsibility for this position, including serving as an institutional representative at workshops can conferences both internally and externally.
  • Preparation of programme requests for concepts and/or proposals to support resource mobilization opportunities.
  • To leverage strategic communication tools to enhance the visibility and knowledge management of the sustainable production programme strategy and action plan including preparation of project communication materials.  This may include development of data analysis and data driven support tools as relevant.
  • Administratively, the Senior Technical Manager will be expected to manage programme contracts and consultancies, and organize and conduct workshops/trainings.


  • Typical office environment.
  • Ability to work extended and irregular hours.
  • Not less then 25% National/International Travel inclusive of filed sites may be necessary.



  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental science or related field.
  • Not less than 5 years practical experience in management and implementation of projects across several countries. 
  • Working knowledge of development cooperation in environmental management, natural resource management or sustainable production.
  • Proven experiences in Project Management, including technical and financial management.
  • Demonstrated experience within working with Government Agencies, Private Sector and Non-Governmental partners.
  • Demonstrated experience in facilitation through workshops and trainings. Facilitating public-private dialogue and developing a shared understanding of strategies and action plans will be an added advantage.
  • Demonstrated ability to think critically and synthetically across fields and topics.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Strong ability to work independently and/or remotely, while maintaining productivity.
  • Experience in cross-cultural consultation, training, capacity building and collaboration.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in team environments and cultivate productive partnerships across a diversity of stakeholders with good people management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver high quality products subject to strict deadlines.
  • Excellent English oral and written communication skills; including public speaking.
  • Excellent computer skills, including but not limited to MS Office (Word, Excel, and Power Point).


  • Adaptive management skills.
  • Conflict resolution skills.

CI Values

We expect that all employees will embrace the values of our organization.

Passion: We are inspired by nature and cherish the diversity of life in all of its forms. 

Respect: We respect and trust each other, and we embrace our diversity of cultures, talents, and experiences.

Integrity: We act with integrity and are accountable for our actions.

Optimism: We are optimistic about the future of life on Earth and are confident that, with our partners, we will achieve unprecedented conservation results.

Courage: We tirelessly pursue our vision, taking bold action and persevering through challenges.

Teamwork: We work together, recognizing that openness, collaboration and cooperation are fundamental to achieving a healthy and prosperous world for all.

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