Conservation Monitoring Coordinator at Space for Giants

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  • Company: Space for Giants
  • Location: Kenya
  • State: Nairobi
  • Job type: Full-Time
  • Job category: Project Management Jobs in Kenya
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Job Description

Space for Giants is an international conservation organisation that protects the great wildlife landscapes that Africa’s remaining elephants need to survive and thrive. These landscapes give homes to giants, but they also bring great value to people and nations: biodiversity, livelihoods and enterprise, new medicines, carbon storage, even the very oxygen we breathe.

Responsibilities & Scope
  • Drives data collection, storage, visualisation, and reporting (social, ecological, and spatial) and associated protocols necessary to ensure Space for Giants can track project implementation and impact;
  • Lead the implementation of existing mobile-phone monitoring across our portfolio of projects including the training of stakeholders, storage/management/analysis/reporting of data to relevant stakeholders (conservancies, wildlife authorities, donors etc.) and ongoing oversight and mentorship for partners and Space for Giants staff;
  • Driver innovation and conservation technology integration to establish a Space for Giants Data Hub that will incorporate varied streams of data from across our portfolio of projects in an efficient way – using Earthranger as a key component;
  • Conduct Rapid Technology Needs Assessment across our portfolio of projects to guide management on appropriate technologies to adopt;
  • Work closely with the Conservation Impact Manager to develop and implement appropriate monitoring technology to document Space for Giants conservation impact;
  • Work with the Space for Giants Conservation, Fundraising, Communication & Finance teams to support grant proposals, reporting, presentations and wider communication (including project reporting as necessary for donors and funders);
  • Work closely with the Director of Conservation to develop appropriate strategies and develop project concepts and budgetary components for Annual Planning purposes;
  • Actively build relationships and partnerships with Conservation Technology providers (e.g. SMART Partnership, Vulcan, ESRI, Motorola, etc.) and Conservation Partners to achieve synergy, economies of scale and standardise data collection, management and reporting;
  • Heavy focus on capacity building and training field teams on use of appropriate technology, protocols and systems;
  • Always upholds and promotes Space for Giants’ core values
  • Requires willingness to travel regularly both domestically and internationally, and to occasionally work weekend and evenings

Minimum Qualifications

  • At least five years of work in conservation project management, ideally in the conservation sector focused on hands on implementation of M&E strategies, field based capacity building and
  • Educated to at least Master’s degree level or equivalent experience in a relevant field
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to multitask and meet deadlines
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, inspire and mentor a team
  • Proven proficiency and working experience implementing impact measuring systems, data and information management from multiple streams and associated analyses
  • Excellent analytical skills and excellent attention to detail
  • Proficient in GIS and related software packages
  • Excellent proficiency in conservation monitoring technology and methodologies with specific reference to SMART, Earthranger, Cybertracker, (please do not apply if you do not have experience in these) camera traps, GPS collars, scocio-economic surveys, aerial surveys, cloud based systems, remote sensors, etc.
  • Knowledge and experience of social science methodologies and analyses
  • Ability to write complex funding proposals including budgetary elements
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to interact with Government, private sector, research and third sector organisations
  • Demonstrated experience in conservation-related research
  • Ability to spend extended periods of time in the field away from the office to conduct training & capacity building;
  • Willingness to go the extra mile to get the job done
  • Demonstrated ability to think critically about conservation problems
  • Valid driving license

Desired Qualifications

  • Multi-lingual (Swahili and/or French desirable) and multicultural experience appreciated
  • Experience with remote sensing and field-based analyses of habitat types and change over time
  • Experience implementing LoRa WAN, digital radio systems,
  • Familiar with statistical analysis programs, including “R”
  • Experience with undertaking socio-economic surveys and analysis of associated data
  • Strong team player who can build relationships and work collaboratively across the organisation, including with Space for Giants’ senior leadership and partners
  • Self-starter with ability to generate work products with limited support
Method of Application
Submit your CV and Application on Company Website : Click Here Closing Date : 31 May. 2022
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