Technical Lead

Nairobi, Kenya

Technical Lead for East Africa Conserving the Western Indian Ocean Activity

  • Job Type Full Time
  • Qualification BA/BSc/HND , MBA/MSc/MA
  • Experience 7 years
  • Location Nairobi
  • Job Field Agriculture / Agro-Allied 


  • Provide technical leadership and overall management of Objective 2, including supervision of key field staff and consultants, and coordination with local partners;
  • Provide expert technical input to development of strategic objectives relevant to community-led approaches to co-management and devolved authority for coastal fisheries management;
  • Oversee field implementation regionally and at community-level related to co-management of fisheries, with activities including establishment and capacity building of local fisheries management bodies, development and implementation of management plans that are gender- and climate-responsive, monitoring of management effectiveness, community surveillance and enforcement systems, and livelihoods and financial inclusion efforts;
  • Collaborate closely with other Technical leads to ensure seamless and integrated implementation of the overall Activity;
  • Travel within the region to support site- and regional-level implementation as needed


  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in fisheries, biology, marine biology, environmental science, social science, community development or relevant field; a master’s degree is a plus;
  • Minimum of 7 years’ experience and proven track record in assisting local governments and/or building organizational capacities of environmental/fisheries management organizations, community-based people’s organizations, and/or NGOs;
  • Demonstrated field-based program management experience;
  • Knowledge of integrating/mainstreaming gender and climate change into community-based fisheries co-management systems
  • Strong network of regional and local government, NGO and civil society within the marine/coastal fisheries sector in focus geography, which may include Kenya, Somalia, the Seychelles, Comoros, South Africa, Mozambique, Tanzania, Mauritius, and Madagascar; and
  • Excellent communication skills in English. Foreign language ability a plus.

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