Chief Operating Officer – Masai Mara, Kenya

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Our client, a conservation NGO based in the Masai Mara is looking to recruit an experienced Chief Operating Officer. The ideal candidate will be responsible for managing relationships with funding foundations and organizations trustees, managing the CEO’S calendar and regularly updating the CEO on partner, grants development and project status. This role requires a high level of communication skills problem solving ,adapt to a constantly changing environment and representing the organization in a public setting.

Key Requirements:

  • Attend meetings to take notes and communicate action items at the CEO’s direction.
  • Keep an up-to-date list of all action items needing the CEO’s attention that is communicated regularly and oversee day-to-day administration department.
  • Regularly communicate decisions from the CEO to employees, partners and vendors.
  • Regularly update the CEO on partner, grant developments and project’s status.
  • Schedule, communicate and confirm meetings and manage a calendar pertaining to organization for the CEO.
  • Manage relationships with funding foundations and organizations Trustees.
  • Maintain an awareness of internal and external decisions.
  • Write detailed internal and external reports for review by the CEO.
  • Ensure quality of delivery of services across departments.
  • Create, manage and communicate the organizations policies and ensure all processes, policies, and standard operating procedures are being followed.
  • Work with HR to ensure the staff handbook is being followed, identify disciplinary issues and activate corrective procedures when needed and conduct spot-checks to ranger camps.
  • Ensure vehicle fleet and equipment is being maintained as per the manufacturer’s guidelines.
  • Review and oversee procurement reports and processes to ensure timely delivery, quality of products and forward planning.


  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, business, public relations, or a related field.
  • Must have a minimum of five years’ senior management experience.
  • Must communicate fluently in Swahili.
  • Demonstrated exceptional communication and relationship-building skills.
  • Ability to manage upwards and have passion for conservation.
  • Strong attention to detail and confidence with public speaking.
  • Adapt at managing tasks and balancing priorities.
  • Competence in Microsoft Office suite and donor management systems.
  • Legal or accounting experience a plus.
  • Pilot’s license and Paramilitary training is an added advantage.

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Salary: Monthly Gross Salary of Ksh.450,000 (Approx. 3654 USD)
Location: Maasai Mara, Kenya
Career Level: Senor Management
Job Type: Full Time
Deadline for applications: 19th January 2023

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