Vacancies at World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Kenya

NGO/Non-Profit, Project Management, Finance, Accounting, Audit ,

Global Governance Policy Specialist (Re-Advertisement)

Main responsibilities:

  • Provide strategic advice and facilitate the development of network policy positions and advocacy strategies related to the achievement of inclusive conservation, human rights based approaches, and safe civic space for relevant global fora, (UNCBD, UNFCCC, UNCCD, High Level Political Forum for SDG, CSW, CITES, UNPFII) and regional fora as relevant.
  • Advice the professional, coherent and effective network engagement of diverse WWF Practices, offices and teams at appropriate policy dialogues relevant to inclusive conservation, human rights based approaches, and safe civic space. 
  • Engage regularly in WWF’s Policy Managers network and coordinate with Policy leads in other Practices and GPAT to drive cross-practice and cross-topic policy coherence. 
  • Liaise and co-ordinate with relevant external partners to drive powerful policy change and find best practice solutions to policy dilemmas in cooperation with Policy Manager and focal points for of above mentioned global fora. 
  • Provide a research and radar capacity on external policy developments relevant to the position objectives, and advise on additional global fora offering advocacy opportunities. 
  • Support capacity building of colleagues in the WWF network to develop skills and experience related to achievement of Practice outcomes.
  • Provide guidance to the VfD programme offices on policy advocacy on inclusive conservation, human rights based approaches, and safe civic space, under the Voices for Diversity programme and under arrangements approved by GOV Practice Leader. 
  • Developing and utilizing a policy and advocacy monitoring plan including contribution to the achievement of PPLS and IPLC components of the New Deal for Nature and People.
  • Supported by the WWF-Kenya finance team and in consultation with the Deputy Governance Practice team leader and the WWF Sweden VfD Programme Coordinator, develop and manage budgets in line with the finance policies and procedures.
  • Additional duties and responsibilities as required by the Practice Leader

Required Qualifications, Skills and Competencies

  • University degree in a relevant discipline e.g. human rights, indigenous rights, and social dimensions of conservation, environmental policy, International relations, or similar disciplines.
  • 5-7 years of professional policy experience in policy advocacy for conservation, environment and human rights or indigenous rights work.
  • Experience of working with governments, corporate sector, aid agencies, civil society, and NGOs.
  • Track record of delivering policy advocacy and impact.
  • In depth understanding of global and regional environmental, natural resources and geopolitical governance.
  • Strategic thinking and vision
  • Ability to effect change in a constructive and solutions oriented manner.
  • Outstanding communication, policy analysis, coordination and advocacy skills.
  • Fluency in English; Spanish and/or French an advantage;  any other language/s an asset
  • Experience of working in complex organizations.
  • A strong team player, with an ability to promote institution-wide collaboration
  • Results driven, tenaciously working to meet or exceed goals.
  • Passion for conservation and human rights
  • Adheres to WWF’s values.

Grants Accountant

Key responsibilities
Donor agreements/Secured and Pipeline Reporting

  • Identify and summarize the key obligations in specific donor agreements (programmatic, procurement, audit, risk, financial etc) and ensure  these are shared with the internal stakeholders and sub-grantees as necessary
  • Participate in donor inception workshops sharing the key expectations with internal stakeholders
  • Policy and process improvements on Proposal developments and internal reporting
  • Support management in ensuring compliance with statutory requirements and conducting audits in respect to the grants that have been issued.

Incoming grants

  • Reviews an updated register of all committed/secured donor funds providing critical components such as
    • Indirect cost recovery and
    • Direct Cost recovery (in liaison with respective accountants)
    • Program area
    • Alignment to SP thematic areas and goals

Financial Sustainability 

  • Provide input into and assist in the formulation of the Organisation Financial Sustainability Plan

Grants Support for Outgoing contracts

  • Assist the finance team in administering sub partner procurement processes, capacity assessments, contracting, grant award procedures.
  • Ensure that sub-grant assessments have been conducted prior to the preparation of sub-grant agreements.
  • Act as the primary repository of all sub-grant assessments and executed sub-grant agreements
  • Follow-up with respective team members for missing information following the grants assessments to ensure that complete information is maintained
  • Support the finance and programme team in identification of any relevant capacity strengthening needs for implementing partners and other programme implementation stakeholders.
  • Maintain an updated dashboard for all issued sub-grants indicating primary donors, amounts, deliverables and timelines for deliverables
  • With reference to the dashboard, act as a trigger for the internal follow-up of key programmatic and financial deliverables as timelines approach
  • Assist in the follow up and liaison with implementing partners on financial matters relating to implementation schedules based on approved grant agreements
  • Assist in review of Implementing partner reports, timely provision of review feedback and ensuring subsequent implementation of any agreed upon post review actions within the stipulated time frames.
  • Assist management in regular monitoring of financial transactions and obligations against budget and partner grant requirements
  • Assist in the follow-up of key audit findings relating to sub-grantees arising from internal and external audits
  • Assist management in dissemination and enforcing of policy procedures in respect to partner management of grants.
  • Manage issuance of internally executed sub-grant agreements and follow-through for full execution
  • Provide status of pending out-going grants every two weeks

Outgoing Consultancies and service contracts

  • Reviews accrual information for consultancies as provided by the procurement team  and ensure all deliverables were met prior to posting of such accruals

Spend rate reports/Funds utilization

  • Take part in the Funds utilization team and provide input to the optimal utilization of funds for conservation delivery

Donor reporting/NPO Reporting

  • Donor reporting and Maintaining a quarterly donor reporting log that will inform compliance with stipulated donor reporting timelines
  • post-award management and monitoring of grants and contracts as well as project closure of project financial activities
  • Donor reporting for allocated portfolio of projects.
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Other Roles

  • Backstopping the grants officer while on leave or as circumstances may dictate.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a Business field such as accounting, finance, strategic management, business, economics etc.


  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in grants management or programme/projects finance and accounting & reporting, within an international organization with complex donor requirements or a multinational company.

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