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The Laikipia Forum is membership organization dedicated to “A productive and robust Upper Ewaso Ng’iro landscape (15,000 sq km) that supports livelihoods and healthy populations of wildlife”.

Mission – to nurture and support stakeholder instutitions that champion wildlife conservation and sustainable natural resources management in Laikipia and among its neighbors.

Founded in 1992, the Forum is celebrating its 30th year of service to the residents of the greater Laikipia landscape. Its new Board consists of 15 agencies and organizations at work in this landscape.  

The Forum’s strategic plan for 2018 -2030 increases our role as a service provider, secretariat, and capacity building organization to a growing number of programs, and projects in the landscape.

We are focused on serving our membership with cross-cutting services, and we build the capacity of member associations to design and implement programmes and projects that achieve our common Mission.

Ultimately, we serve as a collective voice on issues that impact our environment, and we advocate for policies, legislation, programmes and actions that impact us all.

The Executive Director will:


  • Guide the implementation of the Forum’s Strategic Plan
  • Work with the Board and guide the appointment of an Advisory Council for the landscape
  • Secure consistent and strategic programmatic relations with county governments embraced by the landscape on issues of common concern, e.g. security, water, rangelands, wildlife, tourism, land use etc.
  • Forge long-lasting partnerships with our implementing partners in the upper Ewaso Ng’iro landscape
  • Develop and lead an advocacy and lobbying programme based on the Forum’s support for key themes and partners.


  • Supervise the secretariat services of the Forum
  • Supervise the development of Annual Operations Plans and Budgets
  • Maintain strong financial oversight of the Forum’s funds and ensure accountability to members, donors, and supporters.
  • Supervise the staff of the secretariat and guide their performance in support of partners and their grants.
  • Supervise the maintenance of effective cross-cutting services that can include communications, monitoring, and audits/evaluation as required by the members, Board, and funding partners.

Knowledge and Information Management

  • Ensure that the Forum’s services are focused on results
  • Ensure that the reporting formats needed for donors, funders, and the Board are maintained and communicated at appropriate levels
  • Supervise the establishment of an effective knowledge management system that supports informed decision-making among the Forum’s members, the public, and local governments.


  • Lead the fundraising efforts of the Forum to attract both new partnerships financial support of members’ initiatives, and to cover the core operational costs of the Forum
  • Design and lead capital development campaigns.

Guide Capacity Building Efforts

  • Supervise a Forum unit dedicated to the development of institutional and organizational capacity among the membership, their associations, and support improved governance internal to and between groups and partnerships.

 Key Qualifications

  • A Kenyan Citizen
  • Proven leadership skills as demonstrated in similar efforts, including programme, project, financial and administrative system management
  • Demonstrated commitment to building governance and programming capacity among members and their representative bodies.
  • Demonstrated excellence in programme and project management.
  • Demonstrated excellence in dealing with county, national, and international government representatives and counterparts
  • Proven fundraising skills and results
  • Prior familiarity with the region, partners and actors.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse and cosmopolitan membership with diverse landscape interests.
  • A Masters’ Degree or better in a relevant topic (Natural Resources Management, non-profit development, organizational and/or business management, or integrated conservation and development programming).

Recruitment is open to all Kenyans with the requisite skills and qualification. Women in particular are encouraged to apply. The job will commence in August 2022.

Applicants should apply to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  with a detailed CV, letter of application explaining your interests and qualifications for the job, and at least three professional, informed references, who have either worked with you or supervised your work. Deadline is July 20, 2022.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

About CAK

Conservation Alliance of Kenya (CAK) is a limited liability membership registered and incorporated under the Companies Act, in Kenya on 22 December 2016. Membership is composed of International NGOs, National NGOs and CBOs with fifty-five members. CAK acts as a catalyst and ....  [ Read More ]

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