Job Vacancies

Welcome to our page where we provide information about any current job vacancies in Honeyguide.

Currently, we have closed the period for applying for the job of a Finance and Administration Program Coordinator and the Communications and Governance Program Coordinator.

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Honeyguide does not have any positions vacant at this moment.

FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION PROGRAMS COORDINATOR

Wildlife Management Areas are a community business, where wildlife brings positive change to the communities livelihoods and the WMA is self-sustaining. This requires the management of these WMA to have business, finance and administrative skills. We help communities strengthen their management of these WMAs with coaching, training and developing useful F&A tools and templates. For more information, look at our webpage: Management and Governance – Honeyguide

Main role: Coaching, advising, and supporting community Wildlife Management Area (WMA) managers to strengthen their financial management and administrative systems.

Specific duties

Manage a Finance and Administrating Toolbox for WMAs- this is a suite of finance and administrative tools and templates for WMAs such as HR policy, F&A policy, excel spreadsheets, and others. This will require the coordinator to regularly review and update these tools, package the tools into an online folder or toolbox, supervise the layout, the design of the tools, and the navigation of the tools within the toolbox.

Develop customized policies and tools specific to WMAs, using the tools from the toolbox, the coordinator will be required to customize these tools to respond to the specific WMA and their needs.

Coaching and training WMA managers and their F&A teams; continual support to build the capacity of the local community teams to manage the WMA to required standards will require ongoing continual coaching and training. The development of a pack of training tools such as case studies, videos, and other training resources will also be developed.

Conduct regular assessments of the WMA management systems using the HGF Management Assessment Tool (MAT); this tool has been designed by Honeyguide to provide a quick snapshot into the WMA management standards and systems and provides a framework to strengthen the management. 

Assisting WMA management to develop contracts and funding agreements with their village partners. Providing overall advice and support for the WMAs to manage their village development funds in a transparent and equitable manner.

Developing reports will be critical for the position, assisting the Programs Manager to generate reports in english for donors and stakeholders in general.

Overall program management of the finance and administration (F&A) capacity-building programs, developing work plans, budgets, and reports as well as ensuring the program adheres to budget and Honeyguide policies. The coordinator will manage and track the progress of the project using the Honeyguide Zoho Projects software.

Supporting Program Manager and other HGF departments to develop fundraising and grant applications. 

We are looking for a candidate that has these qualities and interests:

Experience in managing the finance and administration of a medium-size business  or organization (annual turnover of at least 1 billion)

Experience in growing a business and managing the growth of the business and team; ideally somebody who has been involved in the growth of a business, can show they were directly involved in growing the capacity of their team members and can prove that during their time with the entity, the was significant growth ( 30%+ growth).

Have an organized and pedantic approach to their work and how they do things, able to manage tasks with timelines, prioritization.

Able to write reports in English, these include progress reports, updates, and information for marketing and fundraising. 

Is honest, humble, and has a genuine interest in helping others and development work in general, with a passion to help local communities and see them grow. 

Able to travel regularly to remote community areas, work with rural communities and stay in simple accommodation, the job will require the candidate to spend at least 50% of their time working with WMA managers in their respective WMAs.

Happy to work with a team, collaborate, and have fun.

Must have

  • The candidate must have a diploma or degree in accounting, finance or business administration from a recognized university, college, or training institute.
  • The candidate must be fluent in both professional written and spoken Swahili and English.
  • Candidate must have experience in financial management software, preferably with Quickbooks (however any other software will be acceptable). 
  • Candidates must have a clean record of any previous engagement or activities and must provide references.
  • The candidate must be adaptable and maintain a positive attitude; she or he must be comfortable working in a flexible work environment and coordinating among several partner entities.
  • The candidate must have a previous experience of 2 to 3 years in a management position in a medium-size business or organization.

Salary scale is between 1.7 to 2.5 million per month (Gross salary)

COMMUNICATIONS AND GOVERNANCE PROGRAMS COORDINATOR

Conservation is as much an issue about people and their attitudes as it is about wildlife. Good, transparent, and equitable governance is critical for communal natural resource management. We believe that alongside governance are communications, where it is essential the community have the ability to communicate their interests through their leadership to the Wildlife Management area and WMA management is able to respond with the goals and progress of their conservation and local development objectives. Visit our website page to learn more about this program: Communications – Honeyguide and Management and Governance – Honeyguide

Main Role:  Developing a framework to build the capacity of leadership of  Wildlife Management Areas (WMA) and the development and implementation of a communications plan. 

Specific duties:

Governance programs

To develop a framework of training modules that promote transparent and equitable governance and position local leaders to hold the WMA management accountable. 

To develop a system to monitor and evaluate the governance and the impacts of any training program as well as integrating outcomes from the SAGE evaluation tool. 

Coordinating and implementing governance capacity-building activities with partners and stakeholders such as workshops and training programs.

Coaching governing members of WMAS to understand and value transparent and equitable governance as well as certain technical requirements for governance of WMAs.

Communication programs

Assisting the WMA to develop communication strategies, plans, and implement these plans. This will include some development of the required tools for communications such as posters, films, and other communication materials and tools. 

To develop a system to monitor and evaluate the communications and the impacts of all communications investments, will also require an understanding of social sciences and how to monitor behavioral change and people’s attitudes towards natural resource management.

Developing reports will be critical for the position, assisting the Programs Manager to generate reports for donors and stakeholders in general.

Overall program management of the governance and communications capacity-building programs, developing work plans, budgets, and reports as well as ensuring adherence to the program budget and Honeyguide policies. The coordinator will manage and track the progress of the project using the Honeyguide Zoho Projects software.

Supporting Program Manager and other HGF departments to develop fundraising and grant applications. 

We are looking for a candidate that has these qualities and interests:

Has a passion for sociology and how people live and work together, what bonds people for a common good. A degree from a reputable higher educational facility in the social sciences such as sociology or social development.

It will help if you have had some experience establishing or managing monitoring systems that assess and monitor and assess behavioral change and people’s attitudes. 

It will help, but not 100% necessary to have experience working with governance capacity building activities such as workshops and training whereby the experience has supported the strengthening of either local governing organs or local attitudes to equitable and transparent governance for local communities. 

We would like to see the candidate have an interest in communications and an eye for visual design and the impacts of communications. Is interested in exploring different forms of communications and how effective they may be. 

Have an organized and pedantic approach to their work and how they do things, able to manage tasks with timelines, prioritization.

Able to write reports in English, these include progress reports, updates, and information for marketing and fundraising. 

Is honest, humble, and has a genuine interest in helping others and development work in general, with a passion to help local communities and see them grow. 

Able to travel regularly to remote community areas, work with rural communities and stay in simple accommodation, the job will require the candidate to spend at least 50% of their time working with WMA managers in their respective WMAs.

Happy to work with a team, collaborate, and have fun.

Must have:

  • The candidate must have a diploma or degree in social sciences or humanities sociology or local development from a recognized university, college or training institute.
  • The candidate must be fluent in both professional written and spoken Swahili and English.
  • It will help if the candidate has some experience whether professionally or amateur in visual communication design and software used in artwork, graphic design, or film production.
  • Candidates must have a clean record of any previous engagement or activities and must provide references.
  • The candidate must be adaptable and maintain a positive attitude; she or he must be comfortable working in a flexible work environment and coordinating among several partner entities.
  • The candidate must have a previous experience of 2 to 3 years in a management position in a medium-size business or organization.

Salary scale is between 1.7 to 2.5 million per month (Gross salary)