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Conservation Schools Intern

  • Posted on Monday, January 13, 2014
  • Nairobi

AWF Conservation Schools Program (ACS) is a culmination of previous ‘traditional’ capacity building efforts. It is a strategic decision to deliver on AWF’s conservation mandate through schooling. AWF is currently seeking a talented individual to provide support in the development and implementation of the AWF Conservation Schools Model to apply to serve as an ACS Intern.

Key Responsibilities  

  • Review and analyze literature relevant to the ACS Strategic areas ( Conservation Curriculum, teacher training and incentives models, school leadership and teacher appraisals, and Integration of ICT in learning)
  • Support the development of conservation schools clubs and activities
  • Document good practices in school maintenance, including school feeding and school uniform policies
  • Support the Conservation schools improvement planning process in selected sites
  • Prepare good quality reports and disseminate the reports internally
  • Any other duties as may be requested by supervisor



  • At least a first degree in Education from a recognized University
  • Master’s degree students who have completed their coursework are encouraged (Curriculum and Instruction, School leadership, Management and Educational Planning, Education Communication Technology or other relevant specialization)
  • Demonstrated experience in education desk top reviews
  • Experience in teaching in a primary or secondary school; background in teaching in a primary teachers college is an added advantage
  • Practical knowledge of curriculum development process in African Countries (Anglophone and Francophone)
  • Knowledge of school-based and children-led wildlife conservation initiatives in Africa
  • Strong personal skills - want to make a difference for children, committed, hard-working, positive, open-minded, creative, reflective and willing to learn
  • Good writing and communication skills
  • Fluency in English, knowledge of French is an added advantage
  • Computer literacy in standard software applications


CLOSING DATE:  February 3rd 2014

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