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Conservation Strategy Intern

  • Nairobi, Kenya
  • Posted on Thursday, July 5, 2018

For more than 50 years, African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) has been a leader in African conservation and sustainable development. AWF is seeking a Conservation Strategy Intern to provide research and programmatic support to AWF’s Strategy and Impact portfolio. S/he will work under the direction of the Manager Strategy and Impact Analysis (MSIA) to build comprehensive libraries and profiles for priority landscapes and countries, based on existing AWF documentation. Outputs from this work will inform AWF’s Conservation Strategy development processes for specific geographies.

AWF Country and Landscape strategies are the guiding documents for implementation and impact in specific geographic areas, and should enable AWF to make programmatic choices that ensure scarce resources are efficiently utilized to achieve the goals and mission of the organization. AWF is implementing a new Conservation Strategy development framework to allow for sound strategies that meet the current needs of the organization. The Conservation Strategy Intern will therefore need to be able to gather historical data, organize, analyze, and summarize a broad suite of information and data for the various geographies in which AWF is engaged. S/he will also support ongoing processes to develop new strategies at AWF with respect to research, information management, and support in organizing meetings and other key events. 

Key Duties & Responsibilities

  • Conduct desktop research, gather and assimilate historical data, and analyze past information on all AWF prioritized landscapes.
  • Organize research outputs into well-arranged landscape and country libraries.
  • Prepare knowledge briefs/landscape profiles for at least six landscapes based on research and analysis, and any relevant visual aids which summarize information for each geography.
  • Support the MSIA with information management, analysis, and strategy team coordination with regard to AWF’s Strategy development work.


  • Bachelor’s degree in strategic management or relevant field.
  • Strong research and analytical skills.
  • Excellent English writing skills.
  • Capacity to work with a diverse team and engage external stakeholders.
  • Ability to work proactively and independently in research and analysis.
  • Diverse educational background with experience in environmental and social sciences.
  • An ability to develop various types of graphs, charts, and infographics is desirable.
  • Experience in landscape approach to conservation is desirable.

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