Sanctuary Manager Vacancy

  • Full Time
  • Nairobi

Nothern Rangelands

Job Description

Namunyak Wildlife Conservation Trust is a non-profit community conservancy under the Northern Rangelands Trust – an umbrella organisation that supports 35 member Community Conservancies across northern and coastal Kenya.

Reteti Elephant Sanctuary (RES), is Kenya’s first community owned rescue, rehabilitation and release sanctuary for orphaned and abandoned young elephants. In its first year of operation, awareness of Reteti’s unique position has garnered phenomenal support and as it continues to grow, its profile will keep increasing.

In order to manage and maintain RES’s brand reputation and communications needs, we are seeking to invite application from exceptional, passionate, self-motivated, and energetic graduate candidates for the position of Sanctuary Manager. H/she will report to the Chief Executive Officer, Reteti Elephant Sanctuary. The overall responsibilities of the Sanctuary Manager is to co-ordinate and supervise the daily management and effective running of Reteti Elephant Sanctuary which is within Namunyak Conservancy.


Support the CEO to ensure appropriate systems and resources
General oversight of the daily operations of the sanctuary, maintenance, stores control, community engagement, maintenance of health standards and logistics.
Oversee, and manage the care for the animals, protection and other wildlife
Administration of finance, reporting, salaries, accounting and statutory compliance.
Oversight of Community liaison office, grazing and water management.
Management of supplies and procurement.
Maintenance of records, inventory control and storekeeping.
Guest visitation, ticketing and fees collection.
Managing donor funding, budgets and expenditures


Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

Hold an undergraduate degree in wildlife management or a relevant field.
Must have a minimum of at least 5 years relevant experience.
Computer literacy
Good presentation skills.
Willingness to work and reside at the Sanctuary in Reteti.
Excellent verbal and written communication (English and Kiswahili).
Preferably have some knowledge of the challenges, sensitivities and strengths of community conservation in Kenya.

If your profile matches the above job specifications, please send your application including a detailed CV highlighting relevant experience, a daytime telephone contact, email address, and the names of three professional referees to reach us by close of business on Friday, 15th June 2018 addressed to: Operations Manager,

Northern Rangelands Trust,

Private Bag, Isiolo-60300