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Job Description

About the Company:

The Maasai Mara Wildlife Conservancies Association (MMWCA) is a leading membership organization representing the Mara Conservancies, established in 2013. MMWCA plays a crucial role in coordinating stakeholders within the Greater Mara Ecosystem, which includes landowners and tourism parties. With 24 member conservancies covering approximately 450,000 acres, MMWCA supports over 15,000 landowners who receive around 7.5 million annually in lease fees.

Our Focus Areas:

  1. Improve conservancy governance.
  2. Support the establishment of new conservancies and wildlife corridors.
  3. Collaborate with policymakers to create supportive frameworks for conservancy growth.
  4. Enhance communication and coordination across the landscape.
  5. Support conservancies in developing resilient and diversified revenue models.
  6. Strengthen our institutional capacity to achieve our mission.

About the Job:

Job Description:

We are looking for a passionate and dedicated intern to join our team. This internship offers a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in conservation, governance, and community engagement within the Greater Mara Ecosystem. As an intern, you will support various projects and initiatives that aim to enhance the sustainability and resilience of our member conservancies.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Support Conservancy Governance: Assist in developing and implementing governance frameworks and best practices.
  2. Data Collection and Analysis: Gather and analyze data related to conservancy performance and wildlife corridors.
  3. Policy Development: Work with policymakers to draft and review frameworks that support conservancy growth.
  4. Communication and Coordination: Enhance communication strategies and coordination efforts among stakeholders.
  5. Revenue Model Support: Assist in researching and developing diversified revenue models for conservancies.
  6. Institutional Strengthening: Contribute to initiatives aimed at strengthening MMWCA’s institutional capacity.

Qualifications and Experience:

  1. Education: Currently pursuing or recently completed a degree in Environmental Science, Conservation, Wildlife Management, Natural Resource Management, Community Development, Gender Studies, Finance or Economics, Procurement, Communications, Information Technology, and Human Resource Management.
  2. Experience: Previous experience in conservation, community development, or a related area is an advantage.
  3. Skills: Strong analytical, research, and communication skills.
  4. Passion: A genuine interest in wildlife conservation and community development.

Skills:

  1. Analytical Skills: Ability to gather, analyze, and interpret data.
  2. Research Skills: Strong research capabilities and attention to detail.
  3. Communication: Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  4. Organizational Skills: Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects effectively.
  5. Teamwork: Ability to work collaboratively with a diverse team.

Languages:

  • English: Proficient in both written and spoken English.

Eligibility and Selection:

  • Education: Open to current students and recent graduates in relevant fields.
  • Interest: Demonstrated interest in conservation and community development.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Assist in governance framework development and implementation.
  2. Collect and analyze data on conservancy performance.
  3. Support policy development efforts.
  4. Enhance communication and coordination among stakeholders.
  5. Contribute to revenue model research and development.
  6. Participate in institutional strengthening initiatives.

How To Prepare For an MMWCA Internship

  1. Research the Organization: Understand MMWCA’s mission, focus areas, and current projects.
  2. Enhance Your Skills: Brush up on relevant skills such as data analysis, research methodologies, and policy development.
  3. Know the Ecosystem: Learn about the Greater Mara Ecosystem and its conservation challenges.
  4. Prepare Questions: Have thoughtful questions about MMWCA’s initiatives and your potential role.

Questions You Might Be Asked During an MMWCA Internship Interview

  1. Why are you interested in working with MMWCA?
  2. How do you think your background and skills can contribute to our projects?
  3. Describe a project or experience that is relevant to conservation.
  4. What do you know about the Greater Mara Ecosystem?
  5. How do you handle multiple tasks and prioritize them?

Tips To Nail Your MMWCA Internship Interview

  1. Be Prepared: Show that you have researched MMWCA and understand their mission and goals.
  2. Show Enthusiasm: Demonstrate your passion for conservation and community development.
  3. Highlight Relevant Experience: Focus on your skills and experiences that align with the internship role.
  4. Be Professional: Maintain a professional demeanor and communicate clearly.
  5. Follow Up: Send a thank-you email after the interview to express your appreciation and reinforce your interest.

Join MMWCA and be part of a mission-driven organization making a difference in wildlife conservation and community development.