Careers

Thanks for your interest to join Save The Elephants. We are currently recruiting for the position below. Please click on the link below to read the requirements and send your applications to the email indicated. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Role Title: Elephant Research Scientist, Save the Elephants.
Reporting to: Head of Monitoring, STE, with inputs from science leadership at STE.
Duration of Position: 3-month probation followed by 24-month contract with option for renewal.
Location: Based at Save the Elephants’ research centre in Samburu National Reserve, with occasional travel to Nairobi for meetings.
Skills Required: PhD in the biological sciences with experience of analyzing animal behaviour and managing science research in African field conditions. Strong organisational and project coordination skills are essential. Proven statistical data analysis skills are desirable, ArcGIS mapping and use of Access are also desired. Attach publications to your application.
Nationality: Ideal for a Kenyan citizen or resident. Qualified non-Kenyans may apply but a work permit would only be secured after a voluntary 3-month probation period was successfully completed.
Salary: Negotiable
Medical cover: Offered for in country medical cover or annual contribution to personal plan.
Working Week if in Samburu: 6 days a week Monday to Saturday, Sundays off in local area.
Working Week if in Nairobi: 5 days a week Monday to Friday.
Time Off: 24 days per year plus all Kenyan public holidays.
Living Expenses: All food, accommodation, internet, communication, laundry and travel expenses whilst in the Samburu Research Centre are covered by STE. Personal drinks and time off costs not included. Accommodation & food when in Nairobi are not paid for by STE.

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Why Save Elephants?

Elephants are Africa’s gardeners and landscape engineers, planting seeds and creating habitat wherever they roam.
Without urgent action to save their species, elephants could be gone from the wild within a single generation.
100,000 elephants in Africa were killed for their ivory in just three years between the years 2010 & 2012.

Donate

The fate of elephants is in the balance. The record price of ivory has attracted organised crime, rebel militias and even terrorist groups, fuelling a surge of poaching across the continent. Without the outstanding support and generosity of our donors, STE would not be able to continue securing a future for the elephants. We urgently need your support, while there is still time. You can be of vital assistance by donating to either our core funds or to any of our projects.

Internships

Each year, we accept a small number of interns to Save the Elephants in Kenya. These internships comprise 1-2 month professional placements with one of our research projects in Kenya, designed for university students or graduates pursuing a career in conservation, with skills in scientific data collection and analysis. These internships harness the skills of the interns and contribute to our monitoring work, behavioural studies, human elephant conflict or conservation education.

Elephants are Africa’s gardeners and landscape engineers, planting seeds and creating habitat wherever they roam.

Without urgent action to save their species, elephants could be gone from the wild within a single generation.

100,000 elephants in Africa were killed for their ivory in just three years between the years 2010 & 2012.

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