Job Description: Database Relationship Administrator (DRA)

Location: Nairobi
Hours: 40 hours per week (some evenings and weekends, as necessary)
Salary: Based on experience
Contract: Maternity Cover – 6 month fixed term contract

Are you an experienced and ambitious Database Administrator, passionate about nature and keen for a new and challenging role?

A maternity cover position has arisen for an experienced Database Administrator who will work as part of a small-integrated fundraising team.

Save The Elephants is a UK registered charity, based in Kenya, dedicated to securing a future for elephants; sustaining the beauty and ecological integrity of the places they live, promoting man’s delight in their intelligence and the diversity of their world, and developing a tolerant relationship between the two. Our ultimate goal is to ensure elephants continue to be protected and roam wild and free on our planet for generations to come, but to do this we need to generate increased levels of fundraised income.

We’re looking for a self-motivated individual to:

  • Administer our growing Salesforce database of global supporters, ongoing engagement opportunities and fundraising activities to help recruit and retain donors, developing meaningful, long-term relationships between them and Save The Elephants
  • Excel the capabilities of the database in relation to Save The Elephants’ current needs and ensure synchronisation with the organisation’s e-marketing platform
  • Help guarantee the fundraising team’s ambitious income targets are met

We put elephants and the communities that live alongside them at the heart of what we do, with the aim of improving human-elephant coexistence in a rapidly developing world. We need an enthusiastic, meticulous and highly motivated individual to administer the database and assist the Head of Fundraising who is tasked with building meaningful, long-term relationships with donors. You will be responsible for ensuring the donor database is accurate, using the most recent plug-ins and apps to best support our vision, help deliver ambitious income targets, and ensure campaigns are measurable and aligned with the wider project activities across Save The Elephants.

You can help us improve the future of Africa’s elephants through your:

  • Experience of database record management
  • Tenacious, resilient and self-motivated approach to work, and a can-do attitude
  • Highly professional, flexible and committed approach to going above and beyond the remit of the role to achieve and exceed

Our relentless drive towards securing a future for elephants means we’re constantly trying new avenues, which means you’ll be innovative and open-minded to new ways of working, sometimes with short deadlines. You’ll have excellent communication skills, meticulous attention to detail and the ability to work well independently and as part of a team.

If you can do all this and more, we’d love you to be part of the organisation. Call and speak to the Head of Fundraising on 0720 441 178 or email with your CV and covering letter.

Additional Information:

This is a 6-month fixed term post with the potential to become permanent.
The normal full-time working week is 40 hours.
Full driver’s license and access to your own transport is preferable for this role.
For job details see: Job Description

Closing Date:   
 21st December 2018                        

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.


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.


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.