Careers

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

Role Title: Postdoctoral Elephant Researcher, 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 center 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 skills are essential. Proven statistical data analysis skills are desirable, ArcGIS mapping and use of Access are 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 Center 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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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

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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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