• Organization TypeImplementing NGO
  • Staff101-250
  • Founded1961

African Wildlife Foundation (AWF)

The African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) is a leading international conservation organization focused solely on Africa. Since our founding in 1961, AWF has recognized that Africa’s wildlife resources and ecosystems are critical to the future prosperity of Africa and its people. Some key facts about AWF: With a geographic focus on the continent of Africa, AWF works with Africans at the local, regional and national levels to conserve the continent’s tremendous natural resources. We focus on key African species, including elephants, rhinos, lions and other large carnivores, mountain gorillas and Africa’s other great apes. AWF is headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, with offices throughout Africa, Europe, and North America. We have an operational budget of about $25 million. • Of AWF’s staff of 150 (and growing), more than 80 percent are African AWF’s Approach For long-lasting impact, conservation in Africa must be done at a large-landscape level, together with local, national and regional partners. Conservation must also take into account the needs of not simply the wildlife living in the area but also the people. To that end: AWF targets large areas of land that extend beyond single parks, even national boundaries. We implement a variety of conservation initiatives, all of which are centered around three specific areas: land, wildlife and people (including education and enterprise). AWF incorporates climate change adaptation and mitigation efforts into many of our projects. Because conservation does not always take effect without political will, we also work with governmental partners to effect policy change. Where AWF works AWF works in a variety of ecosystems across sub-Saharan Africa, including rainforests, mountainous regions, wetlands, savannas, the Sahel and more. Currently, AWF has projects in more than 18 countries across Africa: West and Central Africa: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Niger, Senegal East Africa: Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda Southern Africa: Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe AWF has identified 20 additional landscapes across the continent that are under threat and that would benefit from our conservation intervention. We aspire to work in these landscapes as resources allow.  
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Job openings over the past year

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Examples of past jobs

  • Director, Conservation Enterprise

Staff at African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) have experience in


  • monitoring / evaluation
  • development
  • climate change
  • research & development
  • data management


  • ec
  • acumen
  • goal global


  • kenya
  • united states
  • tanzania
  • uganda
  • malawi


  • managerial experience
  • business development
  • experience in recruitment
  • international experience
  • with experience in conflict areas


Monitoring / Evaluation
Performance Measurement
Natural Resource Management
Data Management
Banking & Finance Budgeting
Logistics / Supplies
Financial Services
Architecture / Design

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Strengthening Stakeholder Collaboration for Convervation

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Funding for Bonobo Conservation

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Support for the African Apes Initiative

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Company Offices

  • Kenya (headquarters)
  • Ngong Road, Karen P.O. Box 310, 00502
  • Uganda
  • Kampala
  • USAID/Uganda Tourism for Biodiversity Program Plot 9 Bukoto Crescent, Naguru P.O Box 37346 KAMPALA, UGANDA
  • Zimbabwe
  • Harare
  • No2 Josiah Tongogara Avenue Milton Park HARARE, ZIMBABWE
  • Cameroon
  • Yaounde
  • Foul'assi, Nouvelle route Bastos, Rue No 1775 BP 836 Yaoundé Street1, 792 BAT Building no. 806-11-04-003 CAMEROUN
  • 15 Corridor Street P.O Box 2658 ARUSHA, TANZANIA
  • Siemien Mountains Landscape Program DEBARK, ETHIOPIA
  • Avenue Colonel Lukusa N° 16, Appartement 3 A, 3è niveau Immeuble les Palmiers Kinshasa, Gombe DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO
  • United States
  • Washington, DC
  • 1400 16th St NW Suite 120