Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) is a state corporation established by an Act of parliament to conserve and manage wildlife in Kenya, and to enforce wildlife –related laws. Section 12 (5) of the Wildlife Conservation and Management Act 2013 provides for the appointment of suitable persons to be honorary wardens for the purpose of assisting the Service in carrying out the provisions of this Act.

KWS hereby declares open positions for Honorary Wardens in the eight (8) Conservation Areas and invites interested persons in various fields to apply for consideration for appointment as Honorary Wardens.

Duties of Honorary Wardens:

The duties of an Honorary Warden shall be subject to each individual’s skills and competencies and shall include but not be limited to the following:

  1. Wildlife security;
  2. Problematic animal Management;
  3. Conservation education;
  4. Community engagement and awareness creation on wildlife conservation;
  5. Fundraising for wildlife conservation;
  6. Fire management in protected areas;
  7. Wildlife translocation;
  8. Wildlife census;
  9. Species and ecosystem monitoring;
  10. Wildlife utilization management;
  11. Wildlife veterinary practice;

Appointment requirements:

  1. Must be a resident of the Conservation Area in which they are applying for Honorary Warden ship;
  2. Must be active in wildlife conservation initiatives within the conservation area;
  3. Must demonstrate the nature of assistance they shall give in carrying into effect the provisions of the Act.
  4. Must be of good conduct

Terms of Appointment

The appointment shall be for a voluntary renewable period of three (3) years subject to satisfactory performance.

Interested and qualified persons are advised as follows:

  1. Collect application forms from the nearest KWS Park/Station or download the forms by clicking this link.
  2. Return duly filled forms and a copy of the national ID card/passport to the Warden in charge of the nearest KWS station on or before 15th November, 2020.
  3. Only Shortlisted persons shall be contacted.

The Director General

Kenya Wildlife Service

P.O. Box 40241 – 00100