Wildlife Research and Training Institute – Career Opportunities

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Head Hospitality & Enterprise Development – WRTI/3

Job Grade: WRTI/3
Reference No.: WRTI/1/2023
Number of Posts: 2

Senior Office Administrator/Executive Secretary – WRTI/6

Job Grade: WRTI/6
Reference No.: WRTI/2/2023

Are you ready to embark on an exciting journey in wildlife research and training? Wildlife Research and Training Institute (WRTI), a State Corporation mandated to coordinate and undertake wildlife research and training in Kenya, is looking for dynamic, innovative, and experienced individuals to join our passionate team at our Headquarters in Naivasha.

Position 1: Head Hospitality & Enterprise Development – WRTI/3


  • Lead the development and implementation of strategies for hospitality services.
  • Oversee enterprise development projects in alignment with WRTI’s goals.
  • Manage and optimize the performance of hospitality and enterprise development teams.
  • Foster partnerships with stakeholders to enhance WRTI’s hospitality initiatives.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management or related field.
  • Proven experience in hospitality management and enterprise development.
  • Strong leadership and strategic planning skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities.

Position 2: Senior Office Administrator/Executive Secretary – WRTI/6


  • Provide executive support to top management, handling administrative tasks.
  • Manage office operations, ensuring efficiency and adherence to protocols.
  • Coordinate and facilitate communication between departments.
  • Prepare reports, presentations, and confidential correspondence.


  • Diploma in Secretarial Studies or related field; degree is an added advantage.
  • Significant experience as an executive secretary or office administrator.
  • Proficient in office management software.
  • Exceptional organizational and multitasking skills.

Application Process:

Visit our website www.wrti.go.ke in the careers section to download the WRTI Application for Employment Form. Fill out the form and submit it along with copies of your academic and professional certificates, ID card, detailed CV, and contact details for three referees. Send your application to:

Wildlife Research and Training Institute
P.O Box 842-20117
Naivasha, Kenya
Email: recruitment@wrti.go.ke

Application Deadline: 11th December 2023 at 4:30 pm

WRTI is an equal opportunity employer committed to affirmative action. We encourage applications from youth, women, individuals with disabilities, and those from marginalized groups.

Note: Applications without relevant qualifications and documentation will not be considered. Canvassing will result in automatic disqualification. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Expert Tips To Be A Successful Applicant

1. Tailor Your Application

Customize your application to highlight specific skills and experiences relevant to the position. Showcase how your background aligns with the unique requirements of the role.

2. Emphasize Achievements

Highlight your accomplishments in previous roles. Metrics and achievements provide concrete evidence of your capabilities and impact in the workplace.

3. Demonstrate Passion

Express your enthusiasm for wildlife research and training. Share experiences or projects that reflect your commitment to the industry and align with WRTI’s mission.

4. Showcase Leadership Skills

For leadership roles, emphasize instances where you’ve led teams or spearheaded projects successfully. Showcase your ability to inspire and guide others.

5. Craft a Strong Cover Letter

Your cover letter is your introduction; make it compelling. Address the specific requirements of the job, express genuine interest, and explain how your skills make you an ideal candidate.

6. Leverage Keywords

Incorporate relevant keywords from the job description into your resume and cover letter. This improves your application’s visibility during the initial screening process.

7. Demonstrate Adaptability

Highlight instances where you’ve adapted to new challenges or changes in the workplace. WRTI values individuals who can thrive in a dynamic environment.

8. Showcase Continuous Learning

Emphasize your commitment to professional development. Highlight relevant certifications, workshops, or courses you’ve undertaken to stay abreast of industry trends.

9. Align with WRTI’s Values

Research WRTI’s values and mission. Demonstrate how your personal and professional values align with those of the organization.

10. Follow Up Responsibly

After submitting your application, send a polite follow-up email expressing your continued interest. This shows proactive engagement and reinforces your enthusiasm for the position.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1: What is the application deadline?

A: The application deadline is 11th December 2023 at 4:30 pm.

Q2: Can I apply for both positions?

A: Yes, you can apply for multiple positions if you meet the respective requirements.

Q3: How will I be notified if shortlisted?

A: Shortlisted candidates will be contacted directly via the contact information provided in their applications.

Q4: Are there opportunities for professional development at WRTI?

A: WRTI is committed to professional development. Opportunities for growth and learning are available for employees.

Q5: What should be included in the application package?

A: Include the WRTI Application for Employment Form, academic and professional certificates, ID card, CV, and contact details for three referees.

Q6: Is there an age limit for applicants?

A: WRTI is an equal opportunity employer; age is not a limiting factor for qualified applicants.

Q7: Can I apply if I am not a Kenyan citizen?

A: Yes, the positions are open to both Kenyan and non-Kenyan citizens who meet the specified requirements.

Q8: What is the interview process like?

A: Shortlisted candidates will undergo a comprehensive interview process, including assessments relevant to the position.

Q9: Are there opportunities for career advancement within WRTI?

A: WRTI encourages internal career growth. Advancement opportunities are available based on performance and qualifications.

Q10: Can I submit a hard copy of my application?

A: Yes, hard copies can be submitted to the provided postal address. Ensure they reach us by the application deadline.

Sample Cover Letter

[Your Name]
[Your Address]
[City, Country, ZIP Code]
[Your Email Address]
[Your Phone Number]

Wildlife Research and Training Institute
P.O Box 842-20117
Naivasha, Kenya

Dear Hiring Committee,

I am writing to express my strong interest in the position of Head Hospitality & Enterprise Development (WRTI/3) at Wildlife Research and Training Institute, as advertised. With a [X]-year track record in hospitality management and a proven ability to drive enterprise development initiatives, I am confident in my ability to contribute effectively to WRTI’s goals.

In my previous role as [Your Previous Position] at [Your Previous Company], I successfully [highlight a specific achievement or responsibility relevant to the position]. This experience has equipped me with the strategic vision and leadership skills necessary to lead WRTI’s hospitality and enterprise development teams effectively.

I am impressed by WRTI’s commitment to wildlife research and training, and I am eager to bring my passion and expertise to contribute to the Institute’s continued success. Enclosed is my application, including the completed WRTI Application for Employment Form, my detailed CV, academic and professional certificates, and contact details for three referees.

Thank you for considering my application. I look forward to the opportunity to further discuss how my skills and experiences align with WRTI’s mission and contribute to the success of the organization.


[Your Full Name]

To apply for this job email your details to recruitment@wrti.go.ke

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