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National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) Kenya Jobs: Chief Accountant and Chief Natural Resource Economist

The National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) is established under the Environmental Management and Coordination Act (EMCA) No. 8 of 1999, as the Principal Instrument of Government in the implementation of all policies relating to the environment.

The Authority invites applications from qualified and experienced candidates for the following vacant position:
Chief Accountant 
Grade E4
1 Post

The Incumbent will be responsible to the Director Finance and Administration for the administration of all financial matters in the Authority.
Duties and Responsibilities

Specific duties at this level will include but not limited to:

  • Organizing and managing the Accounts Section.
  • Coordination of accounting work and advising Management on financial policies and procedures
  • Interpretation and application of financial Management policies
  • Budgetary control and preparation of financial returns
  • Ensuring that sound accounting principles and controls are applied to all financial transactions
  • Designing, reviewing, controlling and implementing the financial management and accounting systems
  • Supervising, guiding, appraising and development of staff in the Accounts Section.
Requirements for Appointment

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:
  • A Bachelors degree in Accounting or Finance from a recognized University OR be a holder of a Certified Public Accountants (CPA K) Certificate or equivalent qualification from a recognized Institution.
  • A relevant Masters degree from a recognized Institution
  • Ten (10) years relevant experience in Accounting/Finance field three (3) of which must be at a senior level
  • Shown merit, ability and integrity as reflected in work performance and results.
Chief Natural Resource Economist
Grade E4
1 Post

The incumbent will be responsible to the Director Environmental Planning and Research Coordination.
Duties and Responsibilities

Specific duties at this level will include but not limited to;
  • Development of economic instruments in consultation with relevant lead Agencies with a view to incorporate them into the national budgetary process
  • Coordinate identification of critical natural resources for stock taking in consultations with lead agencies
  • Coordinate sectoral natural resources valuation and accounting for incorporation into the National Economic Survey and State of the Environment Reports
  • Undertake sensitization programmes with lead agencies, Civil Society, Provincial Environmental Committees and District Environmental Committees on issues of environmental economics instruments for natural resources management
  • Develop bankable projects for funding, mainstream environmental economics in national, regional and global programmes and processes and participate in planning and budgetary process for the Authority.
Requirements for Appointment
  • A Bachelors and Masters degree in Environmental Economics or Natural Resources Economics or equivalent qualification from a recognized University.
  • Ten years relevant experience in the Environmental field three (3) years of which should be at a Senior Level.
  • Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results
Applications accompanied by copies of certificates, detailed curriculum vitae, testimonials, current remuneration, current position/grade, expected salary and a daytime telephone contact should be forwarded to the address below by 27th July, 2010.

The Director General Popo Road, off Mombasa Road
P.O. Box 67839-00200, Nairobi

N/B Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

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