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National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) invites applications from qualified and experienced candidates for the following vacant positions:

1. Principal Legal Officer 

Grade
 E5

1 Post

An officer at this level will be responsible to the Deputy Director – Legal Services and will assist in facilitating the development of procedures and regulations for effective implementation of the Environmental Management and Coordination Act (EMCA) and advise on legal matters.

Duties and Responsibilities

Specific duties at this level will include but not limited to;
  • Advise on legal matters, specifically interpreting the Act and other related legislation.
  • Reviewing existing sectoral laws in collaboration with other Institutions.
  • Coordinating and harmonizing the environmental laws.
  • Advising on compliance and enforcement of environmental laws and regulations.
  • Offering technical support to Counties in the enforcement of the environmental laws.
  • Initiating legislation in the reform areas of multi-sectoral concerns such as pollution, wetlands management e.t.c.
  • Attending court proceedings.
  • Developing regulations for the implementation of EMCA
  • Advising and assisting in negotiations.
  • Drafting and implementing treaties, agreements, conventions and other legal instruments.
Requirements for Appointment

For appointment to this grade an officer must have;
  • A Masters degree and Bachelors degree in Law from a recognized University.
  • Be an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya.
  • At least five (5) years experience in legal practice.
  • A Management course lasting for not less than four(4) weeks.
  • Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.
  • Computer Literacy.
2. Principal Compliance & Enforcement Officer

Grade
 E5

2 Posts

An officer at this level will be responsible to the Chief Enforcement Officer for Management, Administration and Supervision of Compliance and Enforcement activities.

Duties and Responsibilities

Specific duties at this level include but not limited to;
  • In-charge of coordinating targeted inspections based on high risk criteria.
  • Coordinate and supervise environmental inspections and ensure appropriate enforcement actions are undertaken.
  • Develop inspection schedules and reporting format.
  • Administration, work plan preparation and supervision of the Inspection Unit.
  • Coordination of joint inspection with Lead Agencies.
Requirements for Appointment

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:
  • A Masters and Bachelors degree in Environmental Management, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Environmental Studies, Natural Resources or any other related field from a recognized Institution.
  • Nine (9) years working experience in Environment related field.
  • Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.
  • Computer literate.
3. Principal Environmental Research Officer 

Grade
 E5

1 Post

An officer at this level will be responsible to the Chief Environmental Research Officer for Management, Administration and Supervision of Research activities.

Duties and Responsibilities

Specific duties at this level include but not limited to;
  • Establishing practical and useful linkages with regional and global Environmental research networks
  • Ensuring that current and emerging global environmental issues are regularly taken on board by the Authority
  • Defining pragmatic and robust research framework for the Authority that will be applied to the country’s Environment Impact Assessment (EIA), Environmental Planning period reports and assessment.
  • Defining a pragmatic and robust research framework for the Authority that will be applied for the country’s environmental quality standards.
Requirements for Appointment

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:
  • A Masters and Bachelors degree in Environmental Science, Environmental Management, Biometrics or any other related field from a recognized Institution.
  • Nine (9) years working experience in Environmental Research.
  • Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.
  • Computer literate.
4. Environment Officers

Grade
 E8

3 Posts

An officer at this level may be deployed to work in the field, as an Environment Officer (EO) and will be responsible to the County Director of Environment.

Duties and Responsibilities

Specific duties will include but not limited to;
  • Supervising and coordinating all environmental related matters within a designated area.
  • Serving as secretary to the Environment Committee.
  • Ensuring compliance and enforcement of environmental regulations within a designated area.
  • Identifying areas of environmental concern and ensuring that they are sufficiently addressed in development plans.
  • Initiating linkages among Institutions in implementation of education for sustainable development (ESD).
  • Developing and updating an environmental database
  • Facilitating exchange of environmental information among various Institutions
  • Collaborating with NGOs and communities in environmental conservation activities.
  • Mobilizing the public to participate in environmental conservation and Management
Requirements for Appointment

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:
  • A Bachelors Degree in Environmentally related field e.g. Environmental Studies/Environmental Science, Biological Sciences, Natural Resource Management etc.
  • Experience in environmental related field would be an added advantage.
5. Senior Legal Officer 

Grade
 E6

1 Post

An officer at this level will be responsible to the Deputy Director – Legal Services.

Duties and Responsibilities

Specific Duties will include;
  • Ensuring that all NEMA legal instruments are developed and filed on time.
  • Maintaining records of all legal instruments.
  • Filling legal documents in court.
  • Maintaining and updating the Registry for Multilateral Environmental Agreements in consultation with other government agencies.
  • Preparing briefs and coordinating preparatory meetings for Kenya’s delegation to international meeting relating to MEA’s.
  • Assisting in the development of by-laws and ensuring that they are in conformity with the Environmental Management and Coordination Act (EMCA), 1999.
  • Liaising with other departments’ staff in drafting of legal documents.
  • Offering legal support to field officers in the enforcement of the environmental laws.
  • Attending court proceedings and advising interested groups and County authorities on the awareness of the Environmental legislation.
Requirements for Appointment

For appointment to this grade an officer must have;
  • A Bachelors degree in Law from a recognized University.
  • Be an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya.
  • At least four (4) years experience in legal practice.
  • Computer Literacy.
6. Senior Environmental Research Officer

Grade
 E6

1 Post

An officer at this level will be responsible to the Chief Environmental Research Officer.

Duties and Responsibilities

Specific Duties will include;
  • Coordinating collaborative research network(s) in the country with other Institutions with the objective of covering the thematic and geographic areas of concern to Authority that are assigned to each one of them
  • Formulating the maximum requirements for research programmes in terms of parameters, indicators, data quality etc
  • Ensuring timeliness in the collection and analysis of results.
Requirement for Appointment

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:
  • A Bachelors degree in Environmental Science, Environmental Management or any other related field from a recognized Institution.
  • A post graduate qualification in environmental related field or research
  • Six (6) years working experience in Environmental Research related field
  • Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.
  • Computer literate.
7. Administrative Secretary II

Grade
 E11

3 Posts

An officer at this level will be responsible to the Senior Administrative Officer and may be deployed to work for more than one officer.

Duties and Responsibilities

Specific Duties will include;
  • Typewriting from drafts and memorandums
  • Checking typewritten work for correctness and paper layout
  • Processing data
  • Operating office equipment
  • Handling telephone calls and appointments
  • Ensuring security of office equipment, documents and records
  • Attending to visitors/clients
  • Undertaking routine secretarial work and office duties including filing, reception and dispatch of mails.
Requirement for Appointment

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:
  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education mean grade C- (minus) with at least C (plain) in English Language or its equivalent from a recognized institution;
  • Passed in the following subjects offered by Kenya National Examinations Council:
  1. Typewriting Stage II (minimum 40w.p.m.)/computerized Document Processing II
  2. Business English II/Communications I
  3. Office Practice I
  4. Secretarial Duties II
  5. Commerce II; and
  • A certificate in computer applications (Windows, Ms-Word, Ms-Excel, Ms-Access and Internet) from a recognized institution
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 12th August 2011.

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

E-Mail: hr@nema.go.ke

NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

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