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KFS Forest Conservancy Committee Chairperson

Kenya Forest Service is a State Corporation established by an Act of Parliament for the management and conservation of all types of forests. 

The Service seeks to recruit a self motivated, dynamic and results oriented individual to fill the following position:

Forest Conservancy Committee Chairperson – Coast Conservancy Area 

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In accordance with Section 13 of the Forests Act 2005, each Forest Conservancy Area will have a Forest Conservation Committee (FCC) to assist Kenya Forest Service Board of Management in the running of the Service at regional levels as well as perform specific duties related to the implementation of the forest legislation. 

The ten - member Forest Conservancy Committee will be led by a Chairperson appointed by the
Board of Management.

The FCC Chairperson will provide overall leadership of the FCC to ensure quality performance and effective execution of its mandate and functions.

He / She will work closely with representatives from other Government agencies, representatives of the Forest industry and Community Forest Associations.

Overall Responsibility
  • Guide strategy and help define key issues for the FCC.
  • Chair FCC meetings and ensure preparation of papers, reports and decisions.
  • Bring goodwill and enthusiasm to the FCC.
  • Maintain independence and objectivity in deliberating all FCC matters.
  • Encourage high standards of propriety, ensuring that FCC members comply with the Code of Conduct.
  • Provide an assessment of performance of individual FCC members.
  • Ensure succession plans are in place for the FCC.
  • Ensure government policies, legislation and sustainable forest management practices are adhered to
Required Qualifications and experience 
  • A minimum of Bachelors degree in a relevant knowledge area i.e. Forestry, Environmental Science, Business Management or Natural Resource Management.
  • At least 10 years experience in Forestry OR General management activities.
  • Sound communication and leadership skills.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Forest Act 2005.
  • Understanding the principles and application of good corporate governance is required.
  • Residence in Coast Forest Conservancy Area is desirable.

In order to observe high ethical standards, candidates must declare in their applications:
  • Whether there is anything in their personal histories that may make their candidacy for the FCC Chairperson appointment inappropriate.
  • Whether they have any interests, associations or relationships that could give rise to conflict of interest in the execution of their duties and responsibilities as Chairperson of the FCC.
Interested and suitably qualified candidates should send their detailed CV with daytime contacts and copies of academic and professional certificates to the undersigned so as to reach him on or before September 15th, 2011. 

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

The Director
Kenya Forest Service
P.O. Box 30513-00100 Nairobi.

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