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Massive Recruitment by NEMA 2011 (10 Positions)

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 positions:

1. Principal Corporate Communications Officer

Grade
 E5

1 Pos

Ref:
 HR 08 /2011

An officer at this level will be responsible to the Chief Corporate Communications Officer

Key Responsibilities

  • Implementing communications policies and strategies
  • Monitoring public perception about NEMA;
  • Media relations including media analysis,
  • Preparation of daily briefs on media coverage given to NEMA and other environmental issues.
  • Drafting of rejoinders and press releases;
  • Identification of media programs, columns, and publications suitable for the dissemination of environmental news;
  • Preparation of publicity materials and speech management;
  • Managing linkages with other stakeholders and coordination of protocol functions and other events of the Authority.
Requirements for appointment

For appointment to this grade a candidate must have:
  • A Master degree in Public Relations, communications or journalism;
  • Nine (9) years working experience in Corporate Communications or Public Relations
  • Demonstrated capability in the management and handling of the Communication function required at this level.
  • Computer Literate.
2. Legal Officer 

Grade
 E7

1 Post

Ref:
 HR 09/2011

An officer at this level will be responsible to the Principal Legal Officer.

Key responsibilities

Specific duties at this level include but not limited to;
  • Conducting legal research and drawing up legal opinions on policy matters relating to the Authority;
  • Assisting in the development of by-laws/guidelines and ensuring their conformity with the Environmental Management and Co-ordination Act (EMCA 1999)
  • Drafting of legal documents which will include contractual agreements.
Requirements for Appointment

For appointment to this post, a candidate must have:
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Law from recognized institution.
  • Diploma in Law from Kenya School of Law
  • Current Practicing certificate
  • Advocate of the High court of Kenya.
  • 3 years working experience in Legal Practice
  • Computer Literate.
3. Procurement Assistant

Grade
 E9

1 Post

Ref:
 HR 10/2011

An officer at this level will be responsible to the Senior Procurement Officer.

Key Responsibilities

Specific duties at this level include but not limited to;
  • Receiving/issuing of stores
  • Preparation and proper maintenance of stores records
  • Conducting market research and surveys;
  • Assisting in the preparation of annual procurement plans
  • Assisting in periodic and annual supply chain reports.
Requirements for Appointment

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:
  • A Diploma in Supply Chain Management or Purchasing and Supply Management from a recognized institution.
  • Membership of Supply Chain Professional body.
  • Three years working experience in procurement , stores or supplies related field
  • Computer Literate
4. Receptionist II 

Grade
 E12

1 Post

Ref:
 HR 11/2011

An officer at this level will be responsible to the Administrative Officer.

Key Responsibilities

Duties at this level will include but not limited to;
  • Maintaining good public relations at the reception.
  • Welcoming and directing visitors
  • Telephone operating at the switchboard
Requirements for Appointment

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:
  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education Mean grade D+ or its recognized equivalent from the Kenya National Examinations Council with at least mean grade D+ in English and Swahili
  • 3 years working experience
  • Attended a one (1) month Reception/Telephone operator course from a recognized institution
  • Computer Literate
5. Procurement Officer II 

Grade
 8

1 Post

Ref:
 HR 12/2011

Kenya Coastal Development Project (KCDP) is a World Bank funded project that was originated by KMFRI together with key development and conservation agencies that developed a project proposal aiming at promoting an environmentally sustainable management of Kenya’s coastal and marine resources.

KCDP was declared effective on 30th June 2011 and it is expected to close down on October 2016.

The development objective of the project is to promote an environmentally sustainable management of Kenya’s Coastal and marine resources by strengthening the capacity of existing relevant government agencies and enhance the capacity of rural micro, small and medium sized
enterprises in selected coastal communities.

The Authority is an agency in the third component. To this end, the Authority invites applications from qualified and experienced candidates for the position of Procurement Officer II. The terms of the position are contractual and are based on the period of the project.

The position is tenable in Mombasa.

Key Responsibilities

Specific duties at this level include but not limited to;
  • Preparation and updating of the annual procurement plan for the project
  • Compilation of specifications for procurement items provided by users and technical experts
  • Preparation of pre-qualification and Expression of Interest (EOI) documents
  • Drafting of tender documents and requests for proposals
  • Receiving/issuing of stores
  • Preparation and proper maintenance of stores records
  • Conducting market research and surveys
  • Preparation of periodic and annual supply chain reports.
Requirements for Appointment

For appointment to this grade a candidate must have:
  • A University degree in business related field from a recognized University
  • Membership of a Supply Chain Professional body.
  • Three (3) years experience in procurement/supplies field.
  • Knowledge of Public Procurement and Disposal Act and regulations.
  • Familiarity with international procurement procedures , with specific experience and working knowledge of World Bank Procurement procedures
  • Knowledge of Kenyan public procurement procedures and regulations.
  • Computer literate
6. Accountant II

Grade
 E8

1 Post

Ref:
 HR 13/2011

An officer at this level will be responsible to the Senior Accountant.

Key responsibilities

Specific duties will be to assist in the development and implementation of financial controls and procedures within the sections; preparation of financial statements for various purposes, project financial appraisal and management.

Requirements for Appointment
  • A Bachelor of Commerce degree (Accounting option) from a recognized university or Part III of the Certified Public Accountants (CPA K) or their equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.
  • Served as an Accounts Assistant for a minimum period of three (3) years or equivalent
  • Computer literate
Further, the authority invites applications from qualified and experienced candidates for the following vacant positions tenable at the public complaints committee (PCC)

7. Environmental Research Officer I 

Grade
 E7

1 Post

Ref:
 HR 14/2011

Reporting to the Senior Research Officer, the duties and responsibilities will include but not limited to;
  • Editing complaints reports
  • Drafting/compiling reports on environmental complaints reported in the media for the Committee to take action
  • Research and compilation of PCC component of the State of Environment report
  • Carrying out investigative field visits and on-site visits on complaints received by PCC
  • Participation in finalization of cases
  • Participating in public hearings
  • Correspondence with parties, respondents, complainants and interested parties
  • Preparation of work plans and working guidelines
  • Design and production of publicity materials and information kits to be disbursed to the public to create awareness.
Requirement for Appointment

For appointment to this post, a candidate must have:
  • A Bachelors degree in Environmental Science, Environmental Management or any other related field from a recognized Institution.
  • Served in the grade of Environmental Research Officer II or in a comparable and relevant position in the Public Service for at least three (3) years
  • Demonstrated ability in carrying out research.
  • Computer literate.
8. Environmental Research Officer II 

Grade
 E8

2 Posts

Ref:
 HR 15/2011

Reporting to the Senior Research Officer, the duties and responsibilities will include but not limited to;
  • Receiving and recording complaints at PCC
  • Interviewing complainants who visit PCC
  • Participating in on-site investigation visits
  • Participating in public hearing
  • Participation in finalization of cases of PCC
  • Preparing annual reports, State of Environment Report, Case Reports and
  • Workshop Reports on behalf of the Committee members;
  • Identification of target groups of workshops
Requirement for Appointment

For appointment to this post, a candidate must have:
  • A Bachelors degree in Environmental Science, Environmental Management or any other related field from a recognized Institution.
  • Served in the grade of Environmental Research Assistant or in a comparable and relevant position in the Public Service for at least three (3) years
  • Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.
  • Computer literate.
9. Accounts Assistant

Grade
 E9

1 Post

Ref:
 HR 16/2011

An officer at this level will perform a variety of accounting work.

Specific duties will include, cost and/or management accounting; preparation of budgets; financial analysis/reports; verification of payment vouchers; collation of financial estimates; determination of aggregate expenditure; preparation of records for financial audits and supervision of revenue.

Requirement for Appointment

For appointment to this post, an applicant must have:
  • A Diploma in Accounts or part II of the certified public Accounts Examination or their equivalent from a recognized institution.
  • 3 years working experience in a relevant field.
  • Computer literate.
10. Project Manager 

1 Post
 

Ref:
 HR17/2011

The National Environment Management Authority with the assistance of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is implementing a project aimed at enhancing Regulatory and Information Systems for Integrated Implementation of Multilateral Environmental Agreements.

The main objective of the Project is to assist the country to enhance it ability of addressing global environmental challenges related to land degradation, climate change, biodiversity conservation and chemical management through effective coordinated and integrated implementation of respective multi-lateral environmental agreements.

In view of this, the Authority is recruiting a Project Manager for the project for a period of one year on contract basis.

Reporting to the Director- Environmental Planning & Research Coordination, the duties and responsibilities will include but not limited to;
  • Manage day-to-day operations of the project and coordinate inputs of local and international experts, consultants, sub-contractors and co-operating partners
  • Assist in drafting Terms of Reference for National Project components, consultants, experts and their recruitment
  • Assist providing information on finances , budget and ensure all activities are carried out on time and within budget to achieve the stated outputs
  • Assist the NEMA in the preparation and submission to UNEP and of regular progress and financial reports
  • Assist with capturing and incorporating recommendations from PSC meetings into project execution and monitoring and evaluation plan
Requirement for Appointment

For appointment to this post, an applicant must have:
  • Masters and Bachelor of Natural Resource Management or any other related field from a recognized Institution.
  • 5 years relevant working experience in project monitoring and evaluation
  • Those with Bachelors degree in NRM or related field and 10 years experience will also be considered.
  • Computer literate.
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 15th November 2011.

Please quote the respective reference number for the position you would like to be considered for on the application letter and envelope.

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

E-Mail: hr@nema.go.ke

NB:
 Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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