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Kenya Forest Service is a State Corporation established by an Act of Parliament to sustainably manage and conserve all types of forests.

The Service seeks to recruit self motivated, dynamic and results oriented persons to fill the following vacancies:

1. Head: Planning and Monitoring 

1 Post

KFS Grade
 4

Ref:
 KFS/ CS/P&M/01/11

Reporting to the Deputy Director: Corporate Services, the incumbent will be responsible for the formulation, interpretation and implementation of Planning and Monitoring strategies of KFS activities and programmes.

Overall Responsibilities:

  • Analyse KFS policies and provision of informed advice on planning and economic policy issues to the Service and the Board
  • Undertake economic analysis, evaluation and monitoring of development projects and programmes.
  • Conduct pre-feasibility and feasibility studies setting project priorities.
  • Collecting and analyzing data relating to forest conservancy areas, investment projects and programmes;
  • Review of development policy strategies and programmes;
  • Coordinating preparation and review of organization’s strategic Plan;
  • Assist in the formulation of economic and statistical development activities;
  • Appraisal of conservancy area activities projects and programmes or advising thereon.
Required Qualifications and experience:

Suitable candidates MUST have the following minimum qualifications:
  • A bachelors degree in Economics, Development Planning, Development studies or any other relevant and equivalent qualifications from a recognized university
  • A Masters degree in Planning, Economics, Development studies, Corporate planning or any other relevant, related and equivalent qualifications from a recognized university
  • Knowledge and understanding of the current best corporate planning and monitoring practices and experience in operating planning and monitoring policy and strategies;
  • Demonstrated degree of professional competence in planning, monitoring and administrative capability in work performance and results.
  • A minimum of eight (8) years experience in a planning or monitoring position in a Private or Public organization;
  • Must be computer literate
2. Assistant Commandant

2 Posts

KFS Grade
 5

Ref
 KFS/ ENCOM/AC/01/11

Reporting to the respective Head of Conservancy, the incumbents will be responsible for all forest protection operations at the Conservancy level.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Coordinating Enforcement and Compliance operations within the conservancy.
  • Ensuring that paramilitary policies, code of conduct and protocol is complied with and that high level of discipline is maintained within the disciplined staff.
  • Mobilize resources for forest protection operations
  • Co-ordinate Forest Security activities with other law enforcement agencies in the conservancy.
  • Assist the Head of Conservancy in the enforcement of the Forest Act, 2005 and other related laws and statutes regarding forest protection.
  • To recommend the training and discipline of the Forest rangers in forest protection service.
Required Qualifications and experience

Suitable candidates MUST have the following minimum qualifications:
  • A Bachelors degree in Social sciences
  • Minimum of five (5) years in paramilitary service, 3 of which must be at a Senior Superintendent level.
  • Must have attended Grade 2 staff courses at Defense Staff College Karen or Senior Management Course.
  • A Graduate of National Defense College or its equivalent is an added advantage.
  • Evidence of Computer proficiency.
3. Head: Monitoring and Evaluation 

1 Post

KFS Grade
 5

Ref
 KFS/ CS/M&E/01/11

Reporting to the Deputy Director: Corporate Services, the officer will ensure effective monitoring and evaluation of corporate performance.

Overall Responsibilities:
  • Design and implement a monitoring and evaluation strategy and systems for the Service.
  • Develop procedures and practical methodologies for M&E of all KFS strategic areas, programme activities and impacts.
  • Establish appropriate M&E institutional arrangements internally and externally
  • Develop a detailed M&E plan taking into consideration existing institutional arrangements and linkages with key partners
  • Ensure collection, analysis and management of M&E information.
  • Prepare annual performance contract indicators and targets in line with the corporate objectives
  • Monitor and evaluate key performance indicators and production of periodic reports.
  • Coordinate field supervision missions for KFS programs
Required Qualifications and experience:

Suitable candidates MUST have the following minimum qualifications:
  • A bachelors degree in Economics, Statistics, Commerce, Business Administration or any other relevant and equivalent qualifications from a recognized university
  • A post graduate Diploma in Management, Project management or any other relevant field.
  • Demonstrated degree of professional competence in monitoring and evaluation capability in work performance and results.
  • A minimum of five (5) years experience in a planning or monitoring position in a Private or Public organization;
  • Must be computer literate
4. Senior Internal Auditor

1 Post

KFS Grade
 6

Ref
 KFS/ IA/SIA/01/11

Reporting to the Head of Internal Audit, the position holder will ensure achievement of KFS goals through a disciplined approach to evaluation of Risk management, Governance and internal
Control processes.

Overall Responsibilities:
  • Review the effectiveness of risk management procedures.
  • Continuously update the audit universe and conduct risk assessments.
  • Plan for audit of high-risk areas.
  • Allocate planned audit assignments to internal audit staff.
  • Supervise internal audit staff in conducting audit reviews.
  • Review audit work papers and audit reports.
  • Appraise the performance of internal audit staff.
Required Qualifications and experience

Suitable candidates MUST have the following minimum qualifications:
  • A Bachelors degree in Commerce with a specialization in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration.
  • CPA (K)/ACCA or equivalent)
  • CIA/CISA is an added advantage.
  • ICT proficiency
  • At least 5 years relevant work experience, 3 of which should be in the internal audit function of a reputable organization.
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 25th November, 2011.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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

www.kenyaforestservice.org

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