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Component Manager and a Deputy Component Manager Jobs (Government of Kenya)


Republic of Kenya
 
Ministry of Environment and Mineral Resources
 
Terms of Reference (ToR) for the Sustainable Land Management (SLM) Secretariat at the Ministry of Environment and Mineral Resources
 
Introduction
 
The government of Kenya has received a Grant from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) through The World Bank for the wider promotion of Sustainable Land Management (SLM) methodologies as well as the global benefits accruing from an integrated ecosystem management of environmentally critical catchment areas. 

The SLM methodologies will be implemented through a 5-year Kenya Agricultural Productivity and Sustainable Land Management Project KAPSLMP) that became effective from 1st November 2010.
 
To enhance capacity in the Ministry of Environment and Mineral Resources, a component secretariat composed of two officers will be formed to oversee the implementation of component three (3) of the Project that is geared towards the Strengthening of an Enabling Environment for Sustainable Land Management (SLM). 

The secretariat will be comprised of two officers: Component Manager and a Deputy Component Manager.
 
The MEMR intends to apply part of the GEF funds to hire the services of a Component and Deputy Component Manager under the terms of reference described below:
 
Objective of the Position of a Component Manager (CM)
 
The Component Manager will be overall responsible for the day-today management of the SLM Component with close cooperation with SLM coordinator and the Kenya Agricultural Productivity Project KAPP Secretariat (KS)
 
Specific Activities
 
The Component Manager will be responsible for the efficient and effective implementation of the Component with the following responsibilities:
  • Overall day-to-day management of the Component
  • Guide and oversee the managerial and technical aspects of implementation of the Component
  • Facilitate cooperation between the other project components, and the (KS) and exchange lessons learnt and best practices
  • Monitor the outputs as well as risks and assumptions and, in case of deviations, recommend remedial actions to be taken by the project management
  • Review and comment on financial reports and plans
  • Provide secretariat support and ensure quality delivery of meetings and reports to the KS, national SLM committee and overall project steering committee
  • Prepare work plans and budget for activities of the Component
  • Ensure the Expenditures of the component are reflected annually in the printed estimates
  • Ensure accountable, efficient and transparent use of the Component funds
  • Manage consultancy inputs
  • Prepare inputs to the project reports
  • Be responsible for contracting consultants for the Component
  • Identify needs and take part in the procurement of goods and services for the Component
  • Contribute to the efficient administration of the component e.g. by making proposals for any means to improve component efficiency
  • In general ensure all Component activities and outcomes are fulfilled.
Qualification and Experience
 
Advanced university degree (at least a Master’s degree or equivalent) preferably with experience in environmental economics, environmental management/policy, or development studies, Natural Resource
Management, Land Use Planning.
 
Requisite Experience and Skills
  • Minimum of ten years experience, five of which must be at senior level, in the development and implementation of programmes related to environmental management/assessment, including monitoring and reporting
  • Vast knowledge and experience in natural resource, environmental and Land Use issues in Kenya
  • Experience in financial management will be an added advantage
  • Strong drafting and report writing skills
  • Ability to interact with, articulate ideas, and facilitate high level meetings of experts, policy makers, Government officials, and professional.
  • Proven project management/assessment, evaluation and monitoring skills
  • Experience in performance contracting process will be an added advantage
  • Must be knowledgeable in various computer application packages
  • Ability to forge partnerships and a team player
Reporting: The Component Manager will report to the Permanent Secretary
 
Job Title: Deputy Component Manager
 
Objective of the Position of the Deputy Component manager

The Deputy Component Manager will assist the component Manager to ensure smooth running of the Component office and implementation of the Component
 
Specific Activities
 
The specific duties of the Deputy Component Manager will support the Component Manager in coordination and management of the Component, the specific functions being and not limited to the following:
  • Assist the Component manager in day-to-day management of the Component
  • Assist the CM on the managerial and technical aspects of implementation of the Component
  • Monitor the outputs as well as risks and assumptions and, in case of deviations, recommend remedial actions to be taken by the project management
  • Assist the CM to Manage consultancy inputs
  • Prepare inputs to the project reports
  • Identify needs and take part in the procurement of goods and services for the Component
  • Assist the CM to ensure that the outcomes for the Component are fulfilled
  • Support the Component Accountant in preparing financial reports
  • Support the Component Manager in organising Component meetings and activities
  • Manage the Component registry
  • Initiate procurement of Component Office equipment and services in collaboration with the Component Officer and Accountant and
  • Manage transport operations
Qualification and Experience
  • Advanced university degree (at least a Master’s degree or equivalent) preferably with experience in environmental economics, environmental management/policy, or development studies, Natural Resource Management, Land Use Planning.
Requisite Experience and Skills
  • Minimum of 7 years experience, three of which must be at senior level, in the development and implementation of programmes related to environmental management/assessment, including monitoring and reporting
  • Vast knowledge and experience in natural resource, environmental and Land Use issues in Kenya
  • Experience in financial management will be an added advantage
  • Strong drafting and report writing skills
  • Ability to interact with, articulate ideas, and facilitate high-level meetings of experts, policy makers, Government officials, and professional.
  • Proven project management/assessment, evaluation and monitoring skills
  • Experience in performance contracting process will be an added advantage
  • Must be knowledgeable in various computer application packages
  • Monitoring and evaluation
Reporting: The Deputy Component Manager will report to the Component Manager
 
The applications for the two posts should be submitted to the following address by 29th April 2011.
 
Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Environment and Mineral Resources
NHIF Building 12th Floor
P.O Box 30126
Nairobi

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