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Kenya Forest Service Jobs in Kenya


Kenya Forest Service is a State Corporation established to sustainably manage, conserve, develop and protect forest resources for Kenya’s social-economic development.

The Service seeks to recruit highly competent, self driven & results oriented individuals of high integrity to fill the following positions:

Job Title: Deputy Director Human Resources & Administration– 1 Post
 
Reporting To: The Senior Deputy Director Finance & Administration

Essential Job functions
 
Specifically the Key tasks for this position will include:

  • Provide creative & constructive leadership in the formulation & implementation of annual budgets, board papers, strategic planning as well as advising the Board of Directors & Management.
  • Oversee; high disciplinary standards, all recruitment matters, promotions, employee relations, staff training & development, career planning, succession management, staff welfare, industrial relations & performance management.
  • Ensuring proper design, application & maintenance of human resources & Administration information systems
  • Managing the Human resources & Administration function.
  • Develop innovative remuneration & reward systems that drive appropriate employee behavior & culture change as well as managing the payroll
  • Overseeing the management of administration services namely, office services, fleet management, registry services, management of assets & other allied support functions.
  • Formulation, review & implementation of innovative/progressive human resource management & administrative policies, procedures & processes.
  • Ensuring proper implementation of staff welfare benefits e.g. superannuation schemes, medical schemes, insurance covers, leave benefits, gratuity etc.
  • Liaise with line managers to understand their business strategy & workforce requirements as well as provide leadership & guidance in technical areas to improve the quality of staff performance, increase motivation, ensure transparency & fairness in human capital management.
  • Administration of staff exits & ensures that all proper procedures are followed at the end of contractual relationships with staff.
Qualifications, experience & key competencies
  • Postgraduate degree in any of the following fields: Business Administration or Human resource or Public Administration, Management science, Strategic management, or equivalent qualification from an accredited university
  • Undergraduate degree in Human resource management or equivalent qualification from an accredited university
  • Holder of a diploma in Human resource management or its equivalent qualification from an accredited institution
  • A minimum of eight (8) years practicing human capital management with at least three (3) years in a senior position / manager in a large reputable organisation with exposure to human resource labour laws.
  • Registered member of the Institute of Human Resource Management (IHRM) or Kenya Institute of Management (KIM) or an equivalent recognized professional association,
  • Hands on experience & exposure to performance management, ISO Quality Standards & behavior-based selection methods,
  • Have well developed communication, interpersonal & facilitation skills with strong motivational, mentorship & team building approaches,
  • Knowledge & understanding of current best practices in human capital management with wide experience in formulation & implementation of Human capital policies & strategies,
  • Proficiency in various electronic systems including but not limited to Ms Office, Oracle, and Ms Navision.
  • Excellent ability to explain complicated technical aspects in a clear, correct & concise manner to non-technical users.
  • Ability to freely share information with others & collaborate within a high performance multidisciplinary team,
  • Attention to details, culturally sensitive & meets the requirements of Chapter six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya.
Job Title: Pilot – 1 Post
 
Reporting To: The Director

Essential Job functions
 
Specifically the Key tasks for this position will include:
  • As pilot in command, operates single-engine and multi-engine airplane in support of field missions, including specialized maneuvers including fire fighting, transport, air support, surveillance, mountain flying, patrol, pursuit, search and rescue, medical evacuations and aerial photography.
  • Inspects and tests aircraft and all mission-related equipment as well as maintaining written reports, logs and records as required,
  • Schedules flight plans in connection with flight; missions, passengers, passengers baggage and cargo, and analyzes weather conditions.
  • Operates aircraft tug, tractor, and/or ground handling equipment.
  • Coordinates aircraft ground handling procedures, maintenance, test flight procedures, pilot training programs and maintains training records.
  • Administers aircraft systems and operations, aerial navigation and maintenance regarding normal operating procedures, limitations, emergency procedures.
  • Oversees basic maintenance of aircraft, unit quarters and hangar.
Qualifications, experience & key competencies
  • Must possess a valid Kenya Commercial Pilot License (CPL), Multi-Engine Rating (MER) and Instrument Rating (IR) licenses.
  • Must have over two thousand (2,000) hours total Flight Time
  • Must have over two hundred (200) hours Total Night Time
  • Must have over three hundred (300) hours on the Cessna grand caravan 208b troupe carrier fixed wing aircraft
  • At least five hundred (500) hours logged in the preceding six (6) months
  • Able to work independently, prioritize flight missions & perform operations under highly stressful or emergency conditions
  • Should possess a current medical certificate from authorized Civil Aviation Medical examiner
  • Certificate of good conduct
  • Must have the flexibility to work any hours including weekends, holidays, rotating shifts, call-outs and overtime in varying climatic conditions & weather conditions.
Job Title: Remote Sensing Technician – 2 Posts
 
Reporting To: Head Forest Planning & Information Systems

Essential Job functions
  • Maintenance of remote sensed data for forest cover monitoring system
  • Analyzing remotely sensed data for detecting forest cover changes and forest health
  • Archiving and retrieval of remote sensed data
  • Produce periodical updates of forest cover and forest cover change (change detection)
  • Facilitate linkages with other institutions in the sub-sector
  • Advising on the acquisition of remote sensing data
Qualifications, experience & key competencies
  • Diploma in either forestry, Survey, cartography, Geo-informatics or equivalent with over forty (40) hours module on Geo-Informatics, or Remote Sensing from an accredited educational institution
  • A minimum of two (2) years of working experience in application of remote sensing technology in the field of forest resources assessment or (Natural Resources Management) in a large reputable organization,
  • Practical experience in use of Remote Sensing software applications in natural resource assessment and/or monitoring is an added advantage.
  • Good knowledge of Remote Sensing, Photogrammetry and related technologies such as Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS),
  • Ability to process and appropriately display remotely sensed data;
  • Proficiency with various computer applications including but not limited to Microsoft Office, ERDAS, IDRISI; MADCAT etc
Job Title: Geographical Information Sensing (GIS) Technician– 2 Posts
 
Reporting To: Head Forest Planning & Information Systems

Essential Job functions
  • Maintenance of Geo-data for forest cover monitoring system
  • Creating, storage and retrieval of forest resource geospatial datasets
  • Conduct regular update of forest resource maps
  • Maintenance of metadata for geospatial forest resource datasets
  • Collating, inputting & analysis of forest data, updating /production of forest resources maps
  • Liaise with other stakeholders in the field
Qualifications, experience & key competencies
  • Diploma in forestry, Survey, geo-information, cartography or equivalent with over forty (40) hours module on GIS, from an accredited educational institution
  • A minimum of two (2) years of working experience in application of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) in the field of forest resources assessment or (Natural Resources Management) in a large reputable organization,
  • Practical experience in use of GIS software applications in natural resource assessment and/or monitoring.
  • Good knowledge of related technologies such as Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS),
  • Ability to collect, input, analyze and appropriately display GIS data;
  • Proficiency with various computer applications including but not limited to Microsoft Office, ArcGis, Arcview, GRASS etc
Job Title: Management Information Systems (MIS) Technician– 2 Posts
 
Reporting To: Head Forest Planning & Information Systems

Essential Job functions
  • Development of databases
  • Update of forest resources tabular databases
  • Maintenance of non-geospatial database(s) within KFS
  • Produce data reports and data mining queries
  • Prepare forest resource datasets to support annual work plans and annual reports
Qualifications, experience & key competencies
  • A Higher Diploma in MIS
  • At least one (1) years experience in MIS work in a large public or private organization
  • Practical experience in use Database Management Systems
  • Basic knowledge on programming and web applications
  • Proficiency with various computer applications including but not limited to Microsoft Access, Excel, visual basic etc
Application Procedure
 
Interested and suitably qualified candidates should send hard copies of their application, detailed Curriculum Vitae with daytime contacts, testimonials and copies of academic and professional certificates on or before 7th January, 2013, clearly stating the position in the subject line to the undersigned.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

The Kenya Forest Service is an equal opportunity employer

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

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