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Ministry of Environment Water and Natural Resources
 
State Department of Environment and Natural Resources
 
Low Emission and Climate Resilience Development Project (LECRD)
 
Job Title: Project Officer - Climate Change Resilience 

The Government of Kenya has received a grant from USAID through UNDP that will support implementation of the Low Emission and Climate Resilient Development project. 

The Ministry of Environment, Water and Natural Resources is coordinating implementation of the project, which has the goal of supporting Kenya’s efforts to pursue long-term transformative economic growth ·and accelerate sustainable climate resilient growth of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. 

The project is expected to contribute towards realization of the following outcomes:
1.          Strengthening the national climate change coordination processes;
2.          Contribute toward enhancing access to clean and efficient energy systems;
3.          Support development of a national sustainable greenhouse gas inventory system;
4.          Facilitate improved national and county decision making on climate change interventions;
5.          Support capacity building for climate change knowledge management system;
6.          Contribute towards minimizing the impacts of extreme climate events for improved and resilient livelihoods.
The Ministry of Environment Water and Natural Resources wishes to recruit qualified and competent persons, to serve in the following positions within the Project Management Unit.

Project Officer - Climate Change Resilience 
Ref: LECRD/3
 
The officer will oversee the implementation of the project activities under the Key Result Area 6 of the project on “Minimizing the Impacts of Extreme Climate Events for improved and resilient livelihoods”.
 
The officer will work closely with the key responsible parties and implementing partners towards enhancing resilience of vulnerable farming communities within the pilot counties.
 
Reporting to the National Project Manager (NPM). 

Duties and responsibilities of the Project Officer will include:-
·                     Establishing and maintaining links with key stakeholders and facilitating in dissemination of generated products;
·                     Coordinating the planning and reporting of field-work related to activities on specific seasonal climate decision making and weather based index insurance;
·                     Overseeing planning for stakeholders meetings and reporting on deliberations;
·                     Preparing and providing component’s input in the Project Technical Committee meetings;
·                     Preparing progress and technical reports on activities implemented under the component;
·                     Establishing and maintaining links with key stakeholders and facilitating sharing of generated knowledge products in liaison with Project Officer -Knowledge Management and Capacity Building;
·                     Liaising with implementing partners, government departments and agencies in the drawing of specifications for goods and services to be procured and facilitate the procurement;
·                     Supervising installation of procured equipment and operationalization of the National Climate Diagnostic Laboratory at the Kenya Meteorological Services.
For appointment to this position, applicants must have:-
·                     Masters degree in Environmental Resources Management/Sustainable Agriculture/Climate Adaptation and Resilience or any other relevant/equivalent field from a recognized institution;
·                     Minimum Five (5) years experience in development projects within the public sector or with donor funded projects;
·                     A track record of building, maintaining and developing relationships and networks of partnerships;
·                     Expertise in the operationalizing the relationship between resilience building and climate change adaptation, coupled with experience of programming for improving household livelihoods;
·                     Fluent written and spoken English and computer literate; 
·                     Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to communicate effectively verbally;
·                     Excellent writing skills with an ability to write and edit at a level suitable for publication.

Ministry of Environment Water and Natural Resources
 
State Department of Environment and Natural Resources
 
Low Emission and Climate Resilience Development Project (LECRD)
 
Job Title: Project Officer - Knowledge Management and Capacity Building

The Government of Kenya has received a grant from USAID through UNDP that will support implementation of the Low Emission and Climate Resilient Development project. 

The Ministry of Environment, Water and Natural Resources is coordinating implementation of the project, which has the goal of supporting Kenya’s efforts to pursue long-term transformative economic growth ·and accelerate sustainable climate resilient growth of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. 

The project is expected to contribute towards realization of the following outcomes:
1.          Strengthening the national climate change coordination processes;
2.          Contribute toward enhancing access to clean and efficient energy systems;
3.          Support development of a national sustainable greenhouse gas inventory system;
4.          Facilitate improved national and county decision making on climate change interventions;
5.          Support capacity building for climate change knowledge management system;
6.          Contribute towards minimizing the impacts of extreme climate events for improved and resilient livelihoods.
The Ministry of Environment Water and Natural Resources wishes to recruit qualified and competent persons, to serve in the following positions within the Project Management Unit.

Project Officer - Knowledge Management and Capacity Building
Ref: LECRD/2
 
The officer will be responsible in implementing Key Result Areas of the project on “Climate Knowledge Management and Capacity Enhancing”. 

The officer will work closely with the National project Manager (NPM) and other Project Officers in translating information generated within the project into knowledge products that will be widely shared with stakeholders.
 
Reporting to the National Programme Manager, duties and responsibilities of the Project Officer will include:-
·                     Overseeing the training of national and county leadership, media practioners and judiciary;
·                     Operationalizing and managing of the national knowledge management system on climate change including establishing mechanisms to collect, quality assure and share climate change knowledge from local stakeholders and international sources, and produce policy recommendations;
·                     Supporting the identification and development of partnerships with concerned institutions for the implementation of the knowledge management system;
·                     Establishing collaborations and partnerships with research institutions and resource centers;
·                     Systematically compiling researched materials in the Resource Center including preparing of background briefs and notes;
·                     Developing and implementing standards for commonly used knowledge and awareness-raising products on climate change based at the State Department of Environment and Natural Resources;
·                     Coordinating sharing of knowledge on climate change innovations and practices in liaison with the responsible parties and implementing partners;
·                     Supporting the review of knowledge products submitted to or produced through the project and the Climate Change Secretariat;
·                     Overseeing the design and establishment of channels for regular information dissemination, sharing, and networking among stakeholders’ communities (from local to national levels);
·                     Monitoring climate change knowledge management initiatives and advise the Climate Change Secretariat on potential synergies in this area, and on how to avoid duplication of effort;
·                     Overseeing planning for stakeholders meetings including reporting on deliberations;
·                     Preparing and providing component’s input in the Project Technical Committee meetings;
·                     Preparing progress and technical reports on activities implemented under the component;
·                     Monitoring international and national best practices and support the other Project Officers and Climate Change Secretariat in ensuring the participation and integration of gender, youth and minority groups as well as maintaining ethical and environmental standards in climate change activities.
For appointment to this position, applicants must have:-
·                     Masters degree in environment/knowledge management/development studies or any other relevant/equivalent field from a recognized institution;
·                     At least 5 years of relevant experience in knowledge management and climate change and environmental issues;
·                     Proven capacity to develop quality knowledge products/ analysis on climate change or environmental issues;
·                     Experience in managing or implementing capacity development programmes within public sector;
·                     A track record of building, maintaining and developing relationships and networks of partnerships;
·                     Experience in working with government ministries with significant climate change portfolio is an advantage;
·                     Database management and GIS skills are an advantage;
·                     Excellent communication (verbal and written), interpersonal and reporting skills;
·                     Ability to organize and facilitate learning events and consultations
·                     Ability to organize and implement training and transfer of knowledge;
·                     Excellent skills in the usage of computers and office software packages, including Microsoft Office applications.

Ministry of Environment Water and Natural Resources
 
State Department of Environment and Natural Resources
 
Low Emission and Climate Resilience Development Project (LECRD)
 
Job Title: Project Administrator

The Government of Kenya has received a grant from USAID through UNDP that will support implementation of the Low Emission and Climate Resilient Development project. 

The Ministry of Environment, Water and Natural Resources is coordinating implementation of the project, which has the goal of supporting Kenya’s efforts to pursue long-term transformative economic growth ·and accelerate sustainable climate resilient growth of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. 

The project is expected to contribute towards realization of the following outcomes:
1.          Strengthening the national climate change coordination processes;
2.          Contribute toward enhancing access to clean and efficient energy systems;
3.          Support development of a national sustainable greenhouse gas inventory system;
4.          Facilitate improved national and county decision making on climate change interventions;
5.          Support capacity building for climate change knowledge management system;
6.          Contribute towards minimizing the impacts of extreme climate events for improved and resilient livelihoods.
The Ministry of Environment Water and Natural Resources wishes to recruit qualified and competent persons, to serve in the following positions within the Project Management Unit.

Project Administrator
Ref: LECRD/1
 
The Project Administrator will provide high quality support services in administrative and finance entities of the programme; with a view of facilitating overall service delivery and smooth operations in the Project Management Unit (PMU) and its relations with the National Climate Change Secretariat, UNDP, Responsible Parties and Implementation Partners.

Reporting to the National Programme Manager (NPM), duties and responsibilities of the Project Administrator will include:-
 
i. Supporting the NPM in various administrative and finance programme initiatives that include;
·                     Organizing meetings and managing appointments of the NPM and POs,
·                     Maintaining and updating (reference) files at the PMU in line with Government and UNDP standards,
·                     Assisting in the development of annual and quarterly work plans and procurement plans development and procurement of goods and services, monitoring, tracking delivery in line with the implementation matrix and technical reporting.
ii. Collaborating with the Project Officers (POs) in ensuring timely submission of information and documents to UNDP and USAID through the NPM, as well as sharing of information with Responsible Parties and Implementing Partners;
 
iii. Facilitating financial services that include;
·                     Liaising with Project Officers to raise Direct Payment Requests to UNDP through NPM,
·                     Maintaining internal expenditures and control system, ensuring that all transactions are correctly recorded and posted,
·                     Exercising proper custody of all posted vouchers and other accounting documents,
·                     Forwarding expenditure print outs to the project component officers for analysis and comments,
·                     Preparation of periodical financial reports.
For appointment to this position, applicants must have: -
·                     Minimum Bachelors degree in Business Administration/Environmental Economics/Environmental Management or any other relevant/equivalent field from a recognized institution;
·                     Training in Project Cycle Management;
·                     Minimum of two (2) years experience in research/development projects;
·                     Previous experience with UNDP or government on procedures and financial regulations will be an added advantage;
·                     Fluent in written and spoken English and good knowledge of computer applications;
·                     Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to communicate effectively verbally;
·                     Ability to work under pressure and meet crucial deadlines.
Application Process
 
i. Female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.
 
ii. Each application should have a CV and covering letter indicating the Reference Number for the position. Photocopies of relevant credentials should be enclosed.
 
iii. Each application in a sealed envelope should be submitted to:
 
Principal Secretary
Ministry of Environment Water and Natural Resources
State Department of Environment and Natural Resources
NHIF Building, 12th Floor, Ragati Road Upperhill
P.O. Box 30126-0010
Nairobi

iv. Not later than 5.00 p.m. on 13th March, 2015



Only shortlisted candidates shall be invited for the interview

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