Principal Environment Officer Job in Kenya

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Principal Environment Officer Job in Kenya


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

 Duties and responsibilities

 Specific duties and responsibilities at this level will include but not limited to:

  • Coordination of County Environment Committee;
  • Secretary to County Environment Committee;
  • Conducting environmental inspections;
  • Creating public awareness on Environmental issues through environmental education and mobilizing the public to participate in environmental conservation and management;
  • In charge of Environmental planning at County level;
  • In charge of identification, rehabilitation and monitoring of degraded sites at the county level;
  • Monitoring and evaluating Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) programmes and setting up of Regional Centers of Excellences (RCEs);
  • Coordinating  lead agencies involved in conservation and management of environment within the area of  jurisdiction;
  • In charge of NEMA assets in the County;

  • Inventory and mapping of pollution sources within the County;
  • Documenting and promoting best environmental practices;
  • Assisting lead agencies in planning environmental training in the County;
  • Coordinating preparation of County State of Environment;
  • Coordinating preparation and implementation of County Environmental Action Plans;
  • Assisting in prosecution of environmental offenders within the area of Jurisdiction;
  • Creating and updating environmental data base;
  • collecting and collating information for development of integrated management plans;
  • compiling progress reports;
  • implementing relevant multi-lateral environmental agreements (MEAs) and donor funded projects;
  • liaising with lead agencies, NGOs and the public in environmental management of terrestrial ecosystems;
  • Supervising, guiding, developing and training staff working under him/her
  • Coordinate monitoring of the state of terrestrial ecosystems on a regular basis;
  • Implementing programmes to address climate change, air quality and desertification; and
  • Identifying and verifying appropriate measures to prevent pollution and Environmental degradation.

Requirements for appointment

For appointment to this position a candidate must have;

(i)       Bachelor’s degree in any of the following field; Environmental Management, Chemistry, Biology, Chemical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Studies, Environmental Science; Biochemistry, Natural Science, Community Development or any other relevant field from a recognized institution;

(ii)       Master’s degree in any of the following field: Environmental Management, Chemistry, Biology, Chemical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Studies, Environmental Science; Biochemistry, Natural Science, Community Development, Disaster Management, Project Management or any other relevant field from a recognized institution;

(iii)     Management course lasting not less four (4) weeks from a recognized Institution.

(iv)      A minimum period of eight (8) years relevant work experience and at

least three (3) Years’ experience in a supervisory role in public service

or private sector;

(v)       Proficiency in Computer Applications

(vi)      Good Communication skills

(vii)    Shown merit and ability as reflected in the work performance and

results; and

(viii)   Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Constitution.

Terms of service

All the above positions are on permanent and pensionable terms of service except for the position of Corporation Secretary/Director Legal Services – Grade E2, which is on a three (3) years renewable contract.

How to apply

Interested and eligible candidates are required to visit the NEMA website        (>> Careers / Vacancies, for the full job descriptions and specifications.

Candidates should:

  1. Download and complete the Bio-data Job Application Form which is available online from our website ( >>Quick Links>>Downloads.
  2. Submit an application letter attaching the following:
  3. Completed Bio-data Job Application Form. DOWNLOAD
  4. CV with full details of education and professional qualifications indicating names and contacts of three referees.
  5. Copies of academic certificates and transcripts, professional certifications and testimonials.

How to submit

Email Applications

Email applications to be sent to 

 Hand delivered and posted applications

Hand delivered or posted applications, as appropriate, should be submitted in a sealed envelope marked to;


The Director General

National Environment Management Authority

1st Floor, NEMA Headquarters

Popo Road, Off Mombasa Road

P.O. Box 67839 – 00200


The reference number of the job applied for should be clearly indicated on the envelope and application letter.

All applications should be received by 5 p.m. on 21st March, 2023


Successful candidates will be expected to fulfill the requirements of chapter 6 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010. 

NEMA is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and gender equality.   Any form of Canvasing by any candidate will lead to automatic disqualification.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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