Deputy Director (Environment & Safety) Job in Nairobi, Kenya

Deputy Director (Environment & Safety)



Job Specifications
The Assistant Director (Environment & Safet), will report to the Deputy Director (Environment & Safety). He / She will be responsible for coordinating, managing and supervising the environment and safety function through the development and implementation of relevant policies, strategies, plans and guidelines aimed at achieving the Authority’s mandate of improving the public transport within the Nairobi Metropolitan Area (NMA).

Duties and responsibilities

Specifically, duties and responsibilities will entail: –

  • Implementing environmental strategies and action plans that ensure sustainable transportation development;
  • Managing the development of an inventory and undertaking continuous evaluation of environmental and social issues in all MRTS projects and Programmes within the Metropolitan Area;
  • Implementing relevant environmental laws and social regulations
  • Coordinating the generation of funding proposals for environmental and safety projects and programmes within the MRTS;
  • Coordinating the implementation of measures to reduce carbon footprint associated with public transport operations;
  • Ensuring compliance with all national legislative instruments governing environmental and Safety issues;
  • Facilitating the monitoring and evaluation of environmental and safety programmes and projects;
  • Ensuring mainstreaming of environmental and safety safeguards in all areas of the Authority’s operations;
  • Developsing safety strategies within Nairobi Metropolitan Area;
  • Coordinating stakeholder’s inputs to the environmental and safety programmes;
  • Establishing linkages with consultants and other stakeholders on environmental matters for mutual benefit of the Authority;
  • Coordinating inter-agency collaboration to implement environment and safety programmes; and
  • Ensuring regular environmental safety audit with the purpose of preventing accidents.

Requirements for Appointment 
For appointment to this grade, an officer must:

  • A minimum period of eight (8) years relevant work experience three (3) of which should have been at the level of supervisory level;
  • Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science, Physical or Biological Sciences, Natural Resources Management, or any other relevant qualifications from a recognized institution;
  • Master’s Degree in Environmental Science, Physical or Biological Sciences, Natural Resources Management, Business Administration or equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution;
  • Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;
  • Registered with an accredited and recognized professional body;
  • Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results;
  • Proficiency in computer skills;
  • Fulfil the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution.

Key Competencies and Skills

  • Analytical skills
  • Communication skills
  • Strategic and innovative thinking
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Ability to mobilize resources
  • Negotiation skills

How To Apply

Interested and qualified persons are invited to make their applications by submitting their applications for their positions of interest.

The applicants should attach COPIES of the following documents to their applications:

  • Cover Letter for the position of interest clearly indicating the Job Vacancy No.:
  • Detailed Curriculum Vitae;
  • National Identity Card;
  • Academic and Professional Certificates;

Candidates who meet the requirements stipulated should submit their applications so as to reach the address shown below on Tuesday, 12th September, 2023 at 12:00 noon. Applications should include CVs with details of day time contacts, current and expected salary, notice period required to take up appointment, names and contacts of three (3) referees. Applicants must also attach copies of all Certificates/Testimonials, and copy of National ID / Passport. All applications MUST have the Job Vacancy No., clearly indicated on the envelope. 

The Director General,
Nairobi Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (NaMATA),
P. O. Box 30117 – 00100,

Or emailed to: or hand delivered and inserted in the Recruitment Box placed on the 6th Floor.
Successful applicants are expected to fulfill the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya, and MUST obtain and submit VALID clearance certificates from the following organizations upon offer of appointment:

  • Individual Tax Compliance Certificate from the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA);
  • Higher Education Loans Board (HELB);
  • Directorate of Criminal Investigation (Certificate of Good); and
  • An Approved Credit Reference Bureau.

NaMATA is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity and gender equality. 

Persons living with disability (PWDs), women and those from marginalized areas are encouraged to apply.

Applications without the relevant qualifications, copies of documentation / details as sought for will not be considered.
Any form of canvassing shall lead to automatic disqualification