Environment and Climate Assessment Officer Job in Kenya – Ministry of Finance

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Environment and Climate Assessment Officer Job in Kenya – Ministry of Finance


Reporting to the Senior Rural Finance Specialist, the Environment and Climate Assessment Officer will be responsible for the successful implementation of the social, environment and climate strategies of RK-FINFA. Specifically, the Officer will be required to ensure that the project interventions are in line with IFAD and Government Social, Environmental and Climate Assessment Procedures (SECAP). The specific duties of the Environment and Climate Assessment Officer will include:

Key Responsibilities

  • Supporting project implementation partners to integrate environment and climate dimensions in the project design and implementation.
  • Monitoring the application of IFAD SECAP in pipeline and active projects, reporting on high-risk and/or sensitive projects,
  • Contributing to project staff understanding of SECAP requirements over the entire project cycle; and
  • Ensure that environmental/climate risks and management measures are tracked on a continuous basis.
  • Developing SECAP knowledge products, including contributing to the SECAP bi-annual compliance reports; Monitoring SECAP compliance and risk management. This includes reviewing selected project documents at the concept and design phases to: (a) liaise with project teams to support consistency in the integration of Environment, Social and Climate safeguard requirements (b) ensure the alignment of project designs with the safeguards of key partners; (c) make recommendations for risk management measures (d) populate the project watch list to ensure that environmental/climate risks and management measures are tracked on a continuous basis.

  • Monitoring RK-FINFA SECAP watch list to ensure that SECAP risk rating during project implementation is at minimum moderately satisfactory and provide support to implementation teams where necessary to improve performance.
  • Learning and knowledge management on safeguard issues.
  • Carry out any other relevant duties as may be assigned by the Project Coordinator.

Minimum Requirements

  • A relevant Masters Degree and a bachelors university degree from an accredited university in the field of specialization, e.g. Agriculture, Rural Development, Natural Resource Management, Environment, or Social Sciences.
  • Minimum 7 years of relevant experience in and demonstrated understanding of development initiatives in the field of specialization, 3 of which in Development Partners funded project.
  • Practical knowledge of Information Communication Technology (ICT) skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English. A mastery of Kiswahili is desirable.

Other Requirements

  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated technical understanding and ability to interpret environmental assessment documents.
  • Experience in environment and social impact assessments and management plans.
  • Experience in fieldwork and international policy frameworks related to project and programme development for climate change and environment financing is an asset.

How to Apply

Interested applicants who meet the qualification requirements should send their applications along with copies of their academic and professional certificates, testimonials and detailed Curriculum Vitae indicating names and addresses of three referees and daytime telephone and email contacts. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Applications should be clearly marked quoting the reference number of the position applied for on the letter and envelope and addressed to:

The Principal Secretary

The National Treasury

National Treasury Building,

P.O Box 30007-00100, Nairobi, Kenya

Suitably qualified candidates are advised to apply for the positions through Email: recruitment.rkfinfa@treasury.go.ke OR drop their applications at the National Treasury Building, 3rd Floor, Room No.303 before 17th March 2023 at 1700hrs East Africa Time.

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