Deputy Director, Environment and Social Safeguards, Job in Kenya


Job Specifications.
Duties and responsibilities at this level will entail: –

Formulating environmental and social strategies and action plans that ensure sustainable roads development;

Ensure that projects and programs comply with the environmental and social safeguards and other relevant compliance policies throughout the project cycle as well as coordinate management responses to complaints on projects on the same;

Ensuring environmental and social concerns are properly addressed;

Reviewing progress on environmental and social performance systems;

Oversee the preparation of periodic reports on the status of environmental and social safeguards to ensure compliance with the Authority’s standards and requirements;

Oversee preparation of Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) Studies and Social Impact Assessment (SIA) Studies of new road projects as required;

Providing support to project development initiatives in the Authority and ensuring environmental and social development issues are addressed;

Reviewing environmental priorities for the Authority in collaboration with other stakeholders with a view to managing associated risks;

Monitoring emerging environmental regulatory and legislative policy changes and/or initiatives and facilitating incorporation and implementation of those changes within the Authority’s operations;

Ensure that cross-cutting issues such as involuntary resettlement, gender and labour among others are properly addressed in all the Authority’s programmes and projects;

Establish linkages with consultants and other stakeholders on environmental and social matters for mutual benefit of the authority;

Create strategic partnerships and collaborations, internally and externally to strengthen the delivery of the work of the department and the Authority; and

Coordinating the technical and administrative activities of the Department.

Job Specifications.

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have: –

Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Studies, Environmental Science, Environmental Planning & Management, Environmental Health, Environmental & Biosystems Engineering, Environmental Conservation & Natural Resources Management, or equivalent from a university recognized in Kenya;

Master’s Degree in Environmental Studies, Environmental Science, Environmental Planning & Management, Environmental Health, Environmental & Biosystems Engineering, Environmental Conservation & Natural Resources Management, Physical Sciences, Biological Sciences, or equivalent qualification from an institution recognized in Kenya;

Registration with NEMA as a Lead Expert;

A minimum of ten (10) years’ experience in relevant work and at least five (5) years in a supervisory role in the Public Service or in the Private Sector;

Valid Annual Practicing License from NEMA;

Certificate in Leadership Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;

Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution;

Proficiency in computer applications; and

Demonstrated competence in work performance.

How To Apply

Interested applicants should email their duly signed application letter, updated curriculum vitae indicating names of at least three (3) professional referees, copies of academic and professional certificates

MUST be certified by the issuing Institution and a copy of national identification card or passport in PDF format to email with job title and job reference as the subject of the email, on or before 28th June 2024. Please see below the detailed job descriptions and person specifications for the above listed job positions.

The application letter indicating the specific position and reference number should be addressed to:

The Director General
Kenya Rural Roads Authority
P.O Box 48151-00100
Nairobi, Kenya.

Succesful candidates MUST satisfy the requirements of Leadership and Integrity set out in Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010 and shall be required to present the following documents before offer of employment:-

Tax Compliance Certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA);

Certificate of clearance from the Higher Education Loans Boards (HELB);

Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI);

Duly filled and stamped Self-Declaration/Clearance from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC); and

A clearance Certificate from an approved Credit Reference Bureau (CRB).

Please note that HARD COPY APPLICATION WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.