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  • Posted: Jun 5, 2023
    Deadline: Jun 19, 2023
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    Director - Wildlife Policy and Strategy

    Duties and Responsibilities      
    The Director, Wildlife Policy and Strategy will provide oversight in the review, formulation and implementation of the Wildlife Research, Assessment, Monitoring and Training Policy, Strategy and Legislation in Kenya.  Specific duties and responsibilities include:

    • formulation of policy for wildlife research, assessment, monitoring and training; 
    • developing and promote innovative and strategic investments for the sustainable use of wildlife resources and biodiversity including bio prospecting.
    • coordinate formulation of policies and regulation for conservation, management and utilization of wildlife species and terrestrial and aquatic habitats
    • mainstreaming wildlife research, assessment, monitoring and training issues into wildlife conservation and management and other sectoral policies, programmes and plans and to guide decision making; 
    • coordinating development of the national wildlife research, assessment, monitoring and training strategy and monitor its implementation. 
    • establishing natural resources baseline and economic value of natural capital for mainstreaming in national accounting process
    • coordinating with various agencies wildlife resource surveys and remote sensing to establish inventory and update of status of wildlife resources countrywide.
    • to be the custodian for and manager of national species and habitat information management systems.
    • coordinate the preparation of biannual national Wildlife Conservation Status Report to the National Assembly to include the status of efforts to develop and implement recovery plans for all nationally listed species and on the status of all species for which such plans have been developed.
    • being the focal point for International Treaties, Conventions and Agreements relating to the Conservation and Management of Wildlife to which Kenya is party.
    • coordinating development of country position on the listing of endangered species to international conventions e.g IUCN, CITES, CMS, CBD, RAMSAR, LAFT, AEWA, NAIROBI convention etc.
    • promoting collaborations with national and international institutions and stakeholders to ensure effective mechanisms and standards exists for conserving and managing wildlife species diversity. 

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

    • served for a minimum period twelve (12) years, three (3) of which should be at the grade of Assistant Director, Wildlife Policy & Strategy, CSG ‘7’ and above  or in a comparable and relevant positions in the wider public service or private sector;
    • a Bachelors degree in any of the following fields: Natural Resources Management, Wildlife Management, Range Management, Environmental Sciences or any other relevant and equivalent qualifications from a university recognized in Kenya; 
    • demonstrated professional competence and managerial capability as reflected in work performance and results; and
    • demonstrated a clear understanding in the formulation, development and interpretation of wildlife policies and legislation.
    • Note:- Possession of a Masters degree in a relevant field from a university recognized in Kenya will be considered an added advantage.  

    Method of Application

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