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  • Posted: Dec 16, 2021
    Deadline: Jan 5, 2022
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  • Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife is a vibrant and innovative tourism industry supported by sustainable wildlife resources.
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    Tourism Officer II- 12 Positions

    Remuneration:  

    Basic Salary Scale: Ksh. 31,270 – Ksh. 41,260 p.m.   

    House Allowance: Ksh.4, 200 – 10, 000 (Depending on duty station)  

    Commuter Allowance: Ksh.4, 000p.m.  

    Leave allowance As existing in the Civil Service  

    Annual Leave: 30 working days per financial year  

    Medical Cover: As provided by the government  

    Terms of Service: Permanent and Pensionable  

     

    Duties and Responsibilities  

    This is the entry and training grade for general degree holders. An officer at this level will work under the guidance and supervision of a senior officer. Duties and responsibilities at this level will include: 

    • identifying and preparing simple reports on tourism products;  
    • identifying Small and Medium Tourism Enterprises (SMTE’s) and community-based tourism projects;  
    • inspecting and preparing reports on tourism facilities and service providers;  
    • collecting data and information for development of tourism guide books and tourism statistics; and  
    • identifying suitable locations for mounting tourism signs and symbols 

    Requirements and Qualifications  

    For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have a Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following disciplines: 

    • Tourism,  
    • Tourism and Hospitality Management,  
    • Eco-Tourism,  
    • Tourism Management,  
    • Hotel and Institutional Management and Information Technology,  
    • Environmental Studies,  
    • Travel and Tour Operations Management,  
    • Travel and Tourism Management,  
    • Hotel and Hospitality Management,  
    • Sociology,  
    • Geography,  
    • Administration,  
    • Commerce (Marketing Option) or 
    • International Relations from a university recognized in Kenya  

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    Assistant Director - Tourism

    Qualifications and Requirements:

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

    • served for a minimum period of three (3) years in the grade of Principal Tourism Officer CSG 8 or in a comparable and relevant position in the wider Public Sector, National/International or Private Sector;
    • a Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following disciplines:- Tourism, Tourism Management , Tourism and Hospitality Management, Eco-Tourism, Hotel and Institutional Management and Information Technology, Environmental Studies, Travel and Tour Operations Management, Travel and Tourism Management, Hotel and Hospitality Management, Sociology, Geography, Business Administration, Commerce (Marketing Option) or International Relations from a university recognized in Kenya;
    • demonstrated professional competence as reflected in work performance and results

    Responsibilities:     

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Duties and responsibilities at this level will include:-  

    • initiating the implementation of tourism policies, strategies, programmes and projects;
    • providing technical advice on issues related to tourism; 
    • supervising activities on the implementation of tourism product development;
    • coordinating research and tourism intelligence surveys;
    • implementing bilateral and multilateral agreements and protocols in tourism sector;
    • assessing and verifying applications for expatriates seeking employment in the tourism sector;
    • developing and reviewing standard criteria for classification and grading of tourism facilities and services;
    • preparing briefs and reports to the parliamentary enquires; and
    • liaising with stakeholders on tourism promotion and marketing activities

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    Deputy Director - Tourism

    Qualifications and Requirements:

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

    • served for a minimum period of three (3) years in the grade of Assistant Director Tourism, CSG 7 or in a comparable and relevant position in the wider Public Sector, National/International or Private Sector;
    • a Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following disciplines:- Tourism, Tourism Management , Tourism and Hospitality Management, Eco-Tourism, Hotel and Institutional Management and Information Technology, Environmental Studies, Travel and Tour Operations Management, Travel and Tourism Management, Hotel and Hospitality Management, Sociology, Geography, Business Administration, Commerce (Marketing Option) or International Relations from a university recognized in Kenya; and
    • demonstrated professional competence in Tourism Management and gained managerial and administrative capability

    Responsibilities:     
    Duties and Responsibilities

    The Deputy Director of Tourism will deputize and represent the Director in various forums. Duties and responsibilities at this level will include:-

    • facilitating, coordinating and monitoring of activities performed by all divisions for efficient functioning of the Department;
    • undertaking special duties and programmes in the tourism sector including responding to critical issues and activities such as tourism safety concerns, crisis management and wildlife management policy implementation and reviews, coordinating tourism sustainability strategies, ensuring regular surveys on impact of tourism on economic growth, and coordinating preparation of tourism strategic plans;
    • initiating tourism policy reviews and procedures, respond to parliamentary business, preparation of reports an briefs;
    • coordinating local and foreign investment programmes in tourism;
    • reviewing and implementation of bilateral and multilateral tourism agreements/protocols;
    • maintenance of necessary linkages between the department and other stakeholders such as parastatals and international organizations concerned with tourism;
    • being in charge of administrative matters in the department including staff establishment and development, training, coaching and mentoring of staff; and
    • being appointed to serve as Secretary to the Hotels and Restaurants Appeal Tribunal

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    Director - Tourism

    Qualifications and Requirements:

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

    • served for a minimum period of three (3) years in the grade of Deputy Director of Tourism CSG 6 or in a comparable and relevant position in the wider Public Sector, National/International or Private Sector;
    • a Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following disciplines:- Tourism, Tourism Management , Tourism and Hospitality Management, Eco-Tourism, Hotel and Institutional Management and Information Technology, Environmental Studies, Travel and Tour Operations Management, Travel and Tourism Management, Hotel and Hospitality Management, Sociology, Geography, Business Administration, Commerce (Marketing Option) or International Relations from a university recognized in Kenya;
    • a Masters Degree in any of the following fields:- Tourism, Environmental Science, Business Administration, Economics, Commerce, Sociology, Geography or International Relations or any other equivalent qualification in a related field from a university recognized in Kenya;
    • a clear understanding of the overall National goals, policies and development objectives and ability to translate them in to Tourism Policies and Programmes

    Responsibilities:     

    Duties and Responsibilities

    The Director of Tourism will be the Head of the Department and will be responsible to the Principal Secretary for overall management and control of Tourism activities in the Country. Duties and responsibilities at this level will include:-

    • providing technical advice on matters pertaining to Tourism;
    • overall planning, direction, overseeing, coordination, evaluation and implementation of programmes/projects of the Department;
    • initiation, formulation, review and implementation of policies;
    • integrating National Development policies, goals and objectives in to the Tourism functions;
    • representing the Principal Secretary in relevant Boards and Councils; and
    • coordinating and consulting with local, regional and international bodies on matters relating to tourism as well as developing appropriate vision for the department.                                                                                                                                                              

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife on www.psckjobs.go.ke to apply

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