• Job Opportunities at The National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) - 21 Positions

  • Posted on: 9 February, 2017 Deadline: 22 February, 2017
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  • The National Environment Management Authority (NEMA), is established under the Environmental Management and Co-ordination Act No. 8 of 1999 (EMCA) as the principlal instrument of Goverment for the implementation of all policies relating to environment . EMCA 1999 was enacted against a backdrop of 78 sectoral laws dealing with various components of the environment, the deteriorating state of Kenya's environment, as well as increasing social and economic inequalities, the combined effect of which negatively impacted on the environment. The supreme objective underlying the enactment of EMCA 1999 was to bring harmony in the management of the country's environment.

    Clerical Officer III

     

    GRADE E12 REF: HR/17/2017

    Duties and responsibilities

    This is the entry and training grade for this cadre. An officer at this level will carry out clerical duties in the area of deployment and will work under close supervision of a senior officer.

    Requirements for Appointment:

    For appointment to this grade a candidate must have:

    1. KCSE Mean Grade D+ or its equivalent from a recognized institution;
    2. D+ in English and Mathematics;
    3. Relevant work experience will be an added advantage;
    4. A Certificate in either Accounts, HR or Administration or their equivalent qualification from a recognised institution will be an added advantage;
    5. Proficiency in computer applications

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    Telephone Operator

     

    GRADE E12 REF: HR/16/2017

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Duties and responsibilities will include but not limited to:

    1. Performing telephone operation duties at switchboard;
    2. Undertaking clerical work at the exchange;
    3. Routine testing of exchange lines and exchange facilities;
    4. Receiving and connecting telephone calls to officers. 

    Requirements for Appointment

    For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:

    1. Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE), D+ or its equivalent from Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) with at least D+ in English and Kiswahili.
    2. One (1) month receptionist/telephone operators course from a recognised institution.
    3. Working experience will be an added advantage.
    4. Proficiency in computer applications

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    Senior Accountant

     

    GRADE E6 REF: HR/9/2017

    An Officer at this level will be responsible to the Chief Accountant for a variety of accounting tasks.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Specific duties at this level will include but not limited to:

    1. Implementing financial policies;
    2. Developing and implementing internal controls;
    3. Developing and Reviewing Financial systems;
    4. Preparing annual Budget and exerting  control;
    5. Preparing management and financial reports;
    6. Protection of financial and non financial assets;
    7. Responsible for statutory compliance in both accounting and taxation;
    8. Maintaining the general ledger.

    Requirements for Appointment

    For appointment to this grade a candidate must have:

    1. Bachelors Degree in Accounting/Finance from a recognised institution.
    2. CPA (III) or its equivalent from a recognised institution.
    3. Six (6) years relevant experience in accounting/finance field.
    4. Member of a professional body
    5. Computer literacy in Accounting Packages.
    6. High level of integrity and confidentiality.

    Required skills

    • Communication skills
    • Analytical

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    Senior Legal Officer

     

    GRADE 6 REF: HR/8/2017

    An officer at this level will be responsible to the Deputy Director Legal services for effective co-ordination and supervision of legal work.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Specific duties at this level will include but not limited to:

    1. Ensuring that all NEMA legal instruments are developed and filed on time;
    2. Maintaining records of all legal instruments;
    3. Filing legal documents in court;
    4. Maintaining and updating the Registry for Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) in consultation with other government agencies;
    5. Preparing briefs and coordinating preparatory meetings for Kenya’s delegation to international meetings relating to MEA’s;
    6. Assisting in the development of By-Laws and ensuring that they are in conformity with the Environmental Management and Coordination Act 1999;
    7. Liasing with other department’s staff on drafting of legal documents;
    8. Offering technical support to field officers in the enforcement of the environmental laws;
    9. Attending court proceedings;
    10. Advising interested groups and Counties on the awareness of the environmental legislation.

    Requirements for Appointment

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

    1. A Bachelors degree in Law (LLB) or its equivalent qualification from a recognized University.
    2. Post Graduate Diploma in Law from Kenya School of Law.
    3. Five (5) years working experience in legal practice.
    4. Current practicing certificate.
    5. Be an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya
    6. Demonstrated professional competence in legal practice

    Required skills

    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • ICT Skills
    • Planning & Coordination skills

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    Senior Internal Auditor

     

    GRADE 6 REF: HR/7/2017

    An officer at this level will be responsible to the Chief Internal Auditor

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Specific duties at this level will include but not limited to:

    1. Preparing and implementing annual audit plans and Committee reports;
    2. Participating in Planning of internal audit activities;
    3. Carrying out risk assessment and developing management guidelines;
    4. Developing and reviewing audit management systems and undertaking audit investigations.
    5. Executing audit programmes,
    6. Reviewing internal control systems regularly,
    7. Verifying the existence and safety of Authority’s assets;
    8. Preparing draft reports;
    9. Verifying payments to ensure validity and accuracy;
    10. Ensuring adherence to accounting procedures;
    11. Identifying where processes are not working and recommending changes to be made.

    Requirements for Appointment

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

    1. Bachelors degree in accounting or finance from a recognized institution
    2. CPA (III) or its equivalent from a recognized institution
    3. Six (6) years relevant experience in accounting/finance field
    4. Member of a professional body
    5. Computer Literacy in Accounting packages
    6. High level of integrity and confidentiality

    Required skills

    • Communication skills
    • Analytical skills

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    Senior Education for Sustainable Development Officer

     

    GRADE E6 - REF: HR/6/2017

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Duties at this level will include but not limited to;

    i    Developing and updating a comprehensive data bank on ESD throughout the entire education system;

    ii   Mobilizing the public to participate in ESD activities;

    iii   Facilitating ESD training for NEMA staff and other stakeholders;

    iv   Developing information, education and communication (IEC) material and disseminating ESD information through manuals, codes and articles;

    v    Coordinating best environmental practices demonstration centers;

    vi   Ensuring ESD material is available in the library and other platforms for users

    vii  Initiating linkages among Kenyan institutions on ESD

    Requirements for appointment:

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

    1. Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following fields: Environmental Education, Environmental Law; Environmental Sciences; Education; Natural Resource Management; Sociology, community development, or any other relevant qualifications from a recognized institution;
    1. At least six (6) years relevant experience
    1. Knowledge in computer applications;
    1. Demonstrated professional competence in educating and awareness creation to the public

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    Principal Education for Sustainable Development Officer - 2 positions

     

    GRADE E5 - REF: HR/5/2017

    An officer at this level will be responsible to the Deputy Director Environmental Education and Information.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Specific duties and responsibilities will include but not limited to;

    1. Ensuring integration of education for sustainable development (ESD) into formal and non-formal education;
    2. Coordinating capacity building and ensuring optimum participation of the Kenyan public in ESD activities;
    3. Promoting Public Awareness on ESD policy through non-formal education, public information and campaigns; 
    4. Ensuring development of ESD, information, education and communication (IEC) material; 
    5. Disseminating ESD information through manuals, codes and articles;
    6. Preparing exhibitions on ESD and other environmental best practices
    7. Liaising with other lead agencies to ensure ESD policy is implemented
    8. Ensuring ESD material is available in the library for users
    9. Exchanging ESD information with national and international agencies and institutions;

    Requirements for appointment

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

    1. Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following fields: Environmental Education, Environmental Law; Environmental Sciences; Education; Natural Resource Management; Sociology, community development, or any other relevant qualification from a recognized institution; ‘
    1. Masters Degree in any of the following fields: Environmental Education, Environmental Law; Environmental Sciences; Education; Natural Resource Management; Sociology; community development; or any other relevant qualifications from a recognized institution;
    1. Environmental education or education for sustainable development course either as stand alone or as a unit in a degree programme
    1. Nine (9) years relevant experience in the field of Environment
    1. Management/administration course from a recognized institution

    Required skills

    • Excellent communication skills
    • Computer application skills
    • Planning & Coordination skills

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    Principal Corporate Communication Officer

     

    GRADE E5 - REF: HR/4/2017

    An officer at this level will be responsible to the Chief Corporate Communications Manager for effective co-ordination and supervision of Communication work.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Specific duties at this level will include but not limited to:

    1. Implementing communications policies and strategies;
    2. Monitoring public perception about NEMA;
    3. Preparing daily briefs on media coverage given to NEMA and other environmental issues;
    4. Drafting of rejoinders and press releases;
    5. Identifying media programmes, columns and publications suitable for the dissemination of environment news;
    6. Preparing publicity materials and speech management;
    7. Managing linkages with other stakeholders and coordination of protocol functions and other events of the Authority;
    8. Assisting in the development of work plans and budgets;
    9. Supervising, training and mentoring staff working under him/her

    Requirements for Appointment

    For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:-

    1. A Bachelors degree in either of the following fields; Social Sciences, Public Relations, Corporate Communications or a related field from a recognized institution;
    2. Masters degree in either Public Relations, Communication or journalism or a related field from a recognized institution;
    3. Five (5) years working experience in Corporate Communications or Public Relations Field;
    4. Demonstrated ability in management and handling of communication function required at this level;
    5. Member of a professional body
    6. Must meet the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.

    Required skills

    • Excellent communication skills
    • Negotiation skills
    • Analytical skills
    • Knowledge in computer applications

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    Principal Graphic Designer

     

    GRADE E5-RE-ADVERTISEMENT REF: HR/3/2017

    An officer at this level will be responsible to the Deputy Director Environmental Education, Awareness and Public Participation for effective co-ordination and supervision of design work.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Specific duties at this level will include but not limited to:

    1. Photographic work, plate making, art work, printing and model making;
    2. Creating new ideas and concepts and developing interactive designs;
    3. Using innovation to redefine a design brief with the constraints of cost and time;
    4. Working with a range of media, including computer-aided design (CAD) and keeping up to date with emerging technologies;
    5. Demonstrating illustrative skills with rough sketches and working on layouts ready for print;
    6. Commissioning illustrators and photographers;
    7. Working as part of a team with printers, copywriters, photographers, stylists, illustrators, other designers, account executives, web developers and marketing specialists.
    8. Advising on color schemes for any design works affecting buildings, interior and exterior designing and landscaping;
    9. Job scheduling and programming, estimating, costing and requisitioning for design materials required; and
    10. Supervising, training and appraising staff in the section

    Requirements for Appointment

    For appointment to this position a candidate must have;

    1. Bachelor’s degree in Graphics Design/ Fine Arts from a recognized institution.
    2. Masters Degree in Graphics Design/ Fine Arts from a recognized institution.
    3. Excellent IT skills, especially with design and photo-editing software’s, fine art, graphic design; illustration; photography; visual art.
    4. Exceptional creativity and innovation.
    5. Training in management or administration will be an added advantage.
    6. Meets the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010.
    1. Nine (9) years relevant experience in graphic design

    Required skills

    • Excellent communication skills
    • Analytical skills
    • Knowledge in computer applications

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    Chief Compliance and Enforcement Officer

     

    GRADE E4 - REF: HR/2/2017

    An Officer at this level will be deployed to either of the following sections, Compliance, Enforcement or Field Operations and will be responsible to a Deputy Director, in charge of that section.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Specific duties at this level will include but not limited to;

    1. Coordinating licensing, inspecting and monitoring the environment;
    2. Ensuring compliance with EMCA CAP 387 and its regulations to safeguard the environment;
    3. Overseeing the preparation of inventories of degraded areas and factors causing degradation;
    4. Co-coordinating activities of other institutions/lead agencies in the enforcement of environmental regulations;
    1. Developing sector specific guidelines and license conditions to ensure compliance
    1. Coordinating and supervising environmental inspections and ensuring appropriate enforcement actions are undertaken
    1. Monitoring implementation of work plans and performance contract targets for the section and the field
    2. Providing guidelines for establishment of County Environment Committees in consultation with Legal Services Department
    1. Supervising, developing and  appraising, staff working under him/her

    Requirements for Appointment

    For appointment to this position, a candidate must have:

    i)      Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in any of the following fields; Environmental studies, Natural Sciences, Chemistry, Environmental Engineering, Environmental planning, or             any other related  field from a recognized Institution;

    ii)     At least Ten (10) years’ working experience in the environmental field, three (3) of which must be at a senior level.

    iii)    Training in management or administration

    iv)    Familiar with Environmental law and regulations v) Familiar with International environmental conventions and protocols that Kenya is a party to

    vi)    Meet the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010

    Required skills

    • Negotiation skills
    • Leadership skills
    • Good communication skills
    • Conflict/Problem solving skills
    • Knowledge in computer applications

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    Director Environmental Services

     

    GRADE E2 - REF: HR/1/2017

    An officer at this level will be responsible to the Director General for effective provision of environmental services in the Authority

    Key Responsibilities and Duties

    1. Coordinating Environmental planning, Research and monitoring activities
    2. Ensuring preparation of County Environment Action Plans, at national and County level
    3. Providing support to Environmental Committees in formulation of action plans,
    4. Mainstreaming environmental concerns in plans, policies and programmes
    5. Ensuring strategic dissemination of research findings in collaboration with the Lead Agencies
    6. Coordinating and implementing environmental Education and outreach programmes at national and county level
    1. Nurturing international links with other environmental training Institutions
    2. Coordinating training needs assessment of technical staff of the Authority and ensuring continuous development of technical staff
    3. Spear heading Education for sustainable Development targeting all learning institutions in Kenya
    4. Promoting conservation and sustainable utilization of coastal, marine and fresh water resources, and all fragile and ecologically significant habitats & ecosystems in Kenya
    5. Implementing relevant Multilateral Environmental Agreements(MEAS)
    6. Supervising implementation of management plans for various ecosystems
    7. Ensuring production of state of environment reports as per the requirements of EMCA CAP 387
    8. Offering requisite support to County environment committees
    9. Appraising, supervising and developing staff in the department

    Requirements for Appointment

    For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have;

    (i)        A Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in any of the following discipline; Environmental studies, Natural Sciences, Chemistry, Environmental Engineering, Environmental                      planning, or any other relevant field from a recognized Institution;

    (ii)       At least Ten (10) years’ working experience in environmental field, three (3) of which must be at managerial level

    (iii)      Training in management or administration

    (iv)      Familiarity with Environmental law and regulations related to environmental protection and conservation

    (v)       Familiarity  with International environmental conventions and protocols that Kenya is a party to

    (vi)      Meets the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010

    Other skills

    • Negotiation skills
    • Leadership skills
    • Good communication skills
    • Conflict/Problem solving skills
    • Knowledge in computer applications

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    Administrative Secretary

     

    GRADE E11 - REF: HR/15/2017

    An Officer at this level will be responsible to the Administrative Officer in the area of deployment and may be deployed to work for more than one officer.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Specific duties at this level will include but not limited to:

    1. Typewriting from drafts and memorandums;
    2. Checking typewritten work for corrections and paper layout;
    3. Processing data;
    4. Operating office equipment;
    5. Handling telephone calls and appointments;
    6. Ensuring security of office equipment, documents and records;
    7. Attending to visitors/clients; and
    8. Undertaking routine secretarial work and office duties including filing, reception and dispatch of mail.

    Requirement for Appointment

    For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:

    1. Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) Mean Grade C- (minus) with at least C (Plain) in English Language or its equivalent from a recognised institution.
    2. Passed in the following subjects offered by Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC):
    • Type Writing Stage II (40 wpm)/Computerised Document Processing.
    • Business English II/Communications I.
    • Office Practice I.
    • Secretarial Duties II.
    • Commerce II and
    • A Certificate of Computer Applications in Windows, MS Word, Excel, Access and Internet from a recognised institution.

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    Accountant III

     

    GRADE E9 - REF: HR/14/2017

    Duties and Responsibilities

    An Officer at this level will perform a variety of accounting work. Specific duties will include but not limited to:

    1. Verifying vouchers and accounting documents in accordance with the laid down rules and regulations;
    2. Capturing and maintaining primary records such as cash books, ledgers, vote books and registers;
    3. Preparing simple management reports including imprest and expenditure returns;
    4. Ensuring safe custody of Authority records and assets. 
    5. Paying personal and merchant claims if deployed as a cashier.

    Requirements for Appointment

    For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:

    1. A Diploma in Accounts or Part II of the Certified Public Accounts Examination or their equivalent from a recognized institution.
    2. Proficiency in accounting packages
    3. Relevant work experience will be an added advantage

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    Environment Assistant - 3 positions

     

    GRADE E9 - REF: HR/13/2017

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Duties at this level will include but not limited to:

    1. Receiving and dispatching environmental impact assessment reports;
    2. Communicating to lead agencies for sectoral comments;
    3. Organizing various sessions for EIA review panel;
    4. Communicating and responding to enquiries on report status to clients.

    Requirements for Appointment

    For appointment to this position, a candidate must have:

    1. A Diploma in any of the following field; Environmental Resource Management, Chemistry, Environmental Science or any other relevant field from a recognised institution.
    2. Clear understanding of the EIA process and environmental related matters.
    3. Proficiency in computer applications
    4. Relevant work experience will be an added advantage.

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    Education for Sustainable Development Officer - 2 positions

     

    GRADE E8 - REF: HR/12/2017

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Duties and responsibilities will involve:-

    1. Participating in the development of ESD awareness material;
    2. Promoting Public Awareness on ESD through non-formal education, public information and campaigns; 
    3. Facilitating of  environmental education;
    4. Enhancing public awareness on ESD;
    5. Assist in collecting, collating and disseminating ESD information through manuals, codes and articles;
    6. Mobilizing  the public to participate in ESD activities
    7. Preparing exhibitions on ESD and other environmental best practices

    Requirements for Appointment

    For appointment to this grade a candidate must have:-

    1. Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following fields: Environmental Education, Environmental Law; Environmental Sciences; Education; Natural Resource Management; Sociology, community development, or any other relevant qualifications from a recognized institution;
    2. Relevant working experience will be an added advantage
    1. Certificate in computer applications

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    Legal Officer

     

    GRADE E7 - REF: HR/11/2017

    An officer at this level will be responsible to the Principal Legal Officer for a variety of tasks in the Legal Department.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Specific duties at this level will include but not limited to:

    1. Conducting legal research and drawing up legal opinions on policy matters relating to the Authority.
    2. Assisting in the development of by-laws/guidelines and ensuring their conformity with the Environmental Management and Co-ordination Act (CAP 347)
    3. Drafting of legal documents which will include contractual agreements.
    4. Liaising with other departments’ staff on drafting of legal documents.
    5. Attending Court proceedings

    Requirements for Appointment

    For appointment to this post, a candidate must have:

    1. A Bachelors degree in Law (LLB) from a recognized University.
    2. Current practicing certificate.
    3. Advocate of the High Court of Kenya.
    4. Three (3) years working experience in legal practice.
    5. Knowledge in computer application

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    Senior Environmental Research Officer

     

    GRADE E6 - REF: HR/10/2017

    An officer at this level will be responsible to the Chief Environmental Research Officer for effective co-ordination and supervision of research work.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Specific duties at this level will include but not limited to:

    1. Coordinating collaborative research network(s) in the country with other institutions with the objective of covering thematic and geographic areas of concern in the Authority;
    2. Formulating the maximum requirements for research programmes in terms of parameters, indicators, data quality, etc;
    3. Ensuring timeliness in the collection and analysis of results;
    4. Ensuring timeliness in the dissemination of research findings.

    Requirements for Appointment

    For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:

    1. Bachelors Degree in any of the following field; Environmental Science, Natural Resource, Environmental Studies or its equivalent from a recognised institution.
    2. Relevant post graduate qualification
    3. Six (6) years experience in Environmental field.
    4. Computer proficiency.

    Required skills

    • Excellent communication skills
    • Analytical skills
    • Data analysis skills

    Method of Application

    Terms of Service

    All the above positions are on permanent and pensionable terms of service except Director, Environmental Services which will be on a three years renewable contract.

    Applications accompanied by copies of certificates, detailed curriculum vitae, testimonials, current remuneration, current position/ grade, expected salary and a daytime telephone contact should be forwarded to the address below by 22nd February, 2017

    The Director General

    Popo Road, off Mombasa Road

    P.O Box 67839-00200

    Nairobi

    N/B

    NEMA is an equal opportunity employer.  Persons with disability and female candidates are

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