Project Officer Job in Kenya – Ministry of Environment

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IN THE GLOBAL OPPORTUNITY FOR LONG TERM DEVELOPMENT (GOLD) IN THE ARTISANAL
SMALL SCALE GOLD MINING (ASGM) PROJECT



POSITION OF REGIONAL
PROJECT OFFICER – TWO (2) POSTS

The Regional Project Officer will coordinate the day-to-day
implementation of project activities; and follow-up at the respective projects
site level.

Project officers will be responsible for liaison with local
government entities (county level) and project beneficiaries in the project
priority sites where they are stationed, on all aspects related to the project.

Term of
Engagement: 
The position shall be on an initial twelve (12) months contract
with possibility for extension.

Responsibilities

Reporting to the Project Manager and liaising closely with the
International Chief Technical Advisor (ICTA), the Regional Project officer
will:-

  • Liaise with county and local
    government staff on formalization, access to finance, mining licenses,
    subsurface rights, etc

  • Support the   
    organization   of   the   county  
    and  district  level     inception

  • Support the organization of the
    regional Project Advisory

  • Support the organization of
    training

  • Support the implementation of
    the awareness raising campaign

  • Provide day to day support of
    mining groups in the formalization efforts, gaining access to financing
    and supporting establishment of mercury-free processing

  • Support the monitoring of
    project results

Qualifications

The applicant must possess the following:-

  • Bachelor’s degree from a
    recognized institution; in Environmental Science, Chemistry, Mining,
    Geology, Chemical Engineering or Chemical/ Biological Sciences; or in any
    other related field;

Added advantages

  • Degree field from a recognized
    institution; in Environmental Science, Chemistry, Mining, Geology,
    Chemical Engineering or Chemical/ Biological Sciences or in any other
    related field.

  • Specialized training in toxic
    chemicals; and waste; and

  • Monitoring and evaluation of
    projects

Experience

The applicant should in addition have the following:-

  • A minimum of six (6) years’
    experience in the implementation; co- ordination/supervision, monitoring
    and evaluation; of environmental projects;

  • Three (3) of which (years) must
    have been in the implementation of projects related to toxic chemicals;

Added advantages

  • Proven experience in the
    implementation; co-ordination/supervision, monitoring and evaluation; of
    projects related to mercury; and ASGM; in particular;

  • Proven experience in working
    with government ministries, national or county institutions that are
    concerned with natural resource and/ or environmental management.

 Competencies

The Applicant should demonstrate possession of:-

  • Good computer application
    skills in common word processing (Ms Word), Spread Sheet ( Ms Excel) and
    internet search;

  • Good drafting, presentation and
    report-writing skills;

  • Good networking , interpersonal
    and communication skills;

  • Good knowledge about the political
    and socio-economical context related to ASGM at the international,
    national and sub-national levels; and

  • Excellent command of English
    and Kiswahili

Applicants should also have a demonstrated ability in the
following:-

  • To work with a wide range of stakeholders
    across various sectors; at all levels;

  • Supervision and
     coordination  of       the
    implementation of large Multi- stakeholder projects;

  • Supervision and coordination of
    technical and administrative teams;

  • Be conversant with government
    development priorities, policies, Financial and Accounting Regulations and
    Procedures.

How to Apply

GUIDELINES FOR
APPLICATION

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY
THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW

  • Download the specific job
    requirements for the positions from the Ministry of Environment and Forestry
    Website page environmment.go.ke,
    read this carefully as it lists the skills, knowledge and qualifications
    required.

  • Fill in each section of the Bio
    – Data Form clearly in typed, block

  •  The Bio-Data Form must
    be 
    accompanied with an Application Letter, detailed
    Curriculum Vitae, Certified Copies of Academic Certificates, National
    Identify Card, and

  • All applications should be
    addressed to, The Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Forestry, O.
    Box 30126, 00100 NAIROBI.

  •  In Submitting the applications,
    Applicants can;

  • Email
    their       
    applications,        
    in       
    Ms       
    Word        or       
    PDF;        to [email protected] with
    the position Title as the subject; or

  • Drop a hard copy; in sealed
    envelope at the Ministry’s (Main) Registry on 13th Floor, NHIF Building,
    or 
    Post a hard copy;

  • With the position title clearly
    indicated at the left hand corner of the envelope.

  • The closing date for all
    applications is 8th June,
    2020 
    at close of business (5pm). Late applications
    shall NOT be considered

  • The Ministry of Environment and
    Forestry is an Equal Opportunity employer: Women, Minorities, Marginalized
    and Persons Living with Disability (PWD) are encouraged to apply

  • Only shortlisted candidates
    will be contacted

  • Any form of canvassing will
    lead to Automatic disqualification
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