Kenya Forest Service (KFS)Jobs career in Kenya 2013

Kenya Forest Service is a State Corporation established to sustainably manage, conserve, develop and protect forest resources for Kenya’s social-economic development.
The Service seeks to recruit highly competent, self driven & results oriented individuals of high integrity to fill the following positions:

Chief Legal Officer 1 Post

KFS Grade 5
Reporting To: Head–Legal Services / Corporation Secretary

Overall responsibilities:
  • Ensure all legal matters of the Service are effectively managed.
  • Implementing the Organization’s Prosecution and litigation strategies.
  • Ensuring that the corporation complies with statutory and other regulatory requirements.
  • Representing the Service in Court and arbitrations as may be required.
  • Coordinating all litigations in liaison with the Attorney General’s Chambers, Government Ministries and external lawyers.
  • Drawing and processing legal notices and other gazettements issued under the Forests Act.
  • Liaising with legal Departments in Government, Private Sector, Regional and International Organizations.
Qualifications, experience & key competencies
  • A Bachelor of Law (LLB) degree and admitted as an advocate of the High Court of Kenya.
  • A Current Practicing Certificate
  • At least seven (7) years working experience as an advocate in a large and reputable
  • Public or Private Organization five (5) of which must be in the position of Senior Legal Officer or its equivalent.
  • Good communication, drafting, negotiating, arbitration skills.
  • Must be computer literate.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Civil and Criminal Law and corporate legal practices.
  • Demonstrated high degree of professional competence in legal work and administrative capability in work performance and results.
  • Outstanding honesty and integrity.
Assistant Commandant 2 Posts
KFS Grade 5
Reporting To: Head of Conservancy
The assistant commandant will be responsible for all forest protection operations at the Conservancy level.
Essential Job functions
Specifically the Key tasks for this position will include
  • Coordinating Enforcement and Compliance operations within the conservancy.
  • Ensuring that paramilitary policies, code of conduct and protocol is complied with and that high level of discipline is maintained within the disciplined staff.
  • Mobilize resources for forest protection operations
  • Co-ordinate Forest Security activities with other law enforcement agencies in the conservancy.
  • Assist the Head of Conservancy in the enforcement of the Forest Act, 2005 and other related laws and statutes regarding forest protection.
  • To recommend the training and discipline of the Forest rangers in forest protection service.
Qualifications, experience & key competencies
Suitable candidates MUST have the following minimum qualifications:
  • A Bachelors degree in Social sciences
  • Minimum of five (5) years in paramilitary service, three (3) of which must be at a Senior Superintendent level.
  • Must have attended Grade 2 staff courses at Defense Staff College Karen or Senior Management Course.
  • A Graduate of National Defense College or its equivalent is an added advantage.
  • Evidence of Computer proficiency.
Head Planing and Monitoring 1 Post
KFS Grade 4
Reporting To: Deputy Director, Corporate Services
Essential Job functions
Specifically the Key tasks for this position will include:
  • Analyse KFS policies and provision of informed advice on planning and economic policy issues to the service and the board.
  • Undertake economic analysis, evaluation and monitoring of development projects and programmes.
  • Conduct pre-feasibility and feasibility studies setting project priorities.
  • Collecting and analyzing data relating to forest conservancy areas, investment projects and programmes.
  • Review of development policy strategies and programmes.
  • Coordinating preparation and review of organization’s strategic Ian.
  • Assist in the formulation of economic and statistical development activities.
  • Appraisal of conservancy area activities projects and programmes or advising thereon.
  • Prepare proposals for donors and develop finance institutions to leverage additional resources for KFS.
  • Develop a capacity building programme for KFS staff on planning and performance management.
  • Preparation of timely reports including annual reports and performance Contract reports.
Qualifications, experience & key competencies
Suitable candidates MUST have the following minimum qualifications:
  • A Bachelors degree in Economics, Development planning, Development studies or any other relevant and equivalent qualifications from a recognized university.
  • A Masters degree in Planning , Economics, Development studies, Corporate planning or any other relevant, related and equivalent qualifications from a recognized university.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the current best Corporate Planning and Monitoring practices and experience in operating planning and monitoring policy and strategies.
  • Demonstrated high degree of professional competence in planning, monitoring and administrative capability in work performance and results.
  • A minimum of eight (8) years experience in a planning or monitoring position in a large private or public organization in a senior management position.
  • Must be computer literate.
  • Remarkable track record in developing and executing strategic plans and initiatives competencies.
  • Ability to promote organizational vision, mission and strategic goals.
  • In-depth practical knowledge of inter disciplinary national development issues and networking.
  • Ability to lead strategic planning, result based management, monitoring and reporting.
  • Experience in the implementation of Performance contracts will be an added advantage.
Application Procedure
Interested and suitably qualified candidates should send their application, detailed Curriculum Vitae with daytime contacts, testimonials and copies of academic and professional certificates to the undersigned so as to reach him on or before Wednesday, 3rd April 2013.
The Director
Kenya Forest Service
P. O. Box 30513-00100
These are permanent & pensionable positions in the Kenya Forest Service. 
The Kenya Forest
Service is an equal opportunity employer.
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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