KWS County Wildlife Conservation and Compensation Committees Chairpersons 47 Jobs in Kenya July 2014

 

Recruitment of Chairpersons of County Wildlife Conservation and Compensation Committees (Forty Seven (47) Posts)

Overview: Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) is a State Corporation established by an Act of Parliament to conserve and manage wildlife in Kenya, and to enforce wildlife-related laws.

The Wildlife Conservation and Management, 2013 (the ‘Act’) came into force on 10th January, 2014.

Section 18 of the Act provides for a County Wildlife Conservation and Compensation Committee (CWCCC) in respect of each of the forty seven (47) Counties and for a Chairperson of each CWCCC, appointed through a competitive process.

The Chairperson of each CWCCC will provide it with overall leadership.

The statutory functions of the CWCCC are to:
  • Implement the registration and establishment of wildlife user rights;
  • Oversee the preparation and implementation of management plans on community and private land;
  • Ensure distribution of benefits derived from the use of wildlife resources;
  • Bring together all relevant stakeholders within the county to actively harness their participation in the planning and implementation of projects and programmes related to the protection, conservation and management of wildlife resources in the county;
  • Review and make appropriate recommendations on ecosystem based management plans produced by the Service;
  • Participate at the county level in land use planning initiatives and in consultation with all relevant stakeholders with particular regard to critical wildlife habitats, corridors and dispersal areas for the better management and conservation of wildlife;
  • Monitor the implementation of management plans for any relevant national park in collaboration with the Service;
  • Develop and implement, in collaboration with community wildlife associations, mechanisms for mitigation of human wildlife conflict;
  • Review and recommend claims resulting from loss or damage caused by wildlife for payment of compensation;
  • Undertake education, extension services and public awareness; and
  • Perform such other functions as the Service may require or delegate to it.
Kenya Wildlife Service hereby declares forty seven (47) posts of CWCCC Chairperson and invites suitably qualified Kenyans wishing to be considered for the posts to apply in writing.

Person Specification
Suitable candidates shall be required to possess the following qualifications and attributes:
  • At least a Diploma in Natural Resource Management or related field from a recognized institution;
  • At least five (5) years experience in wildlife conservation and management;
  • Must be able to demonstrate clear understanding of wildlife conservation issues pertinent to the county for which they apply
  • Demonstrate sound leadership, organizational and communication skills;
  • Knowledge and understanding of formulation and execution of organizational strategies and policies;
  • Have experience in planning and financial management;
  • Have knowledge and experience with monitoring and evaluation of programs and projects;
  • Have experience in community development and resource mobilization;
  • Not be a serving public or state officer;
  • Be a citizen of Kenya;
  • Meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya; and
  • ICT skills will be an added advantage.
How to Apply
(a) Applications in clearly marked and sealed envelopes should be sent to:-
Director General
Kenya Wildlife Service
P.O. Box 40241- 00100
Nairobi
OR Email: cwccc@kws.go.ke
(b) Each application should be accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae, clear copies of relevant academic and professional certificates, testimonials and other relevant supporting documents.

(c) A copy of the National Identity Card/Passport should be appended.

(d) Applications must reach the Director General, Kenya Wildlife Service by 5pm. on Monday 21st July, 2014.

(e) This position is open to all qualified persons.
Note:-
(a) Names of shortlisted candidates will be published and interviews will be conducted in the respective Counties
(b) Shortlisted candidates will be required to obtain clearance from the following bodies:
  • Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission;
  • Higher Education Loans Board;
  • Criminal Investigations Department; and
  • Kenya Revenue Authority.
(c) The appointment will be for a period not exceeding five (5) years.

(d) The CWCCC is a separate entity from KWS. As such, the successful candidates will not be employees of Kenya Wildlife Service.

This advertisement can also be obtained from the Kenya Wildlife Service website www.kws.go.ke.
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