The National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) is established under the Environmental Management and Coordination Act (EMCA) No. 8 of 1999, as the Principal Instrument of Government in the implementation of all policies relating to the environment.

The Authority invites applications from qualified and experienced candidates for the following Kenyan Jobs positions;

1. Director, Finance & Administration

Grade
E2

1 Post

Ref: HR/25/2012

Reporting to the Director General an officer at this level will be responsible for management,
control and coordination, of Human Resource & Administration, Finance and Procurement
sections of the Authority.

Duties and Responsibilities

Specific Duties at this level will include but not limited to;
  • Oversee the finance function and ensure development of sound financial management systems
  • Provide leadership in the formulation and implementation of financial management policies and strategies
  • Oversee budget preparation and monitoring of the same.
  • Ensure preparation of the annual financial statements and regular management reports in a timely manner
  • Putting in place appropriate measures to monitor and reduce costs in relation to the Authority’s operations and services provided.
  • Ensure that decisions of the Board and Management that relate to the finance and Administration are implemented.
  • Manage the Authority’s human resource and other staff matters
  • Participate in resource mobilization initiatives
  • Mobilize and monitor the use of physical Resources and other Assets of the Authority
  • Provide Leadership in strategic corporate planning
  • Oversee the procurement and supplies function and ensure procurement rules and regulations are adhered to
  • Supervise, appraise and develop section heads.
Required Qualification

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have;
  • Bachelors degree in a business related field such as, Commerce, finance, Accounting, or economics from a recognized institution
  • Masters degree in business administration or a related field from a recognized institution
  • CPA III or its equivalent
  • Professional training in Management & Administration will be an added advantage
  • At least ten (10) years relevant experience in a reputable organization three (3) of which must be at a senior management level
  • Member of a professional body
Required skills
  • Excellent oral & written communication skills
  • Well developed ICT skills with proficiency in computerized accounting system
  • Demonstrated Commitment, reliability and a high degree of personal integrity
  • Human resource management & administrative skills
  • Excellent planning and coordination skills
2. Principal Corporate Communications Officer

Grade
E5

1 Post

Ref: HR/26/2012

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An officer at this level will be responsible to the Chief Corporate Communications Officer:

Duties and Responsibilities

Specific Duties at this level will include but not limited to;
  • Implementing communications policies and strategies.
  • Monitoring public perception about NEMA.
  • Media relations including media analysis.
  • Preparation of daily briefs on media coverage given to NEMA and other environmental issues.
  • Drafting of rejoinders and press releases.
  • Identification of media programs, columns, and publications suitable for the dissemination of environmental news.
  • Preparation of publicity materials and Speech management.
  • Managing linkages with other stakeholders and coordination of protocol functions and other events of the Authority.
  • Assisting in the development of work plans and budgets.
Requirements for Appointment

For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:
  • A Bachelors degree in either Social Sciences, Public Relation, Corporate Communication or a related field from a recognized institution;
  • A Masters degree in Public Relations, communications or journalism or a related field from a recognized institution;
  • Five (5) years working experience in Corporate Communications or Public Relations field;
  • Demonstrated ability in management and handling of communications function required at this level.
  • Computer Literacy.
3. Principal Legal Officer

Grade
E5

1 Post

Ref:
HR/27/2012

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An officer at this level will be responsible to the Deputy Director – Legal Services and will assist
in facilitating the development of procedures and regulations for effective implementation of
the Environmental Management and Coordination Act (EMCA) and advice on legal matters.

Duties and Responsibilities


Specific Duties at this level will include but not limited to;
  • Advise on legal matters specifically interpreting the Act and other related legislation.
  • Reviewing existing sectoral laws in collaboration with other Institutions.
  • Coordinating and harmonizing the environmental laws.
  • Advising on compliance and enforcement of environmental laws and regulations.
  • Offering technical support to counties in the enforcement of the environmental laws.
  • Initiating legislation in the reform areas of multi-sectoral concerns such as pollution, wetlands management, etc.
  • Attending court proceedings.
  • Developing regulations for the implementation of the Environmental Management and Coordination Act.
  • Advising and assisting in negotiations.
  • Drafting and implementing treaties, agreements, conventions and other legal instruments.
Requirements for Appointment

For appointment to this position a candidate must have;
  • A Bachelors Degree in Law from a recognized Institution.
  • A Masters Degree in Law; Specialization in environmental law will be an added advantage.
  • Be an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya with a current practicing certificate
  • At least five (5) years work experience in Legal practice.
  • Computer Literacy
4. Internal Auditor I

Grade
E7

1 Post

Ref:
HR/28/2012

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

Duties and Responsibilities:

Specific duties at this level include;
  • Preparing formal reports on the results of completed reviews.
  • Reviewing Internal control Systems on operation.
  • Reviewing budgetary control on the issuance of Authority to incur expenditure and commitment.
  • Planning Audit activities.
  • Examining & reviewing field operations.
  • Preparing and reviewing final reports.
  • Carrying out Risk based Audits, Surprise audit visits, Surprise cash Audit and automated systems audit.
  • Carrying out risky sites visit to insure that institutional policies and procedures, appropriate laws, and good business practices are followed.
  • Determining if Authority resources (personnel, property, funds, etc.) are being utilized in an economical and efficient manner, including the underlying causes of any inefficiencies or wasteful practices
  • Conducting follow-up on prior recommendations to determine whether management has corrected the previously reported conditions or whether such conditions still exist.
Requirements for Appointment

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have;
  • A Bachelor of commerce degree(Accounting) option OR Certified Public Accountants (CPA III) OR Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) or equivalent qualification from a recognized Institution;
  • Three (3) years working experience as an Internal Auditor or a comparable position;
  • Demonstrated professional competence in auditing.
  • Computer Literacy
5. Legal Clerk

Grade
E12

1 Post

Ref:
HR/29/2012

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An officer at this level will be responsible to the Senior Legal Officer.

Duties and Responsibilities

Specific Duties at this level will include but not limited to;
  • Carry out service of court process and swearing of affidavit
  • Delivering and filing of court documents in court
  • Carry out service of pleadings, notices and other documents on law firms and other organizations
  • Case files management through designing and managing a filing and bring up system of legal case files
Requirements for Appointment

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:
  • KCSE minimum grade C- (Minus)or its equivalent
  • Process server of the High Court of Kenya with a valid license
  • Worked as a process server in a busy law firm/institution for at-least three (3) years
  • Computer literacy
6. Driver II

Grade
E12

13 Posts

Ref: HR/30/2012

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An officer at this level will be responsible to the Transport Officer.

This position is on contractual term for a period of three years.

Duties and Responsibilities

Specific Duties at this level will include but not limited to;
  • Driving and detecting common mechanical faults.
  • Maintenance of the vehicle.
  • Carrying out minor repairs including oiling and greasing.
  • Maintenance of work ticket for vehicles assigned and ensuring safety of the vehicle on and off the road.
  • Maintaining cleanliness of the assigned vehicle.
Requirement for Appointment

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have;
  • 5 years active driving experience.
  • Clean driving license free from any endorsement.
  • First Aid Course for not less than 1 week from St.John’s or KIHBT
  • PSV license.
  • Driver’s suitability certificate from Ministry of Roads and Public Works.
  • Certificate of Good Conduct from Criminal Investigation Department; and
  • Kenya Government occupational trade test III
  • K.C.S.E D (Plain)
7. Motorcycle Rider

Grade
E12

1 Post

Ref: HR/31/2012

An officer at this level will be responsible to the Administrative Officer – Office Services. This position is on contractual term for a period of three years.

Duties and Responsibilities

Specific Duties at this level will include but not limited to;
  • Driving and detecting common mechanical faults.
  • Maintenance of the Motor cycle
  • Carrying out minor repairs including oiling and greasing.
  • Maintenance of work ticket for motor cycle assigned and ensuring safety of the motor cycle on and off the road
  • Maintaining cleanliness of the assigned motorcycle
  • Performing messengerial and courier duties
Requirement for Appointment

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have;
  • 5 years active driving experience.
  • Clean driving license free from any endorsement.
  • First Aid Course for not less than 1 week from St. John’s Ambulance or KIHBT
  • Suitability certificate from Ministry of Roads and Public Works.
  • Certificate of Good Conduct from Criminal Investigation Department; and
  • K.C.S.E D (Plain)
How to Apply for the above Kenyan Vacancies

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 30th April, 2012.

Please quote the respective reference number for the position you would like to be considered for on the application letter and envelope.

The Director General,
NEMA
Popo Road, off Mombasa Road,
P.O Box 67839-00200,
Nairobi.

NB/ Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and any canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification, Persons with Disabilities and Female applicants are encouraged to apply.

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