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Director, Wildlife Research, Policy And Innovation

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Temporary

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Job Summary

(i) served for a minimum period of ten (10) years and currently serving at the grade of
Assistant Director Wildlife Research, Policy and Innovation, CSG 7 and above or in a
comparable and relevant position in the wider public service or private sector;
(ii) a Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following disciplines:- Wildlife Management, Natural
Resource Management, Marine Resources Management, Environmental Science,
Environmental Conservation and Natural Resource Management, Environmental
Conservation, Environmental Resource Conservation, Environmental Management
and Conservation, Environmental Studies and Community Development,
Environmental Studies and Community Resource Conservation, Environmental
Planning and Management, Range Management, Bio Resource Conservation and
Management, Coastal and Marine Resource Management, Conservation Biology,
Ecology, Zoology, or any other related qualifications from a university recognized in
(iii) a Masters degree in Natural Resources Management, Wildlife Management, Range
Management, Environmental Science, or any other related discipline from a university
recognized in Kenya.
(iv) demonstrated managerial, administrative and professional competence in work
performance and exhibited a thorough understanding of national goals, policies,
objectives and ability to relate them to proper management of wildlife function.


The officer at this level will be answerable to the Secretary Wildlife for providing
leadership in the Directorate. Specific duties and responsibilities will include:-
(i) developing, implementing and reviewing the national wildlife management and
conservation policies, strategies, regulations and guidelines on research, training and
(ii) developing and implementing strategy for promoting innovation and strategic
investments for sustainable use of wildlife resource including bioprospecting;
(iii) implementing the international treaties, protocols and agreements on wildlife
management and conservation;
(iv) establishing data integration and sharing platform for wildlife sector;
(v) establishing wildlife innovation hubs, forming collaborations and partnerships with
relevant stakeholders in support of research, training and innovations;
(vi) facilitating research in new and emerging technologies in wildlife conservation and
(vii) designing strategies for disaster management and disaster mitigation and reduction
in wildlife conservation;
(viii)developing a framework for monitoring and implementing the national wildlife
strategy and policy;
(ix) spearheading preparation of regulations and guidelines for granting concessions,
permit and licenses for wildlife user rights;
(x) preparing bills and responses to parliamentary queries on wildlife conservation and
(xi) developing and implementing strategies and guidelines on establishment and
conservation of national parks, national reserves, marine parks, marine reserves in
community and public lands; and
(xii) implementing and reviewing of the division’s strategic plans, budgets, procurement
plans and performance targets, training and development of staff;

Job Requirements

Required education: Post-graduate education
Required relevant work experience: 10 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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