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Forester, Job Group ‘K’

County of Nyeri
Nyeri, Kenya

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

You have 34 days left to apply for this job.

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Job Summary

Reporting to the Director – Environment and Natural Resources.
Requirements for appointment

The candidate must:
i) Be a Kenyan citizen
ii) Be a holder of a Bachelor’s Degree in Forestry, Environmental Studies, Ecological Studies or Agricultural Extension or any other qualification from a university recognized in Kenya
iii) Demonstrate computer proficiency.
iv) Be a member of and in good standing with Forest Society of Kenya.
v) Possess a certificate of good conduct
vi) Possess a tax compliance certificate
vii) Demonstrated passion for environmental conservation will be an added advantage
How to Apply:

Duly filled Employment Form together with the required documents should be sent or hand delivered to:
THE SECRETARY,
NYERI COUNTY PUBLIC SERVICE BOARD,
KARSON’S PHOTO HOUSE KIMATHI STREET
P.O BOX 90-10100, NYERI
CELLPHONE: 0745342000 / 0733977003

Responsibilities

Coordinate devolved forestry activities in the county including:
i) Conservation, rehabilitation and monitoring of ecological health of county forests.
ii) All forest field operations /forest extension services.
iii) Development and maintenance of forest infrastructure.
iv) Liaison with KFS and KEFRI on forestry regulations.
v) Tree planting and tree growing in the county including establishment of tree nurseries
vi) Maintenance of data on county tree and forest cover.
vii) Organisation of sensitization and awareness creation meetings, as well as development of training materials for forest related activities in the county.
viii) Supporting communities to establish nature-based enterprises.
ix) Development of policies and regulations to guide county forestry.
x) Establishment of management plans for county forest lands and resources.
xi) Planning and directing forest mapping, survey and related studies, preparing reports and recommendations
xii) Handling emerging forestry issues including climate change, green energy, carbon traders and eco-tourism
xiii) Any other duties as may be assigned

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 12 months
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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