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Secretary, Wildlife

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Temporary

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Job Summary

(i) served for a minimum period of fifteen (15) years and currently serving at the level of
Deputy Director - Wildlife, CSG 6 and above or in a comparable and relevant position
in the wide public service or private sector;
(ii) a Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following disciplines:- Wildlife Management, Natural
Resource Management, Marine Resource 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
Kenya;
(iii) a Master’s Degree from a recognized University in any of the following disciplines:
Biology of Conservation, Wildlife Conservation, Environmental Economics,
Environmental Science, Natural Resource Management, Environmental Governance,
Environmental Policy, Environmental Planning and Management/Studies/Agroforestry and Rural Development/Environmental Education/Health/Environment
Management and Legislation, Marine Science, Biological
Science(Botany/Zoology/Aquatic/Ecology/Biology of Conservation), Management
of Agro-ecosystems and Environment, Natural Resource Management, , Biodiversity
Conservation and Range Management or any other related qualifications from a
university recognized in Kenya; and
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(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

Responsibilities

The overall functions of the Secretary Wildlife will be to provide leadership on strategy
and policy direction in Wildlife service and management and supervise the Technical
Directorates in the State Department. Specific duties and responsibilities of the officer at
this level will include:-
(i) developing and strengthening of linkages among local, regional and international
stakeholders on wildlife matters;
(ii) formulating, interpretation and review of wildlife policies, legislation and standards
on the protection, conservation and management of wildlife and their habitats in
accordance with the Wildlife conservation and management Act;
(iii) ensuring compliance with Wildlife Act, other relevant regulations and guidelines on
conservation and management of wildlife;
(iv) overseeing development of the national wildlife conservation and management
strategy and other sustainable strategies for utilization of wildlife resources;
(v) overseeing research, training and innovations in wildlife management and
conservation;
(vi) promoting sustainable exploration , utilization , management and conservation of
wildlife resources and equitable sharing of accruing benefits;
(vii) spearheading designing of mechanisms for management of alien invasive species;
(viii) ensuring public participation and involvement in the management and protection of
Wildlife resources;
(ix) oversee and facilitate establishment of National Parks, National reserves, Marine
Parks, marine reserves in private, community and public lands;
(x) coordinating negotiations and implementation of Multilateral Environment
Agreements (MEAS) on wildlife protection, conservation and management;
(xi) overseeing monitoring and reporting on wildlife sector performance including
biodiversity status, threats, human wildlife conflicts status and income returns among
others;
(xii) promoting use of emerging technology in wildlife conservation and management and
overseeing research in new and emerging technologies; and
(xiii) overseeing preparation of bills and responses to parliament queries on wildlife
conservation and management and keeping abreast with legislative concerns relating
to wildlife conservation.

Job Requirements

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