24 May 2021

Communications Officer at Ministry of Environment and Forestry

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Job Description

The Ministry of Environment and Forestry was created vide Executive Order No. 1 of 2018 on the organization of government of Kenya. It is mandated to undertake National Environment Policy and Management, Forestry development policy and management, Development of re-afforestation and agro-forestry, Restoration of strategic water towers, Protection and conservation of Natural environment, Pollution control, Lake Victoria management programme, Restoration of Lake Naivasha basin, Kenya Meteorological department, Kenya meteorological training, Conservation and protection of wetlands and Climate change affairs.

GEF/UNDP/GOK PROJECT

ADVERTISEMENT OF POSITIONS IN THE GLOBAL OPPORTUNITY FOR LONG TERM DEVELOPMENT (GOLD) IN THE ARTISANAL SMALL SCALE GOLD MINING (ASGM) PROJECT

Under the overall supervision and guidance of the Project Manager, the Communications Officer will be responsible for leading knowledge management outputs of the projecct; developing the project communications strategy at the project outset and coordinating its implementation across all project components.

Term of Engagement: The position shall be on an initial twelve (12) months contract with possibility for extension.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Reporting to the project manager, the Communications officer will:-

  1. Develop a project communications strategy/plan, incorporate it with the annual work plans and update it annually in consultation with project stakeholders; coordinate its implementation;
  2. Coordinate the implementation of knowledge management outputs of the project;
  3. Coordinate and oversee the implementation of public awareness activities across all project components;
  4. Facilitate the design and maintenance of the project website/webpages and ensure it is up-to-date and dynamic; and
  5. Facilitate learning and sharing of knowledge and experiences relevant to the project.

Requirements for the Position:

Qualifications

  1. The applicant must be in possession of a Bachelor’s degree in a Communications related field;
  2. A qualification (bachelor’s degree, diploma) in the field of natural resource/environmental management will be an added advantage.

Experience

In addition the applicant should have:-

  1. At least three (3) years of relevant work experience of communications for project or programme implementation;
  2. One (year) of which must have been in developing and implementing communications strategies been for organizations or projects;
  3. Previous experience with UN projects, or those involving international donors will be a definite asset;

Competencies

  1. Strong professional working capacity to use information and communication technology, specifically including website design and desk top publishing software
  2. Understanding of ASGM, sound management of chemicals, sustainable livelihoods and associated issues;
  3. Very good inter- personal skills;
  4. Excellent written and oral language skills in English (writing, speaking and reading) and in Kiswahili.


Method of Application

Download the specific job requirements for the positions from the Ministry of Environment and Forestry Website page www.environmment.go.ke, read this carefully as it lists the skills, knowledge and qualifications required.Fill in each section of the Bio - Data Form clearly in typed, block letters.

  1. The Bio-Data Form must be accompanied with an Application Letter, detailed Curriculum Vitae, Certified Copies of Academic Certificates, National Identify Card, and Testimonials.
  2. All applications should be addressed to,

    The Cabinet Secretary,
    Ministry of Environment and Forestry,
    P.O. Box 30126,
    00100 NAIROBI.
  3. In Submitting the applications, Applicants can;
  4. Email their applications, in Ms Word or PDF; to

    [email protected]

    with the position Title as the subject; or
  5. Drop a hard copy; in sealed envelope at the

    Ministry’s (Main) Registry
    on 13th Floor,
    NHIF Building


    or
  6. Post a hard copy;
  7. With the position title clearly indicated at the left hand corner of the envelope.
Late applications shall NOT be considered. The Ministry of Environment and Forestry is an Equal Opportunity employer: Women, Minorities, Marginalized and Persons Living with Disability (PWD) are encouraged to apply.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Any form of canvassing will lead to Automatic Disqualification.

Closing Date : 8th July, 2021





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