9 Oct 2018

National Environment Management Authority Job Vacancy : Principal Wetlands Officer

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The National Environment Management Authority (NEMA), is established under the Environmental Management and Co-ordination Act No. 8 of 1999 (EMCA) as the principal instrument of Government for the implementation of all policies relating to environment. EMCA 1999 was enacted against a backdrop of 78 sectoral laws dealing with various components of the environment, the deteriorating state of Kenya’s environment, as well as increasing social and economic inequalities, the combined effect of which negatively impacted on the environment.

Vacancy Reference: RN0011

Responsibilities for the Principal Wetlands Officer Job

  • Implementing wetlands,coastal and marine conservation policies and programmes
    Preparing technical reports.
    Initiating and establishing linkages with partners and stakeholders in order to enhance conservation of coastal, marine and freshwater eco-systems.
  • Monitoring the state of coastal, marine and freshwater resources on a regular basis.
  • Taking inventory of aquatic ecosystems to assist in their proper management, and to identify appropriate measures to prevent or minimize pollution.
  • Collecting and collating information for development of management plans.
  • Liaising with lead agencies, the private sector, NGOs and communities on CMF conservation and management activities.
  • Developing national wetlands inventory; and implementing relevant Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) and coastal, marine and freshwater programmes including donor funded projects.
  • Developing and supervising implementation of management plans for the sustainable utilization and conservation of coastal, marine and freshwater ecosystems.
  • Liaising with the relevant lead agencies and other stakeholders to ensure monitoring and taking inventory of coastal, marine and freshwater ecosystems to assist in their proper management.
  • Identifying and verifying appropriate measures to prevent pollution.
  • Coordinate lead agencies and stakeholders in implementation of coastal marine section activities as per approved NEMA Work Plan

Principal Wetlands Officer Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following disciplines; Aquatic Ecology (FreshWater),Marine Ecology, Wetland Management, Environmental Science or any other relevant field from a recognized institution
  • Master’s Degree in any of the following disciplines; Aquatic Ecology (FreshWater),Marine Ecology, Limnology, Wetlands Management, Conservation Biology or any other relevant field from a recognized institution
  • Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks.
  • Nine (9) years relevant work experience in environmental field.
  • Computer Skills
  • Demonstrated proffessional ability,initiative and competence in organising and directing work.
  • Excellent Communication and Report Writing Skills
  • Leadership skills

How to Apply

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