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KWS Job Opportunities In Kenya



Category: Vacancies in Kenya
Posted: Jan 6, 2012

Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) is a State Corporation whose responsibility is to manage and conserve wildlife in Kenya.
The Service seeks to recruit dynamic, innovative and experienced individuals to fill the following positions at its Headquarters.

1. Deputy Director Strategy & Change
JG”2”

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Reporting to the Director, the position holder will work across the divisions and on a corporate level, advising, leading and supporting strategy development, implementation, strategy performance monitoring and reporting, service improvement and change management initiatives.

Duties and Responsibilities
* Working with stakeholders to manage strategy changes
* Working collaboratively with the supervisory team to develop and implement business strategy ensuring key deliverables are met
* Providing support in translating forecasts into operational plans and targets
* Continually reviewing and aligning the Planning & Strategy structure to deliver cost effective performance and drive continuous improvement and increased productivity
* Maintain effective corporate intelligence.
* Leads the departments within the Division: Marketing, Corporate communications and Quality Assurance.

Job Requirements
* MBA degree with a bias in Strategic Management and Organizational Development from a recognized institution.
* Experience in formulating and driving long term strategic plans, strategies and roadmaps.
* Experience of leading, managing, motivating and developing teams to achieve business objectives
* At least five (5) years’ experience in a Management position.
* Strong business acumen.
* Possession of valid Certificate of Good Conduct obtained from the CID

2. Head of Administration
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Reporting to the Deputy Director Finance and Administration, the overall responsibility for the successful candidate will be to ensure provision of effective and efficient administrative services.

Duties and Responsibilities
* Formulating and reviewing policies related to administration functions.
* Ensuring insurance policies and related services are acquired.
* Ensuring offices, office equipment/furniture and supplies are provided.
* Ensuring grounds are maintained and utilities provided.
* Coordinating and liaising with service providers in relation to outsourced services
* Developing and implementing disposal plan for obsolete, unusable stores & equipment and recommending appropriate disposal procedures on disposable assets to the Board of Survey.
* Ensuring stores and supplies manuals for all KWS Divisions, Sections and Stations are prepared and supplied.
* Ensuring work plans, budgets and AIE controls are prepared
* Ensuring timely maintenance of Institutional buildings; residential and non-residential.

Job Requirements
* Degree in Business Administration or its equivalent
* MBA is an added advantage
* Communication, interpersonal, analytical and problem solving skills are essential.
* IT skills.
* Must be a member of a professional body.
* At least five (5) years experience in Management position, three (3) of which must be in administration function.
* Possession of valid Certificate of Good Conduct obtained from the CID

3. Corporation Secretary
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Reporting to the Director, the overall responsibility will be to ensure effective and efficient management of corporate affairs and compliance with enabling legal matters and other relevant legislations.

Duties and Responsibilities
* Advising the board and management on all legal matters
* Ensuring that the corporation complies with statutory and other regulatory requirements
* Representing the Service in Court and arbitrations as may be required
* Coordinating all litigations in liaison with the Attorney General’s Chambers, Government Ministries and external lawyers
* Drawing and processing legal notices and other gazettements that are issued under the requirements of the Wildlife (Conservation and Management) Act
* Preparing Board business and maintaining proper records of Board’s proceedings
* Keeping safe custody of Corporate Seal and security documents
* Preparing and vetting of contracts
* Coordinating the review of laws, by-laws and regulations relating to the organization

Job Requirements
* Bachelor of laws degree from a recognized institution.
* Masters is an added advantage
* Post graduate Diploma in Law and Advocate of the High court.
* Report writing, communication, interpersonal, analytical and problem solving skills are essential.
* IT skills.
* Must be a member of a professional body.
* Five (5) years working experience in a similar institution.
* Possession of valid Certificate of Good Conduct obtained from the CID

4. Legal Officer
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Reporting to the Corporation Secretary, the overall responsibility will be handling of legal and secretarial matters within the organization

Duties and Responsibilities

* Participating in drawing and vetting of contracts, leases.
* Liaison with external lawyers on court cases for or against the company.
* Ensuring company cases are defended before the courts successfully
* Compiling information and evidence on cases
* Participating in negotiations of treaties and contracts between the company and other parties/organizations.
* Providing legal opinions/advice and reports on legal matters as required.
* Interpreting legal instruments and statutes.
* Participating in filing and maintenance court proceedings
* Safe custody of company documents, other records and securities
* Negotiating disputes with customers and other parties with a view to settling them out of court

Job Requirements
* Bachelor of Laws degree from a recognized institution
* Post graduate Diploma in Law and Advocate of the High court.
* Three (3) years working experience in a large institution.
* Possession of valid Certificate of Good Conduct obtained from the CID

5. Architect
JG ”5”

One (1) Post
Reporting to the Head of Building and Fences Department, the overall responsibility for the successful candidate will be to provide architectural designs and drafting services.

Duties and Responsibilities

* Prepare architectural plans; provide information regarding design, structure specifications, materials, color, equipment, estimated costs, and construction time.
* Consult with client to determine functional and spatial requirements of structure.
* Direct activities of workers engaged in preparing drawings and specification documents.
* Plan layout of projects.
* Prepare contract documents for building contractors.
* Prepare scale drawings.
* Conduct periodic on-site observation of work during construction to monitor compliance with plans.
* Prepare operating and maintenance manuals and reports.

Job Requirements
* BSc. Architectural Engineering or equivalent
* Diploma in Architecture
* Certification in Auto-Aided Design
* Must be a Registered Engineer
* Possession of valid Certificate of Good Conduct obtained from the CID

Interested and suitably qualified individuals should forward their applications enclosing copies of their academic and professional certificates, copy of ID card, detailed CV indicating work experience, current remuneration and employer, daytime telephone contact – both office and mobile, names, addresses and emails of three (3) referees, to reach the undersigned not later than 19th January, 2012.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Director
Kenya Wildlife Service
P. O. Box 40241 – 00100
Nairobi.

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