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Kenya Forest Service is a State Corporation established to sustainably manage, conserve, develop and protect forest resources for Kenya’s social-economic development.

Head of Internal Audit - 1 Post

Grade: KFS 4

Reporting To: The Audit Committee Of The Board Functionally And To The Director Administratively

Location: Based At KFS Head Office, Karura.

Reporting to the Director, the position serves to provide strategic leadership in the management of KFS internal audit function to ensure compliance with the set systems and policies.

Overall responsibilities:

  • Evaluate the adequacy and effectiveness of internal controls relating to risks involved in the relevant business areas in accordance with established risk assessment framework.
  • Coordinate dynamic planning through continuous monitoring of the business and undertake risk based audits.
  • Monitor implementation of action plans and recommendations.
  • Review means of safeguarding assets and verify existence of assets.
  • Advise management on effective cost control and revenue maximization measures.
  • Advise management on external audit queries
  • Oversee and ensure preparation of timely reports to the Director and audit committee.
  • Ensure supervision, appraisal and training of personnel in audit unit.
  • Developing and reviewing audit manuals.
  • Perform any other duty as assigned from time to time.

    Qualifications, experience and key competencies

  • A Bachelors degree in Finance or Accounting or equivalent qualification from an accredited university
  • A Masters degree in Accounting or Finance or Strategic management or business administration or equivalent qualification from an accredited university will be an added advantage
  • Be a Certified Public Accountant or certified chartered accountant or equivalent qualification
  • At least eight (8) years working experience handling the audit function five (5) of which must be in a comparable position in a large and reputable Organization
  • Must have CISA or CIA or equivalent qualification
  • Must have knowledge of Computerized Aided Audit Techniques
  • Must be a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) or an equivalent professional body
  • A team player with strong organizational, leadership and analytical skills
  • Proven proficiency in enterprise resource planning systems & MS office suite
  • Good communication and report writing skills

    Application Procedure

    Interested and suitably qualified candidates should send their application, detailed Curriculum Vitae with daytime contacts, testimonials and copies of academic and professional certificates to the undersigned so as to reach us on or before Friday, 31st May 2013.

    Director
    Kenya Forest Service
    P.O. BOX 30513-00100
    Nairobi.

    These are permanent and pensionable positions in the Kenya Forest Service.

    The Kenya Forest Service is an equal opportunity employer. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.


    Job Title: Remote Sensing Officer - 1 Post

    Grade: KFS 7

    Reporting To: Head Of Forest Planning And Information System

    Location: Based At KFS Head Office, Karura.

    The Kenya Forest Service is developing institutional capacity for central GIS and remote sensing hub to support the sustainable management of forests through modern technology.

    This will require specialized personnel in remote sensing data collection and distributed GIS systems to facilitate field staff to undertake forest resource assessment

    Overall responsibilities

  • Development and management of forest cover monitoring system
  • Setting of standards for collection, input and storage of remotely sensed data for detecting forest cover changes and forest health arising from deforestation, forest degradation and enhanced forest conservation programmes
  • Coordinate gathering, analysis and modeling of remotely sensed forest data
  • Produce periodical updates of forest cover and forest cover change (change detection)
  • Assist in building the required capacity for conducting forest resource assessment through remote sensing technology and maintain forest resource database.
  • Advising the Service on changes in forest cover
  • Liaising with other stakeholders in the field of remote sensing

    Qualifications, experience and key competencies

  • A minimum of Bachelors degree in Geo-informatics, Surveying, Remote Sensing or equivalent from an accredited university
  • A minimum of three (3) years of working experience in application of remote sensing technology
  • Practical experience in use of remote sensing software application in natural resource assessment and or monitoring is an added advantage
  • Good knowledge of remote sensing, photogrammetry and related technologies such as Global Navigation Satellite systems (GNSS)
  • Ability to collect, analyze and appropriately display remotely sensed data
  • Proficiency with various computer applications including but not limited to Microsoft office, computer assisted drawing (CAD), ILWIS, ERDAS, IDRIS
  • Ability to explain complicated technical concepts in a clear, correct and concise manner to nontechnical users
  • Ability to freely share information with others and collaborate with a high-performance multi-disciplinary team

    Application Procedure

    Interested and suitably qualified candidates should send their application, detailed Curriculum Vitae with daytime contacts, testimonials and copies of academic and professional certificates to the undersigned so as to reach us on or before Friday, 31st May 2013.

    Director
    Kenya Forest Service
    P.O. BOX 30513-00100
    Nairobi.

    These are permanent and pensionable positions in the Kenya Forest Service.

    The Kenya Forest Service is an equal opportunity employer. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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