Council of Governors Technical Officer - Tourism and Wildlife Management - Jobs in Kenya

Council of Governors Technical Officer - Tourism and Wildlife Management - Jobs in Kenya

Background

The Council of Governors (CoG) is established under Section 19 of the Intergovernmental Relations Act 2012 with the mandate to provide a mechanism for consultation amongst County Governments, share information on performance of the counties in execution of their functions, facilitate capacity building for governors, and consider reports from other intergovernmental forums on national and county interests amongst other functions (Section 20).

To enable the Council achieve its mandate and vision, the Council wishes to recruit results oriented individuals with drive, vision and creativity to fill the following position:

Technical Officer-tourism and Wildlife Management

Overall Purpose of the Job

The Technical Officer-Tourism and Wildlife Management will be responsible for coordinating Tourism and Wildlife matters within the Council of Governors.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

Reporting to the Director Committees, the Technical Officer- Tourism and Wildlife Management Committee will perform the following duties:

  • Advise the Council on all matters on Tourism and Wildlife Management;
  • Serve as technical advisor to the Council’s Tourism and Natural Resource Management Committee;
  • Coordinating, developing and consolidating collective County positions on Tourism and Wildlife Management matters;
  • Coordinate the participation of County Governments in local, regional and international conferences on Tourism and Wildlife Management;
  • Engage need based dispute resolution mechanisms in utilization of trans-county Tourism and Wildlife Resources;
  • Monitor the status of Tourism and Wildlife Management matters implementation under devolution;
  • Providing technical assistance in terms of information, research and policy analysis on County Governments across a range of policy issues targeting the development of Tourism and Wildlife Management in all parts of the Country;
  • Identify and document best practices and lessons learnt in implementing Tourism and Wildlife Management programs and activities in the Counties and share with the CoG Best Practice (Maarifa) Centre;
  • Write reports, success stories, policy papers, technical briefs and abstracts for presentations within required timelines and quality;
  • Serve as primary focal point for receiving and collating feedback and updates from the national forums for CECs including routine follow up on agreed actions and deadlines so that work is completed in a timely manner, deliverables met and interface created between National and County Governments.
  • Representation of the Council in conferences, meetings and events with strategic Council position;
  • Any other related duties as my be assigned by the supervisor

    Required Qualifications and Experience:
  • A Bachelor´s degree in Tourism Management/ Natural Resource Management, or related discipline.
  • A Masters degree will be an added advantage.
  • Experience working on matters Tourism and Wildlife Management in the context of devolution.
  • Have Certificate in computer applications;
  • Have strong analytical, written, oral
    communications, strong interpersonal and relationship skills;
  • Have served for at least 2-3 years in Tourism and Wildlife Management preferably in the public sector;
  • Have proven leadership and supervisory experience;
  • Must meet the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Constitution of Kenya; and
  • Must be a Citizen of Kenya.

    Languages
  • Fluency in English is required.

    Desirable Competencies:
  • Accountability – takes responsibility for action and manages constructive criticisms;
  • Client Orientation – works effectively well with CoG clients and stakeholders;
  • Continuous Learning – promotes continuous learning for self and others;
  • Communication – listens and communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience;
  • Creativity and Initiative – actively seeks new ways of improving programmes or services;
  • Leadership and Negotiation – develops effective partnerships with internal and external stakeholders;
  • Performance Management – identify ways and implements actions to improve performance of self and others;
  • Planning and Organizing – plans work, anticipates risks, and sets goals within area of responsibility;
  • Professionalism – displays mastery of subject matter;
  • Teamwork – contributes to a collegial team environment; incorporates gender related needs, perspectives, and concerns and promotes equal gender participation;
  • Technological Awareness – displays awareness of relevant technological solutions;
  • Resource Mobilization- works with internal and external stakeholders to meet resource needs for the Council of Governors.

    Duration of the assignment
  • The duration of the engagement will be three (3) years renewable subject to performance and availability of funds.

    How to Apply
  • Interested persons should download and duly fill the Cog Employment Application Form and send the duly completed form, CV with names and addresses of three referees, cover letter with current and expected remuneration, and a copy each for ID, certificates, and relevant testimonials to e-mail address; hrcog@cog.go.ke, indicating the name of the position you are applying for in the subject of the email, on or before Friday 5th April, 2019.
  • The Council of Governors is an equal opportunity employer.
  • Persons living with disability and persons from marginalized areas are encouraged to apply.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.
  • For more information and job application details, see; Council of Governors Technical Officer - Tourism and Wildlife Management - Jobs in Kenya

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