Export Processing Zones Authority Assistant Manager - Sewerage and Environment Jobs in Kenya

Export Processing Zones Authority Assistant Manager - Sewerage and Environment Jobs in Kenya

Job Purpose

The job holder is responsible for the development, review and implementation of the relevant policies, strategies, programs and regulations of environmental and health laws as they pertain
to ground water, soil, wastewater, sewerage, air, human health and industrial related facilities
to support the Authority’s strategic objectives and enhance individual and Authority’s performance.

Key Responsibilities / Duties / Tasks

Managerial / Supervisory Responsibilities

  • In charge of implementation and enforcement of the Environmental Management and Coordination Act, 1999; Public Health Act and Occupational Health and Safety Act, 2007
    (including other National, Regional and International legal requirements) in public and
    private Export Processing Zones.

  • In charge of implementing and enforcing compliance with relevant legal requirements and
    regulations (standard specifications) pertaining to potable water, wastewater and air quality in addition to prevention of environmental pollution

  • Supervision and training the staff working in areas related to waste, water quality, environmental protection, conservation and public health management.

    Operational Responsibilities / Tasks

  • Direct the evaluation of environmental quality standard violations and the development of pollution control strategies to attain compliance with those standards.

  • In charge of management and control of wastes (that includes liquid, solid, emissions of flue gasses and air particulate matters) in the Export Processing Zones and enterprises.

  • Authorizes laboratory methods and analysis carried out by EPZA Laboratories in liaison with
    other third party statutory or private accredited laboratories in areas of wastewater, water,
    emissions, and health and food analysis parameters.

  • Liaise with all relevant statutory, public and private agents in environmental, water, forestry,
    occupational health safety, public health including Government Ministries, State Corporations, and Municipalities among others in matters on sustainable development, environmental and public health quality management.

  • Participate in authorization of installations and handling of waste, wastewater treatment,
    air emissions equipment and plants within the EPZ’s in liaison with the investor, technology
    provider and relevant statutory lead agencies.

  • Directs investigations and site inspections to determine environmental quality impacts of
    proposed new sources of pollution, and proposed land use activities.

  • Gather and assimilate technical information for the preparation of reports assessing the
    economic, social, and environmental impacts of proposed pollution control strategies and the Authority’s requirements.

  • Attend and conducts public hearings and meetings to discuss pollution and environmental
    quality issues and licenses or permits applications.

  • Direct investigation and site inspections to determine environmental quality impacts of proposed new sources of pollution, and
    proposed land use including new and old development activities.

  • Manages the EPZA Wastewater Treatment System (Connections, Conveyance, Treatment and Disposal of Effluent to the Natural Environment).

    Job Dimensions:

    Financial Responsibility:

  • Development of Budgets for Sewerage and Environment section

  • Payments of statutory payments to NEMA, WRMA and other government Agencies

  • Recommend payment for procurements and casual labour

    Responsibility for Physical Assets

  • Responsible for physical assets assigned by the institution;

    Decision Making:

  • Make decisions using standard operating procedures

    Working conditions:

  • Work predominantly outside the office

    Job Competencies (Knowledge, Experience and Attributes / Skills).

    Academic Qualifications

  • Masters Degree in Physical Sciences, Biological Sciences, Environmental Health or relevant degree from a recognized Institution;

  • Bachelors degree in physical sciences, Biological Sciences, Resource management, Sanitary
    Sciences, Environmental Health, Environmental Engineering, Waste Water Management or
    any other relevant degree from a recognized Institution

    Professional Qualifications / Membership to professional bodies

  • Registered Environmental Impact Assessment and Audit lead Expert by a national environmental protection Agency e.g. NEMA;

  • Membership to Environmental Management Institute of Kenya ;

  • Attended Management course lasting not less than 4 weeks from a recognized Institution;

  • Certificate in Computer Proficiency and

  • Meets the provision of Chapter Six of the Constitution

    Previous relevant work experience required.

  • Have nine (9) Years relevant experience with three (3) years as a Principal Environmental
    Officer or equivalent position in the Public Service or reputable organization;

    Functional Skills:

  • Knowledge of state pollution control regulations.

  • Principles and practices of physical or biological sciences, sanitary science, environmental health.

  • Operation and design of pollution control sources and pollution control equipment

  • Operation and design of water and wastewater
    treatment plants and their operation units.

  • Method and techniques of collecting and analyzing data.

  • Field &laboratory research methods in determining general water, wastewater, air, environmental and/or natural resource conditions.

  • Computer literacy

  • Analytical skills

  • Report writing skills

    Behavioral Competencies /Attributes:

  • Leadership skills

  • Interpersonal skills

    How to Apply

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