Kenya Forest Service Forest Conservation Committee Chairpersons Jobs

Kenya Forest Service Forest Conservation Committee Chairpersons Jobs


  • In accordance with Section 48 of the Forests Act, the Service created ten (10) Forest Conservancy Areas to oversee the proper and efficient management of forests, each with a ten (10) member Forest Conservation Committee (FCC) headed by chairperson who is appointed by the Board of Directors.

  • The Service requests applicants to forward their applications for the positions of Forest Conservation Committee Chairpersons in the following Forest Conservancy Areas: Mau, Nyanza, Western, North Rift, Central Highlands, Ewaso North, North Eastern,
    Coast and Nairobi.

    Job Purpose

  • Assist the KFS Board of Management with the delivery of efficient and effective field operations at the regional level as well as to perform specific duties related to the implementation of the forest legislation.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • The FCC Chairperson will provide overall leadership of the FC to ensure quality performance and effective execution of the mandate and functions.

  • He/she will work closely with representatives from other government agencies (provincial administrative, agricultural and environment), representatives of the forest industry and Community Forestry Associations to ensure the sustainable
    management of the forest and allied resources.

  • Guide strategy and help define key issues for the FCC.

  • Chair FCC meetings and ensure preparation of papers, reports and decisionmaking.

  • Bring goodwill and enthusiasm to the FCC.

  • Maintain independence and objectivity in deliberating all FCC matters.

  • Encourage high standards of propriety,
    ensuring that FCC members comply with a Code of Conduct.

  • Provide an assessment of performance of individual FCC members.

  • Ensure succession plans are in place for the FCC

  • Ensure government policies, legislation and sustainable forest management practices are adhered to.

    Academic Qualifications, Experience and other Requirements

    The applicant Must Have;

  • At least ten (10) years knowledge and experience in forestry management,five must have been senior management position with a large organization

  • Have at least an undergraduate degree in Forestry, Social Sciences or a related field from a recognized University

  • Be able to think strategically, communicate effectively and provide leadership

  • Have knowledge and understanding of public sector operational procedures

  • Reside in the respective Forest Conservancy Area where He /She wishes to serve

  • Be a Person of high integrity who meets requirements of the Constitution of Kenya

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Kenya Forest Service Forest Conservation Committee Chairpersons Jobs


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