Ministry of Tourism & Wildlife Director - Tourism Research, Policy & Innovation Jobs in Kenya

Ministry of Tourism & Wildlife Director - Tourism Research, Policy & Innovation Jobs in Kenya

Qualifications and Requirements:

For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:-

  • served for a minimum period of fifteen (15) years and currently serving at the grade of Assistant Director of Tourism Research, Policy and Innovation, CSG 7 and above or in a comparable and relevant position in the wider public service or private sector;

  • a Bachelors degree in Tourism, Hospitality, Economics, Research & Statistics, Public Policy and Administration or relevant Social Sciences from a University recognized in Kenya;

  • a Masters degree in any of the following fields: Tourism, Hospitality, Law, Sustainable Development, Public Policy and Administration, Strategic Management, Monitoring and Evaluation, Planning and Development, Public Administration, Policy Development, Risk Management, Disaster Management, Sociology, Commerce, Research Methodologies, Leadership and Entrepreneurship, Innovation Management, Human Resource Management/Development, Information Communication Technology, Economics, Business Administration or any other relevant discipline from a university recognized in Kenya;

  • demonstrated strong leadership qualities, managerial capacity and professional competence as reflected in work performance;

  • demonstrated a clear understanding and application of tourism policy, planning and regulations, tourism research, innovation and knowledge management; and

  • demonstrated compliance with the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya and Leadership and Integrity Act, 2012.


    Duties and Responsibilities

  • The Director of Tourism Research, Policy and Innovation will be a change and inspirational leader to transform the Kenya’s tourism landscape through innovative approach.

  • He/She will ensure the realization of the National Tourism Blueprint (NTB2030) vision of Vibrancy & Innovation that characterize our booming & sustainable tourism industry, where local, African & International visitors freely explore iconic Kenya & experience connectedness with our unique people.

    Specific duties and responsibilities will include:

  • providing guidance in development, formulation and review of national tourism policies, regulations and guidelines for tourism promotion and management; and

  • developing and coordinating sectoral implementation of the National Tourism Blueprint (NTB 2030) and Kenya’s Vision 2030 programmes and projects;

  • promoting Kenya as a premier tourist destination

  • setting national goals, targets and indicators for sustainable tourism development;

  • formulating tourism standards, regulations, norms and guidelines;

  • developing and implementing five year tourism strategy;

  • mainstreaming Tourism Policy issues into the National Development Policies, goals and objectives;

  • collaborating with county governments on tourism policy matters;

  • promoting development of diverse tourism product across the supply chain;

  • identifying gaps in tourism product mix and service delivery;

  • promoting transfer of technologies for competitive development of tourism products and services;

  • coordinating development of appropriate tourism product mix;

  • developing and implementing service excellence standards;

  • supporting and inspiring tourism product innovation and change;

  • promoting development of relevant human capital for the tourism sector;

  • developing and monitoring the implementation of tourism standards for quality assurance; and

  • developing, populating and maintaing a database and dynamic tourism portal to harness information of all tourism establishments and industry actors

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Ministry of Tourism & Wildlife Director - Tourism Research, Policy & Innovation Jobs in Kenya

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