Ministry of Tourism & Wildlife Secretary - Wildlife Jobs in Kenya

Ministry of Tourism & Wildlife Secretary - Wildlife 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 level of Deputy Director - Wildlife, CSG 6 and above or in a comparable and relevant position in the wide public service or private sector;

  • a Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following disciplines:- Wildlife Management, Natural Resource Management, Marine Resource Management, Environmental Science, Environmental Conservation and Natural Resource Management, Environmental Conservation, Environmental Resource Conservation, Environmental Management and Conservation, Environmental Studies and Community Development, Environmental Studies and Community Resource Conservation, Environmental Planning and Management, Range Management, Bio Resource Conservation and Management, Coastal and Marine Resource Management, Conservation Biology, Ecology, Zoology, or any other related qualifications from a university recognized in Kenya;

  • a Master’s Degree from a recognized University in any of the following disciplines: Biology of Conservation, Wildlife Conservation, Environmental Economics, Environmental Science, Natural Resource Management, Environmental Governance, Environmental Policy, Environmental Planning and Management/Studies/Agro-forestry and Rural Development/Environmental Education/Health/Environment Management and Legislation, Marine Science, Biological Science(Botany/Zoology/Aquatic/Ecology/Biology of Conservation), Management of Agro-ecosystems and Environment, Natural Resource Management, , Biodiversity Conservation and Range Management or any other related qualifications from a university recognized in Kenya; and

  • demonstrated Managerial, administrative and professional competence in work performance and exhibited a thorough understanding of national goals, policies, objectives and ability to relate them to proper management of wildlife function


    Duties and Responsibilities

  • The overall functions of the Secretary Wildlife will be to provide leadership on strategy and policy direction in Wildlife service and management and supervise the Technical Directorates in the State Department.

    Specific duties and responsibilities of the officer at this level will include:-

  • developing and strengthening of linkages among local, regional and international stakeholders on wildlife matters;

  • formulating, interpretation and review of
    wildlife policies, legislation and standards on the protection, conservation and management of wildlife and their habitats in accordance with the Wildlife conservation and management Act;

  • ensuring compliance with Wildlife Act, other relevant regulations and guidelines on conservation and management of wildlife;

  • overseeing development of the national wildlife conservation and management strategy and other sustainable strategies for utilization of wildlife resources;

  • overseeing research, training and innovations in wildlife management and conservation;

  • promoting sustainable exploration , utilization , management and conservation of wildlife resources and equitable sharing of accruing benefits;

  • spearheading designing of mechanisms for management of alien invasive species;

  • ensuring public participation and involvement in the management and protection of Wildlife resources;

  • oversee and facilitate establishment of National Parks, National reserves, Marine Parks, marine reserves in private, community and public lands;

  • coordinating negotiations and implementation of Multilateral Environment Agreements (MEAS) on wildlife protection, conservation and management;

  • overseeing monitoring and reporting on wildlife sector performance including biodiversity status, threats, human wildlife conflicts status and income returns among others;

  • promoting use of emerging technology in wildlife conservation and management and overseeing research in new and emerging technologies; and

  • overseeing preparation of bills and responses to parliament queries on wildlife conservation and management and keeping abreast with legislative concerns relating to wildlife conservation

    How to Apply

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

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