Environmental Conservation Officer Job. KenGen
03 May 2019
Senior Scientist/Officer, Environmental Conservation
Reporting To Chief Environmental Conservation Officer
Division/Department Corporate & Regulatory Services
The job holder is responsible for implementation of the company’s corporate strategic plans and programs for Environmental or Natural Ecosystems Conservation within the company operation areas and/ or catchment ecosystems, participate in conservation business case studies and demonstrate socio-economic and environmental returns on company investments on catchment conservation activities.
He/She ensures that company operations are in-line with all applicable environmental sustainability guidelines and international best environmental conservation practices, promote conservation of energy generation resources and formation of partnerships for conservation initiatives.
Initiate conservation measures within the Company and its Environs.
Implement conservation partnerships undertaken by the Company such as the Kenya Energy Sector Environment Program (KEEP), WRMA, TNC, IDH, KWS KFS, etc.
Implement determination of areas within KenGen operation areas that require conservation efforts and prepare conservation plans and programs.
Implement monitoring and evaluating the benefits of the conservation initiatives by the Company by preparing annual reports detailing key areas of conservation such as acreage of conserved areas and assess benefits of conservation initiatives at global, national, and local communities’ levels.
Implement the review from time to time the Company’s environmental conservation strategy and plans and advice on any necessary revisions.
Advice the Company on legal requirements of Environmental Management and Conservation.
Prepare conservation reports for the Environmental Management Agency as and when they are required.
Collect scientific data and prepare reports relating to environmental conservation.
Keep updated with new environmental conservation developments such as Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES) and recommend how the developments can be incorporated in the company operations.
Bachelor of Science (BSc.) or Bachelor of Arts (BA) Degree in any of the following: Environmental Science/Studies or Natural Resource Management, Environmental Planning and Management, Environmental Conservation related field (Biological Sciences, Forestry) or any other relevant qualification from a recognized institution.
Master of Science or Arts Degree in any of the following disciplines; Environmental Sciences/Studies, Climate Change Policy and related field, Natural Resource Sciences, Environmental Planning and Management, Climate Change or any other related field, is an added advantage.
Registration with NEMA as an EIA/EA expert
Registration with relevant Professional body such as Environment Institute of Kenya (EIK)Proficiency MS Office and General Computer literacy
Demonstrate understanding of the Environmental Policies and statutes.
At least 5 years of experience in conservation related work.
Skills and Competences
Stakeholder mobilization to support conservation activities
Social mobilizing skills
Project conception and proposal skills
Skills in applying different conservation methodologies
Conservation project monitoring skills
Project budgeting and monitoring
How to Apply
Interested applicants should submit application letters complete with detailed resume and copies of academic and professional certificates to:
Human Resource & Administration Director,
6th Floor Room 6.01
P.O. Box 47936-00100
Or send to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
The reference number of the job should be clearly indicated on the envelope.
Detailed job descriptions are posted on our website: http://www.kengen.co.ke/jobs/
Closing date for applications is 17th May 2019
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
NB: KenGen is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Canvassing and falsifying or misinterpretation of qualifications will lead to automatic disqualification.