Monday, August 31, 2009

Kenya Forest Service (KFS) Recruitment of Vacant Positions

Kenya Forest Service is a State Corporation established by an Act of Parliament for management and conservation of all types of forests.

The Service seeks to recruit self motivated, dynamic and results oriented persons to fill the following vacancies:


Deputy Director, Human Resources and Administration
1 Post
KFS Grade 3
Ref KFS HRA/DD/01/09

Reporting to the Director, The Deputy Director, Human Resource and Administration will be the Head of Human Resources & Administration and will ensure efficiency of
the HR processes, a high performance work culture and effective administrative procedures.

Overall Responsibility
  • Planning, coordinating and Implementing the HR and Administration Procedures and policy manual
  • Preparation and implementation of the HR and Administration workplan
  • Managing the process of selection, recruitment, induction, placement and discipline of all staff in the Service
  • Administration of salary and benefits
  • Ensuring compliance with labour laws and regulations
  • Overseeing employee welfare matters
  • Planning and directing employee development, coaching, performance appraisals and career development processes and programmes
  • Preparing budgets of the Human Resource and Administration division and ensuring control and compliance to the budget
  • Enforcing safety and security measures
  • Coordinating the implementation of administrative support services
Required Qualifications and experience

Suitable candidates MUST have the following minimum qualifications:
  • A Masters of Business Administration degree with a specialization in Human Resources Management
  • A minimum of 5 years in Human Resource Management at an equivalent level, 3 of which should be in a large organization with a national cover
  • Membership to a professional body
  • Evidence and thorough knowledge of labour laws
  • Proficiency in MS Office computer applications
  • Proven excellent communication and interpersonal relations
  • A team player and good people management skills, with proven leadership skills
Deputy Director, Finance and Accounting
1 Post
KFS Grade 3
Ref KFS FIN/DD /01/09

Reporting to the Director, The Deputy Director, will be the Head of Finance and Accounting and will ensure prudent financial management and accounting

Overall Responsibility
  • Overseeing strict implementation of financial management and control systems while ensuring compliance with international financial rules and regulations;
  • Establishment of sound financial policies, systems and procedures in compliance with statutory regulations
  • Continuously monitor and review management system and recommend changes as required
  • Designing and implementing internal control procedures and production of reports on all financial transactions
  • Participation in the preparation of the Board’s strategic plans and forecasts, cash flow projections and computation of expense ratios
  • Coordinating the budgeting process, monitoring cash flow and overseeing the organization’s financial performance against the budget and operational goals
  • Developing, maintaining and monitoring grants accounting systems and procedures and capturing all pledges , billings and receipts
  • Coordination of annual audits in compliance with International Accounting Standards
  • Management of day to day accounting processes, reconciling monthly activity and generating end-year reports
  • Maintaining liaison with relevant Government departments for necessary consultation on financial matters to ensure the Service complies with statutory requirements
  • Guiding and supervising staff performance in the division to foster discipline, motivation and team spirit.
Required Qualifications and experience

Suitable candidates MUST have the following minimum qualifications:
  • A Masters of Business Administration degree with a specialization in Finance, or equivalent
  • Holder of CPA (K)/ and member of ICPA
  • A minimum of 5 years of progressive experience in Finance and Accounting at an equivalent level, 3 of which should be in a large organization with a national cover
  • Practical knowledge of tax and other compliance requirements of state corporations
  • Proficiency in computer skills and accounting packages
  • Budget development and oversight experience
  • Knowledge of Government contract management
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal relations
  • A team player and good people management skills, with proven leadership skills
  • good analytical and decision making skills
Chief Accountant
1 Post
KFS Grade 5
Ref KFS FIN/CA /01/09

Reporting to the Deputy Director Finance and Accounting, the holder will be responsible for the management of financial strategy and financial operations of Kenya Forest Service.

Overall Responsibilities:
  • Coordinating the preparation and implementation KFS financial budget and establishing sound budgeting processes and systems
  • Design and implementing internal financial controls on management of financial transactions for integrity of accounts,
  • Managing the disbursement of funds to Forest Agencies and KFS operations.
  • Preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports and statements of Board accounts
  • Maintaining an up to date record of KFS assets and act as a source of information for decision making and control as well as custodial for the assets.
Required Qualifications and experience

Suitable candidates MUST have the following minimum qualifications:
  • Degree in Commerce, Accounting or Equivalent;
  • Holder of CPA (K), or equivalent;
  • Minimum 5 years managerial experience in accounting and finance 3 of which should be at management level;
  • Excellent communication skills and management of staff.
  • In-depth knowledge of different accounting systems;
  • Experience in Computerized environment;
  • Candidates working in large corporations and are holders of CPA (K) with 8 years experience or a Masters degree and CPA/ACCA part II will also be considered.
Senior Internal Auditor
1 Post
KFS Grade 6
Ref KFS AUD/SA /01/09

Reporting to the Head of Internal Audit, the position holder will ensure achievement of KFS goals through a disciplined approach to evaluation of Risk management, Governance and internal Control processes.

Overall Responsibilities:
  • Reviewing internal controls and risks to provide a guide on areas to be prioritized for audit and preparing timely reports
  • Formulating and updating audit programs and checklist for areas to be audited.
  • Lead a team of other auditors in carrying out risk based audits to implement annual work plan in line with professional standards for internal audit.
  • Reviewing established systems, operations, procedures to ensure safeguard of assets and compliance with policies, plans, procedures, statutory requirements and regulations.
  • Reviewing financial records and ensuring that the transactions are in compliance with established practices, policies and values.
Required Qualifications and experience

Suitable candidates MUST have the following minimum qualifications:
  • A Bachelors degree in Commerce with a specialization in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration.
  • (CPA (K)/ACCA or equivalent)
  • CIA/CISA is an added advantage.
  • ICT proficiency
  • At least five (5) years of relevant work experience
Assistant Directors
71 Posts
KFS GRADE 5/6/7
Ref KFS CONS/ZM/01/09

Purpose

Reporting to the Head of Conservancy, the incumbents will be deployed as Zonal Managers and will ensure effective management of zonal operations towards delivery of efficient and effective implementation of forest management policies plans and programmes.

Overall Responsibilities
  • Ensure effective management of forests within the zones
  • Coordinate and facilitate the efficient operations of functional roles in the zonal areas
  • Preparation and implementation of the Zonal workplans and budgets
  • Coordinating the implementation of HR and administrative support services in the Zones
  • Identify and evaluate partnership opportunities specific to the zone and ensure the establishment of strong linkages with stakeholders
Required Qualifications and experience

Suitable candidates MUST have the following minimum qualifications:
  • A Bachelors degree in Forestry, Natural Resources Management or any other related field with at least 5 years experience at Senior Management level in a relevant field OR
  • A Diploma in Forestry, Natural Management or related field with at least 8 years experience at Senior Management level in a relevant field.
  • Experience in public or private organizations that have a nation wide cover is preferable.
  • Those with postgraduate qualifications will have an added advantage.
  • Evidence of Computer proficiency
  • Evidence of administration and management training.
  • Good administrative and coordination skills
  • Ability to manage and sustain high cost centre performance, compliance and performance standards
  • Good budgeting and financial management skills
  • Good people management skills
  • Ability to effectively supervise, motivate, train, mentor and manage staff
  • Good networking and interpersonal skills.
Human Resource Assistants
10 Posts
KFS GRADE 9
Ref KFS HRA/HRA/01/09

Purpose

Reporting to the Head of Human Resources, the incumbents will perform general HR functions.

Key Responsibilities
  • Supporting the Human Resources staff with the implementation of services, policies, and programs through HR staff
  • Assisting with the administration of the day-to-day operations of the human resources functions and duties.
  • Carrying out responsibilities in departmental development, HRIS, employee relations, training and development, benefits, compensation, organization development, executive administration, and employment.
  • Providing support in recruiting and staffing logistics; performance management and improvement tracking systems; employee orientation, development, and training logistics and recordkeeping; assisting with employee relations; organization-wide committee facilitation and participation; organization employee communication; compensation and benefits administration and recordkeeping; employee safety,welfare, wellness, and health reporting; and employee services; maintaining employee files and the HR filing system; and assisting with the day-to-day efficient operation of the HR office.
Required Qualifications and experience

Suitable candidates MUST have the following minimum qualifications:
  • A diploma in Human Resource Management, Business Management, Business Administration or any other related field from a recognized institution with 2 years of relevant work experience. OR
  • An Advanced Certificate in Human Resource Management, Business Management, Business Administration or related field from a recognized institution with 5 years of relevant work experience.
  • Evidence of computer proficiency
  • Thorough knowledge of Kenyan Labour laws.
Human Resource Officer
4 Posts
KFS Grade 8
Ref KFS HRA/HRO/01/09

Reporting to the Human Resource Manager the incumbent will assist in the day to day HR activities.

Overall Responsibilities:
  • Participating in formulation and review of Human Resource policies.
  • Updating records and ensuring integrity of data and information related to human resource programmes.
  • Provide advice related to interpretation of staff rules and organization policies.
Required Qualifications and experience

Suitable candidates MUST have the following minimum qualifications:
  • A Bachelors degree in Human Resource Management, Commerce (HR option) or Higher National Diploma in Human Resource Management from a recognized institution with 3 years of relevant experience.
  • A diploma holder with at least 5 years of relevant experience will be considered.
  • Evidence of Computer proficiency.
  • Thorough knowledge of Kenyan Labour laws.
  • Membership to a professional body is an added advantage.
Accounts Assistants
10 Posts
KFS Grade 10
Ref KFS FIN/AS/09

Reporting to the Deputy Director Finance and Accounting, the Incumbents will be deployed to work in offices based throughout the country.

They will oversee the overall implementation of accounting procedures and practices in
the respective offices.

Overall responsibilities:
  • Compiling statistical records.
  • Processing account statistics and transactions.
  • Maintenance and safe keeping of invoices, receipts, etc.
  • Monitoring receipts and maintaining books of accounts
  • Performing any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.
Required Qualifications and experience

Suitable candidates MUST have the following minimum qualifications:
  • CPA Part 1, with 2 years of relevant work experience
  • KATC finalists with 3 years of relevant experience will also be considered.
Assistant Commandant
9 Posts
KFS Grade 5
Ref KFS ENCOM/AC/01/09

Reporting to the HOCs, the Incumbents will be deployed to work in our offices based throughout the country.

This position is to support ENCOM head quarters in ensuring that all the forest protection operations are well coordinated at the conservancy level.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Coordinating enforcement and compliance operations within the conservancy.
  • Ensuring that paramilitary policies, code of conduct and protocol is complied with and that high level of discipline is maintained
  • Mobilizing common resources for forest operations
  • Co-ordination of Forest Security activities with other law enforcement agencies in the conservancy.
  • To recommend the training and discipline of the Forest rangers in forest protection service.
Required Qualifications and experience

Suitable candidates MUST have the following minimum qualifications:
  • A Bachelors degree in any field
  • 5 years in paramilitary services, 3 of which must be at least at a Senior Inspectorate level.
  • Must have attended 2 staff courses at Defense Staff College Karen or its equivalent
  • A Graduate of National Defense College or its equivalent is an added advantage.
  • Evidence of Computer proficiency.
  • Strategic thinker and result oriented
  • Ability to delegate and empower
  • Knowledge and understanding of a balance of public and private natural resource management.
Head of Intelligence
1 Post
KFS Grade 5
Ref KFS ENCOM/HOINT/01/09

Reporting to the Commandant, ENCOM, the incumbent will carry out or where necessary facilitate intelligence services to establish evidence to support alleged abuse of forest resources.

Overall Responsibilities:
  • Planning, coordinating and Implementing the intelligence Procedures and policy
  • Design, plan and commission intelligence or information search activities through covert operations or any other appropriate means.
  • Advise the prosecution and investigation on the outcomes of intelligence service.
  • Document and provide feedback to the investigation and prosecution functions of ENCOM.
  • Support all the ENCOM field units in matters of prosecution and investigation.
  • Supervise, guide, train, appraise, and manage performance Intelligence section.
Required Qualifications and experience

Suitable candidates MUST have the following minimum qualifications:
  • Degree in sociology with specific focus on Intelligence with 5 yrs experience in paramilitary service, 3 of which must be at a Senior Inspectorate level or equivalent
  • Must have attended 2 staff courses at Defense Staff College Karen or its equivalent
  • Graduate of National Defense College or its equivalent is an added advantage.
  • Computer proficiency.
  • Able to adapt quickly and flexible to new demands and priorities
  • Proven administrative and coordination skills.
Head of Investigation
1 Post
KFS Grade 5
Ref KFS ENCOM/HOINV/01/09

Reporting to the Commandant, ENCOM, the position holder will carry out or where necessary facilitate investigation services as to establish evidence to support alleged abuse of forest resources.

Overall Responsibilities:
  • Planning, coordinating and Implementing the investigation Procedures and policy
  • Coordinate investigation and prosecution of culprits of forest resources abuse
  • Consolidate evidence and investigation reports from intelligence services
  • Develop and maintain investigation reports
  • Build the capacity of staff to carry out prosecution and investigation.
Required Qualifications and experience

Suitable candidates MUST have the following minimum qualifications:
  • Degree in Social Sciences with specific focus on Criminal Law or criminology with 5 yrs experience in paramilitary service handling prosecution and litigation 3 of which must be at a Senior Inspectorate level or equivalent
  • Proven administrative and coordination skills.
  • Proven computer proficiency.
Head, Biomass Energy Development
1 Post
KFS Grade 4
Ref KFS ES/BIOM/01/09

Reporting to the Deputy Director Forest Extension Services, the position holder will oversee the development and utilization of biomass energy.

Overall Responsibilities:
  • Planning, coordinating and Implementing development of Biomass energy and biomass rules and regulations
  • Establish and strengthen Networks on wood fuel production and marketing including mobilizing resources for its development
  • Identification and promotion of sound technologies on biomass energy production and utilization.
  • Promotion of potential biofuel tree species including Jatropha.
  • Developing standards for grading and certification of charcoal.
  • Promotion of sustainable management natural forest resources for woodfuel production.
  • Training on sustainable Biomass energy production and utilization.
  • Mobilize communities into charcoal production associations.
Required Qualifications and experience

Suitable candidates MUST have the following minimum qualifications:
  • A Masters degree in Forestry or Natural Resources Management
  • 5 yrs relevant work experience, 3 of which should be at a senior management level
  • Proven administrative and coordination skills.
  • Proven computer proficiency
Chief Officer Awareness and Outreach Programme
1 Post
KFS Grade 5
Ref KFS ES/OUT/01/09

Reporting to Deputy Director Forest Extension Services, the position holder will coordinate forest outreach and tree planting activities

Overall Responsibilities:
  • Coordination of Forest Extension outreach activities (shows, public week etc)
  • Production, packaging and dissemination of information and forestry extension materials
  • Networking and intersectoral collaboration with partners on research and other extension activities
  • Monitoring & Evaluation of extension activities
Required Qualifications and experience

Suitable candidates MUST have the following minimum qualifications:
  • A Bachelors degree in Forestry or Agriculture with 5 yrs progressive working experience in extension activities, 3 of which should be at a senior management level
  • Proven administrative and coordination skills.
  • Proven computer proficiency
Chief Officer Bio-Fuel Production
1 Post
KFS Grade 5
Ref KFS ES/BIOF/01/09

Reporting to the Deputy Director Forest Extension Services the position holder will ensure promotion of woodfuel development & identify markets and marketing channels for woodfuels.

Overall Responsibilities:
  • Planning, coordinating and Implementing development of biofuel and biofuel rules and regulations
  • Promotion of potential biofuels and high energy yielding tree species such as jatropha
  • Promotion of Commercial charcoal production and establishment of networks for charcoal and firewood production and marketing.
  • Promotion of efficient charcoal production and utilization technologies.
  • Identification of markets and marketing channels for the woodfuels
Required Qualifications and experience

Suitable candidates MUST have the following minimum qualifications:
  • A Bachelors degree in Forestry or Natural resources Management
  • Minimum of 5 yrs progressive work experience, 3 of which should be in a relevant senior management level
  • Proven administrative and coordination skills.
  • Computer proficiency
Head: Extension Management Department
1 Post
KFS Grade 4
Ref KFS ES/EXTM/01/09

Reporting to the Deputy Director Forest Extension Services, the position holder will be responsible for forest extension activities.

Overall Responsibilities:
  • Planning, coordinating and Implementing forest extension strategies
  • Developing modules and guidelines for extension management and training
  • Coordination of capacity building in forestry extension
  • Main streaming of social safeguard mechanisms in forestry activities
  • Production, packaging and dissemination of information and forestry extension materials
  • Networking and intersectoral collaboration with partners on research and other extension activities
  • Resource mobilization for extension activities
Required Qualifications and experience

Suitable candidates MUST have the following minimum qualifications:
  • A Masters degree in Forestry, Agriculture or Natural Resources
  • Holders of postgraduate qualifications in Extension Management will have an advantage
  • Minimum of 5 yrs progressive work experience, 3 of which must have been on an extension project/programme
  • Good people management skills
  • Ability to effectively supervise, motivate, train, mentor and manage staff
  • Proven administrative and coordination skills.
  • Proven computer proficiency
Head: Business Development and Marketing
1 Post
KFS Grade 4
Ref KFS PE/BDM/01/09

Reporting to the Deputy Director Corporate Service, the position holder will coordinate the development of policies and strategies for marketing and business development in the Service, management of marketing and Business Development functions.

The job holder will also be required to harmonize the operations of all the business units in KFS

Overall Responsibilities:
  • Planning, coordinating and Implementing strategies and policies for business development and marketing
  • Ensure development of new tourism products and determining the appropriate pricing and marketing strategies that can optimize benefits
  • Developing and overseeing the new market/ business opportunities and developing new revenue streams for KFS
  • Develop and ensure implementation of effective customer service mechanisms that ensure responsiveness to customer expectations
  • Ensure implementation of appropriate systems to develop and manage KFS business facilities that meet customer expectations
Required Qualifications and experience

Suitable candidates MUST have the following minimum qualifications:
  • A Masters degree with a specialization in marketing, strategic management or related disciplines from a recognized university.
  • 5 years of progressive work experience, 3 of which should be in marketing division at a senior management position in a large public or private organization
  • Good people management skills
  • Ability to effectively supervise, motivate, train, mentor and manage staff
  • Demonstrated track record in developing and implementing Business and Marketing Strategies
  • Proven computer proficiency
Chief Officer Corporate Planning
1 Post
KFS Grade 5
Ref KFS CS/COCP/01/09

Reporting to Deputy Director Corporate Services, the holder of the position will ensure
development of effective management policies and co-ordinate all management service functions to obtain efficiency and economy of operations

Overall Responsibilities:
  • Overseeing the development and maintenance of infrastructure, office buildings, staff housing
  • Developing and co-ordinating implementation of management policies to ensure cost effective utilization of available resources
  • Formulate, develop and review corporate service policies and strategies in line with the changing environment.
  • Developing and implementing effective management strategies to secure KFS land and other assets.
  • Undertake the review of the strategic plan and Kenya Forestry Master Plan in light of prevailing circumstances.
  • Formulate and implement effective risk management plans and strategies.
  • Consolidate work plans, budgets and timely reports
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time
Required Qualifications and experience

Suitable candidates MUST have the following minimum qualifications:
  • A Bachelors degree in Commerce, Economics, Forestry economics, Natural Resource Planning, Business Administration, planning or a related discipline from a recognized university
  • Holders of a Masters degree in Business Management will have an advantage
  • 5 years of progressive wok experience in a related field, 3 of which should be at a senior level
  • Good people management skills
  • Ability to effectively supervise, motivate, train, mentor and manage staff
  • Proven administrative and coordination skills.
  • Proven computer proficiency
Chief Superintendent Civil Engineering
1 Post
KFS Grade 5
Ref KFS CS/ENG/01/09

Reporting to the Deputy Director, Plantations and Enterprises, the office holder will ensure maintenance of correct standards of civil works in the Service.

Overall Responsibilities:
  • Planning, costing and financial control of all work relating to design and maintenance of Civil/Electrical/Mechanical plants and accessories.
  • Ensuring that correct standards are maintained in Civil/Electrical/ Mechanical design drawings and specifications for installation, inspection, commissioning and testing
  • Ensuring maintenance of all Electrical/Mechanical plants, equipment, machinery and accessories;
Required Qualifications and experience

Suitable candidates MUST have the following minimum qualifications:

For appointment to this grade, an officer must;
  • A Bachelors degree in Civil Engineering with 5 years of experience 3 of which should be at Senior Superintendent level or equivalent OR
  • A Higher National Diploma in Civil engineering with 8 years of work experience, 5 of which should be at Senior Superintendent level or equivalent
  • Be registered with a relevant professional body
  • Have wider experience in all areas of civil, electrical or mechanical installations and maintenance; and
  • Shown merit and ability in work performance.
Head Forest Economics, Planning and Investment Promotion
1 Post
KFS Grade 4
Ref KFS CS/HECON /01/09

Reporting to the Deputy Director, Plantations and Enterprises, the office holder will ensure effective and timely forecasting of demand and supply of forest products.

Overall Responsibilities:
  • Planning, coordinating and Implementing strategies and policies for effective investment promotion
  • Overseeing generation of up to date reports and analysis of economic data necessary for forecasting demand and supply of forest products and services in short and long term, including revenue forecasting
  • Conducting valuation and pricing of wood and non wood forest products and services
  • Analysis of economic impacts of forest policies and regulations.
Required Qualifications and experience

Suitable candidates MUST have the following minimum qualifications:
  • A Masters degree with a specialization in Forestry Economics, or Natural Resource Management
  • 5 yrs of progressive work experience 3 of which should be at a senior management level responsible for policy analysis or practice in a large public or private organization.
  • Knowledge of current economic trends and practices in sustainable forest management and policies
  • Proven administrative and coordination skills.
  • Proven computer proficiency
Head Forest Planning and Information System
1 Post
KFS Grade 4
Ref KFS SDD/HFPI /01/09

Reporting to the Senior Deputy Director of Forests, the position holder will ensure a cost effective and accurate forest information system

Overall Responsibilities:
  • Planning, coordinating and implementing forest management plan and ecosystem strategies and policies
  • Development, maintenance and implementation of KFS forest information systems
  • Spearheading community participation and involvement in all forest planning issues.
  • Supporting all forest planning activities at National, Conservancy, Zonal and forest station levels
Required Qualifications and experience

Suitable candidates MUST have the following minimum qualifications:
  • A Masters degree with a specialization in Strategic Management, Management Information Systems, Project Management or any other related field
  • A Bachelors degree in Forestry or Natural Resources Management
  • 5 yrs of progressive work experience 3 of which should be at a senior management level responsible for planning using management information sytems in a large public or private organization.
  • Knowledge of current economic trends and practices in sustainable forest management and policies
  • Proven administrative and coordination skills.
  • Proven computer proficiency
Chief Officer Ecotourism
1 Post
KFS Grade 5
Ref KFS FCM/CECOT/01/09

Reporting to the Deputy Director, Forest Conservation and Management, the position holder will facilitate the development and promotion of ecotourism within the Forest Reserves.

Overall Responsibilities:
  • Planning, developing, coordinating and implementing eco-tourism strategies while providing policy advice for management of ecotourism programmes
  • Assess eco-tourism site potentials within the forest reserves and developing prospectus to guide investment in eco-tourism development by private sectors.
  • Developing work-plans and budgets for ecotourism programmes within forest reserves.
  • Undertaking market research and advising on investment in the ecotourism sector.
Required Qualifications and experience

Suitable candidates MUST have the following minimum qualifications:
  • Bachelors degree in Environmental Sciences, Forestry or Wildlife Management or on any other relevant fields
  • A Post Graduate Qualification at Diploma or Masters Level in a relevant field will be an added advantage
  • 5 years of relevant working experience, 3 of which should be at a senior management level
  • He/She should be familiar with concept of ecotourism and sustainable community based tourism.
  • Good organizational and leadership skills.
  • Proven computer proficiency
Chief Officer Survey and Mapping
1 Post
KFS Grade 5
Ref KFS FCM/SURMAP/01/09

Reporting to the Deputy Director, Forest Conservation and Management, the position holder will work to establish forest boundaries and maintain spatial data records on all forests in Kenya.

Overall Responsibilities:
  • Planning, developing, coordinating and implementing survey and mapping programmes and policies
  • Coordinating surveys, boundary demarcations and mapping of forest reserves and ensuring that all boundary records for the Forest Reserves are held in safe custody
  • Provision of expert witness on litigation matters concerning boundary disputes.
  • Overseeing compilation of documents leading to the drawing up of boundary plans, titles, leases and subleases issued to Kenya Forest Service.
Required Qualifications and experience

Suitable candidates MUST have the following minimum qualifications:
  • A Bachelors degree in Land Survey
  • Be registered with a relevant professional body
  • 5 years progressive work experience in a senior level of which should be in an appropriate environment and institution
  • He/she should be able to use chains, transits, theodolites and plum lines to carry out survey work
  • He/she must be able to use modern survey equipments that include GPS, Laptops, and Robotic Total Stations and be conversant with GIS Software and applications.
Systems Administrator
1 Post
KFS Grade 7
Ref KFS IT/SADM/01/09

Reporting to the Head of ICT, the position holder will ensure provision of end user support on all information systems and related databases.

Overall Responsibilities:
  • Ensuring proper administration of operating systems and applications and Providing technical support to system users
  • Maintaining appropriate profiles, privileges and system backups and restoration scripts.
  • Manage all external and internal information security
  • Review systems performance and implementing strategic improvements
  • Ensure the integrity, reliability and security of data and processes
  • Ensure proper implementation of IT change management control processes
Required Qualifications and experience

Suitable candidates MUST have the following minimum qualifications:
  • A Bachelors degree in Computer Science or equivalent
  • Microsoft certified system developer or Certified Information system auditor
  • 3 years relevant work experience in a commercial entity or public organization
Webmaster
1 Post
KFS Grade 7
Ref KFS IT/WEB/01/09

Reporting to the Head of ICT, the position holder will ensure effective web-site development, interaction and maintenance

Overall responsibilities:
  • Overseeing development, enhancement, maintenance and implementation of internet technology projects and KFS website
  • Manage third-party services for internet
  • Manage quality and content of KFS intranet
  • Ensuring web security, backup and continuity
  • Supervise, appraise and ensure appropriate training of personnel
Required Qualifications and experience

Suitable candidates MUST have the following minimum qualifications:
  • A Bachelors degree in Arts (Design) or equivalent
  • Diploma in Computer Science
  • 3 years relevant working experience
Computer Technician II
2 Posts
KFS Grade 10
Ref KFS IT/OFF/01/09

Reporting to the Head of ICT, the position holder will provide first-line ICT support for Kenya Forest Service staff and maintenance of the ICT infrastructure.

Overall responsibilities:
  • Installing and maintaining of computers, computer hardware and network systems
  • Troubleshooting and diagnosing of computers and network infrastructure
  • Providing technical support in line with service levels
  • Obtain and install the necessary hardware and software upgrades for the ICT network to ensure that the network is capable of meeting the needs of the organisation.
Required Qualifications and experience

Suitable candidates MUST have the following minimum qualifications:
  • A Diploma in Computer Engineering/Science or equivalent with 2 years progressive work experience in a large and busy organization OR A certificate holder in a relevant field with 4 years of work experience
  • Certification in Hardware Maintenance, network management or CISCO is essential.
Interested and suitably qualified candidates should send their detailed CV with daytime contacts and copies of academic and professional certificates to the undersigned so as to reach him on or before Wednesday 23rd September, 2009.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

The Human Resource Manager,
Kenya Forest Service,
P.O. Box 30513-00100 Nairobi.






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