Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Kenya Forest Service Job Opportunities

Kenya Forest Service is a State Corporation established by an Act of Parliament for the 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:

1. Chief Officer Survey and Mapping
1 Post

KFS Grade 5
Ref: KFS/FCM/SURMAP/01/10

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 sub-leases issued to Kenya Forest Service.
Required Qualifications and experience:

Suitable candidates must have the following minimum qualifications:
  • BSc Surveying and Photogrammetry or a Bsc in Geospatial and Geomatics Engineering or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.
  • Be a registered full member of the Institution of surveyors of Kenya.
  • Be a licensed land surveyor by the Kenya Land Surveyors Board.
  • 5 years progressive work experience in a senior level 3 of which should be in an appropriate environment and institution.
  • Postgraduate qualification is an added advantage
2. Chief Superintendent Civil Engineering
1 Post

KFS Grade 5
Ref: KFS/CS/ENG/01/10

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:
  • A Bachelors degree in Civil Engineering with 5 years of experience 3 of which should be at Senior Superintending Engineer level or equivalent
  • Be registered engineer with Engineers Registration Board.
  • Have wider experience in multidisciplinary works all areas of civil, electrical or mechanical installations and maintenance
  • Shown merit and ability in work performance.
3. Principal Lecturer - Kenya Forestry College (Londiani)
2 Posts

KFS Grade 5
Ref: KFS/ KFC/PRL/01/10

Reporting to the Principal - KFC the officers will be required to teach and administer academic programmes at the College.

Overall Responsibilities:
  • Conduct research in Forestry management
  • Teach specified subjects as may be assigned from time to time.
  • Participate in setting and marking of examinations.
  • Compiling students' academic reports and records.
  • Innovate and implement new training methods.
  • Provide guidance and counselling services to students.
  • Assist in developing and review of curricula and manuals.
  • Performing any other administrative duties as may be assigned from time to time.
Required Qualifications and Experience

Suitable candidates must have the following minimum qualifications:
  • A Minimum of a Bachelors degree in Forestry or in any other forestry related field from a recognized institution with eight (8) years teaching experience in a middle level college.
  • An MSc degree in Education, Forestry and related Natural Resource Management areas will be an added advantage.
  • A Certificate or Post Graduate Diploma in Education from a recognized Institution will be an added advantage;
  • Evidence of Computer literacy
  • Previous experience in academic administration is desirable.
  • Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.
4. Accountant II
10 Posts

KFS Grade 8
Ref: KFS/FA/ACC/01/10

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

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

Overall responsibilities:
  • Collecting, banking and accounting for revenue within the Conservancy.
  • Monitors expenditure within the Conservancy and ensures adherence to budgetary provisions.
  • Ensure ledger reconciliations are done on a timely basis (i.e. petty cash, cash book, bank reconciliation, imprest etc) both at the Conservancy and Zones.
  • Verification of financial transactions against laid down procedures
  • Maintenance of up to date accounting records in the Conservancy.
  • Any other duties assigned from time to time.
Required Qualifications and experience
  • A minimum of a Bachelor of Commerce degree (Accounting or Finance options).
  • A minimum of CPA part II or ACCA part II Qualification
  • At least 3 years working experience preferably in the Public Sector.
  • Familiarity with computerized accounting system.
5. Accounts Assistants
23 Posts

KFS Grade 10
Ref.KFS/FA/AS/OI/tO

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:
  • Collection and banking of revenue.
  • Undertake monthly bank reconciliations.
  • Maintaining a fixed asset register.
  • Maintenance and safe keeping of accountable documents invoices, receipts, etc.
  • Monitoring receipts and maintaining books of accounts (cash books, vote books etc)
  • Performing any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.
Required Qualifications and experience
  • A minimum of CPA Part II
  • A minimum of 3 years relevant work experience OR
  • A minimum of CPA Part I with 5 years relevant work experience
  • Familiarity with computerized accounting system.
6. Clinical Officer
1 Post
KFC Londiani

KFS Grade 9
Ref: KFS/KFC/CO/01/10

Reporting to the Principal - Kenya Forestry College, the officer will be responsible for the provision of preventive, curative and rehabilitative medical services to Staff and students at the Kenya Forestry College.

Overall responsibilities:
  • Examine and treat patients.
  • Oversee and co-ordinate the smooth operations of Nursing at the College Clinic
  • Organize and conduct health education and counselling to the Staff and students.
  • Liaising with MOH and other Health Service Providers for acquisition of resources for managing HIV / AIDS and other related ailments
  • Administer clinical / VCT services at the Clinic
Required Qualifications and experience
  • Minimum of a Diploma in Clinical medicine
  • Certified Counsellor
  • 3 years practical working experience in a Hospital or Health Centre.
  • Must be a member of Kenya Clinical Officers Association and registered with the Clinical Officers Council of Kenya.
7. Community Health Nurse
1 Post
KFC Londiani

KFS Grade 10
Ref: KFS/KFC/CHN/01/10

Reporting to the Principal - Kenya Forestry College, the officer will be responsible for the provision of general nursing care to patients.

Overall responsibilities:
  • Administer medicines [oral tablets/syrup] and injectable fluids and infusion to patients as prescribed by Clinical Officers
  • Monitor condition of patients placed under observation
  • Examine, diagnoses and prescribes drugs to patients.
  • Clean, stitch and dress minor wounds, cuts incisions and drainage of uncomplicated abscesses.
  • Counselling and examining antenatal, post-natal and family planning clients in MCH/FP clinic and dispenses contraceptives.
  • Administer First Aid and attend to emergencies.
  • Giving health education talks to patients, clients and community.
  • Conducting out-reach and School health programmes, home visitations and follow-up of chronic cases.
Required Qualifications and experience
  • A minimum of a Diploma in Community Health Nursing from a recognized institution.
  • Certificate in MCH/FP
  • A minimum of 3 years working experience in a busy Health Institution
  • Must be registered with the Nursing Council of Kenya.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skill
8. Librarian
1 Post
KFC Londiani

KFS Grade 7
Ref: KFS/KFC/LIB/01/10

Reporting to the Principal - Kenya Forestry College, the officer will be responsible for the general management of the College library and perform academic duties at the College.

Overall responsibilities
  • Issuing publications to users;
  • Cataloguing and classifying of Library materials and books;
  • Indexing and abstracting;
  • Enrolling new members to the subscription Scheme;
  • Sending renewal reminders to subscribing members; and undertaking other library duties.
  • Assisting in teaching Information Science and related subjects
  • Any other duties as may be allocated from time to time.
Required Qualifications and experience
  • A minimum of a BSc degree in Library/Information Science from a recognized institution with five (5) years experience in a busy institution.
  • Evidence of Computer literacy.
  • Strong interpersonal and analytical skills.
  • Ability to interact and work with students.
  • Must be a member of a reputable professional body
9. Systems Administrator
1 Post
KFC Londiani

KFS Grade 7
Ref: KFS/KFC/SADM/01/10

Reporting to the Principal - KFC, the officer 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
  • Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.
Required Qualifications and experience
  • A minimum of 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.
10. Cateress
1 Post
KFC Londiani

KFS Grade 9
Ref: KFS/KFC/CT/01/10

Reporting to the Principal - Kenya Forestry College, the officer will be responsible for the efficient and proper organization and management of catering services at the college.

Overall responsibilities:
  • Design and implement efficient and effective catering methods in the kitchen and dining halls.
  • Plan and cost menus.
  • Ensuring cleanliness of the kitchen and dining halls.
  • Controlling of stock and inventory in the kitchen and dining halls.
  • Overall supervision of catering services in the kitchen and dining halls.
  • Ordering for the purchase of consumables.
  • Any other duties as may be allocated from time to time.
Required Qualifications and experience
  • A minimum of a Diploma in Food and Beverages or Catering and Institutional Management from a recognized institution with three (3) years post qualification experience in a busy institution.
  • Evidence of Computer literacy.
  • Strong interpersonal and analytical skills.
  • Ability to interact and work with students.
11. Housekeeper
1 Post
KFC Londiani

KFS Grade 10
Ref: KFS/KFC/HK/01/10

Reporting to the Principal - Kenya Forestry College, the officer will be responsible for the allocation, cleaning and maintenance of the hostels

Overall responsibilities
  • Ensuring fair allocation of rooms to the students
  • Ensure the hostels and linen are clean
  • Conducting regular inspection of the hostels and reporting any defects in the to the management for repairs
  • Maintaining records on the status of the hostels
  • Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.
Required Qualifications and experience
  • A minimum of a Diploma in Institutional Management from a recognized institution with three (3) years post qualification experience in a busy institution.
  • Evidence of Computer literacy.
  • Strong interpersonal and analytical skills.
  • Ability to interact and work with students.
Application Procedure

Interested and suitably qualified candidates should visit our website www.kenyaforestservice.org and download an application form.

Duly completed application forms together with copies of academic and professional certificates should be sent to the undersigned on or before September 30th, 2010.

The application forms are also available in our Conservancies and Zonal offices country wide.

Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted and canvassing will lead to disqualification.

The Deputy Director - Human Resource and Administration,
Kenya Forest Service,
P.O. Box 30513-00100
Nairobi.

Kenya Forest Service is an equal opportunity employer guided by local laws and International Labour Organization conventions.

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