Wednesday, 12 October 2011

USAID/Kenya Job Vacancy

The United States Agency for International Development’s Kenya Mission (USAID/Kenya) seeks to fill the position of Environment Compliance Monitoring Specialist for the Environment and Natural Resources Management (ENRM) Team in the Agriculture, Business, and Environment Office (ABEO).

The incumbent will serve as a Foreign Service National (FSN) manager for the Mission’s growing environmental compliance monitoring activities.

The incumbent will work with and report to the Mission Environment Officer (MEO) and the Team Leader, ENRM Team, to ensure the successful implementation of the mandatory environmental compliance monitoring activity of the USAID/Kenya portfolio.

The primary duties will be to:

1) monitor and report on environmental compliance for USAID/Kenya’s programs on population and health; agriculture, business and environment; democracy and governance; education and youth;

2) work closely with all the Contracting/Agreement Officer’s Technical Representatives (COTR/AOTR), as well as their alternates, activity managers and the Team Leaders and Office Chiefs, in order to ensure prudent environmental compliance;

3) work collaboratively with the Deputy and Assistant MEOs of USAID/Kenya, and the Regional Environmental Officer at USAID/East Africa;

4) establish and maintain professional contacts in both the public and private sectors, including Government of Kenya officials, implementing partners, consultants, NGOs, and other development partners in Kenya.

Applicant should be a Kenyan citizen.

Required Qualification:

Any applicant that does not meet the minimum requirements stated below will not be evaluated.

Only short listed applicants will be contacted.

If you have not been contacted within one month from the closing date of advertisement, please consider your application unsuccessful.

Education: A Masters degree in any relevant environmental science and/or environmental engineering discipline, with a solid understanding of environmental impact assessment (EIA) is required.

Experience (40%):

* Minimum of ten years of progressively responsible experience, at least 6 years of which should be at a senior position in monitoring and evaluation.
* Demonstrated experience with EIA, environmental compliance monitoring, and development of environmental procedures and guidelines.
* Beside program management, the incumbent’s experience should include managing professionals of multidisciplinary background.
* Experience in designing projects, strategic as well as institutional capacity building planning is required.

Knowledge (40%):

* Expert knowledge of the Kenya environmental and other development sectors and institutions is required.
* In-depth knowledge of environmental problems, policies, and issues in Kenya, as well as the country’s strengths and priorities, and familiarity with regional conservation issues and environmental problems and activities.
* Knowledge of sustainable policy and strategic options, considering the socio-economic, natural, and cultural settings.
* Acquaintances with the latest development in the environmental assessment models and success examples.
* Knowledge of the work of other donor agencies in Kenya in environment and natural resources-related activities.
* Should be able to write analytical reports on environmental compliance and monitoring issues.

Skills and Abilities (20%):

* The incumbent should have strong analytical skills.
* The incumbent should have strong written and oral communication skills, including the ability to work effectively at all levels within USAID and the U.S. Mission, as well as with the Government of Kenya, Kenya institutions, local governments and institutions, and the private sector.
* He/she should have the ability to provide technical and policy guidance to project managers/contractors as and when needed, clearly and diplomatically.
* The incumbent requires intermediate computer skills (e.g., MS Office, LAN environment).

Short listed candidates will be requested to submit a writing sample demonstrating technical writing skills.

Those fulfilling the requirements of the position should submit their application together with a detailed Curriculum Vitae and all relevant attachments to the following address by close of business on October 30, 2011:

The Human Resource Office
United Sates Agency for International Development
P.O. Box 629, Village Market, 00621,
Nairobi, Kenya

Re: Environment Compliance Monitoring Specialist, ABEO/USAID/Kenya

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