Chief Technical Advisor – Artisanal Small Scale Gold Mining (ASGM) Project

Ministry of Environment and Forestry

Job Opportunity


The Government of Kenya has partnered with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) for Global Opportunity for Long Term Development (GOLD) in the Artisanal Small Scale Gold Mining (ASGM) Sector Project.

The project which is being implemented by the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (ME&F) in partnership with UNDP seeks to advertise for the following vacancy:-

Advertisement of Positions in The Global Opportunity for Long Term Development (GOLD) in The Artisanal Small Scale Gold Mining (ASGM) Project

Position of Chief Technical Advisor (CTA) 

One (1) Post

Reporting to the Project Manager, the Chief Technical Advisor will be responsible for providing technical backstopping and management support in enabling the delivery of the Project objective.

Terms of Engagement: The position shall be on an initial twelve (12) months contract with possibility for extension.

A. Key Duties and Responsibilities

Reporting to the Project Manager, the Chief Technical Advisor will provide technical support and guidance in enabling the following:

i. Preparation of Evidence-Based Economic Models in the establishment of chemical free pilot plants, based on Best Environmental Practice in ASGM;

ii. Formalization of ASGM groups;

iii. Development of policy briefs on the project deliverables to aid decision making by stakeholders;

iv. The training of miners and mining groups by trainers;

v. Coordination and supervision of Regional Project Officers (RPOs) in the delivery of their set targets;

vi. Fostering of partnerships, collaborations and building of synergies among stakeholders;

B. Requirements for the Position

1. Qualifications

Applicants must possess the following, in order to be considered for appointment to the position:

1. Bachelor’s degree in the field of Mining, Environmental Management, Chemistry, Bio-Chemistry or a related field; and

2. Master’s degree in any of the above or related field;

3. PhD in any of the above areas will be an added advantage

4. Certificates in any of the following areas from recognizable institutions will also be added advantage:

a. Managerial / Supervisory Skills Development; and or
b. Project Management, Monitoring and Evaluation; lasting at least four (4) weeks in duration;
c. Report writing; lasting not less than one (1) week.

2. Experience

Applicants will also be expected to have:-

i. A minimum of five (5) years’ proven work experience in the environment sector;

ii. Two (2) of which (years) must have been in sound chemicals management;

iii. Experience in ASGM sector will be an added advantage.

3. Skills and Competencies

In addition, the applicant should demonstrate the following:-

i. In-depth knowledge and appreciation of the political and socio-economic environment in respect to ASGM at the international, national and county levels;

ii. Project Management, Monitoring and Evaluation Skills;

iii. Strong managerial/supervisory skills;

iv. Strong drafting, presentation and reporting skills;

v. Strong networking and inter-personal skills;

How to Apply:

Interested and eligible applicants are advised to visit the Ministry’s website for the specific job requirements, and guidelines for application.

Applicants are requested to email their applications using the Bio-Data Form in Ms Word or PDF to with the position Title as the subject.

Physical applications should be submitted not later than 4.00pm on 31st May, 2021 and addressed to,

Cabinet Secretary
Ministry of Environment and Forestry
P.O. Box 30126 – 00100

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