Chief Technical Advisor at Ministry of Environment, and Natural Resources

Vision A clean, healthy, safe and sustainably managed environment and Natural resources Mission To facilitate good governance in the protection, restoration, conservation, development and management of the environment and natural resources for equitable and sustainable development. Mandate To protect, conserve and manage the environment and natural resources for socio-economic development Core Values Sustainable Development: Honesty and Integrity: Human Dignity: Teamwork and focus on results: Innovativeness: Equity: Participatory Approach GUIDING PRINCIPLES A Right to a Clean and Healthy Environment A Right to Development Ecosystem Approach Total Economic Value The Principle of Sustainable Use Inter- and Intra-generational Equity Public Participation and Inclusivity Principle The Principle of Subsidiarity The Precautionary Principle The Polluter Pays Principle. International Cooperation Good Governance 3R- Reduce, Re-use, recycle

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.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

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

  • Preparation of Evidence-Based Economic Models in the establishment of chemical free pilot plants, based on Best Environmental Practice in ASGM;
  • Formalization of ASGM groups;
  • Development of policy briefs on the project deliverables to aid decision making by stakeholders;
  • The training of miners and mining groups by trainers;
  •  Coordination and supervision of Regional Project Officers (RPOs) in the delivery of their set targets;
  • Fostering of partnerships, collaborations and building of synergies among stakeholders;

Requirements for the Position


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

  • Bachelor’s degree in the field of Mining, Environmental Management, Chemistry, Bio-Chemistry or a related field;
  • Master’s degree in any of the above or related field;
  • PhD in any of the above areas will be an added advantage
  • Certificates in any of the following areas from recognizable institutions will also be added advantage:
    • Managerial / Supervisory Skills Development; and or
    • Project Management, Monitoring and Evaluation; lasting at least four (4) weeks in duration;
    • Report writing; lasting not less than one (1) week.


Applicants will also be expected to have:-

  1. A minimum of five (5) years’ proven work experience in the environment sector;
  2. Two (2) of which (years) must have been in sound chemicals management;
  3. Experience in ASGM sector will be an added advantage.

Skills and Competencies

In addition, the applicant should demonstrate the following:-

  1. In-depth knowledge and appreciation of the political and socio-economic environment in respect to ASGM at the international, national and county levels;
  2. Project Management, Monitoring and Evaluation Skills;
  3. Strong managerial/supervisory skills;
  4. Strong drafting, presentation and reporting skills;
  5. Strong networking and inter-personal skills;

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Closing Date : 31st May, 2021


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