Regional Project Officer at Ministry of Environment and Forestry

The Ministry of Environment and Forestry was created vide Executive Order No. 1 of 2018 on the organization of government of Kenya. It is mandated to undertake National Environment Policy and Management, Forestry development policy and management, Development of re-afforestation and agro-forestry, Restoration of strategic water towers, Protection and conservation of Natural environment, Pollution control, Lake Victoria management programme, Restoration of Lake Naivasha basin, Kenya Meteorological department, Kenya meteorological training, Conservation and protection of wetlands and Climate change affairs.

The Regional Project Officer will coordinate the day-to-day implementation of project activities; and follow-up at the respective projects site level.
Project officers will be responsible for liaison with local government entities (county level) and project beneficiaries in the project priority sites where they are stationed, on all aspects related to the project.

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

Duties and Responsibilities

Reporting to the Project Manager and liaising closely with the International Chief Technical Advisor (ICTA), the Regional Project officer will:-

  1. Liaise with county and local government staff on formalization, access to finance, mining licenses, subsurface rights, etc
  2. Support the organization of the county and district level inception workshops.
  3. Support the organization of the regional Project Advisory Boards.
  4. Support the organization of training events.
  5. Support the implementation of the awareness raising campaign.
  6. Provide day to day support of mining groups in the formalization efforts, gaining access to financing and supporting establishment of mercury-free processing plants.
  7. Support the monitoring of project results.

Requirements for the Position


The applicant must possess the following:-

  1. Bachelor’s degree from a recognized institution; in Environmental Science, Chemistry, Mining, Geology, Chemical Engineering or Chemical/ Biological Sciences; or in any other related field;

Added advantages

  1. MSc. degree field from a recognized institution; in Environmental Science, Chemistry, Mining, Geology, Chemical Engineering or Chemical/ Biological Sciences or in any other related field.
  2. Specialized training in toxic chemicals; and waste; and
  3. Monitoring and evaluation of projects.


The applicant should in addition have the following:-

  • A minimum of six (6) years’ experience in the implementation; co-ordination/supervision, monitoring and evaluation; of environmental projects;
  • Three (3) of which (years) must have been in the implementation of projects related to toxic chemicals;

Added advantages

  • Proven experience in the implementation; co-ordination/supervision, monitoring and evaluation; of projects related to mercury; and ASGM; in particular;
  • Proven experience in working with government ministries, national or county institutions that are concerned with natural resource and/ or environmental management.


The Applicant should demonstrate possession of:-

  1. Good computer application skills in common word processing (Ms Word), Spread Sheet ( Ms Excel) and internet search;
  2. Good drafting, presentation and report-writing skills;
  3. Good networking , interpersonal and communication skills;
  4. Good knowledge about the political and socio-economical context related to ASGM at the international, national and subnational levels; and
  5. Excellent command of English and Kiswahili.

Download the specific job requirements for the positions from the Ministry of Environment and Forestry Website page, read this carefully as it lists the skills, knowledge and qualifications required.Fill in each section of the Bio – Data Form clearly in typed, block letters.

  1. The Bio-Data Form must be accompanied with an Application Letter, detailed Curriculum Vitae, Certified Copies of Academic Certificates, National Identify Card, and Testimonials.
  2. All applications should be addressed to,

    The Cabinet Secretary,
    Ministry of Environment and Forestry,
    P.O. Box 30126,
    00100 NAIROBI.

  3. In Submitting the applications, Applicants can;
  4. Email their applications, in Ms Word or PDF; to

    [email protected]

    with the position Title as the subject; or

  5. Drop a hard copy; in sealed envelope at the

    Ministry’s (Main) Registry
    on 13th Floor,
    NHIF Building


  6. Post a hard copy;
  7. With the position title clearly indicated at the left hand corner of the envelope.

Late applications shall NOT be considered.
The Ministry of Environment and Forestry is an Equal Opportunity employer: Women, Minorities, Marginalized and Persons Living with Disability (PWD) are encouraged to apply.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Any form of canvassing will lead to Automatic Disqualification.

Closing Date : 8th July, 2021


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