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Wildlife Research Policy & Innovation Deputy Director Job, Latest Director Jobs in Kenya,

(2) POSTS V/NO. 251/2020
Salary Scale: Ksh. 99,900 – Ksh. 169,140 p.m (CSG 6)
House Allowance: Ksh.20, 000 – 50,000 p.m (Depending on duty station)
Commuter Allowance: Ksh.16, 000p.m
Leave Allowance: As existing in the Civil Service
Annual Leave: 30 working days per financial year
Medical Cover: As provided by the government
Terms of Service: Permanent and Pensionable


For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:-

  • served for a minimum period of ten (10) years and currently serving at the grade of Principal Wildlife Research, Policy and Innovation Officer, CSG 8 and above or in a comparable and relevant position in the wider public service or private sector;
  • a Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following disciplines:- Wildlife Management, Natural Resource Management, Marine Resources Management, Environmental Science, Environmental Conservation and Natural Resource Management, Environmental Conservation, Environmental Resource Conservation, Environmental Management and Conservation, Environmental Studies and Community Development, Environmental Studies and Community Resource Conservation, Environmental Planning and Management, Range Management, Bio
    Resource Conservation and Management, Coastal and Marine Resource Management, Conservation Biology, Ecology, Zoology, or any other related qualifications from a university recognized in Kenya; and
  • demonstrated managerial, administrative and professional competence in work performance and exhibited a thorough understanding of national goals, policies, objectives and ability to relate them to proper management of wildlife function.

Duties and Responsibilities

The officer at this level will assist the director in the overall management of the directorate or be deployed to be in-charge of a division. Specific duties and responsibilities will include:-

  • coordinating the development and implementation of national wildlife management and conservation policies, strategies, regulations and guidelines on research , training and innovation;
  •  coordinating the implementation of international treaties, protocols and agreements on wildlife management and conservation;
  • coordinating development of monitoring and implementation framework for National Wildlife strategy;
  • preparing regulations and guidelines for granting concession , permits and licenses for wildlife user rights;
  • preparing proposals for mobilization of resources for implementation of the National Wildlife strategy and other projects;
  • preparing Bills and responses to parliamentary queries on Wildlife Conservation and management and keeping abreast with the legislative concerns to Wildlife Conservation;
  •  coordinating the development and implementation of a strategy of promoting innovation and strategic investments for sustainable use of wildlife resources including bio-prospecting;
  • coordinating the development and implementation of regulations and guidelines for species recovery and maintenance;
  • designing strategies for disaster management and disaster mitigation and reduction in wildlife conservation
  • coordinating the development and implementation of guidelines for capacity building and provision of extension services to broaden the scope of sustainable wildlife utilization; and
  • maintaining data-base on all wildlife research activities.

How To Apply

Applications are invited from qualified persons for the positions shown below.
Interested and qualified persons are requested to make their applications ONLINE through the Commission website: or jobs portal:

Please Note:

  • Candidates should provide all the details requested for in the advertisement. It is an offence to include incorrect information in the application. Details of academic and professional certificates not obtained by closure of the advert should not be included.
  • Only shortlisted and successful candidates will be contacted.
  • Canvassing in any form will lead to automatic disqualification.
  • The Public Service Commission is committed to implementing the provisions of the Constitution – Chapter 232 (1) on fair competition and merit, representation of Kenyans diverse communities and affording equal employment opportunities to men and women, members of all ethnic groups and persons with disabilities. THEREFORE, PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES, THE MARGINALIZED AND THE MINORITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.
  • Shortlisted candidates shall be required to produce originals of their National Identity Card, academic and professional certificates and transcripts during interviews.
  • It is a criminal offence to present fake certificates/documents.
  • Serving officers shall be required to produce the original letter of appointment to their current substantive post during the interview.
  • Those who applied earlier need not re-apply. Applications should reach the Commission on or before 29th September 2020 latest 5.00 pm (East African Time)
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