Kenya nationals: Natural Resources Management and Environment Officer via ReliefWeb

Nairobi, , KE

Position Title: National NRM and Environment Officer


CONTRACT TYPE: Service Contract – NPP

Duty Station: Nairobi

Organizational Unit: FAO Representation Office in Kenya

Duration:12 months with possibility of extension

Eligible Candidates: Kenyan Nationals

Anticipated start date: January 2017

General Description of Tasks and Objectives to be achieved

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Representation in Kenya seeks to fill in the position of National NRM and Environment Officer for implementation of the EU-funded project Support to the attainment of Vision 2030 through Devolved Land Reforms in Kenya (GCP/KEN/085/EC).

Reporting Line

Under the overall supervision of the FAO Representative in Kenya, the direct technical supervision of the Head of Sector Natural Resource Management, guidance from Lead Technical Officer (LTO) and in close collaboration with other sectors in FAO Kenya office, the National NRM and Environment Officer shall undertake the following duties:

Technical Functions

Support the overall execution and management of the land programme;

Support the identification and analysis of the major components and status of land and natural resources in the counties;

Ensure the identification of capacity development needs of various stakeholder groups to sustainably manage natural resources;

Ensure effective liaison with local and national authorities, key partners, and stakeholders on a regular basis;

  • Mainstreaming of climate change agenda and disaster risk reduction in the land programme;
  • Ensure the integration of indigenous knowledge and systems in land management;
  • Development and review of work plans, budgets and procurement plans;
  • Support the preparation of technical and training materials needed for the land programme or related projects;
  • Support the preparation of programme periodic project reports and briefs and reviews;
  • Preparing, monitoring and revising work plans, guidelines and budgets;
  • Support resource mobilization and creating linkages with related programmes at county and national level;
  • Preparing operational project documents and reports;
  • Represent FAO in relevant meetings and undertake any other duty as may be assigned from time to time.

Minimum Requirements

  • Advanced degree in natural resource management, water, environment or related field
  • 5 years of professional experience in natural resource management or environmental issues.
  • 5 years of relevant experience in project management, design, monitoring and evaluation
  • Experience in the ASAL development and climate change adaptation or mitigation
  • Good communication and reporting skills