Most of Kenya’s forests are in mountain areas, in particular Mt Kenya, Aberdares, Mau Complex, Cherangani Hills and Mt Elgon. These areas are known as the “water towers” of Kenya as they form the upper catchment of all but one of the main rivers in Kenya. Although these “water towers” cover less than 2% of the total land area in Kenya, they provide invaluable services to Kenya’s inhabitants, economy and wildlife. The also support transboundary water bodies, underlining their regional and international importance.
The aim of the project is to provide technical support to the Ministry of the Environment, Natural Resources and Regional Development Authorities in the development and implementation of water tower protection and climate change mitigation and adaptation. It is envisaged that this will include support in the development of management capacities and technical skills at a central level, as well as the promotion of mitigation and adaptation measures at field level.
Relevant degree (preferably at least at Masters level) in forestry, environmental management, or related discipline
- At least 15 years of professional experience
- Significant experience of working in sub-Sahara Africa
- At least one assignment as Team Leader/Chief Technical Officer on a similar initiative
- At least 10 years professional experience in leading/managing similar initiatives
- Significant experience in dealing with climate change issues, adaptation and mitigation
- Significant experience in working with and supporting Government Agencies
- Experience of EU/EDF projects and the PRAG and advantage
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