NEMA Legal Services Director, Principal Legal Officer, Principal Compliance & Enforcement Officer and Procurement Officer Jobs in Kenya

The National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) is established under the Environmental Management and Coordination Act (EMCA) No. 8 of 1999, as the Principal Instrument of Government in the implementation of all policies relating to the environment. 
The Authority invites applications from qualified and experienced candidates for the following vacant positions;

Director Legal Services
Grade E2 
1 Post
 
An officer at this level will be responsible to the Director General and will be the Chief legal Advisor to the Authority.
 
Specific duties at this level will include but not limited to;
  • Providing legal advice to the Authority and ensuring integration of environmental concerns into policy and legislation at all levels;
  • Initiating legislative proposals, standards and guidelines on environment;
  • Drafting the required regulations, guidelines and interpreting the Environmental Management and Coordination Act, 1999;
  • Advising on international conventions, treaties and agreements related to the environment to which Kenya is a party and assisting in their implementation;
  • Provide Secretariat to the Board of Management
  • Advising and assisting in negotiations; drafting and liaising with various Government Institutions on the establishment and maintenance of a Registry of International Environmental Conventions and Treaties to which Kenya is a party;
  • Liaising with relevant Government Institutions and stakeholders on International Environmental concerns;
  • Initiating legislative proposals, standards and guidelines on the environment
  • Establishing criteria and procedures for the assessment of environmental quality standards;
  • Monitoring of the implementation and compliance with legislation; and taking responsibility for all litigation matters in respect to the Authority.
  • Supervision, Development and appraisal of Legal department’s staff.
Requirements for Appointment
 
For appointment to this position, a candidate must:
  • Have a Bachelors and a Masters degree in Law from a recognized institution.
  • Specialization in Environmental Law will be an added advantage.
  • Be an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya with a current practicing certificate
  • Have 10 years working experience in law,3 of which must be at a senior level.
Required skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • ICT skills
  • Management skills
  • Excellent planning and coordination skills
The successful candidate will be appointed on a four year renewable contract.
 
2. Principal Legal Officer 
Grade E5
1 Post
 
An officer at this level will be responsible to the Deputy Director – Legal Services and will assist in facilitating the development of procedures and regulations for effective implementation of the Environmental Management and Coordination Act (EMCA) and advice on legal matters.
 
Duties and Responsibilities;
 
Specific duties will include but not limited to;
  • Advice on legal matters, specifically interpreting the Act and other related legislations.
  • Reviewing existing sectoral laws in collaboration with other institutions.
  • Coordinating and harmonizing the environmental laws.
  • Advising on compliance and enforcement of environmental laws and regulations.
  • Offering technical support to Counties in the enforcement of environmental laws.
  • Initiating legislation in the reform areas of multi-sectoral concerns such as pollution, wetlands management e.t.c.
  • Attending court proceedings.
  • Developing regulations for the implementation of EMCA 1999.
  • Advising and assisting in negotiations.
  • Drafting and implementing treaties, agreements, conventions and other legal instruments.
Requirements for Appointment
 
For appointment to this grade a candidate must have;
  • A Bachelors and a Masters Degree in Law from a recognized University
  • Be an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya with a current practicing certificate
  • At least five (5) years experience in Legal practice
  • Demonstrated professional competence in legal practice
  • Management course/training will be an added advantage
  • Computer Proficiency
3. Principal Compliance & Enforcement Officer
Grade E5 
1 Post
 
An officer at this level will be responsible to the Chief Enforcement Officer for Management, Administration and Supervision of Compliance and Enforcement activities.
 
Duties and Responsibilities
 
Specific duties at this level include but not limited to;
  • In-charge of coordinating targeted inspections based on high risk criteria.
  • Coordinate and supervise environmental inspections and ensure appropriate enforcement actions are undertaken.
  • Develop inspection schedules and reporting format.
  • Administration, work plan preparation and supervision of the Inspection unit staff
  • Coordination of joint inspection with Lead Agencies.
Requirements for Appointment
 
For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:
  • A Masters and Bachelors degree in Environmental Management, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Environmental Studies, Natural Resources or any other related field from a recognized Institution.
  • Nine (9) years working experience in Environment related field.
  • Demonstrated professional competence in environmental management
  • Management course/training will be an added advantage
  • Computer literate.
4. Procurement Officer II 
Grade E8 
1 Post
 
Kenya Coastal Development Project (KCDP) is a World Bank funded project that aims at promoting an environmentally sustainable management of Kenya’s Coastal and Marine Resources. KCDP was declared effective on 30th June, 2011 and it is expected to close down on October 2016.
 
NEMA is an Agency in the third component of this project. 
To this end, the Authority invites applications from qualified and experienced candidates for the position of Procurement Officer II grade E8 tenable in Mombasa. 
The terms of service for this position are contractual and are based on the period of the project.

Duties and Responsibilities;
 
Specific duties will include but not limited to;
  • Preparation and updating of the annual procurement plan for the project.
  • Compilation of specifications for procurement items provided by users and technical experts.
  • Preparation of pre-qualification and expression of interest (EOI) documents.
  • Drafting of tender documents and requests of proposals
  • Receiving/issuing of stores.
  • Preparations and proper maintenance of stores records
  • Conducting market research and surveys
  • Preparation of periodic and annual supply chain reports
Requirements for Appointment
 
For appointment to this position a candidate must have:
  • A University Degree in a Business related field from a recognized institution
  • Membership of a Supply Chain Professional body
  • Three (3) years experience in procurement/supplies field
  • Knowledge of Public Procurement and Disposal Act and regulations.
  • Familiarity with international procedures, with specific experience and working knowledge of World Bank Procurement procedures
  • Knowledge of Kenyan public procurement procedures and regulations
  • Computer literate
All candidates must meet the requirement of Chapter 6 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.
 
Applications accompanied with copies of certificates, detailed curriculum vitae, testimonials, current remuneration, current position/grade, expected salary and a daytime telephone contact should be forwarded to the address below by 28th June, 2013.
 
The Director General
National Environment Management Authority
Popo Road, off Mombasa Road
P. O. Box 67839-00200
Nairobi
 
Persons with disabilities and female candidates are encouraged to apply.

N/B Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.