Deputy Director Environment – Busia County – Nairobi

Duties and responsibilities
Formulating policies and plans for natural resources management programs.
Coordinating all aspects of pollution control, waste management, recycling, environmental health and conservation.
Evaluating and verifying employee performance through the review of completed work assignments and work techniques.
Overseeing preparation of annual work plans and financial budgets and coordinating activities by scheduling work assignments, setting priorities, and directing the work of subordinate employees.
Supervising programs, controlling and coordinating functions;
Formulating, developing and implementing environment policies, legislation, strategies and action plans for natural resources management programs.
Organizing and participating in environment and natural forestry meetings
Conducting advocacy, image building and publicity campaigns on environment and forestry
Assisting in formulating policies, procedures, plans for existing and new natural resources management programs and ensure the evaluation and enforcement of environmental laws and regulations.
Implementing and evaluating relevant divisional structures, plans, programs and projects in the environmental sector.
Developing, implementing and evaluating the divisions strategic plans, programs and projects in collaboration with other departments and stakeholders
Monitoring the implementation of projects according to work plans to ensure quality assurance and outputs.
Developing appropriate County departmental policies, legal and institutional frame works for implementation of the mandate of the divisions.

Requirements for appointment
For appointment to this position, the officer Must: –
Have served in a position of Assistant Director Environmental and Natural resources, or in a comparable and relevant position in the Public Service for at least 3 years
Have a Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines: Environmental Science and Management, Aquatic Science, Natural Resource Management, Forestry, Wildlife Management, Environmental Economics, Environmental Biology, Conservation, Range Science, Tourism, Geospatial Information and Remote Sensing, Biodiversity System Engineering, Water Resource Management and any other equivalent course from any recognized institution.
Master’s degree in any of the following disciplines; Environmental Economics, Natural Resources Management, Aquatic Sciences, Environmental Education, Zoology, Health, Chemistry, Agriculture, Plant and Water Management and any other related field from a recognized institution will be an added advantage.
Be a member of a professional body and in good standing (Lead expert in EIA/EA) with NEMA, Member of Environmental Institute of Kenya (EIK).
Certificate in Strategic Leadership Development Program lasting a minimum of six (6) weeks from or its equivalent a recognized institution;
Have certificate in computer applications from a recognized institution
Have demonstrated a general managerial, administrative and professional competence in work performance

How to apply
All applicants should submit their application letter together with copies of their detailed curriculum vitae with names, address and telephone contacts, academic and professional certificates, testimonials, national identity card and any other supporting documents to the County Public Service Board – PORT VICTORIA PLAZA on or before Wednesday 31st May, 2023 at 5.00 p.m.
Applications should be addressed to:
The Secretary/CEO,
County Public Service Board,
County Government of Busia,
P.O Box 1103- 50400,
The County Government of Busia is an equal opportunity employer, women, youth, and people living with disability are encouraged to apply.
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