Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) Director General Job

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Job Description

Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) is a State Corporation whose responsibility is to manage and conserve wildlife in Kenya as provided for under the Wildlife Conservation and Management Act, 2013.

Pursuant to the provisions of the Wildlife Conservation and Management Act, 2013, the Board of Trustees invites applications from dynamic, innovative, self-driven and highly qualified Kenyan citizens who wish to be considered for the position of Director General, KWS.

Key Responsibilities

The Director-General shall be the Chief Executive Officer of the Service, responsible for the day to day management of the affairs of the Service, overall leadership, implementation of the Service’s strategic goals and the management of its resources including giving direction and leadership to the achievement of the Service’s mission, the development of its strategy and the attainment of its annual goals and objectives.

He/she will be responsible to the Board of Trustees in:

  • Providing strategic direction and leadership to KWS in order to achieve corporate goals.
  • Overseeing implementation of corporate plans and strategies based on the KWS’s business philosophy, mission, vision and core values.
  • Facilitating operations and administration of the Board of Trustees, interfacing between the board and staff and assisting the board’s evaluation of achievements of corporate objectives.
  • Overseeing financial management and investment undertakings by ensuring that sound policies and practices are adopted for optimal utilization and returns.
  • Overseeing effective management of human resources for optimal productivity through policies and strategies that attract and retain qualified and competent staff.
  • Overseeing effective management of physical and material assets for optimal returns from the investment.
  • Providing strategic linkages with the corporate world, business community, government agencies and other social partners for the benefit of the KWS.
  • Providing leadership in business growth and customer service in line with the corporate business plan and strategy.
  • Ensuring corporate compliance with all statutory, legal, social and regulatory requirements in the execution of its business strategies.
  • Overseeing development and implementation of corporate social responsibility initiatives and ensuring that the KWS image is well projected and protected.
  • Managing corporate change through adopting policies and strategies that will ensure organizational effectiveness and business survival.

Key Qualifications

  • The ideal candidate should:-
  • Hold a minimum qualification of a post-graduate degree in a relevant field, from a university recognized in Kenya
  • Have at least fifteen (15) years’ working experience in a relevant profession; and
  • Be a person of high integrity and meets the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.

Competencies

  • Demonstrate prudent financial management skills.
  • Have exceptional visionary leadership and negotiation skills with capacity to engage with local, regional and international organizations.
  • Have excellent communication, presentation, strong interpersonal and analytical skills, organizational and team leadership capabilities.
  • Possess demonstrable change management leadership qualities and transformative capability.
  • Be a self-driven, innovative, dynamic and capable of working under pressure with minimum supervision.
  • Have the capability to mobilize financial resources for the Service.
  • Demonstration of understanding of Kenya’s Conservation Sector is an added advantage

Terms of Service and Remuneration

The successful candidate will serve on a three years’ contract, renewable once subject to satisfactory performance and delivery of set performance targets and outcomes.

The remuneration attached to this position shall be determined in accordance with the provisions of section 5 (3) of the State Corporations Act, Cap.446.

How to Apply

If you believe you meet the above requirements and are interested in this position, please send your application together with a detailed curriculum vitae indicating current and expected salary, names and contacts of at least three (3) referees, day time contacts and notice period required to take up the appointment to the postal address below so as to reach us not later than Tuesday 8th September, 2015 at 4.30pm. Chairman,
Board of Trustees, Kenya Wildlife Service, P. O. Box 40241 – 00100, Nairobi, Kenya Or emailed to: Closing Date: 8 September, 2015 In addition, applicants are required to attach; copies of certificates/testimonials, copy of National ID/Passport, a certificate of good conduct from the CID, Tax compliance certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority, Clearance from Higher Education Loans Board, Kenya Credit Reference Bureau and Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission. KWS is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and gender equality within the organization. Applicants comprising persons with disability, women and those from marginalized areas are encouraged to apply. Applications without relevant qualifications, copies of documentation / details as sought for will not be considered. Any form of canvassing shall lead to automatic disqualification. Only short-listed candidates shall be contacted.

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