Government Career kenyas Kenya July Forest Service 2013

KenyaForest Service is a State Corporation established by an Act of Parliament to sustainably manage and conserve all types of forests.The Service seeks to recruit self motivated, dynamic and results oriented individuals to fill the following positions:

1. Head of Internal Audit 1 Post

Grade:
 KFS 4

Ref: KFS/HIA/01/12

Reporting to the Director, the position serves to provide strategic leadership in the management of KFS internal audit function to ensure compliance with the set systems and policies.

Overall Responsibilities

·                     Evaluate the adequacy and effectiveness of internal controls relating to risks involved in the relevant business areas in accordance with established risk assessment framework.
·                     Coordinate dynamic planning through continuous monitoring of the business and undertake risk based audits.
·                     Monitor implementation of action plans and recommendations.
·                     Review means of safeguarding assets and verify existence of assets.
·                     Advise management on effective cost control and revenue maximization measures.
·                     Advise management on external audit queries
·                     Oversee and ensure preparation of timely reports to the Director and audit committee.
·                     Ensure supervision, appraisal and training of personnel in audit unit.
·                     Developing and reviewing audit manuals.
·                     Perform any other duty as assigned from time to time.
Required Qualifications and experience
·                     A minimum of a Bachelor of Commerce degree specializing in Finance or Accounting or any other relevant qualification from a recognized university.
·                     A Masters degree in Finance, Accounting or any other relevant field will be an added advantage.
·                     Must be in possession of CPA (K) /ACCA or equivalent qualification
·                     At least 8 years working experience handling the audit function five (5) of which must be in a comparable position in a large and reputable Organization.
·                     Must have CISA or CIA qualification
·                     Must have knowledge of Computerized Aided Audit Techniques
·                     Must be a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors or an equivalent professional body.
·                     Strong organizational and analytical skills.
·                     Proven computer proficiency.
·                     Good communication and report writing skills
2. Head of Plantation Management (Senior Assistant Director)1 Post

Grade: KFS 4

Ref: 
KFS/SAD/HPM/01/12

Reporting to the Deputy Director: Plantations and Enterprise, the officer will be responsible for the efficient operation and management of the forest plantations

Overall Responsibilities

·                     Formulating, interpreting and implementing policies and strategies on industrial forest plantations;
·                     Promoting silviculture operations, prescriptions and write-offs,
·                     Coordinates yield forecasting, strategic planning and yield analysis;
·                     Designing harvesting plans and allowable cuts;
·                     Development of annual work programmes and budgets, plantation management activities contracting and outsourcing;
·                     Review and evaluation of management contracts, agreements, permits, and licenses;
·                     Undertaking plantation production studies; design and management of forests plantation data and yields;
·                     Oversee the revenue collection, tree seedling production, and the development / maintenance of tree nurseries.
·                     Maintenance of Forest Plantation records and statistics.
·                     Coordinating import and export of timber and timber products.
Required Qualifications and experience
·                     A Bachelor of Science degree in Forestry or any other related and relevant field from a recognized university
·                     A Masters degree in Forestry, Business Management, Economics, Natural Resource Management or in any other relevant field from a recognized university will be an added advantage.
·                     Experience with FIS / GIS will be an added advantage.
·                     At least 12 years working experience eight (8) of which must be in Forest Plantation Operations.
·                     Must be a member of a relevant professional body.
·                     Strong organizational and analytical skills.
·                     Proven computer proficiency.
·                     Good communication and report writing skills
3. Chief Legal Officer

1 Post

Grade: KFS 5

Ref: KFS /CLO/LS/ 01/2012

Reporting to the Head – Legal Services / Corporation Secretary, the Principal Legal Officer will ensure all legal matters of the Service are effectively managed.

Overall Responsibilities

·                     Implementing the Organization’s Prosecution and litigation strategies.
·                     Ensuring that the corporation complies with statutory and other regulatory requirements.
·                     Representing the Service in Court and arbitrations as may be required.
·                     Coordinating all litigations in liaison with the Attorney General’s Chambers, Government  Ministries and external lawyers.
·                     Drawing and processing legal notices and other gazettements issued under the Forests Act.
·                     Liaising with legal Departments in Government , Private Sector, Regional and International Organizations.
Required Qualifications and experience:
·                     A Bachelor of Law (LLB) degree and enrolled as an advocate of the High Court of Kenya July.
·                     At least seven (7) years working experience in a reputable organization five (5) of which must be in the position of Senior Legal Officer or its equivalent.
·                     Good communication, drafting, negotiating, arbitration skills.
·                     Must hold a current practicing certificate.
·                     Must be computer literate.
·                     Knowledge and understanding of corporate legal practices.
·                     Demonstrated high degree of professional competence in legal work and administrative capability in work performance and results.
·                     Outstanding honesty and integrity.
4. Senior Legal Officer1 Post

Grade KFS 6

Ref: KFS/SLO/LS/01/2012

Job Specification

Reporting to the Chief Legal Officer, the officer will be responsible for the Preparation of legal opinions and offering guidance on legal issues/aspects.

Overall Responsibilities

·                     Monitoring compliance with the legal and regulatory framework.
·                     Preparation of legal opinions and offering guidance on legal matters.
·                     Prosecuting and representing the Service in court and quasi judicial tribunals.
·                     Reviewing, drafting, negotiating, securing and administering Licenses, Agreements and Contracts to which the Service may be involved in.
Required Qualifications and experience
·                     A Bachelors degree in Law (LLB) and enrolled as an advocate of the High Court of Kenya July .
·                     A current practicing certificate.
·                     At least five (5) years experience handling legal matters in a large and reputable public or private Organization three (3) of which must be in the position of Legal Officer or its equivalent.
·                     Must be computer literate.
·                     Knowledge and understanding of criminal and civil law and corporate legal practices.
·                     Demonstrated high degree of professional competence in legal work and administrative capability in work performance and results.
·                     Outstanding honesty and integrity
Interested and suitably qualified candidates should send their detailed CV with daytime contacts and copies of academic and professional certificates to the undersigned so as to reach him on or before 25th April 2013.Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

The Deputy Director: Human Resource and Administration
Kenya July Forest Service
P.O. Box 30513-00100
Nairobi.




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