Land Officer Jobs, Other Professions, KWS Jobs

Job Grade “5” 

One (1) Post –

Advert Ref: No. KWS/07/2020

Job Description

Reporting to Senior Land Officer, the overall responsibility will be to follow up registration procedures and processes with national and county governments to ensure the Service legally secures its land ownership, access and use.


  • Processing applications for sub-division and amalgamation, change/extension of user and extension of lease.
  • Assessing land (property) market value and market rental rates in liaison with the Ministry of Lands.
  • Acquiring reservation/allotment letters in liaison with the National Land Commission.
  • Preparing documents for gazettement and land registration.
  • Circulating Standard Forms under the Land Acts and other relevant legislation for comments by respective offices.
  • Following up payments for land rent and rates.
  • Conducting title searches on land.
  • Analyzing demand notes for land rent and rates from the County government and other Institutions for decision making.
  • Collecting and verifying land ownership data to aid decision making.
  • Attending Land Control Board meetings in liaison with Wardens.
  • Preparing land rent change advices to relevant sections of the department on registration of new grants and transfers and preparing land reports.
  • Conduct due diligence on land proposed for acquisition.


  • Bachelor’s degree in any of the following fields; Land Economics, Land Administration, Land Survey, Social Sciences or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution
  • Membership to Institution of Surveyors of Kenya (ISK)
  • Three (3) years’ work experience in land administration, land survey or equivalent
  • Proficiency in computer application skills
  • Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results

How To Apply

Interested and suitably qualified individuals should download the KWS Application for Employment Form on the website, fill and forward the same enclosing copies of their academic and professional certificates, copy of ID card, detailed CV indicating work experience, current remuneration and employer, daytime telephone contact – both office and mobile, names, addresses and emails of two (2) referees to the address below not later than Monday 16th March, 2020 at 4.30pm.

Director General

Kenya Wildlife Service

P. O. Box 40241 – 00100

Nairobi, Kenya.


Short-listed candidates will be required to obtain and be in possession of the following documents at the interview stage:-

  • Police Clearance Certificate.
  • Tax Compliance Certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority.
  • Clearance from Higher Education Loans Board (Where applicable).
  • Clearance from Kenya Credit Reference Bureau.
  • Clearance from Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission.

KWS is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to implementing affirmative action. In this regard, youth, women, people living with disabilities and those from marginalized groups with requisite qualifications 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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