Director, Wildlife Research, Policy and Innovation

Public Service Commission

Job Summary

Applications are invited from qualified persons for the position shown above.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Management level
  • Experience Length: 15 years

Job Description


Our Vision

“A citizen-centric public service”

Our Mission
“To reform and transform the public service for efficient and effective service delivery”


Interested and qualified persons are requested to make their applications ONLINE through the Commission website: or jobs portal:

Please Note:
(i) Candidates should provide all the details requested for in the advertisement. It is an offence to include incorrect information in the application. Details of academic and professional certificates not obtained by closure of the advert should not be included.
(ii) Only shortlisted and successful candidates will be contacted.
(iii) Canvassing in any form will lead to automatic disqualification.
(iv) The Public Service Commission is committed to implementing the provisions of the Constitution - Chapter 232 (1) on fair competition and merit, representation of Kenyans diverse communities and affording equal employment opportunities to men and women, members of all ethnic groups and persons with disabilities. THEREFORE, PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES, THE MARGINALIZED AND THE MINORITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.
(v) Shortlisted candidates shall be required to produce originals of their National Identity Card, academic and professional certificates and transcripts during interviews.
(vi) It is a criminal offence to present fake certificates/documents.
(vii) Serving officers shall be required to produce the original letter of appointment to their current substantive post during the interview.
Applications should reach the Commission on or before 29th September 2020 latest 5.00 pm (East African Time).



Director, Wildlife Research, Policy and Innovation- ONE (1) POST - V/No. 250/2020
Salary Scale: Ksh.133,870 – Ksh.197,800 p.m. (CSG 5)
House Allowance: Ksh.48, 000 – 60,000p.m (Depending on duty station)
Commuter Allowance: Ksh.20, 000p.m
Leave Allowance: As existing in the Civil Service
Annual Leave: 30 working days per financial year
Medical Cover: As provided by the government
Terms of Service: Permanent and Pensionable or Local Agreement

For appointment to this grade a candidate must have:
(i) served for a minimum period of fifteen (15) years and currently serving at the grade of Assistant Director Wildlife Research, Policy and Innovation, CSG 7 and above or in a comparable and relevant position in the wider public service or private sector;
(ii) a Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following disciplines:- Wildlife Management, Natural Resource Management, Marine Resources Management, Environmental Science, Environmental Conservation and Natural Resource Management, Environmental Conservation, Environmental Resource Conservation, Environmental Management and Conservation, Environmental Studies and Community Development, Environmental Studies and Community Resource Conservation, Environmental Planning and Management, Range Management, Bio Resource Conservation and Management, Coastal and Marine Resource Management, Conservation Biology, Ecology, Zoology, or any other related qualifications from a university recognized in Kenya;
(iii) a Masters degree in Natural Resources Management, Wildlife Management, Range Management, Environmental Science, or any other related discipline from a university recognized in Kenya.
(iv) demonstrated managerial, administrative and professional competence in work performance and exhibited a thorough understanding of national goals, policies, objectives and ability to relate them to proper management of wildlife function.

Duties and Responsibilities
The officer at this level will be answerable to the Secretary Wildlife for providing leadership in the Directorate. Specific duties and responsibilities will include:-
(i) developing, implementing and reviewing the national wildlife management and conservation policies, strategies, regulations and guidelines on research, training and innovation;
(ii) developing and implementing strategy for promoting innovation and strategic investments for sustainable use of wildlife resource including bioprospecting;
(iii) implementing the international treaties, protocols and agreements on wildlife management and conservation;
(iv) establishing data integration and sharing platform for wildlife sector;
(v) establishing wildlife innovation hubs, forming collaborations and partnerships with relevant stakeholders in support of research, training and innovations;
(vi) facilitating research in new and emerging technologies in wildlife conservation and management;
(vii) designing strategies for disaster management and disaster mitigation and reduction in wildlife conservation;
(viii) developing a framework for monitoring and implementing the national wildlife strategy and policy;
(ix) spearheading preparation of regulations and guidelines for granting concessions, permit and licenses for wildlife user rights;
(x) preparing bills and responses to parliamentary queries on wildlife conservation and management
(xi) developing and implementing strategies and guidelines on establishment and conservation of national parks, national reserves, marine parks, marine reserves in
community and public lands; and
(xii) implementing and reviewing of the division’s strategic plans, budgets, procurement plans and performance targets, training and development of staff;


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