Secretary, Wildlife

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).


Secretary, Wildlife - ONE (1) POST V/No. 249/2020

Salary Scale: Ksh. 169,140 - Ksh.324,430 p.m. (CSG 4)
House Allowance: 80 ,000 p.m
Entertainment Allowance: Ksh. 65,000 p.m.
Commuter Allowance: Ksh. 12, 000p.m
Leave Allowance: As existing in the Civil Service
Extraneous allowance: Ksh.60,000 p.m.
Domestic Servant Allowance: Ksh.15.600
Annual Leave: 30 working days per financial year
Medical Cover: As provided by the government
Terms of Service: Permanent or Local Agreement

For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:-
(i) served for a minimum period of fifteen (15) years and currently serving at the level of Deputy Director - Wildlife, CSG 6 and above or in a comparable and relevant position in the wide public service or private sector;
(ii) a Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following disciplines:- Wildlife Management, Natural Resource Management, Marine Resource 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 Master’s Degree from a recognized University in any of the following disciplines:
Biology of Conservation, Wildlife Conservation, Environmental Economics, Environmental Science, Natural Resource Management, Environmental Governance, Environmental Policy, Environmental Planning and Management/Studies/Agroforestry and Rural Development/Environmental Education/Health/Environment Management and Legislation, Marine Science, Biological Science(Botany/Zoology/Aquatic/Ecology/Biology of Conservation), Management of Agro-ecosystems and Environment, Natural Resource Management, , Biodiversity Conservation and Range Management or any other related qualifications from a university recognized in Kenya; and
(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 overall functions of the Secretary Wildlife will be to provide leadership on strategy and policy direction in Wildlife service and management and supervise the Technical Directorates in the State Department. Specific duties and responsibilities of the officer at this level will include:-
(i) developing and strengthening of linkages among local, regional and international stakeholders on wildlife matters;
(ii) formulating, interpretation and review of wildlife policies, legislation and standards on the protection, conservation and management of wildlife and their habitats in accordance with the Wildlife conservation and management Act;
(iii) ensuring compliance with Wildlife Act, other relevant regulations and guidelines on conservation and management of wildlife;
(iv) overseeing development of the national wildlife conservation and management strategy and other sustainable strategies for utilization of wildlife resources;
(v) overseeing research, training and innovations in wildlife management and conservation;
(vi) promoting sustainable exploration , utilization , management and conservation of wildlife resources and equitable sharing of accruing benefits;
(vii) spearheading designing of mechanisms for management of alien invasive species;
(viii) ensuring public participation and involvement in the management and protection of Wildlife resources;
(ix) oversee and facilitate establishment of National Parks, National reserves, Marine Parks, marine reserves in private, community and public lands;
(x) coordinating negotiations and implementation of Multilateral Environment Agreements (MEAS) on wildlife protection, conservation and management;
(xi) overseeing monitoring and reporting on wildlife sector performance including biodiversity status, threats, human wildlife conflicts status and income returns among others;
(xii) promoting use of emerging technology in wildlife conservation and management and overseeing research in new and emerging technologies; and
(xiii) overseeing preparation of bills and responses to parliament queries on wildlife conservation and management and keeping abreast with legislative concerns relating to wildlife conservation.


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