Intern Environmental Officer at Kwale County Government

  • Internship
  • Kwale

Kwale County Government

CG/KWL/ALF/KEMFSED/HR/1/035

Purpose and Scope of Assignment

Applications are invited for suitable qualified candidates for the post of an environment officer for the KEMFSED kwale county CPIU. The purpose of the interns is to support the CPIU to ensure timely, organized and swift implementation of project activities. The position assumes the primary responsibility for developing and implementing environmental and social safeguard strategies and instruments to promote successful implementation of the KEMFSED project within the county. The officer will also be responsible for developing partnerships for stakeholder engagements in implementation of project activities.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  •  Conducting site inspections and prepare environmental health and safety reports on implemented sub-projects
  •  Work closely with the project environmental safeguards officers in preparation of project safeguards instruments
  •  Educating the public on environmental issues and compliance with regulations
  •  Investigating complaints about potential environmental violation and conducting followup audits to ensure compliance with established guidelines
  •  Work closely with the project safeguard officer to prepare safeguard monthly and quarterly progress implementation status reports on ongoing sub-projects
  •  Ensuring project implementation complies with requirements in the environmental safeguards management framework
  •  Ensure consistent data entry for all safeguard activities using the digitized tools for effective monitoring and evaluation
  •  Follow ups on implementation of the grievance redress mechanism system and report and gaps or strategies to improve the same
  •  Consistent and timely reporting on any undertaken environmental and social safeguard project activity as guided by the project reporting templates
  •  Any other duties as instructed by the supervisor

Requirements for appointment:

  •  Must have completed a Bachelor’s degree or a Diploma in a recognized learning institution in the following fields:-Environmental science, Natural resource management, Environmental management
  •  Recipients are expected to be well-versed with sector applied
  •  Must be below 35 years of age.
  •  The parent / guardian of the applicant must have been domiciled in the county for not lessthan 10 years.
  •  Must not be a beneficiary of the KEMFSED previous internship program.
  •  Applicants must provide an application letter for internship, curriculum vitae (CV) with certified copies of academic certificates and testimonials.
  •  Applicants from the VMGs and Vulnerable Houses (VHs) are encouraged to apply and they will be given the first priority.

Method of Application

Internship Support

  • The internship programme provides financial support to cater for transport, lunch and airtime costs all valued at approximately KES 20,000 per month.

Terms of Service

  • The internship opportunity is a six months contract renewable based on performance.

Intern’s reporting obligations and work base

  • The Intern will be engaged on full time basis and based on agreed work schedule at the negotiation stage. She/he will report to the County Project Coordinator (CPC) and will be expected to work on a day-to-day basis with the CPIU team members and other relevant departments implementing the project.

Applications to be posted or hand delivered at the Kwale County Project Implementation Unit (CPIU) office, Agriculture Mechanization Services Building in the Agriculture Compound
Msambweni on or before Friday 13th October 2023 by 4.30 pm in a sealed envelope, clearly indicating on the left side the position applied for.
Applicants must attach copies of the following documents:-

  • Updated CV
  • National Identity Card
  • Academic and professional certificates
  • Leaving certificates and other testimonials (if any)
  • Write a motivation essay (500 – 700 words) detailing interest, and clearly indicate how the internship will benefit the applicant and the larger community.

Please visit our official website www.kwalecountygov.com for more details on the requirements.
People with disability and VMGs are encouraged to apply

To apply for this job please visit www.kwalecountygov.com.