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Secretary, Land Reclamation, Climate Resilience and Irrigation Water Management at Public Service Commission Kenya (PSCK)

Secretary, Land Reclamation, Climate Resilience and Irrigation Water Management at Public Service Commission Kenya (PSCK).

Secretary, Land Reclamation, Climate Resilience and Irrigation Water Management at Public Service Commission Kenya (PSCK)

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The Commission dates back to 1954 when Civil Service Commission was established by British Colonial Government following Holmes Commission Report, 1948; Civil Service Commission was advisory to the Governor in matters of appointments; At independence in 1963 it was enshrined in the constitution and renamed Public Service Commission

 

Secretary, Land Reclamation, Climate Resilience and Irrigation Water Management

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:-

  • Served for cumulative period of fifteen (15) years, three (3) of which should have been in the grade of Deputy Director/Chief Engineer (Irrigation and Drainage/ Land Reclamation Water Manager, CSG 6 or in comparable and relevant position in the wider public service or private sector;
  • A Bachelors degree in any of the following disciplines: Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Bio Systems Engineering, Civil Engineering, Water Engineering, Hydrology, Geology, Soil Science, Agricultural Economics, Project Management or any other relevant and equivalent qualification from a university recognized in Kenya;
  • A Masters degree in any of the following disciplines: Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Bio Systems Engineering, Environmental and Bio System Engineering, Natural Resources Management, Agricultural Resource Management, Soil and Water Engineering, Land and Water Management, Land Use Management, Integrated Soil Fertility Management, Environmental Management, Environmental Planning and Management, Project Planning and Management or any other relevant and equivalent qualification from a university recognized in Kenya;
  • Been registered by a relevant professional body;
  • Demonstrated a high degree of professional competent and administrative capability required for effective planning, direction, control and coordination of irrigation functions;
  • Demonstrated a thorough understanding of national goals, policies and programs and the ability to translate them into irrigation; and
  • Demonstrated profession competence, leadership and managerial capability as reflected in work performance and results.

Duties and Responsibilities 
Duties and responsibilities at this level will include:

  • Overseeing formulation, implementation and review of Ecosystem restoration and Land Reclamation policies, strategies, standards, guidelines, procedures and frameworks;
  • Overseeing assessment and mapping of degraded lands in accordance with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) No.15.3 on halting and reversing land degradation, promote land degradation neutrality (LDN) and designate areas that required reclamation through water flood mitigation;
  • (iii)    overseeing feasibility studies, for water storage for Land Reclamation and flood control structures and promote flood control through utilization of floodwaters for production;
  • Overseeing design, develop and implement water storage and flood mitigation structures (for Land Reclamation, rehabilitation and restoration);
  • Initiating, develop and manage land reclamation projects and programs to enhance productivity and improvement of livelihoods in wasteland/degraded lands through water harvesting, storage and under of land resources and through nature-based solutions;
  • Coordinating mainstreaming of climate change action plan in the State Department as outlined in Article 15(5) of Climate Change Act 2016 and implementation of climate change obligations in the sector including multilateral agreements, climate finance and negotiations, presidential directives among others;
  • Coordinating Land Reclamation through liaison and collaboration with stakeholders and building partnerships on land reclamation and climate resilience for food and water security in accordance with CoK, 2010;
  • Monitoring and evaluating Water Storage for Land Reclamation and Flood mitigation projects and programmes, water and food security for climate proofing compliance of projects and programmes;
  • Formulating, implementing and reviewing programmes and projects pertaining to irrigation water harvesting and storage and exploitation of groundwater;
  • Mapping and designating areas ideal for irrigation water harvest and storage development;
  • Promoting use of efficient technologies and construction techniques in irrigation water harvesting and storage development;
  • Coordinating implementation and reviews programmes and projects pertaining to irrigation schemes management & productivity and irrigation reforms, research, innovation and capacity strengthening;
  • Mobilizing resources, involving private sector and form partnership and collaborations for implementation of irrigation research, innovations, capacity strengthening projects and programmes and schemes management including productivity improvement to counties, irrigation waters users’ associations (IWUAs) and stakeholders;
  • Overseeing irrigation schemes operations and maintenance by undertaking periodic surveys, assessments on performance providing technical assistant on establishment of irrigation water users’ associations (IWUAs) for management of community-based irrigations schemes;
  • Establishing and maintaining a database on irrigation schemes, irrigation   research, innovations, irrigation technologies and capacity building initiatives and ensure efficient records management.
  • Developing and reviewing training master plan, manuals for capacity building on irrigation infrastructure development, water use, management and regulation of irrigation in liaison with counties and other stakeholders;
  • Coordinating mainstreaming of climate-smart irrigation water use technologies and innovations and irrigation schemes; and
  • Liaising with training institutions in the development of curricula for training irrigation water management professional and practitioners.

Method of Application

Quick Guiding Steps

1. All first time users of the Online Recruitment and Selection system are required to register by providing ID / Passport Number, Surname, current Email address and a password to access the system.
2. To apply for any advertised job or internship opportunities, log into the system using the ID / Passport Number and the Password created in (1) above.
3. Applicant MUST ensure that information pertaining to personal details, professional and academic qualifications, experience, membership to professional bodies, referees and any other relevant information is provided before submitting the application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
4. Applicants are advised to print and keep a copy of the Feedback Report (application summary) by clicking on the Report tab or Application Summary link on the Application Menu.
5. The Online Recruitment and Selection system allows applicants to amend/revisit their application(s) at any time BEFORE the Advert Closure Date.

Please Note

i) The online recruitment and selection system allows applicants to amend/revisit their application(s) at any time before the advert closure date.
ii) Section 100(4) of the Public Service Commission Act 2017 provides that a person who gives false or misleading information to the Commission is, on conviction, liable to a fine not exceeding Kshs. 200,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years or to both such fine and imprisonment.

Inquiries

Send an email to: pscict@publicservice.go.ke. Please include your ID /Passport Number and full name, or call the following numbers: Landline: +254 (020) 2223901, 254 20 2227471 Call Centre: 020 4865000

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