Governance, Policy and Regulations Expert – Artisanal Small Scale Gold Mining (ASGM) Project 2021
Career Employment Kenya: Governance, Policy and Regulations Expert – Artisanal Small Scale Gold Mining (ASGM) Project 2021
Job Description: Today Recruitment Kenya

Ministry of Environment and Forestry

Job Opportunity


The Government of Kenya has partnered with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) for Global Opportunity for Long Term Development (GOLD) in the Artisanal Small Scale Gold Mining (ASGM) Sector Project.

The project which is being implemented by the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (ME&F) in partnership with UNDP seeks to advertise for the following vacancy:-

Advertisement of Positions in The Global Opportunity for Long Term Development (GOLD) in The Artisanal Small Scale Gold Mining (ASGM) Project.

Position of Governance, Policy and Regulations Expert 

One (1) Position

Reporting to the Project Manager, the Governance, Policy and Regulations Expert will be responsible for the provision of technical support in the formulation, review and implementation of policy, regulations and standards in ASGM sector.

A. Duties and Responsibilities

Reporting to the Project Manager the position holder will: –

1. Provide technical support and guidance on the development and implementation of an advocacy strategy to deliver impact in ASGM;

2. Initiate and oversee the review of policy and regulations and make recommendations to advance ASGM sector;

3. Carry out Capacity Needs Assessment of sector stakeholders and recommend appropriate interventions required to advance the formalization and promotion of non-mercury alternatives in ASGM;

4. Respond to and guide local initiatives on strengthening ASGM Governance and Policy for enhanced livelihoods.

B. Requirements for the Position

1. Qualifications.

Applicants must possess the following to be considered for appointment to the position:

1. Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences, Law or Environmental Science/Studies; or any other related subjects;

2. Master’s Degree in Public Policy, Political Science, Governance, Public Administration, Law, Environmental Science/Studies or any other related area;

3. PhD in any of the above or a related area/s will be an added advantage;

4. Certificates in any of the following from recognizable institutions will be added advantages:

i. Managerial/ Supervisory Skills Development;

ii. Journalism/ Mass Communication;

iii. Advocacy/ Governance; each lasting a duration of at least four (4) weeks.

2. Experience

In addition, the applicant should possess the following:-

i. Proven work experience of a minimum of five (5)years in Policy formulation and/or Analysis, Governance working in a legislative/ regulatory environment, preferably in Public sector: with sound judgement, sensitivity and in-depth understanding of the functioning and relationship of key players;

ii. Two (2) of which must have been in environment projects related to sound chemicals management.

iii. Proven experience with donor funded projects in ASGM sector and/or extractive industries will be of definitive advantage.

3. Skills and Competences

In addition, the applicant should demonstrate the following:-

i. In-depth understanding and appreciation of intergovernmental relations;

ii. In-depth knowledge and appreciation of the political and socio-economic environment in respect to ASGM at the international, national and county levels;

iii. A thorough understanding of policy and regulatory framework, particularly in environment and extractive sectors;

iv. Working knowledge of toxic chemicals management and Mercury use in Gold mining;

v. Ability to work effectively with people of diverse backgrounds;

vi. The applicant should also possess the following;

a) Excellent communication skills in Kiswahili; and
b) Excellent language skills in English (writing, speaking and reading), and;
c) Excellent analytical, advocacy, persuasion, negotiation and public presentation skills.

How to Apply:

Interested and eligible applicants are advised to visit the Ministry’s website for the specific job requirements, and guidelines for application.

Applicants are requested to email their applications using the Bio-Data Form in Ms Word or PDF to with the position Title as the subject.

Physical applications should be submitted not later than 4.00pm on 31st May, 2021 and addressed to,

Cabinet Secretary
Ministry of Environment and Forestry
P.O. Box 30126 – 00100

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