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Full-time Risk Manager

at Kenya Wildlife Service in Nairobi

Risk Manager at Kenya Wildlife Service in Nairobi – Kenya Jobs, Careers and Vacancies

Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) is a State Corporation whose responsibility is to manage and conserve wildlife in Kenya. The Service seeks to recruit dynamic, innovative and experienced individuals to fill the following positions at the Headquarters.


Reporting to the Head Internal Audit and Risk, the overall responsibility will be to develop and maintain a risk management strategy for the Service.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain a risk management strategy for the Service.
  • Develop and implement systems, policies and procedures for identification, collection and analysis of risk related information.
  • Evaluate adequacy and effectiveness of controls and methodology established by management to ensure that identified risks are appropriately mitigated at both strategic and operational level.
  • Participate in the formulation and review of risk management and control activities for the Service to ensure they meet the set objectives and are worthwhile investments.
  • Understand the environmental risk management systems and controls in conservation and put in place controls to monitor the full implementation of these systems with a focus on risk aggregation.
  • Develop a model for assessing risk and templates to be used by technical staff to assess the level of risk.
  • Review new and on-going management plans to ensure that they are carried out only after a comprehensive risk assessment is done.
  • Prepare reports for the Board Audit and Risk Committee and Senior Management in respect of ecological risk.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University.
  • Certification in risk management will be an added advantage.
  • At least three (3) years working experience in risk management in a reputable organization.
  • Good understanding of key drivers that influence and determine strategic decisions.
  • Self motivated with ability to meet tight deadlines.
  • A team player with excellent communication and interpersonal skills and a positive attitude towards work.
  • Good understanding of techniques to manage and mitigate operational risks.
  • Willing to challenge the status quo.

Interested and suitably qualified individuals should forward their applications enclosing copies of their academic and professional certificates, copy of ID card, detailed CV indicating work experience, current remuneration and employer, daytime telephone contact – both office and mobile, names, addresses and emails of three (3) referees, to reach the undersigned not later than Monday 25th March, 2013.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Kenya Wildlife Service
P. O. Box 40241 – 00100

KWS is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender and culture; women and persons with disabilities are therefore encouraged to apply.

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