Ministry of Agriculture Job Vacancy For Lead Technical Consultant, Application Details

Ministry of Agriculture Job Vacancy For Lead Technical Consultant, Application Details

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Remuneration: Negotiable

Terms of Service: One (1) year Contract

Reporting and location: The Consultant will be based at the State Department of Fisheries and the Blue Economy offices in Nairobi and will report to the Acting Director General (Project Coordinator) and work closely with the World Bank Team for guidance and advice.

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Lead Technical Consultant Job Requirements

  • Masters degree in a discipline related to fisheries management, fisheries or aquatic sciences, marine and fisheries ecology, aquaculture, mariculture, or equivalent field;
  • The Expert will have not less than 10 years’ continuous experience in the public sector and demonstrated experience in GoK and donor funded projects and capacity building;
  • Experience and knowledge in project development procedures and legislations of the GoK will be required. Minimum experience in the last 3 years in project proposal development in the public sector for large donor/GoK funded project; and
  • Good knowledge of project development policies and procedures of multilateral financial institutions especially the World Bank


  • Proven track record in working effectively within multidisciplinary teams
  • Computer proficiency in standard computer office applications
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and team working skills
  • Excellent oral and written skills in English
  • Strong report writing and analytical skills

Duties for the Lead Technical Consultant Job

  • Assist the Project Coordinator in developing the detailed design of the project, and all project documents (e.g., procurement plan, communications plan);
  • Support the Project Coordinator and other key stakeholders in ensuring the project is developed through a consultative process, and by reflecting best practices and lessons learned from similar projects, particularly in Kenya;
  • Develop and maintain a road map outlining key preparatory tasks and deliverables required to develop the project design; and monitor and ensure road map targets, timeline and deliverables are being met;
  • Maintain strong linkages and communication within the PPT, the World Bank task team and other stakeholders as needed for meeting road map targets;
  • Work closely with the Project Coordinator and procurement specialists of the PPT, and provide support to the procurement processes of individual consultants and consultancy firms as needed;
  • Technically oversee and provide guidance to recruited consultants and consultancy firms to ensure associated deliverables are of high quality, timely delivered, and in line with ToR requirements;
  • Support individual consultants and consultancy firms, and the PPT in organizing meetings, missions, and workshops, as needed to advance project preparation;
  • Monitor project preparation progress against targets and deadlines;
  • Review other government or development partner projects and activities that may be relevant to this project, and ensure the various efforts are complementary and not duplicative;
  • Participate in technical project discussions, project preparation missions and negotiations, and other events as identified by the Project Coordinator; and
  • Undertake other relevant ad-hoc activities as requested by the Project Coordinator.
  • Under the guidance of the Project Coordinator and the World Bank team, prepare the draft Project Implementation Manual (PIM)
  • by obtaining information from various studies, and ensure its consistency with the Project Appraisal Document (which is being prepared by the World Bank).
  • Revise the draft PIM based on feedback and comments received from all stakeholders, and ensure the document is consistent with the World Bank requirements for a condition of negotiations/effectiveness;
  • Draft Terms of Reference (ToR) for key Project Coordination Unit personnel for the implementation of the Project; and
  • Undertake other relevant ad-hoc activities as requested by the Project Coordinator.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified persons are requested to make their applications as follows:

Each application should have a detailed CV and a covering letter indicating the reference number for the position. Copies of relevant

document must be attached.

The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries avails equal employment opportunities to all Kenyans. Women, Persons living with disabilities, the marginalized and Minorities who meet the requirements are encouraged to apply.

Completed applications should be submitted to:


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P.O. BOX 48511 –00100


Or hand delivered to Maji House 3rd Floor Room 330 on or before 27th December, 2017.


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