Saturday, April 20, 2019

ADVERTISEMENT FOR THE POSITIONS OF CHAIRPERSON ONE (1) POST AND MEMBERS FOUR (4) POSTS OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE  FOREST CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT TRUST FUND (“THE TRUST FUND”)

  1. INTRODUCTION

The Ministry is mandated to manage forest development policy which entails among other things the Conservation and rational utilization of all forest resources for social economic development of the Country. To undertake this mandate, section 27(1) of the Forest Conservation and Management Act, 2016 establishes a Trust Fund to be managed by a Board of Trustees. This Ministry is seeking to recruit persons to be appointed as Chairperson and members of the Board of Trustees of the Trust Fund.

  1. THE OBJECTS OF THE TRUST FUND

The objects of the Trust Fund shall be to nurture, promote and support innovations and best practices in forest conservation and development including the support of –

  1. community forestry programmes;
  2. reforestation and afforestation programmes;
  3. forestry extension programmes;
  4. apprenticeships and vocational training; and
  5. programmes of payment for ecosystem services.

 

  1. REQUIREMENTS FOR APPOINTMENT

A person shall be qualified for appointment as chairperson or member of the Board of Trustee if such person-

  1. holds at least a post graduate degree from a university recognized in Kenya;
  2. has knowledge and experience of at least ten (10) years in matters relating to any of the following-
  3. management of natural resources;
  4. forest conservation and management;
  • public administration and planning;
  1. finance, accounting or economics;
  2. environmental law; or
  3. environmental science
  4. satisfies the requirements of Chapter six of the Constitution.

 

  1. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES

The duties shall include:-

  1. Determine the amounts of money payable in respect of any purpose for which the Fund is established and formulate the conditions for disbursement;
  2. Make necessary investments from the Fund for the realisation of the Fund’s objectives, in securities approved from time to time by the National Treasury; and
  • Keep and maintain audited accounts in such manner as may be approved by the National Treasury.

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