Senior Manager, Corporate Services Grade 2 (Ref KFS/SMCS/2023) – Join Our Dynamic Team!

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Kenya Forest Service (KFS)

Senior Manager, Corporate Services Grade 2 (Ref KFS/SMCS/2023) – Join Our Dynamic Team!

Job Overview:

As a Senior Manager, Corporate Services at Kenya Forest Service, you will play a pivotal role in steering our organization towards excellence. Reporting directly to the Chief Conservator of Forests, this senior management position demands a seasoned professional with expertise in Human Resource Management and Development, Finance and Accounts, Corporate Communications, Administration, Infrastructure Development, and Information and Communication Technology (ICT).

Key Responsibilities:

1. Strategic Development:

  • Develop effective policies and strategies in key organizational areas.
  • Initiate and coordinate interventions for culture change.

2. Work-Plan Implementation:

  • Prepare and implement work plans for various departments.
  • Ensure bench-marking and development in line with best practices.

3. Compliance and Reporting:

  • Ensure compliance with financial reporting, labor legislations, and ICT standards.
  • Oversee timely financial report preparation and advise on debt management.

4. Leadership and Coordination:

  • Provide creative leadership in annual budget formulation and strategic planning.
  • Oversee disciplinary standards, employee relations, and staff development.

5. Financial Management:

  • Coordinate budgeting, monitor cash flow, and ensure financial performance.
  • Develop and implement sound financial management policies and procedures.

6. Administration and Brand Strategy:

  • Oversee administration services, asset management, and infrastructure development.
  • Initiate KFS brand strategy and positioning.

7. Stakeholder Engagement:

  • Develop and manage channels and partners to meet stakeholders’ needs.
  • Undertake multimedia, public relations, and content development.

8. Corporate Strategy:

  • Develop and oversee the implementation of a dynamic corporate strategy.
  • Ensure optimal utilization of KFS funds and assets.

9. Resource Mobilization:

  • Participate in developing resource mobilization strategies.
  • Monitor and evaluate funds applications and accountability.

10. Management Oversight:

  • Provide accurate and prompt management accounts and reports.
  • Oversee human capital affairs and effective records management.

Person Specifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce, Business Administration, or equivalent.
  • Master’s Degree in Business Administration or relevant discipline.
  • Twelve years of work experience with at least four years in senior management.
  • Relevant Professional qualifications.
  • Certificate in Leadership Course.
  • Proficiency in computer applications.
  • Fulfill the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

Skills and Attributes:

  • Presentation, communication, and analytical skills.
  • Interpersonal, leadership, and relationship-building skills.
  • Creativity, innovation, and conceptual skills.
  • External organizational representation experience.

How to apply;


Step 1:

Interested candidates who meet the requirements are asked to apply by visiting Kenya Forest Service website: and select the JOBS TAB to proceed with the online registration. Following successful online registration, the candidates will receive a notification email.

Step 2:

In addition to the online registration, applicants MUST PRINT and attach the NOTIFICATION EMAIL as the first page of the hard copy application. The hard copy application should clearly indicate reference number for the position applied for and attaching current curriculum vitae (clearly indicating the mobile number, names and contact details of three referees), copies of relevant testimonials, academic and professional certificates and a copy of National identity card. The application should clearly be marked with reference number for the position applied for and should either be sent through the post office or hand delivered to the address provided below in a sealed envelope marked “APPLICATION FOR (WRITE POSITION & REFERENCE); so as to reach Kenya Forest Service not later than Tuesday, 28th November, 2023 by 5.00pm.

NB: The application will not be considered complete unless the two steps are successfully undertaken. Further, submission of the application through email shall not be considered.


Chief Conservator of Forests,

Kenya Forest Service, Karura, Off Kiambu Road,

P. O. Box 30513 – 00100, G.P.O.




1. Shortlisted candidates will be required to provide the requirements of chapter six of the constitution of Kenya 2010 during interviews.

2.Convassing will lead to disqualification. The Service is ISO accredited and an equal opportunity employer. Applicants living with disabilities and those from marginalized areas and minority communities are encouraged to apply. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Expert Tips to Be a Successful Applicant:

1. Highlight Leadership Achievements:

Share instances where you provided creative leadership and contributed to organizational success.

2. Emphasize Compliance Experience:

Detail your experience in ensuring compliance with financial reporting, labor laws, and ICT standards.

3. Showcase Stakeholder Engagement:

Provide examples of how you effectively engaged stakeholders and managed public relations.

4. Demonstrate Financial Management Prowess:

Highlight your experience in budgeting, cash flow management, and financial performance.

5. Illustrate Corporate Strategy Development:

Share instances where you played a key role in developing and implementing a dynamic corporate strategy.

6. Discuss Resource Mobilization Strategies:

Detail your involvement in developing successful resource mobilization strategies.

7. Emphasize Records Management Expertise:

Highlight your experience in overseeing effective records management systems.

8. Provide Examples of Brand Strategy Initiatives:

Discuss your contribution to initiating and implementing brand strategy and positioning.

9. Share Success Stories in Multimedia and Content Development:

Illustrate your involvement in successful multimedia, public relations, and content development projects.

10. Demonstrate External Representation Experience:

Share instances where you represented the organization externally, fostering positive relationships.

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. What are the key focus areas for this role?

  • The role focuses on strategic development, compliance, financial management, and stakeholder engagement.

2. How can I demonstrate leadership skills in my application?

  • Highlight instances where you provided creative leadership and contributed to organizational success.

3. What qualifications are necessary for this role?

  • A Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree, relevant professional qualifications, and a Certificate in Leadership Course are required.

4. Can I apply if I have 10 years of work experience instead of 12?

  • A minimum of twelve years’ work experience, with four years in senior management, is preferred.

5. Is external organizational representation experience mandatory?

  • While not mandatory, experience in external representation is highly valued.

6. What is the significance of fulfilling Chapter Six of the Constitution?

  • It ensures adherence to ethical and integrity standards required for public service.

7. How can I demonstrate compliance with financial reporting standards?

  • Provide examples of instances where you ensured timely and accurate financial reporting.

8. Can I apply with a Bachelor’s Degree only?

  • A Master’s Degree is preferred, but exceptional candidates with significant experience may be considered.

9. What does the Certificate in Leadership Course entail?

  • It should be a course lasting not less than four weeks from a recognized institution.

10. How can I showcase my multimedia and content development expertise?

  • Share successful projects where you were involved in editing, publishing, or producing documentaries.

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