REA Jobs: Senior Environmentalist


The Rural Electrification and Renewable Energy Corporation, (formerly, the Rural Electrification Corporation ) a state corporation established under the Energy Act, 2019, is mandated to enhance provision of electricity in the rural areas of the country as well as develop, manage and promote the use of renewable energy in Kenya.

Through its mandate, the Corporation seeks to improve the socio-economic well-being of Kenyans living in rural areas as well as develop cheap alternatives to sources of energy through the promotion of renewable energy.

Since commencing operations in the 2008/09 financial year, the Corporation has endeavored to realize this objective and through its efforts, 70% of all the public facilities have been electrified.
Moving forward, the Corporation will put more focus on renewable energy to provide electricity to areas far away from the national grid network.

The Corporation is looking for highly experienced, motivated and results oriented individuals to fill vacancies in the organization.

The applicants must be self-driven individuals who are focused and committed to driving the Corporation towards achieving its mandate. They will work with their departmental teams in spearheading/embracing innovations, work ethics and must possess high level of integrity.

Applications are invited from professionals who meet ALL the minimum qualifications for the following positions:

Senior Environmentalist


(1 Post)

Duties and Responsibilities
a) Preparation and evaluation of tenders for Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs) for projects.
b) Carrying out Environmental Audits for existing projects (off grid power stations as well as long grid lines).
c) Preparation of Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects as well as proposals for sale of carbon credits.
d) Participate in carbon trading negotiations.
e) Supervising the environmental and social impact assessment for REA’S projects;
f) Assessing the mitigation measures to address project impacts and identifying opportunities for value addition;
g) Conducting of statutory Annual Environmental Audits these include all REA’S region offices distribution line project;
h) Implementing of environmental management plans- distribution line construction and off grid projects;
i) Liaising with development partners to adopt best environmental socio-economic practises and comply with relevant frameworks as well as other performance standards;
j) Any other duties that may be assigned from time to time.

Requirements for Appointment

a) Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental science or equivalent degree from a recognized university;
b) Registration with relevant environmental body;
c) Excellent written and oral communication skills;
d) Results oriented;
e) Proficient with office computer application;
f) Meets the provisions of chapter six of the Constitution.

Application Procedure:

i) Visit The Rural Electrification and Renewable Energy Corporation website for the full details of the job descriptions, minimum requirements and requisite work experience for each position.

ii) Apply for a position through a standard one-page letter, attaching a detailed CV and copies of certificates;

iii) All applicants MUST complete the BIO DATA Form CLICK HERE ... and send the same in soft not scanned to the Chief Executive Officer on [email protected]

iv) Candidates must submit Tax Compliance certificate from Kenya Revenue Corporation, Clearance Certificates from Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission and Higher Education Loans Board; and a valid Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI).

v) Interested and qualified candidates are requested to submit their applications together with their updated Curriculum Vitae, certified copies of academic and professional certificates.

vi) Qualified persons including physically challenged, youth and female candidates are encouraged to apply.

vii) Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Applications should reach:

The Chief Executive Officer,
Rural Electrification and Renewable Energy Corporation,
Kawi House, Block C/South C-Bellevue,
P.O Box 34585-00100,

So as to reach on/or before 30th April, 2019.

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