Job Opportunities
  1. Government Relations Officer

About the Role

You will support the Government Relations Manager to nurture relationships at Sub-County Level with relevant government administrative authorities to ensure that Komaza’s business operations run smoothly and in compliance with the institutions mandated to regulate the Forestry and Agroforestry industry. You’ll also provide management direct reports within the department by collecting data for analytics and management decision making and to help build replicable systems. We’re looking for a great communicator who can understand the inner workings of government ranks, complex issues and work to nurture and maintain relationships with the relevant authorities. The role will be supporting Komaza’s offices in Central and Coastal Kenya.


The role will be based in either of the following locations; Central Kenya (Nyandarua County) or Coastal Kenya (Kwale, Kilifi Counties).

What You Will Do

  • Build and manage relationships with government officials at the Sub-County level and support other government officials as directed.
  • Track and participate in the resolution of risks and issues affecting Field Operations.
  • Coordinate Komaza’s involvement in shows and exhibitions relevant to business operations and industry.
  • Research and report on new policies or regulatory developments or changes that may affect any of Komaza’s operations, current or future.
  • Support strategy drives internally at Komaza – support the Government Relations Manager to support implementation of short term and long term goals, objectives, policies, and operating procedures.
  • Support in public-private partnerships by identifying opportunities in the private sector to drive efficient service delivery.
  • Support in following up on regulatory approvals, operational licenses, and permits with government regulators to support the Field Operations activities.
  • Support in coordinating internal and external field events which include input delivery visits, harvest visits, and exhibition days among others.
  • Support in conducting regular audits to ensure Komaza’s operations are in line with Kenyan Government laws & policies guidelines.
  • Any other duties as assigned by the Government Relations Manager.

What You Have

  • Bachelor’s degree in Sociology, International Development/Relations, Public Policy, Government Relations, Business Administration, or any other related field.
  • At least 3 to 5 years of relevant experience e.g. in supporting successful development and implementation of local aid community initiatives, developing policy for social enterprises, or other related experience.
  • Experience in working for a political, non-profit, or other social enterprises that concern an idea for a movement or a product.
  • Extensive knowledge of national and county government on legislative processes, procedures, and protocols.

You’re Also

  • Strong communication skills – both written and verbal form.
  • Ability to build and nurture relationships and manage people
  • Able to apply problem-solving and analytical skills in balancing and addressing business needs and government requirements.
  • Quick-witted and intellectually curious to stay up to date on current industry trends and government updates.
  • Enthusiastic team player who can work cross-functionally with other departments and partners.
  • Demonstrates good emotional intelligence awareness and conflict resolution.

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2.                  Harvest Technical & Safety Manager

About the Role

The Harvest Technical & Safety Manager is a mid-level management role that is the primary support to the Harvest Director. The Harvest Technical & Safety Manager will be the standard-bearer of quality, ensuring that there is regular safety monitoring, training and reporting to senior management.

The Harvest Technical & Safety Manager is also critical in the training delivery to the Operational teams by managing the training calendar and providing sufficient support to the teams both in the classroom and in the field.

This role will be based in either Kilifi or Naivasha, Kenya with regular travel to the other locations Komaza operates in.

What You Will Do

  • Harvest Excellence:
  • Regularly monitor and measure Komaza standards against national, regional and international forestry standards
  • Ensure that these standards of excellence are consistently implemented across each Regional Business Unit (RBU).
  • Support hiring and onboarding of new Harvest employees
  • Contribute to a Harvest culture that prioritises safety and professionalism
  • Advise on the development of inventory, marking and tree data collection tools, procedures and systems

Harvest Training:

  • Own and advance the Harvest training curriculum and calendar. Coordinate & ensure high quality Harvest onboarding training for all new employees
  • Act as primary assessor for the Harvest certification system
  • Facilitate training of trainers courses across each Regional Business Unit
  • Deliver regular new and refresher training content to new and existing staff across all Komaza Regional Business Units

Harvest Risk Assessment Monitoring:

  • Support the Harvest Director and Komaza Design Team to develop and implement a risk matrix against all farms
  • Ensure that appropriate skill levels are catered for within felling, extraction and haulage teams to handle the requirements of each respective role
  • Implement tools and process for regular health and safety assessment of all Harvest teams
  • Ensure appropriate first aid training, standards and protocols are in place across all Regional Business Units

Harvest Inventory Oversight:

  • Ensure all Harvest teams are equipped with the appropriate equipment for the task at hand
  • Collaborate with providers to ensure that all Komaza equipment is well maintained & in good operational condition
  • Manage harvest equipment maintenance and service tools and schedules
  • Manage and keep a suitable inventory of spare/ replacement parts in stock across all RBUs.

What You Have

  • Five plus years of forestry or operations experience
  • At least two years of proven management and leadership experience
  • At least one year’s experience in a dynamic, high-pressure operational environment
  • Experience within a position holding responsibility for safety and standards
  • Experience in organizing, developing, and delivering training

Desirable but not mandatory 

  • Bachelor’s degree in forestry, operations or a related field
  • Advanced felling / chainsaw certification
  • Demonstrated experience in maintenance and servicing of chainsaws / mechanical equipment

You’re Also

  • Strong written and spoken English and Kiswahili
  • A team player who is adaptable in a dynamic work environment
  • Well organised and good at planning and coordinating projects
  • Energetic and enthusiastic, willing to do whatever is necessary to get the job done
  • Comfort with ambiguity and uncertainty, as well as patience and perseverance in the face of serious logistical and environmental hurdles including problem solving
  • Excellent work ethic, positive attitude, and attention to detail
  • Proven ability to self-manage and deliver results
  • Interest in sustainable economic development and / or agroforestry
  • Skilled in using a computer, proficiency in G-suits is an added advantage

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05 Jul, 2021

Senior Manager; Sustainability & Partnerships – Deadline: 09/07/2021


We are pleased to announce the following vacancy in the Sustainable Business and Social Impact department of the Corporate Affairs division. In keeping with our current business needs, we are looking for a person who meets the criteria indicated below.

Brief Posting Description

Reporting to the Head of Department; Sustainable Business and Social Impact, the Senior Manager Sustainability and partnerships drives responsible, sustainable and purpose led business practices as well as thought leadership and develops strategies on Sustainability, SDGs, Shared Value, rights, Environment management and compliance. The role also oversees all the partnerships and ensures that Safaricom is represented locally, regionally and globally.

Job Responsibilities

Strategy Formulation & Implementation:

  • Develop the Sustainability and SDG Strategy for the company;
  • Lead, Drive and Oversee Environment Management and Regulatory Compliance;
  • Lead the strategic sustainability mapping process for divisions;
  • Research on new sustainability thinking to match to the business needs and ensure that Safaricom stays ahead of the curve;
  • Lead Integration of rights into sustainability and implementation of the rights framework;
  • Collaborate with senior managers and champions to manage sustainability plans and strategies, execution timelines and deliverables;
  • Ensure quarterly reporting on progress of implementation of agreed sustainability action plans.

Partnership Management

  • Development the partnership engagement framework for the team;
  • Creation of mutual partnerships to enhance our agenda locally, regionally and globally
  • Lead the strategic partnership mapping process for the team to ensure mutuality
  •  Collaborate with the partners to ensure that the purpose agenda stays top of mind

Strategic Programs and Projects Management:

  • Develop and constantly evaluate progress and status of implementation of formulated sustainability business plans;
  • Oversee the formulation, implementation and review of Safaricom sustainability programme and projects including climate change, rights-based approaches, environment management and compliance;
  • Take leadership in any specially assigned projects/initiatives in relation to the team’s mandate and docket;
  • Quarterly meetings with the internal stakeholders to keep them abreast of Sustainability issues;
  • Quarterly workshops with external stakeholders to keep abreast of issues and dissemination of the same to internal customers;
  • Meetings with both internal and external customers to address docket wide issues and concerns;
  • On behalf of CEO oversee the development of the sustainable business report.

Business Intelligence & Thought Leadership:

  • Consistently monitor next frontier sustainability thinking, environment management and environment regulations of strategic interest and provide input on changes taking place in the industry;
  • Research on new areas in sustainability broadly that Safaricom can gain strategic advantage over its competitors;
  • Positioning of Safaricom’s sustainability portfolio locally and globally;
  • Contribution and participation in sustainability fora to shape thought leadership;
  • Identify key Sustainability, climate change and social policy issues to which Safaricom and its eco-system should subscribe/address
  • Seek intelligence on new strategies and regulations from industry experts, Telecom analysts and other media whilst maintaining highest ethical standards.

People Management:

  • Management and Coordination of the section’s functions (Sustainability and rights, Environmental Compliance & regulatory monitoring, Environmental Management & ISO certification and carbon management)
  • Ensure that the team is exposed to trainings in the relevant skill area to enable them to discharge their duties adequately.
  • Ensure that the team works in harmony to deliver the section objectives
  • Oversee the attracting, recruiting, deployment and retention of “A” players for the unit;
  • Undertake all talent management activities and routines that ensure a team that is continuously engaged, rewarded and developed;
  • Monitor the performance of all team members and support department head in providing on-going feedback;
  • Maintain an employee value proposition that engages employees to deliver their best.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Natural Resource Sciences, Environmental studies, Sociology, diplomacy, and International Relations;
  • A postgraduate degree, diploma or certificates in courses in Sustainability matters within a highly technical industry will be an added advantage;
  • Certified Sustainability Practitioner
  • Excellent Knowledge on GRI reporting as well as UNGC communication on Progress
  • A registered lead environmental expert with NEMA;
  • Excellent knowledge of NEMA regulations and provisions of the EMCA 19 99;
  • At least 10 years’ experience in Sustainability, environmental compliance sector for the manufacturing, construction or ICT sector or large-scale industry;
  • At least 8 years of process and people management experience;
  • Excellent working knowledge of ICT regulatory environment;
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills

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