The Kenya Forest Service (KFS has announced 4,000 job vacancies to be filled by unskilled nursery attendants.
In a statement released on Tuesday June 27, the state corporation revealed the details of the vacancies, offering enticing incentives such as monthly wages ranging from Ksh8,631 to Ksh16,401.
The 300 KFS tree nurseries nationwide will employ the successful recruits, who will be responsible for propagating and maintaining seedlings.
“The Service is the lead implementing agency for the 15 Billion Special Presidential Program to accelerate the attainment of 30 per cent National Tree Cover by 2032. To support the production of seedlings in KFS Tree Nurseries across the country, the Service seeks to recruit 4,000 ‘Green Army’ (unskilled Nursery Attendants) on Temporary Contract Terms.” The job advert stated.
Successful applicants will be employed on one-year temporary contracts, which are subject to renewal based on performance and the available budget.
Successful applicants will be paid between Sh8,631 and Sh16,401 depending on workstations as categorised and determined by the Regulation of Wages and Conditions of Employment Act.
How to Apply
To apply, interested individuals should visit the official website recruitment.kenyaforestservice.org and apply online.
All applicants must be Kenyan citizens aged 18 and above and residents of the targeted counties, sub-counties, and wards.
After successful online registration, candidates will receive a notification email with instructions on how to proceed.
Applicants experiencing technical challenges should contact the ICT technicians.
The duties of the applicants will include collecting and mixing nursery soil in the recommended ratio, collecting and sowing wildings, participating in tree planting and firefighting activities, and cleaning and maintaining nursery compounds, among other roles.
KFS urged all interested candidates suitable for the offered jobs to report for recruitment at designated venues for screening.
The deadline for submitting applications is July 22, 2023.
Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Forestry, Soipan Tuya, emphasized the importance of transparency in the upcoming recruitment process and noted that priority will be given to locals
During her two-day visit to Marsabit county, Tuya expressed the significance of the ‘Green Army’ brigades in the forest restoration plan. Their role will be crucial in rejuvenating degraded forests and ensuring sustainable management of our valuable tree resources.
Tuya encouraged young individuals, as well as organizations, to embrace the practice of planting trees, particularly in areas that have suffered from environmental degradation.