Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife Recruitment Form 2023/2024

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Last Updated on June 2, 2023

Ministry of Tourism Kenya Recruitment

Applications are invited from suitably qualified and eligible candidates for the Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife Recruitment 2023/2024. We are recruiting to fill the positions below:

  1. Director, Tourism Research, Policy & Innovation- 1 Post
  2. Deputy Director Tourism Research, Policy and Innovation- 2 posts
  3. Assistant Director, Tourism Research, Policy & Innovation- 2 Posts
  4. Director – Tourism, Development and Promotion
  5. Deputy Director – Tourism, Development and Promotion- 2 Posts
  6. Assiastant Director – Tourism, Development and Promotion- 2 Posts
  7. Director – Tourism, Investment and Finance
  8. Deputy Director – Tourism, Investment and Finance
  9. Assistant Director – Tourism, Investment and Finance

Director, Tourism Research, Policy & Innovation- 1 Post

For appointment to this grade, candidate must have: –

  • served for a minimum period of twelve (12) years, three (3) years of which should be at the grade of Assistant Director, Research, Policy and Innovation CSG ‘7’ and above or in a comparable and relevant position in the wider public service or private sector;
  • a Bachelors degree in any of the following disciplines:- Tourism, Tourism Management, Tourism and Hospitality Management, Eco-tourism, Hotel and Institutional Management and Information Technology,  Environmental Studies, Travel and Tour Operations Management, Travel and Tourism Management, Hotel and Hospitality Management, Sociology, Geography, Business Administration, Commerce (Marketing Option, Accounting option), International Relations, Economics, Statistics or relevant qualifications from a  university recognized in Kenya:
  • A clear understanding of the overall Nation goals, and development objectives and ability to translate them into Tourism Policies and Programmes.

Note:- Possession of a Masters degree in a relevant field from a university recognized in Kenya will be considered an added advantage.  

Duties and Responsibilities: –

  • guiding the development, review and implementation of National Tourism policies, standards, norms, regulations and guidelines;
  • coordinating the implementation of National Tourism legislation, plans and strategies;
  • coordinating sectoral implementation of the National Tourism Blueprint (NTB 2030) and Kenya’s vision 2030 programmes and projects;
  • spearheading the setting of national goals, targets and indicators for sustainable tourism development;
  • coordinating the development and implementation of a five-year Tourism Strategy;
  • providing leadership in mainstreaming Tourism Policy issues into the National Development Policies, Goals and Objectives;
  • Overseeing monitoring and evaluation on the effectiveness of the implementation of the national tourism policies plans, strategies and Tourism Act by the various actors.
  • coordinating the development of an implementation framework and criteria for vetting expatriates working in the tourism sector;
  • coordinating the development, proposing and oversighting incentives in the tourism sector including policy, fiscal, tax, administrative and regulatory incentives;
  • coordinating development and monitoring the implementation of tourism standards for quality assurance;
  • coordinating the preparation and implementation of the department’s performance contracts and appraisal system for staff;

Deputy Director Tourism Research, Policy and Innovation- 2 posts

For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:

  • served for a minimum period of ten (10) years with three (3) years’ service in the grade of Principal Tourism, Research, Policy and Innovation Officer CSG ‘8  or in a comparable and relevant  position in the wider public service; 
  • a Bachelors degree in any of the following disciplines:- Tourism, Tourism Management, Tourism and Hospitality Management, Eco-tourism, Hotel and Institutional Management and Information Technology, Environmental Studies, Travel and Tour Operations Management, Travel and Tourism Management, Hotel and Hospitality Management, Sociology, Geography, Business Administration, Commerce (Marketing Option, Accounting Option),  Economics, Statistics  or International Relations, or equivalent and relevant qualifications from a  university recognized in Kenya;
  • demonstrated professional competence in Tourism Management and gained managerial and administrative capability; and
  • a clear understanding of overall National goals, policies and development objectives and ability to translate them into Tourism Policies and Progammes.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • coordinating the development, review and implementation of National Tourism policies, standard, norms, regulations and guidelines;
  • mainstreaming Tourism Policy issues into the National Development Policies, Goals and Objectives;
  • monitoring and evaluation on the effectiveness of the implementation of the national tourism policies,  plan, strategies and tourism act by the various actors;
  • facilitating development and implementation of service excellence standards in the tourism sector;
  • facilitating the development of relevant human capital for the tourism sector;
  • supporting the development of an implementation framework and criteria for vetting expatriates working in the tourism sector;
  • facilitating development and monitoring the implementation of tourism standards for quality assurance;
  • coordinating development, populating and maintaining a tourism database and dynamic portal to harness information of all tourism establishments and industry actors;
  • initiating identification of tourism research areas in liaison with stakeholders;
  • conducting research relevant to development and promotion of tourism; and 
  • supporting the preparation and implementation of the department’s performance contracts and appraisal system for staff.

Assistant Director, Tourism Research, Policy & Innovation- 2 Posts

For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:

  • served for a minimum period of eight (8) years three (3) of which should be at the grade of Senior Tourism, Research, Policy and Innovation Officer, CSG ‘9’ and above or in a comparable and relevant position in the Wider  Public Service;
  • a Bachelors degree in any of the following disciplines:- Tourism, Tourism Management, Tourism and Hospitality Management, Eco-Tourism, Hotel and Institutional Management and Information Technology, Environmental Studies,  Monitoring and Evaluation, Travel and Tour Operations Management, Travel and Tourism Management, Hotel and Hospitality Management, Sociology, Geography, Business Administration, Commerce (Marketing Option, Accounting Option)   Economics, Statistics, International Relations, or equivalent and relevant qualifications from a university recognized in Kenya;
  • demonstrated professional competence as reflected in work performance and results.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • developing/reviewing programs for implementation of National Tourism policies, standards, norms, regulations and guidelines;
  • supporting the implementation of National Tourism legislation, plans and strategies;
  • coordinating and participating in the international and local tourism negations;
  • supporting development and implementation of tourism related strategy;
  • supporting development and implementation of tourism related statures, protocols, treaties and conventions;
  • tracking the monitoring of the implantation of business tourism strategy;
  • providing input in implantation of the Memorandums of understanding (MOU’s) and agreements of corporations with other countries on tourism;
  • tracking compliance in the implementation of UNWTO agreements, protocols, treaties and conventions;
  • coordinating preparation and updating of Kenya’s tourism products development for stakeholder’s uptake; and
  • supervising maintenance on up to database of investors, collaborators, partners and other relevant stakeholders.

Director – Tourism, Development and Promotion

For appointment to this grade, an officer must have: –

  • served for a minimum period of twelve (12) years, three (3) of which should be at the grade of Assistant Director, Tourism Development and Promotion, CSG ‘7’  and above or in a comparable and relevant position in the  wider public service or private sector;
  • a Bachelors degree in any of the following disciplines:- Tourism, Tourism Management, Tourism and Hospitality Management, Eco-Tourism, Hotel and Institutional Management and Information Technology, Environmental Studies, Travel and Tour Operations Management, Travel and Tourism Management, Hotel and Hospitality Management, Sociology, Geography, Business Administration, Commerce (Marketing Option, Accounting Option) International Relations,  Public Administration/Political Science or equivalent and relevant qualifications from a university recognized in Kenya: and 
  • a clear understanding of the overall Nation goals, and development objectives and ability to translate them into Tourism Policies and Programmes.
  • Note:- Possession of a Masters degree in a relevant field from a university recognized in Kenya will be considered an added advantage.  

Duties and Responsibilities: –

  • coordinating promotion of Kenya as a premier tourist destination;
  • overseeing development and implementation of tourism partnership promotions;
  • coordinating tourism safety and security in collaboration with other key enforcement agencies.
  • coordinating Kenya’s regional tourism engagements (EAC, COMESA, NEPAD, IGAD) etc.
  • spearheading relations with the United Nations World Tourism Organization;
  • overseeing development and implementation of tourism related statues, protocols, treaties and conventions;
  • coordinating the promotion of Kenya as a Meetings, Incentives, Conventions/Conferences and Exhibitions (MICE) destination;
  • coordinating the monitoring of the implementation of business tourism strategy;
  • providing strategic leadership implementation of the Memorandums of Understanding (MOU’s) and agreements of corporations with other countries on tourism;
  • ensuring compliance in the implementation of UNWTO agreements, protocols, treaties and conventions;
  • providing leadership in Kenya’s participation in bilateral and region meetings and forums in the field of tourism;
  • coordinating sectoral implementation of the Kenya Vision 2030 programmes and projects related to tourism; and
  • coordinating the development and implementation of guidelines for Public Private Partnership (PPP) in tourism.

Deputy Director – Tourism, Development and Promotion- 2 Posts

Duties and Responsibilities
Duties and responsibilities at this level shall include: –

  • Coordinating, monitoring and evaluation on the implementation of tourism development and promotion policies, frameworks and strategies.
  • Coordinating sectoral implementation of the Kenya Vision 2030 programmes and projects related to tourism;
  • Coordinating tourism safety and security in collaboration with other key enforcement agencies;
  • Facilitating in establishment and support of strategic linkages with sector stakeholders;
  • Coordinating Kenya’s regional tourism engagement (EAC, COMESA, NEPAD, IGAD etc).
  • Coordinating relations with the United Nations World Tourism Organization;
  • Coordinating the promotion of Kenya as a Meetings, Incentives, Conventions/Conferences and Exhibitions (MICE) destination;
  • Coordinating the monitoring of the implementation of business tourism strategy;
  • Facilitating the organization of sectors representation in the inter-ministerial committees to address cross cutting issues in tourism;
  • Coordinating the implementation of the Memorandums of Understanding (MOU’s) and agreements of corporations with other countries on tourism;
  • Facilitating compliance in the implementation  of  UNWTO agreements, protocols, treaties and conventions;
  • Supporting promotion of tourism flagship projects;
  • Coordinating sensitization  and creation of awareness on tourism products development for  stakeholder’s uptake;
  • Facilitating the development of relevant human capital for the tourism sector; 
  • Coordinating the development and implementation of guidelines of Public Private Partnerships (PPP) in tourism; and
  • Promoting of building rapport and maintain good relationships, linkages with investors, collaborators, partners and other stakeholders.

For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:

  • served for a minimum period of ten (10) years, three (3) of which should be at the grade of Principal Tourism Development and Promotion Officer, CSG ‘8’ and above or in a comparable and relevant position in the wider public service;
  • Bachelors degree in any of the following disciplines: Tourism, Tourism management, Tourism and Hospitality Management, Eco-Tourism, Hotel and Institutional Management and Information Technology, Environmental Studies,  Monitoring and Evaluation, Travel and Tour Operations Management, Travel and Tourism Management, Hotel and Hospitality Management, Sociology, Geography, Business Administration, Commerce (Marketing Option, Accounting Option)  Economics, Statistics Relations, or equivalent and relevant qualifications from a university recognized in Kenya;  
  • demonstrated professional competence in Tourism Management and gained managerial and administrative capability;

Assiastant Director – Tourism, Development and Promotion- 2 Posts

For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:

  • served for a minimum period of eight (8) years, three (3) years of which should be at the grade of Senior Tourism Development and Promotion Officer, CSG ‘9’ and above or  in a comparable and relevant  position in the wider public service;
  • a Bachelors degree in any of the following disciplines:- Tourism, Tourism Management, Tourism and Hospitality Management, Eco-Tourism, Hotel and Institutional Management and Information Technology, Environmental Studies, Travel and Tour Operations Management, Travel and Tourism Management, Hotel and Hospitality Management, Sociology, Geography, Business Administration, Commerce (Marketing Option, Accounting Option), International Relations or relevant qualifications from a university recognized in Kenya;
  • demonstrated professional competence as reflected in work performance and results.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • supporting in development and implementation of tourism partnership promotions;
  • participating in Promoting relations with the United Nations World Tourism Organizations;
  • supporting development and implementation of tourism related statues, protocols, treaties and conventions;
  • coordinating organization of Kenya’s regional tourism engagements (EAC, COMESA, NEPAD, IGAD etc), meetings incentives, conventions/Conferences and Exhibitions (MICE) destination;
  • tracking the monitoring of the implementation of  business tourism strategy;
  • providing input in implementation of the Memorandums of Understanding (MOU’s)and agreements of corporations with other countries on tourism.
  • tracking compliance in the implementation of UNWTO agreements, protocols, treaties and conventions.
  • undertaking sensitization and creation of awareness on tourism products development for stakeholder’s uptake;
  • carrying out the development and implementation of guidelines for Public Private Partnerships (PPP) in tourism; and
  • supervising maintenance of up to date database of investors, collaborators, partners and other relevant stakeholders.

Director – Tourism, Investment and Finance

For appointment to this grade, an officer must have: –

  • served for a minimum period of twelve (12)  years, three (3) years of which should be at the grade of Assistant Director, Tourism Investment and Finance Officer, CSG ‘7’ and above or  in a comparable and relevant position in  the wider public service or private sector;
  • a Bachelors degree in any of the following disciplines:- Tourism, Tourism Management, Tourism and Hospitality Management, Eco-tourism, Hotel and Institutional Management and Information Technology, Environmental Studies, Monitoring and Evaluation, Travel and Tour Operations Management, Travel and Tourism Management, Hotel and Hospitality Management, Sociology, Geography, Business Administration, Commerce (Marketing Option, Accounting option), International Relations, Economics, Statistics or equivalent and relevant qualifications from a university recognized in Kenya;
  • a clear understanding of the overall Nation goals, and development objectives and ability to translate them into Tourism Policies and Programmes.

Note:- Possession of a Masters degree in a relevant field from a university recognized in Kenya will be considered an added advantage.  

Duties and Responsibilities: –

  • overseeing the interpretation of tourism policies on investments and finance;
  • determining the process of profiling investment opportunities in the tourism sector;
  • coordinating stakeholders’ consultations on tourism investment and finance;
  • coordinating development and review of frameworks for tourism partnerships and entrepreneurship;
  • coordinating the implementation of tourism incentives and disincentives schemes;
  • spearheading the formulation, review and implementation of special financing schemes for tourism sector;
  • providing strategic leadership in capacity building through offering business and investment advisory services for tourism development;
  • coordinating the promotion of programmes funded under tourism funds and other development partners;
  • spearheading the establishment and maintaining a database on tourism investments;
  • overseeing monitoring and evaluation on the effectiveness of the implementation of tourism investment and finances policies, plans and strategies;
  • coordinating the preparation and implementation of the department’s performance contract and appraisal system for staff;
  • planning and budgeting for departmental activities;

Deputy Director – Tourism, Investment and Finance

For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:

  • served for a minimum period of  ten (10) years, three (3) years of which should be at the grade of Principal Tourism Investment and Finance Officer, CSG ‘8’ and above or in a comparable and relevant  position in the  wider public service; 
  • a Bachelors degree in any of the following disciplines:- Tourism, Tourism Management, Tourism and Hospitality Management, Eco-Tourism, Hotel and Institutional Management and Information Technology, Environmental Studies, Monitoring and Evaluation, Travel and Tour Operations Management, Travel and Tourism Management, Hotel and Hospitality Management, Sociology, Geography, Business Administration, Commerce (Marketing Option, Accounting Option ) Economics, Statistics  and International Relations or equivalent and relevant qualifications from a university recognized in Kenya;
  • demonstrated professional competence in tourism management and gained managerial and administrative capability;

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • interpreting and implementing tourism policies, strategies and programmes  on investment and finance coordinating;
  • facilitating the process of profiling investment opportunities in the tourism sector;
  • coordinating stakeholder’s consultations, the on tourism investment and finance;
  • coordinating development and review of frameworks for tourism partnerships and entrepreneurship;
  • facilitating the formulation, review and implementation of special financing schemes for the tourism sector;
  • coordinating capacity building through offering business and investment advisory services for tourism development;
  • facilitating the promotion of programmes funded under tourism funds and other development partners;
  • initiating the establishment and maintaining a database on tourism investments;
  • coordinating, monitoring and evaluation on the effectiveness of the implementation of tourism investment and finance policies, plans and strategies; and
  • supporting the preparation and implementation of the department’s performance contracts and appraisal system for staff.

Assistant Director – Tourism, Investment and Finance

For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:

  • served for a minimum period of  eight (8) years, three (3) years of which should be at the grade of Senior Tourism Investment and Finance Officer, CSG ‘9’ and above or  in a comparable and relevant  position in the wider  public service: 
  • a Bachelors degree in any of the following disciplines:- Tourism, Tourism Management, Tourism and Hospitality Management, Eco-Tourism, Hotel and Institutional Management and Information Technology, Environmental Studies, Monitoring and Evaluation, Travel and Tour Operations Management, Travel and Tourism Management, Hotel and Hospitality Management, Sociology, Geography, Business Administration, Commerce (Marketing Option  Relations, Economics, Statistics or equivalent and relevant qualifications from a university recognized in Kenya;
  • demonstrated professional competence as reflected in work performance and results.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • carrying out the interpretation and implementation of tourism policies on investments and finance;
  • coordinating the process of profiling investment opportunities in the tourism sector;
  • organizing stakeholder’s consultations on tourism investment and finance;
  • coordinating  development and review of frameworks for tourism partnerships and entrepreneurship;
  • coordinating the implementation of tourism incentives and disincentives schemes;
  • coordinating the formulation of tourism incentives and disincentives schemes;
  • coordinating the formulation, review and implementation of special financing schemes for the tourism sector;
  • coordinating capacity building through offering business and investment advisory services for tourism development;
  • coordinating the promotion of programmes funded under Tourism Funds and other development partners;
  • supervising the establishment and maintaining a database on tourism investments;
  • monitoring and evaluation on the effectiveness of the implementation of tourism investment and finance policies, plans and strategies.

Method of Application

Use the link(s) below to apply on company website.

  1. Director, Tourism Research, Policy & Innovation- 1 Post
  2. Deputy Director Tourism Research, Policy and Innovation- 2 posts
  3. Assistant Director, Tourism Research, Policy & Innovation- 2 Posts
  4. Director – Tourism, Development and Promotion
  5. Deputy Director – Tourism, Development and Promotion- 2 Posts
  6. Assiastant Director – Tourism, Development and Promotion- 2 Posts
  7. Director – Tourism, Investment and Finance
  8. Deputy Director – Tourism, Investment and Finance
  9. Assistant Director – Tourism, Investment and Finance

Deadline: Jun 19, 2023


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