Upper Tana Natural Resources Management Project (UTaNRMP) is an eight year project (2012-2020) funded by Government of Kenya, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Spanish Trust Fund and the Local community.
The goal of the project is to contribute to reduction of rural poverty in the Upper Tana river catchment.
This goal is pursued via two development objectives which reflect the poverty-environment nexus namely:
(i) increased sustainable food production and incomes for poor rural households living in the project area; and
(ii) sustainable management of natural resources for provision of environmental services.
The project lead agency is the Ministry of Water and Irrigation, State Department of Water.
The project is being implemented in the Upper Tana Catchment along 24 river basins and the tributaries of the four (4) river basins formerly under Mt Kenya Pilot Project for Natural Resources Management that drain into the Tana River as follows:
The project area is in six counties namely; Embu, Tharaka Nithi, Meru, Nyeri, Kirinyaga and Murang’a and the area includes the Mt Kenya and Aberdares National Parks and surrounding Forest Reserves.
The Implementation is through four components namely: Sustainable Water Resources and Natural Resources Management, Sustainable
Rural Livelihoods, Community Empowerment and Project Coordination and Management.
The project intends to me some of the proceeds to recruit one intern in the field of water resources management for 12 months.
The minimum requirement is Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, Agricultural and Bio-systems engineering or Water engineering from a recognized institution
Interested candidates are requested to submit their application letter together with endorsed copies of the following documents to reach the office of the undersigned on or before 28th February, 2018
The Project Coordinator,
Upper Tana Natural Resource Management Project,
P.O Box 996-60100 Embu
The offices are located along Nairobi-Meru Road opposite DEB Kangaru primary approximately 3km from Embu Town.
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