Joseph Muriithi Muthike PhD

P.O. Box 993, KERUGOYA-10300, KENYA.
Tel. +254 722365087
E-mail: jmuthike@ yahoo.com

Work experience

  • 2018 to date: South Eastern Kenya University - Lecturer: Department of Geography, History and Religious Studies. Administrative responsibilities, Section Head: Admissions and Student Records Section.
  • 2016 - October 2017: Kirinyaga County Government - (County Executive Committee Member ) , In charge of the County Ministry of Roads, Transport and Infrastructure.
  • April 2013 - 2015 : Kirinyaga County Government (County Executive Committee Member ), In charge of the County Ministry of Environment, Water and Natural Resources.
  • January 2013-March 2013: Department of Geography, Chuka University, Kenya. Lecturer:  Engaged in teaching Geography units at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Supervisor of postgraduate students.(Administrative responsibilities - Coordinator: Postgraduate seminars, Department of Humanities)
  • 2009-2012: Department of Geography, Kenyatta University, Kenya. Lecturer: (Engaged in teaching Hydrology and Geography units at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Supervisor of postgraduate students). Administrative responsibilities; Patron: Kenyatta University Wildlife and Environment Club, Kitui Campus, Committee member of the following Kenyatta University Department of Geography Committees: Departmental Fieldwork Committee, Appraisal and Promotions Committee, Departmental Registration Committee, Timetabler –Kitui Campus, Coordinator, Department of Geography, Kitui Campus, Chairman, Staff Welfare Committee, Kitui Campus, Staff Mentor: Kenyatta University Mentoring Program, Past acting responsibility: Coordinator, School of Humanities and Social Sciences- Kitui Campus.
  • 2006-2007 World Wildlife Fund (WWF) East African Programme office Nairobi, Kenya. Technical Coordinator/consultant [Environmental Flows Assessment Programme of the Mara River} Successfully co-ordinated a team of consultants from Kenya, Tanzania and the United States of America in one and a half years of fieldwork for setting the environmental flows of the Mara River of the Maasai Mara-Serengeti ecosystem of Kenya and Tanzania. Provided expert input in the field of Fluvial Geomorphology as a component of other specialist fields that fulfil the requirements of the Building Block Method {BBM} of environmental flows assessment. Actively participated in the Environmental Flows Assessment workshop that set the recommended environmental flows of the Mara River.
  • 2003–2005 Centre for Tropical Conservation and Research (Centro-Core), Nairobi, Kenya. Research Associate, Consultancy services in the fields of Environmental Hydrology, Fluvial Geomorphology and Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)
  • 1996–2000 University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Teaching Assistant (Part-time). Participated in teaching, marking and fieldwork for combined courses in Environmental Hydrology, Principals of Environmental Hydrology and Techniques in Environmental Hydrology. Effectively met strict deadlines for marking weekly practicals and several essays for 35-plus classes of final year undergraduate students. Efficiently employed management skills to guide students drawn from different faculties (Engineering, Science and Arts) in undertaking joint fieldwork projects.
  • 1990-1994 Government of Kenya. Nairobi, Kenya. Hydrologist. In charge of hydrological data analysis, management, maintenance and expansion of the hydrometeolological network within a district. Effectively met administrative responsibilities of the office involving staff, budgeting and expenditure. Smoothly worked with officers from other departments, NGOs and representatives of community groups.
  • Other Working Experience
    Part-time Lecturer: South Eastern Kenya University, 2013.

Publications

  1. Mikwa N Jean-fiston, Cush N Luwesi, Rose A Akombo, Adrie Mukashema, Innocent Nzeyimana, Albert Ruhakana, Mary N Mutiso, Joseph M Muthike, James M Mathenge,2014 Overlaying Spatial Parameters to Determine the Most Suitable Irrigation Strategies in Bugesera Region, Eastern Rwanda Journal of Agri-Food and Applied Sciences (JAAS) Vol. 2 (8), pp. 242-252
  2. Mikwa N Jean-fiston, Cush N Luwesi, Rose A Akombo, Adrie Mukashema, Innocent Nzeyimana, Albert Ruhakana, Mary N Mutiso, Joseph M Muthike, James M Mathenge,2014 Hydro-Geospatial Characteristics of Potential Irrigable Lands of Bugesera Region, Eastern Rwanda Journal of Agri-Food and Applied Sciences (JAAS) Vol. 2 (8), pp. 235-241
  3. Michael E. McClain1,2, Amanda L. Subalusky2, Joseph Ayieko3, Assefa Melesse2, Joseph Muthike5, Robert J. Naiman6, Preksedis M. Ndomba7, Jay O’Keeffe1, Doris Ombara Okundi1,4, Leah Onyango8, Rashid A. Tamatamah7, D. Victor Wasonga9 Integrating science, expert knowledge, and stakeholder participation to conserve environmental flows in the Mara River Basin of East Africa. Ecology and Society Journal
  4. UNIDO/HIDA Low Carbon Low Emission Clean Energy Transfer Programme Training, Japan, 2014
  5. Carbon Footprint Assessment for Sustainable Watershed Management Under Changing Environments Training Workshop, Makerere University, May 2011.
  6. Regional Training of Trainers Course on climate change and sustainable land water management, World Bank Institute, AICAD Kenya. February, 2011
  7. The 10th International Riversymposium and Environmental Flows Conference. Brisbane, Queensland, 2007, Output: POSTER Determining and Protecting Environmental Flows for the Mara-Serengeti Ecoregion of Kenya and Tanzania
  8. Specialist Workshop on Environmental Flows for the Mara River using the BBM Method: WWF, USAID, Global Water for Sustainability Program (October, 2007)

Other achievements

  • Won a 5 year open competitive scholarship from the Australian government in 1994;
  • Won a competitive 2-year Staff Development Scholarship from the University of Nairobi in 1989:
  • Served in the Best Company of 100 in pre-University National Youth Service training in Kenya.
  • Board Member: Getuya Secondary School, St. Phillips Secondary School.

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