Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Cooperatives Senior Deputy Director - Livestock Production Jobs in Kenya

Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Cooperatives Senior Deputy Director - Livestock Production Jobs in Kenya


Qualifications and Requirements:

For appointment to this grade, one must have: -

  • served for a minimum period of fifteen (15) years and currently serving at the grade of Assistant Director of Livestock Production 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: - Animal Science, Animal Production, Agriculture, Apiculture, Food Science and Technology, Agribusiness, Range Management, Natural Resource Management, Livestock/Agricultural Economics, Dairy Technology or Agricultural Education and Extension from a university recognized in Kenya;

  • a Masters degree in any of the following disciplines;- Animal Science, Animal Production, Agriculture, Apiculture, Agribusiness, Food Science and Technology, Agriculture and Home Economics, Range Management, Natural Resource Management, Livestock/Agricultural Economics, Dairy Technology, Agricultural Extension, Animal Breeding and Genetics or Animal Nutrition from a university recognized in Kenya; and

  • demonstrated managerial, administrative and professional competence in work performance and exhibited a thorough understanding of national goals, policies, objectives and ability to relate them to proper management of Livestock Production services.

    Responsibilities:

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • An officer at this level will be responsible to the Director of Livestock Production for efficient management of a Division.

  • Specific duties will involve initiating formulation development, implementation, monitoring and review of policies, laws and strategies in the delivery of livestock production services.

  • An officer at this level may be deployed to perform any of the following services:

    Livestock Production and Breeding Services

    Duties and responsibilities at this level will include:-

  • formulating and reviewing policies in animal production;

  • coordinating the development of production and breeding policies of sheep, goats, poultry, pigs, rabbits, camels, donkeys dairy and beef cattle, camels and donkeys;

  • formulating and implementing Livestock Production and Breeding programmes and projects;

  • collaborating with relevant institutions involved in various aspects of livestock development;

  • coordinating activities of Livestock Recording Centre and animal breeding institutions;

  • managing livestock production information and statistics; promoting forage production and genetic conservation;

  • promoting appropriate livestock feeding technologies and techniques;

  • developing and disseminating information on livestock production and breeding;

  • participating in the development of livestock standards of inputs, equipment, products and by products;

  • identifying and setting research agenda in collaboration with stakeholders;

  • implementing legal and regulatory
    frameworks in animal production;

  • coordinating the implementation of the strategic objectives relating to livestock production as contained in the Departmental Strategic Plan;

  • overseeing the preparation and implementation of workplans, performance appraisal systems and contracts of a Division; ensuring accountability and prudent management of resources allocated to a Division; and

  • ensuring compliance with principles and values of good governance, transparency, accountability, ethics and integrity.

    Range Resources Management and Development Services

    Duties and responsibilities at this level will include: -

  • formulating, reviewing and guiding implementation of policies on rangeland resources management and development formulating programmes and projects on rangeland development;

  • coordinating all technical matters relating to range management, development, improvement and conservation;

  • collaborating with relevant agencies in range and livestock research, wildlife activities, and livestock water development;

  • proving guidance to ranchers and pastoralists on matters relating to livestock production;

  • offering technical guidance on matters relating to extension services in the rangelands;

  • collaborating with institutions dealing with rangelands adjudication, environment, desertification, soil conservation, land use and climate change on range management and development;

  • coordinating the development of range forage resources;

  • formulating programmes and projects for drought and floods mitigation and recovery in rangelands;

  • implementing legal and regulatory frameworks in range resources management and development; and

  • developing livestock early warning system in conjunction with relevant stakeholders.

  • coordinating the implementation of the strategic objectives relating to range resources management and development as contained in the Departmental Strategic Plan;

  • overseeing the preparation and implementation of workplans, performance appraisal systems and contracts of a Division;

  • ensuring accountability and prudent management of resources allocated in a Division; and

  • ensuring compliance with principles and values of good governance, transparency, accountability, ethics and integrity.
  • Apiculture and Emerging Livestock Services

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Cooperatives Senior Deputy Director - Livestock Production Jobs in Kenya


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