Nakuru County Public Service Board Director of Agriculture - Jobs in Kenya

Nakuru County Public Service Board Director of Agriculture - Jobs in Kenya


  • The Nakuru County Public Service Board invites applications from competent and qualified persons to fill various positions in the Department of Agriculture Livestock and Fisheries as per the Constitution of Kenya 2010, Article 235 and the County Governments Act 2012, Section 59.

    Director of Agriculture

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • An officer at this level will be answerable to the Chief Officer and will be deployed as Head of Department.

    Duties and responsibilities will involve:

  • Implementation of the Strategic Plan and objectives of the Department;

  • Handling technical, administrative, human resource, budgetary and assets management issues;

  • Team building and setting performance targets and standards in consultation with the Chief Officer;

  • Addressing stakeholders concerns and instituting operational accountability;

  • Incorporating new initiatives into the department’s schemes of work;

  • Participating in the formulation, development, implementation, monitoring and review of policies, laws and strategies in the agricultural sector.

  • Cost effective research to advance County and Sectoral priorities;

  • Modernize and make extension services responsive to customer needs;

  • Update and rationalize technical training;

  • Maximize sustainable gains from crop development activities;

  • Devise and apply strategies to maximize value of land and optimize its use for alternative purposes;

  • Promote value addition to agricultural produce, standardization and market linkages; and

  • Enhance synergies between the County, the Ministry and its State Corporations.

    Requirements

    For appointment to this position, a candidate must have:-

  • Have at least
    served as an Assistant Director of Agriculture or in a comparable and relevant position in the Public Service for at least three
    (3) years. Officers who have served in job group N and above for at least six(6) years are eligible to apply

  • A Master’s Degree in any of the following fields: Food Science, Home Economics, Agriculture, Horticulture, Agriculture Economics, Natural
    Resource Management, Agribusiness, Agriculture Extension, Agriculture Education or any other relevant and equivalent qualification from a
    recognized institution; and

  • Demonstrated a high degree of administrative capability, technical and professional competence as reflected in work performance and results.

  • Have a Certificate in Strategic Leadership Development Programme Course lasting not less than six (6) weeks from a recognized institution.

  • Have a Certificate in computer applications from a recognized institution;
    and,

  • Have shown outstanding administrative capability and professional competence

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Nakuru County Public Service Board Director of Agriculture - Jobs in Kenya


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