Nakuru County Public Service Board Director of Livestock Production Jobs in Kenya

Nakuru County Public Service Board Director of Livestock Production 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 Livestock Production

    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 at this level will entail:

  • 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;

  • Participating in the formulation, development, implementation, monitoring and review of policies, laws and strategies in the Livestock production Department.

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

  • Coordinating extension activities which include field days, agricultural shows, field demonstrations, farmer field schools and farm visits;

  • Participating in development of public/private initiatives and overall policy formulation;

  • Preparing technical information in animal production, livestock marketing, range management, apiculture, and ranching;

  • Promoting economic livestock farming;

  • Resourcing in technical workshops and seminars;

  • Researching, inventing and advising on livestock production technologies and techniques;

  • Developing livestock production programmes/projects;

  • Preparing agribusiness, ranch and farm plans;

  • Establishing linkages with research institutions and other stakeholders on livestock production matters;

  • Coordinating conservation and utilization of range resources.

  • Overseeing extension activities;

  • Overseeing the implementation of livestock information management systems;

  • Coordinating monitoring and evaluation of livestock programmes;

    Requirements

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

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

  • 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 recognized institution.

  • 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 recognized institution;

  • Certificate in Strategic Leadership Development Programme lasting not less six (6) weeks from a recognized institution;

  • Certificate in Computer applications from a recognized institution; and

  • Shown outstanding administrative capability and professional competence required in managing livestock production services

    How to Apply

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


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