Nakuru County Public Service Board Director of Veterinary Services Jobs in Kenya

Nakuru County Public Service Board Director of Veterinary Services 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 Veterinary Services

    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

    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;
    (iv) 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 animal health sector.

  • Planning and coordinating programmes on the control and eradication of epizootic and zoonotic diseases and pests; and compiling and interpreting
    technical reports.

  • Evaluating slaughterhouse designs and making recommendations for approval;

  • Enforcing food safety and quality assurance regulations in local and export slaughter houses and other animal products processing plants;

  • Evaluating export/import requests documents in respect to live animals, animal products, by-products and inputs and making appropriate recommendation;

  • Planning field efficacy trials for drugs, vaccines and acaricides;

  • Disseminating information on animal health, products and markets;

  • Collaborating with stakeholders in providing veterinary services;

  • Coordinating veterinary services at ports of entry;

  • Organizing disease search, investigations, monitoring, mapping and outbreak responses;

  • Carrying out investigations on antimicrobial and acaricidal resistance; liaising with training institutions on training and development of staff,
    students and interns;

  • Planning collaborative activities with relevant stakeholders in the animal health sector;

  • Coordinating inspection of private veterinary practices and input outlets in collaboration with Kenya Veterinary Board;

  • Preparing project proposals for resource mobilization;

  • Planning and coordinating staff management and development;

  • Preparing and implementing work plans and budgets.

    Requirements

    For appointment to this position a candidate must:-

  • Have at least served as an Assistant Director of Veterinary Services 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;

  • Be in possession of a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine (BVM) Degree from a recognized institution;

  • Have a Masters of Science Degree in any of the following discipline; Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Surgery, Livestock Economic, Forensic Science, Animal Nutrition and Feed Sciences, Animal Genetics and
    Breeding, Clinical Studies, Veterinary Public Health, Livestock Production Systems, Poultry Science, Veterinary Anatomy, Reproductive Biology, Veterinary Pathology and Microbiology, Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Diagnosis, Fish Science, Apiary Science, Master of Public Health, Applied Veterinary Parasitology, Applied Microbiology, Comparative Mammalian Physiology, Pharmacology and Toxicology, Wildlife Health and Management, Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics, Animal Production
    or Aquatic Sciences from a recognized institution;

  • Registered by Kenya Veterinary Board

  • 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 required in managing Veterinary Services.

    How to Apply

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


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