Trans Nzoia County - County Director (Veterinary Services)Jobs in Kenya

Trans Nzoia County - County Director (Veterinary Services)Jobs in Kenya


  • The Director Veterinary Services will be responsible to the Chief Officer in charge of
    Livestock, Fisheries and Cooperative Management for coordination and management of
    Veterinary services in the County.

    Specific Duties and responsibilities at this level will entail:

  • 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 slaughterhouses and other animal products processing plants;

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

  • 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 diseases 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; and

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

  • Preparing project proposals for resource mobilization; planning and coordinating staff management and development; and preparing and
    implementing work plans and budgets.

    Requirement for Appointment

    For appointment to this grade, an officer must:-

  • Have served as a Senior Assistant
    Director of Veterinary Services for a minimum period of three (3) years;

  • Hold a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine (BVM) Degree from a recognized institution;

  • Master of Science Degree in any of the following disciplines:- Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Surgery, Livestock Economics, 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, Master of Public Health, Applied Veterinary Parasitology, Applied Microbiology, Comparative
    Mammalian Physiology, 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 the outstanding administrative capacity and professional competence required in managing Veterinary Services;

  • Satisfy the requirements of chapter six of the Constitution of Kenya.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Trans Nzoia County - County Director (Veterinary Services)Jobs in Kenya


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