Assistant Director of Livestock




Type : Jobs
Date : August 13, 2022
Location : Nairobi

The promulgation of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010, introduced the devolved system of Government which resulted to the formation of the 47 Counties across the Country, Kakamega County being among them.

Duties and Responsibilities
The officer shall be the head of technical sections in poultry, apiculture, pig production, rabbit production, feed production and research liaison Specific duties and responsibilities at this level will entail: –

  • Organizing technical workshops, seminars and agricultural shows;
  • Guiding the preparation of technical papers and reports for professional forums;
  • Providing technical advice and information in animal production, livestock marketing and apiculture;
  • Promoting economic livestock farming;
  • Organizing extension activities which include field days, field demonstrations, farmer field schools and farm visits;
  • Participating in collaborative research activities;
  • Analyzing livestock inputs and products samples;
  • Disseminating livestock production technologies such as construction of livestock housing and structures;
  • Organizing the preparation of agribusiness, farm plans; and
  • Monitoring and evaluation of livestock programs. Requirement for Appointment

For appointment to this grade an officer must have: –

  • Served in the grade of Principal livestock Production Officer, Job Group CPSB 06/’N’ for a minimum period of three (3) years;
  • Possession of a Master’s degree in any of the following disciplines: – Animal Sciences, 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 will be an added advantage;
  • Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following disciplines: – Animal Science, Animal Production, Agriculture, Apiculture, Food science and Technology, Agribusiness, Range management, Natural Resources
  • Management, Livestock/Agricultural Economics, Dairy Technology or Agricultural Education and Extension
  • from a recognized institution; and Demonstrated a high degree of professional competence, administrative capabilities in initiating and implementing livestock Production Policy

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