Agricultural officer

Migori County Public Service Board

Job Summary

Applications are invited from qualified persons for the above vacant position.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 2 years

Job Description

COUNTY GOVERNMENT OF MIGORI

OFFICE OF THE PUBLIC SERVICE BOARD

VACANCIES ANNOUNCEMENT

Migori County Public Service Board is a Body corporate established under section 57 of the County Government Act 2012 pursuant to Article 235 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010. Section 59 of the County Government Act 2012 outlines the functions of the Board, pursuant to Constitutional and Legal provisions,

Migori County Public Service Board wishes to recruit competent and qualified persons to fill the following vacancies pursuant to the Constitution of Kenya 2010 under Article 184 (1) (b) and County Government No. 17 of 2012 of 2012 sections 49, 58 59(1) (b)and 63.

E. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, LIVESTOCK AND FISHERIES DEVELOPMENT

14. AGRICULTURAL OFFICER: SIX (6 POSTS) - REF: MCPSB / 240/2018

Terms of Service: Contract/Permanent

Job Purpose An officer at this level will be deployed in the division to coordinate activities in one of the following areas; Crop Production, Land Development, agricultural extension and Project Management. Management of information desks within the division.

(a) Duties and Responsibilities

i. Provide relevant training and skills development to community members on conservation agriculture and on-farm water management ii. Lead stakeholder dialogue and consultation meetings with project communities

iii. Coordinate the establishment of kitchen gardens and scaling of successful approaches Provide agriculture extension service support to focal farming households iv. Support the development of increased market linkages for focal farming households v. Prepare field visit reports vi. Coordinate and liaise with other stakeholders in the project implementation vii. Advise farmers to adopt best farming practices viii. crop physiology and quality assurance. ix. Responsible for the extension and education of our farmers to ensure technology transfer of research findings and proper agronomic husbandry practices are carried out to sustain crop production; x. Ensuring proper land preparation for crop growth by ensuring machinery are available for end-users to maximize on productivity and time; xi. Provide technical and administrative guidance to all the staff in the fields for the attainment of the goals and ensure sufficient staffing of Agricultural operations; xii. Ensure safety in all staff operations through adherence to safety regulations when carrying out farm operations; xiii. Prepare regular financial and administrative reports xiv. Prepare and control operational budget.

(b) Requirements for Appointment i. Be a Kenyan citizen ii. Be in possession of KCSE C+ and above or its equivalent qualification. iii. Be in possession of a Bachelor of Science 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; iv. Ability to work independently in a fast-paced, constantly changing environment v. extremely self-motivated.

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