Deputy Director Livestock Production

Murang’a County Public Service Board

Job Summary

The Murang’a County Public Service Board wishes to recruit competent and qualified persons to fill the above position.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Senior level
  • Experience Length: 3 years

Job Description

DEPUTY DIRECTOR LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION – JOB GROUP ‘Q’ - 1 POST

Duties and Responsibilities

i. Resourcing in technical workshops, seminars and agricultural shows;

ii. Preparing technical papers and reports for professional forums;

iii. Providing technical advice and information in animal production, livestock marketing, range management, apiculture and ranching;

iv. Promoting economic livestock farming;

v. Coordinating extension activities which include field days, field demonstrations, farmer field schools and farm visits;

vi. Researching, inventing and advising on livestock production technologies and techniques;

vii. Initiating livestock production programmes/projects;

viii. Monitoring and evaluation of livestock programmes;

ix. Collaborating with research institutions and other stakeholders on livestock production matters;

x. Planning for conservation and utilization of range resources;

xi. Coordinating extension activities; and

xii. Developing livestock information management systems.

Requirements for appointment

For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:

i. Served in the grade of Assistant Director Livestock Production or in a relevant or comparable grade in the public or private sector for a minimum period of three (3) years

ii. Bachelor’s 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 a recognized institution;

iii. Master’s 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;

iv. Shown outstanding administrative capability and professional competence required in managing livestock production services; and

v. Meet the requirements of chapter six of the constitution of Kenya 2010 on leadership and integrity.

Salary and benefits: As per the guidelines provided by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission.

Application forms and details of the vacancies can be accessed via the following link (http://muranga.go.ke/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/PSB-APPLICATION-FORM-2015.pdf)

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