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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