Animal Health Assistant II

National Youth Service

Job Summary

Carrying out simple treatment of animals; participating in disease search and reporting

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

Job Description/Requirements

The National Youth Service (NYS) is a State Corporation established under section 5 (1) of the NYS Act, 2018. The functions of the Service as provided in the Act are to undertake paramilitary training technical & vocational training, nation building programmes and commercialization of its assets to optimize utilization of resources, hence creating a critical mass of skilled Kenyan Youth.

In line with its mandate, the Service is seeking to recruit suitably qualified candidates for the following positions:

4. Animal Health Assistant II  CSG 13    JOB GROUP 'G' 3 POSTS
Salary Scale NYS: Kshs. 22,270 x 1,040 - 23A10x 1,070 -24,380 x 1,090 - 25,470 x 1,110-26,580 x 1,120 - 27,700 x1,150 - 28,850 x 1,170 - 30,020 P.M

House Allowance    (As per duty station)   
Commuter Allowance Kshs. 4,000 P.M
Leave allowance    Kshs. 4,000 P.A

Terms of Service
Permanent and Pensionable (P&P).

Duties and Responsibilities

Duties and responsibilities of Animal Health Assistant II will entail:

Carrying out simple treatment of animals; participating in disease search and reporting; demonstration on milking techniques and external parasite control techniques such as dipping, spraying and dusting; carrying out vaccination; and undertaking closed castration, dehorning, de-warming, disbudding, docking, de-beaking and hoof trimming.

Person Specification
For appointment to this post, the candidate must have;

1. Certificate lasting not less than two (2) years in any of the following discipline: Animal Health, Environmental Health, and Production from a recognized institution;
2.  Be registered by Kenya Veterinary Board;
3.  Certificate in Computer Application from a recognized institution; and
4.   Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter six (6) of the Constitution.

Application Procedure
Applicants who meet the above requirements should send their application letters in a sealed envelope marked with the title of the position being applied for together with detailed curriculum vitae, certified copies of academic certificates, testimonials, and national identity card/passport.

In addition, applicants are required to attach certified copies of good conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations, tax compliance certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA), Certificate of clearance from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB), Kenya Credit Reference Bureau and a compliance certificate from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC).

The applications should reach the undersigned not later than Tuesday,21st September, 2021
Director General/CEO
National Youth Service
P. 0 Box 30397 - 00100, GPO NAIROBI

Sealed hand-delivered applications can be dropped at the Registry - National Youth Service Headquarters, Ruaraka, Thika Road, Ground Floor.

The applicants can also email their applications to: with the title of the position being applied for as the subject

Those without relevant qualifications, copies of documentation and details as sought for will NOT be considered. Any form of canvasing shall lead to Automatic Disqualification. ONLY shortlisted candidates shall be contacted. NYS is an equal opportunity employer. Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply

Matilda P. Sakwa (Ms.), EBS

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