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Assistant Director, Animal Health

Public Service Commission

Job Summary

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

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Senior level
  • Experience Length: 9 years

Job Description

REPUBLIC OF KENYA
PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION

Our Vision

“A citizen-centric public service”

Our Mission
“To reform and transform the public service for efficient and effective service delivery”

RE-ADVERTISEMENT OF VACANT POSITIONS IN THE PUBLIC SERVICE

Interested and qualified persons are requested to make their applications ONLINE through the Commission website: www.publicservice.go.ke or jobs portal: www.psckjobs.go.ke

Please Note:
(i) Candidates should provide all the details requested for in the advertisement. It is an offence to include incorrect information in the application. Details of academic and professional certificates not obtained by closure of the advert should not be included.
(ii) Only shortlisted and successful candidates will be contacted.
(iii) Canvassing in any form will lead to automatic disqualification.
(iv) The Public Service Commission is committed to implementing the provisions of the Constitution - Chapter 232 (1) on fair competition and merit, representation of Kenyans diverse communities and affording equal employment opportunities to men and women, members of all ethnic groups and persons with disabilities. THEREFORE, PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES, THE MARGINALIZED AND THE MINORITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.
(v) Shortlisted candidates shall be required to produce originals of their National Identity Card, academic and professional certificates and transcripts during interviews.
(vi) It is a criminal offence to present fake certificates/documents.
(vii) Serving officers shall be required to produce the original letter of appointment to their current substantive post during the interview.
Applications should reach the Commission on or before 29th September 2020 latest 5.00 pm (East African Time).


VACANCIES IN THE MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE, LIVESTOCK AND FISHERIES - (STATE DEPARTMENT FOR LIVESTOCK)


Assistant Director, Animal Health - SIX (6) POSTS - V/No.208/2020
Salary Scale: Ksh. 87,360- Ksh.121,430 p.m. (CSG 7)
House Allowance: Ksh.16, 800 – 45,000p.m (depending on duty station)
Commuter Allowance: Ksh. 12,000p.m
Leave Allowance: As existing in the Civil Service
Annual Leave: 30 working days per financial year
Medical Cover: As provided by the government
Terms of Service: Permanent and Pensionable

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:
(i) served for a minimum period of nine (9) years and be currently serving in the grade of Senior Animal Health Officer CSG 9 and above or in a comparable and relevant position in the wider public service;
(ii) a Bachelors degree in any of the following disciplines: - Animal Health Management, Animal Production, Animal Production and Health Management, Environmental Sciences, Livestock Economics or Health Extension from a recognized institution;
(iii) be registered by the Kenya Veterinary Board; and
(iv) demonstrated a high degree of professional competence, administrative capabilities in initiating and implementing animal health services.

Duties and responsibilities at this level will include: -
(i) planning disease control activities;
(ii) managing veterinary farms, quarantine stations and sentinel herds;
(iii) organizing animal identification activities;
(iv) issuing of livestock movement permits;
(v) planning farmer’s field trainings;
(vi) analyzing and disseminating animal health information;
(vii) carrying out monitoring and evaluation of animal health programs;
(viii) preparing preliminary assessment report for construction of dips, slaughterhouses and farm structures; and
(ix) gathering data and compiling technical reports on animal health and welfare

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