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Assistant Director, Zoological Services

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, Zoological Services - SEVEN (7) POSTS - V/No.209/2020
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 an officer must have:-
(i) served for a minimum period of nine (9) years and currently serving in the grade of Senior Zoologist, 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; Biological Sciences (insect science), Zoology, Entomology, Parasitology or Vector Biology from a university recognized in Kenya; and
(iii) demonstrated a high degree of professional competency, administrative capabilities in initiating and implementing zoological policies.

Duties and Responsibilities
Duties and responsibilities at this level will include:-

(i) leading teams in undertaking major zoological activities;
(ii) designing zoological standard operating procedures and ensuring compliance; guiding teams in the eradication of animal and human trypanosomiasis;
(iii) investigating and controlling of pests of honey bees, vectors of Rift Valley Fever, Myiasis, Leishmaniasis in livestock and other emerging and re-emerging pests;
(iv) undertaking efficacy and potency trials of insecticide and attractants for vector control in liaison with relevant stakeholders;
(v) mobilizing community to create awareness on adoption of insect pest eradicationtechnologies and sustainable utilization of tsetse freed lands;
(vi) undertaking ecological impact assessment of pest control technologies; undertaking blood meal analysis from vectors;
(vii) undertaking research in liaison with research institutions on insect pests; and
(viii) developing work plans and budgets.

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