Assistant Leather Development Officer III

Kakamega County Public Service Board

Job Summary

Pursuant to the Constitution of Kenya (2010) and the County Governments Act No. 17 of 2012, the County Government of Kakamega invites applications from suitably qualified persons to fill the above vacant position.

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

Job Description


Position: Assistant Leather Development Officer III, Job Group CPCB 11 (2 Post)
Basic Salary Scale: Ksh. 25,470 x 1,110 – 26,580 x 1,120 – 27,700 x 1,150 – 28,850 x 1,170 – 30,020 x 1,250 – 31,270 x 1,300 – 32,570 x 1380 – 33,950 p.m.
Terms of Service: Permanent and pensionable

Duties and Responsibilities
This is the entry and training grade for this cadre. An officer at this level will work under guidance of a more experienced officer. Duties and responsibilities at this level entail:-
i. Develop simple tannery layout plans;
ii. Demonstrating to traders the proper methods of washing, fleshing, trimming, lacing, suspending and preservation of hides and skins;
iii. Advise on the salt type, storage and method of application in curing hides and skins;
iv. Coordinate in citing, designing and overseeing the construction of suitable hides and skins premises and stores;
v. Participate in field days barazas and workshops to advise livestock farmers on proper methods of handling domestic animals for production of quality hides and skins;
vi. Demonstrate to skin flayers and traders on the appropriate methods of flaying, cleaning, curing and storage of hides and skins; and
vii. Any other lawful duties that may be assigned from time to time.

Requirements for Appointment
For appointment to this grade, a candidate must:-

i. Be a Kenyan citizen;
ii. Have Diploma in any of the following fields;-Leather Technology, Footwear Technology Leather goods Design and Development from a recognized institute;
Diploma in Animal Health/Husbandry or Environmental Resource Management/Science, plus a two years Certificate in Hides and Skins Improvement or Leather Technology; and
iii. Have a certificate in computer applications from a recognized institution

Please Note:
i. Candidates should NOT attach any documents to the application form. All the details requested in the advertisement should be filled on the form.
ii. County Government of Kakamega is an equal opportunity employer.
iii. Persons living with Disabilities are encouraged to apply.
iv. Only shortlisted and successful candidates will be contacted.
v. Canvassing in any form will lead to automatic disqualification.
vi. Shortlisted candidates shall be required to produce originals of their National Identity Card, academic and professional certificates and other credentials during interviews.
vii. Successfully selected candidates will be required to fulfill Chapter Six requirement of the constitution of Kenya, 2020 on integrity and leadership before appointment.

How to Apply
All applicants should click on the Job Offers Option on the County Website and fill the application form and submit online.
N/B: No hard copy or emailed applications to are allowed.
All applications should reach this office on or before 13th August, 2020.

PLEASE NOTE: Kakamega County Public Service Board does not charge ANY FEE at any stage of the recruitment and selection process. Our official communication channels are email address and phone number 0713852573 ONLY.


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