DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, LIVESTOCK, FISHERIES, IRRIGATION & COOPERATIVE DEVELOPMENT
CPSBB 26/06/2020 COUNTY DIRECTOR AGRICULTURE SERVICES JOB GROUP ‘R’ (1 POST)
Duties and Responsibilities
An officer at this level will be answerable to Chief Officer and will be deployed as Head of a Technical Division.
Specific duties and responsibilities will involve:
a) Implantation of the Strategic Plan and objectives of the Division;
b) Handling technical administrative, human resource, budgetary and assets management issues; team building and setting performance targets and standards in consultation with the Director; addressing stakeholders concerns and instituting operational accountability; and
c) Incorporating new initiatives into the division schemes of work.
Further, duties and responsibilities will depend on the mandate of the Division within the specific Department and will entail: cost effective research to advance national and sectoral priorities; modernize and make extension services responsive to customer needs; update and rationalize technical training; maximize sustainable gains from crop development activities; device and apply strategies to maximize value of land and optimize its use for alternative purposes; promote value addition to agricultural produce; enhance synergies between the Ministry and its State Corporations; enhance gainful cooperation between the sector and local/international stakeholders and act as liaison between the Ministry and the Central Agricultural Board (CAB).
Requirements for Appointment
For appointment to this grade, an officer must have: -
a) Relevant working experience of not less than ten (12) years, three (3) years of which at the grade of Deputy Director of Agriculture Job Group ‘Q’ or equivalent and relevant position in the public service or private sector
b) A Masters Degree in any of the following fields: Food Science, Home Economics, Agriculture, Horticulture, Agriculture Economics, Natural Resource Management, Agriculture Extension, Agricultural Education or any other relevant and equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
c) A Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following fields: Food Science, Home Economics, Agriculture, Horticulture, Agriculture Economics, Natural Resource Management, Agriculture Extension, Agricultural Education or any other relevant and equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
d) Attended a Strategic Leadership Development Programme lasting at least six (6) weeks from a recognized institution;
e) Demonstrated a high degree of administrative capability, technical and professional competence as reflected in work performance and results.
How to Apply
Applications including detailed Curriculum Vitae (C.V), Copies of Academic and Professional Certificates, Testimonials, National Identification Card or Passport and any other supporting documents should be submitted in sealed envelope, clearly indicating the position applied for on the top left side of the envelope. Bungoma County residents will be required to indicate their Sub-county and ward of residence to reach the undersigned by 14th July, 2020 at 5.00pm
Hand delivered applications should be submitted to the County Public Service Board Offices located next to the Governor’s Office.
PLEASE NOTE: Bungoma County Public Service Board does not charge ANY FEE at any stage of the recruitment and selection process.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
County Public Service Board
P.O Box 2489-50200