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County Director Of Agriculture

Vihiga County Public Service Board

Job Summary

The County Government of Vihiga is seeking to recruit highly transformative and dynamic self-driven individuals with a high degree of integrity, result oriented, demonstrable professionalism, competence and impeccable capability to fill the above position within its staff establishment.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Management level
  • Experience Length: 10 years

Job Description

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, LIVESTOCK, FISHERIES AND COOPERATIVES

1. County Director Of Agriculture -Job Group R (1 Post)

Duties and Responsibilities

• Coordination of the implementation of agricultural development policies programmes and projects within the County;
• Coordination of the agricultural extension services, research liaison, agricultural education, training programmes and other cross -cutting issues in the County;
• Coordination of the preparation and implementation of work plans and budgets in the agriculture Sub-sector.
• Secretary to the County Agricultural Board (CAB);
• Member to various relevant Boards and Committees operating at County levels;
• Provision and improvement of administrative links between the County and the field services;
• Management of resources in the Agriculture Sub-sector
• Capacity building and backstopping;
• Participation in monitoring and evaluation of projects and programmes within the County;
• Promotion of collaboration of stakeholder participation in extension delivery;
• Participation in field days, exhibitions and shows/trade fairs;
• Preparation and implement of performance contract for the Agriculture Sub-sector;
• Oversee the operations of Farmers & Staff Training institutions;
• Represent government position in the agricultural boards, committees and institutions as provided by the law
• Identify impediments and constraints to implementation of policies and programmes and projects in the county
• Develop and enact bills and regulatory frameworks for county specific policies
• Develop linkages within the agricultural sector and with other relevant stakeholders including National and regional organizations for Agricultural development
• Mainstreaming Integrity Assurance in projects and programmes; ·
• Appraising staff;
• Coordination and compilation of periodic reports;

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:-
• Served in the grade of Deputy Director of Agriculture Job Group Q for a minimum period of three (3) years or in a comparable and relevant position in the public Service for a minimum period of ten (10) years;
• Bachelor’s degree in any of the following discipline Agriculture, Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness, Agriculture extension and education or any other equivalent qualification from a recognized institution
• Master’s degree in any of the following disciplines (Mandatory):-Agriculture, Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness, Agriculture extension and education or any other equivalent qualification from a recognized institution
• Certificate in senior management not less than four weeks or equivalent
• Proficiency in computer applications
• Good communication and interpersonal skills

All applicants Must fulfill Chapter six of the constitution requirement
Salary Scale: The salary, allowances and other benefits attached to these positions will be as determined by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission and other recognized CBAs as applicable.
Terms of Service: All the above posts shall be on a three (3) year contract term renewable based on satisfactory performance.

“Vihiga County is an Equal opportunity employer”

Interested and qualified candidates should submit their application with copies of their National Identity/passport, Academic & Professional certificates to the undersigned.
Key responsibilities and job specifications for the above positions are available on the official County websites www.vihiga.go.ke.

All application from interested and qualified candidates should be submitted on or before 26th day of October 2020

Please note that ONLY shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

SECRETARY/CEO VIHIGA COUNTY PUBLIC SERVICE BOARD
P.O BOX 880-50300
MARAGOLI.

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