REPUBLIC OF KENYA
PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
“A citizen-centric public service”
“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
(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)
Director, Livestock Production - ONE (1) POST – V/No.206/2020
Salary Scale: Ksh. 169,140 - Ksh.324,430 p.m. (CSG 4)
House Allowance: 80 ,000 p.m
Entertainment Allowance: Ksh. 65,000 p.m.
Commuter Allowance: Ksh. 12, 000p.m
Leave Allowance: As existing in the Civil Service
Extraneous allowance: Ksh.60,000 p.m.
Domestic Servant Allowance: Ksh.15,600
Annual Leave: 30 working days per financial year
Medical Cover: As provided by the government
Terms of Service: Permanent or Local agreement
For appointment to this grade, one must have: -
(i) served for a minimum period of fifteen (15) years and currently serving at the grade of Deputy Director of Livestock Production CSG 6 and above or in a comparable and relevant position in the wider public service or private sector;
(ii) a Bachelors degree in any of the following disciplines: Animal Science/Animal Production, Agriculture, Apiculture, Food Science and Technology, Agribusiness,
Range Management, Natural Resource Management, Livestock/Agricultural Economics and Dairy Technology, Agricultural Education and Extension, or any other
relevant and equivalent qualification from recognized institution;
(iii) a Masters degree in any of the following disciplines; animal Science, Animal production, Agriculture, Apiculture, Agribusiness, Food Science and Technology,
Agricultural Extension, Animal Breeding and Genetics or Animal Nutrition or equivalent qualifications from a university recognized in Kenya; and
(iv) demonstrated managerial, administrative and professional competence in work performance and exhibited a thorough understanding of national goals, policies,
objectives and ability to relate them to proper management of livestock production services.
Duties and Responsibilities.
The Director, Livestock Production will be responsible to the Principal Secretary for overall strategic policy direction, development, formulation, review and implementation of the livestock production function. Specific duties and responsibilities will include: -
(i) planning, directing, controlling and coordinating livestock development policies and programmes;
(ii) promoting and coordinating livestock development in collaborating with stakeholders;
(iii) participating in the formulation and implementation of livestock bilateral/multilateral agreements and national and sectoral livestock policies;
(iv) developing marketing policies for both domestic and export markets on livestock, emerging livestock, their product and bi-products;
(v) researching innovating and advising on livestock production technologies and techniques;
(vi) overseeing monitoring and evaluation of livestock programmes/projects;
(vii) preparing and presenting technical papers and reports during professional forums and symposia;
(viii) liaising with research institutions and other stakeholders on livestock production matters;
(ix) ensuring safe custody and security of livestock information management systems;
(x) overseeing staff capacity building and technical training institutions and initiating participation in development public/private partnership;
(xi) coordination of the implementation of the department’s strategic plans and realization of its objectives;
(xii) overseeing the preparation and implementation of the performance appraisal sysems and contracts of the department;
(xiii) ensuring accountability and prudent management of the resources and assets; and
(xiv) ensuring compliance with principles and values of good governance, transparency, accountability, ethics and integrity.
PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION