Livestock Production Officer

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: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 2 years

Job Description


Position: Livestock Production Officer, Job Group CPSB 09 (5 Posts)
Basic Salary Scale: Ksh. 38,270 x 1,470 – 39,740 x 1,520 – 41,260x 1,710 – 42,970 x 1,920 - 44,890 x 2,000 – 46,890 x 2,110 – 49,000 x 2,170 – 51,170 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 the guidance of a senior officer. Duties and responsibilities at this level will entail:-
i Prepare livestock technical information;
ii Provide technical advice in animal production, livestock marketing, apiculture;
iii Promote economic livestock farming;
iv Participate and organize extension activities which include field days, agricultural shows, field demonstrations, farmer field schools and farm visits;
v Participate in collaborative research activities; collecting livestock inputs and products samples for analysis;
vi Disseminate livestock production technologies such as construction of Livestock housing and structures, milk production, pasture and fodder production and conservation, farm planning, gross margin analysis, on-farm feed formulation;
vii Implement livestock production programmes/projects in such areas as dairy cattle farming, sheep, goats, pigs, poultry, rabbits, mating programmes, fodder production and conservation, value addition to livestock products, apiculture, emerging Livestock Programmes and other animal husbandry practices;
viii Capturing, maintaining and storing livestock data; and
ix Any other lawful duties that may be assigned from time to time.

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

i. Be a Kenyan Citizen;
ii. Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following disciplines:- Animal Science, Animal production, Dairy Technology, Range management from a recognized Institution; and
iii. Certificate in computer applications.

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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