Public Service Commission

Job Summary

Applications are invited from qualified persons for the position shown above.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Management level
  • Experience Length: 15 years

Job Description


Our Vision

“A citizen-centric public service”

Our Mission
“To reform and transform the public service for efficient and effective service delivery”


Interested and qualified persons are requested to make their applications ONLINE through the Commission website: or jobs portal:

Please Note:
(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).


Principal - SEVEN (7) POSTS - V/No. 210/2020
Salary Scale: Ksh. 133,870 – Ksh. 197,800 p.m. (CSG 5)
House Allowance: Ksh.48, 000 – 60,000p.m (Depending on duty station)
Commuter Allowance: Ksh.20, 000p.m
Leave Allowance: As existing in the Civil Service
Annual Leave: 30 working days per financial year
Medical Cover: As provided by the government
Terms of Service: Permanent and Pensionable or Local Agreement

For appointment to this post, a candidate must have:
(i) served for a minimum period of fifteen (15) years and currently serving at the grade of Senior Principal Lecturer/Assistant Director of Veterinary Services/Livestock Production, CSG 7 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 Production, Veterinary Medicine, Agriculture, Dairy Science, Range Management, Food Science
and Technology, Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness Management, Leather Technology, Animal Health Management, Human Ecology, Education Chemistry/Biology/Mathematics/Physics/Sociology/Community Development/Psychology/Home Economics), Agricultural Extension Education, Food Nutrition and Dietetics, Natural Resource Management, Computer Science/Information Communication Technology, Environmental Science, Dairy Science and Technology, Dairy Technology and Management or equivalentqualification from a recognized institution;
(iii) a Masters degree in any of the following disciplines:- Animal Production, Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics, Veterinary Agriculture, Dairy Science and Technology, Dairy Science and Technology, Dairy Technology and Management, Range Management, Zoology, Food Science and Technology, Food Science, Engineering in Food Science, Ethno-Veterinary, Agricultural Economics/Agribusiness, Leather Technology, Animal Health Management, Human Ecology, Poultry Science, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, Physics, Sociology, Psychology, Agricultural Extension Education, Dairy Technology and Management, Food Nutrition and Dietetics, Natural Resource Management, Computer Science/Information Communication Technology, Home Economics, Environmental Science, Project Management, Animal Nutrition, Animal Breeding, Animal Genetics ad Breeding, Livestock Production Systems, Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Agriculture and Rural Development, Agronomy, Veterinary Anatomy, Reproductive Biology, Veterinary Pathology Micro-biology, Applied Veterinary Parasitology, Applied Micro-Biology, Comparative Mammalian Physiology, Pharmacology and Toxicology, Veterinary Public Health and Management, Curriculum Development, Reproduction and Obstetrics or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
(iv) a Certificate in Training of Trainers (TOT) course lasting not less than (2) weeks from a recognized institution; and
(v) 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 livestock personnel trainer’s’ function.

Duties and Responsibilities
Duties and responsibilities at this level will include:-

(i) providing, formulating and reviewing livestock training policies;
(ii) interpretation and implementation of government manpower training policies in livestock training institutions;
(iii) overseeing the review of policy issues in livestock personnel training techniques; facilitating development, implementation and review of the curriculum;
(iv) liaising with stakeholders and development partners for effective development and implementation of the training programmes;
(v) ensuring that the curriculum is aligned to sectorial and national priorities;
(vi) the development, implementation and realization of the Institute’s strategic plans and objectives;
(vii) preparation and implementation of the Institute’s performance appraisal system and contracts;
(viii) overseeing the finances and assets management of the Institutes;
(ix) instituting operational accountability and team building;
(x) overall supervision, control, discipline, recruitment, staff training and development; and providing leadership in the institution.


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