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Senior Deputy Director, Livestock Production

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

REPUBLIC OF KENYA
PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION

Our Vision

“A citizen-centric public service”

Our Mission
“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

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).


VACANCIES IN THE MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE, LIVESTOCK AND FISHERIES - (STATE DEPARTMENT FOR LIVESTOCK)


Senior Deputy Director, Livestock Production - TWO (2) POSTS - V/No.207/2020
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 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 Assistant Director of 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 Science, Animal Production, Agriculture, Apiculture, Food Science and Technology, Agribusiness,
Range Management, Natural Resource Management, Livestock/Agricultural Economics, Dairy Technology or Agricultural Education and Extension from a university recognized in Kenya;
(iii) a Masters degree in any of the following disciplines;- Animal Science, Animal Production, Agriculture, Apiculture, Agribusiness, Food Science and Technology,
Agriculture and Home Economics, Range Management, Natural Resource Management, Livestock/Agricultural Economics, Dairy Technology, Agricultural Extension, Animal Breeding and Genetics or Animal Nutrition 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
An officer at this level will be responsible to the Director of Livestock Production for efficient management of a Division. Specific duties will involve initiating formulation development, implementation, monitoring and review of policies, laws and strategies in the delivery of livestock production services. An officer at this level may be deployed to perform any of the following services:-

(a) Livestock Production and Breeding Services
Duties and responsibilities at this level will include:-

(i) formulating and reviewing policies in animal production;
(ii) coordinating the development of production and breeding policies of sheep, goats, poultry, pigs, rabbits, camels, donkeys dairy and beef cattle, camels and donkeys;
(iii) formulating and implementing Livestock Production and Breeding programmes and projects;
(iv) collaborating with relevant institutions involved in various aspects of livestock development;
(v) coordinating activities of Livestock Recording Centre and animal breeding institutions;
(ii) managing livestock production information and statistics; promoting forage production and genetic conservation;
(iii) promoting appropriate livestock feeding technologies and techniques;
(iv) developing and disseminating information on livestock production and breeding;
(v) participating in the development of livestock standards of inputs, equipment, products and by products;
(vi) identifying and setting research agenda in collaboration with stakeholders;
(vii) implementing legal and regulatory frameworks in animal production;
(viii) coordinating the implementation of the strategic objectives relating to livestock production as contained in the Departmental Strategic Plan;
(ix) overseeing the preparation and implementation of workplans, performance appraisal systems and contracts of a Division; ensuring accountability and prudent
management of resources allocated to a Division; and
(x) ensuring compliance with principles and values of good governance, transparency, accountability, ethics and integrity.
(b) Range Resources Management and Development Services

Duties and responsibilities at this level will include: -
(i) formulating, reviewing and guiding implementation of policies on rangeland resources management and development formulating programmes and projects on
rangeland development;
(ii) coordinating all technical matters relating to range management, development, improvement and conservation;
(iii) collaborating with relevant agencies in range and livestock research, wildlife activities, and livestock water development;
(iv) proving guidance to ranchers and pastoralists on matters relating to livestock production;
(v) offering technical guidance on matters relating to extension services in the rangelands;
(vi) collaborating with institutions dealing with rangelands adjudication, environment, desertification, soil conservation, land use and climate change on range
management and development;
(vii) coordinating the development of range forage resources;
(viii)formulating programmes and projects for drought and floods mitigation and recovery in rangelands;
(ix) implementing legal and regulatory frameworks in range resources management and development; and
(x) developing livestock early warning system in conjunction with relevant stakeholders.
(xi) coordinating the implementation of the strategic objectives relating to range resources management and development as contained in the Departmental Strategic Plan;
(xii) overseeing the preparation and implementation of workplans, performance appraisal systems and contracts of a Division;
(xiii) ensuring accountability and prudent management of resources allocated in a Division; and
(xiv) ensuring compliance with principles and values of good governance, transparency, accountability, ethics and integrity.

(c) Apiculture and Emerging Livestock Services
Duties and responsibilities at this level include: -

(i) formulating and reviewing policies in apiculture and emerging Livestock; coordinating the development of apiculture and emerging livestock;
(ii) formulating and coordinating the implementation of specific apiculture and emerging livestock programmes and projects;
(iii) collaborating with relevant institutions involved in various aspects of apiculture and emerging livestock development;
(iv) facilitating the co-ordination of the activities of the National Beekeeping Institute;
(v) coordinating management of information and statistics on apiculture and emerging livestock;
(vi) promoting bee forage production and genetic conservation;
(vii) promoting appropriate beekeeping and emerging livestock production technologies;
(viii) coordinating the development of technical packages in apiculture and nonconventional livestock;
(ix) collaborating with relevant institutions and stakeholders in standardization of inputs, equipment and products for apiculture and emerging livestock;
(x) identifying and setting the research agenda in collation with other relevant Government departments and stakeholders;
(xi) implementing legal and regulatory frameworks in apiculture and emerging livestock development.
(xii) coordinating the implementation of the strategic objectives relating to apiculture and emerging livestock as contained in the Departmental Strategic Plan;
(xiii) overseeing the preparation and implantation of work plans, performance appraisal systems and contracts of the Division;
(xiv) ensuring accountability and prudent management of resources allocated in the Division; and
(xv) ensuring compliance with principles and values of good governance, transparency, accountability, ethics and integrity.
(e) Agribusiness, Training, Research and Extension Services

Duties and responsibilities at this level will include:
(i) formulating and coordinating the implementation of specific agribusiness, extension services programmes/projects and research;
(ii) promoting agribusiness and value addition of livestock, livestock products and byproducts;
(iii) collaborating in the development of livestock products standards;
(iv) liaising with relevant research institutions to enhance research and extension services linkages;
(v) initiating research agenda setting; setting standards for livestock extension service deliver;
(vi) coordinating and monitoring technology adoption and diffusion for improved livestock production;
(vii) ensuring quality assurance of examinations and curricula for livestock training institutions and forging linkages with other relevant training institutions; and
(viii) overseeing the preparation and implementation of workplans, performance appraisal systems and contracts of a Division.

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