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Chief Manager Technical Services and Agriculture Manager Jobs - Kerio Valley Development Authority

Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced individuals for the following positions.

Chief Manager Technical Services and Operations

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Reporting to the Managing Director
  • Providing technical direction for the development, design and systems integration for service engagement from definition phase through to implementation
  • Applying significant knowledge of industry trends and developments to improve service of the Authority
  • Reviewing work of development teams
  • Recognizing system deficiencies and implements effective solutions for Agricultural, Engineering, Mining and Environmental activities
  • Managing technical resources within budget and projects schedule
  • Consistently delivering high-quality services to the Authority and its stakeholders.
Qualifications and experience
  • A masters degree in any of the following disciplines, Civil engineering, Irrigation and drainage, Hydrology or Water resources, Agriculture, Range management, Water and environmental engineering or related fields from a recognized university.
  • Must have served for at least 3 years in job group KV. 14 or job group R in the civil service or their equivalents.
  • Must have attended senior management and corporate governance courses at the Kenya Institute of Administration (KIA)
  • Must have a minimum of fifteen (15) years experience in management in a development organization, five (5) of which should have been at executive management level.
  • Proven ability in resource mobilization, networking and linkages with development partners.
  • Must be able to demonstrate managerial, entrepreneurial, administrative and leadership competence.
  • Must be forty five (45) years and above.
Manager, Agriculture 

Duties and responsibilities

Reporting to the Chief Manager Technical Services and Operations, the manager, Agriculture shall be the Resource person in Agriculture and Livestock Matters and will be responsible for the overall supervision and co-ordination of work in the Division
  • Budgeting for all activities of the Division
  • Formulation of policies and programmes on Agriculture and livestock
  • Planning and designing agricultural and livestock projects and programmes.
Qualifications and experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Agricultural economics, Livestock, Animal production or other related fields from a recognized university.
  • Must have served in a relevant field for a minimum of ten (10) years, five (5) of which must be in a senior management position.
  • Demonstrate clear understanding of the role of regional development in Kenya’s socio-economic development and particularly in line with vision 2030
  • Computer literate
  • A masters degree in the relevant field is an added advantage
  • Should be above 45 years of age
An attractive remuneration package commensurate with responsibility of the job and experience of the individual will be offered to the right candidates.

The Chief Manager/Technical services and operations position will be on a three year renewable contract based on performance and the Agriculture manager will be on permanent and pensionable terms of service.

Interested candidates should submit their applications indicating the reference number of the job applied for on the envelope with a detailed CV and photocopies of all testimonials, IDs stating their current position, current remuneration level, E-mail, contact address and telephone number and addresses of three referees to reach the undersigned on or before 18th January 2011 and addressed to:.

The Chairperson
Kerio Valley Development Authority
P.O Box 2660-30100


Note: Only short listed candidates will be contacted, canvassing will lead to disqualification.

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