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Cotton Development Assistant and Driver Jobs in Kenya - Cotton Development Authority

Cotton Development Authority, a State Corporation under the Ministry of Agriculture mandated to promote, regulate and coordinate cotton industry in Kenya is looking for suitably qualified candidates, who are below 45 years of age to fill the following positions.

Job Ref: CDA/II

Job Title: 
Cotton Development Assistant II

Scale: CODA 5

(8 Posts)

Salary Scale: 26,323 – 37,275 P.M.

The officer will be responsible to either the Regional Coordinator or Zonal coordinator.

Duties and Responsibilities will entail:
  • Assisting farmers in undertaking crop production and performance surveys;
  • Generation of data on planting dates, pesticide records, harvesting dates, yield expectations, weather conditions etc.;
  • Training farmers on produce quality and market requirements;
  • Collecting data on produce delivery by farmers, farmers groups and volumes;
  • Assist in planning and establishment of buying centres;
  • Coordination of Land Development; Environment Management; Crop Development and Research Liaison and Training;
  • Promotion and development of Agribusiness activities;
  • Any other duties assigned by the supervisor.
Requirements for appointment:

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:-
  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education minimum grade C (plain) or equivalent qualification;
  • A Diploma in Agriculture related discipline from a recognized Institution; and
  • Certificate in computer applications.
Job Ref: DRV/II

Job Title: 
Driver II

Scale: CODA 1

(2 Posts)

Salary Scale: 10,207 – 14,419 P.M

Duties and Responsibilities will entail:
  • Driving the assigned vehicle;
  • Carrying out routine checks on the vehicle’s cooling, oil, electrical, tyre pressure and brake systems etc;
  • Detecting and reporting malfunctioning of the vehicle system;
  • Maintenance of work tickets(s) for vehicle(s) assigned;
  • Ensuring security and safety of the vehicle on and off the road;
  • Overseeing safety of the passengers and/or goods therein; and
  • Maintaining cleanliness of the vehicle(s).
Requirements for Appointment:

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:-
  • KCSE mean grade D (plain);
  • A valid driving license that is free from any current endorsement(s) for class(es) or vehicle(s) an officer is required to drive;
  • Attended a First Aid Certificate Course lasting not less than one(1) week at St. John Ambulance or Kenya Institute of Highway and Building Technology (KIHBT) or any other recognized institution;
  • Passed suitability test for Driver Grade II;
  • A current Certificate of Good Conduct from the Kenya Police; and
  • At least three (3) years driving experience.
Applications quoting the job reference on the envelope; and enclosed with a detailed CV; copies of academic and professional certificates; ID card and other testimonials should be addressed to:

The Chief Executive Officer,
Cotton Development Authority
P. O. Box 66271 – 00800,

So as to reach him not later than 11th March, 2011.

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