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Massive Recruitment by the Government of Kenya - Tana River

Assistant Agricultural Officer III (Ward)

J/G ‘H’ (2 POSTS)
Responsibilities
·         Collect and document data of farmers in the ward;
·         Visit farmers and train them on good agricultural practices;
·         Organize field days, demonstrations plots and shows;
·         Collect data on pests and diseases;
·         Assess crop damages by wildlife, floods or livestock;

·         Monitor the food situation in the ward and report on any disasters including floods damage, notifiable pests (e.g. army worms) and diseases (e.g. Maize Lethal Necrosis Disease);
·         Work in collaboration with other service providers in the area and monitor their activities; and
·         Perform any other duties and responsibilities as shall be assigned from time to time.
Requirements
·         A Diploma in Agriculture, Horticulture or farm management or any related discipline from a recognized institution.
·         Certificate in Computer application packages.

Agricultural Officer (Monitoring, Evaluation & Communication Officer)
J/G ‘K’ (1 POSTS)
Responsibilities
·         Organize regular /periodic Monitoring and Evaluations;
·         Guiding staff on target setting of projects;
·         Assist departmental staff in performance appraisal;
·         Prepare evaluation reports;
·         Assist in performance contracting;
·         Management of information desks within the Sub-county; and
·         Perform any other duties and responsibilities as shall be assigned from time to time.
Requirements
·         Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture Economics, Agribusiness from a recognized institution.
·         Certificate in Computer application packages.

Agricultural Officer (Crops Specialist)
JOB GROUP ‘K’ (2 POSTS)
Responsibilities
·         Advising the farm manager on viable enterprises to be undertaken in the institutional farm;
·         Develop a model farm in the institution;
·         Report on farm activities and crop conditions to the farm manager;
·         Keep good farm records for all crop enterprises;
·         Develop a crop rotation programme, crop production plans and crop implementation schedules for the farm;
·         Supervise farm labour to ensure efficient utilization of labour;
·         Perform any other duties and responsibilities as shall be assigned from time to time.
Requirements
·         A Bachelor degree in agriculture, horticulture, agricultural education or related discipline from a recognized institution.
·         Certificate in Computer application packages.

Agricultural Engineer I (Agricultural Mechanisation Station Officer – MIS)
JOB GROUP ‘L’ (1 POST)
Responsibilities
·         Technology incubation;
·         Data collection and management;
·         Design and fabrication,
·         Capacity building of staff and stakeholders, on-farm trials and demonstrations;
·         Soil and water conservation, farm mechanization, agro-processing and farm structures.
·         Undertaking feasibility studies and other investigations;
·         Planning activities including preparation of reports.
·         Perform any other duties and responsibilities as shall be assigned from time to time.
Requirements
·         Be in possession of a Bachelor’s Degree in a field of Agricultural Engineering such as Soil and Water, Mechanization/Farm Power, Structures or any other relevant and equivalent qualification from a recognized institution
·         Be registered as a graduate Engineer with Engineers Board of Kenya (EBK)
·         Certificate in Computer application packages.

Agricultural Officer (Home Economist)
JOB GROUP ‘K’ (3 POSTS)
Responsibilities
·         Coordinate Home Economics in the sub county Agricultural Training Centre;
·         Promote Gender mainstreaming in Agriculture;
·         Monitoring and backstopping of the ward home economists;

·         Prepare regular/periodic reports on Home Economics;
·         Perform any other duties and responsibilities as shall be assigned from time to time.
Requirements
·         Bachelors of Science(BSc) degree in agriculture and home economics
·         Certificate in Computer application packages.

Assistant Agricultural Officer III (Assistant Home Economist)
JOB GROUP ‘H’ (9 POSTS)
Responsibilities
·         Promoting the formation of Agricultural School Clubs, women groups and out of school youths;
·         Train on proper utilization of indigenous foods and preservation methods;
·         Training and advising farmers on home economics and nutrition;
·         Prepare regular/periodic reports on home economics;
·         Perform any other duties and responsibilities as shall be assigned from time to time.
Requirements
·         Diploma in Agriculture and Home Economics or any other relevant and equivalent qualification from a recognized institution; and
·         Certificate in Computer application packages.

Inspector Agriculture (Survey and Design Officer)
JOB GROUP ‘H’ (1 POST)
Responsibilities
·         Provision of agricultural engineering works, services, on-farms trials, capacity building and machine and equipment fabrication.
·         Perform any other duties and responsibilities as shall be assigned from time to time.
Requirements
·         Diploma in a field of Agricultural Engineering such as soil and Water, Mechanization/Farm Power, Structures, Surveying or any other relevant and equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution; or
·         Technician Part III Certificate in a field of Agricultural Engineering such as Soil and Water, Mechanization/Farm Power, Structures, Surveying or any other relevant and equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution;
·         Certificate in Computer application packages.

Principal Agricultural Officer (Principal Farmers Training Centre)
JOB GROUP ‘N’ (1 POST)
Responsibilities
·         Manage the Training centres, staff and activities;
·         Develop farmers training curriculum;
·         Compile scheduled reports;
·         Prepare work plan and budgets for the institution;
·         Develop a model farm for farmers to learn; and
·         Perform any other duties and responsibilities as shall be assigned from time to time.
Requirements
·         A Bachelor’s degree of Science (BSc.) in any of the following fields: Food Science, Home Economics, Agriculture, Horticulture, Agriculture Economics, Natural Resource Management, Agribusiness, Agriculture Extension, Agricultural Education or any other relevant and equivalent qualification from a recognized
institution.
·         Six (6) years working experience in the field.
·         Certificate in Computer application packages.

Agricultural Officer (Agribusiness Specialist)
J/G ‘K’ (3 POSTS)
Responsibilities
·         Coordinating and promote the establishment of small agro-processing businesses for value addition;
·         Establish the economic performance of major enterprises in the area;
·         Develop farm business plans for farmers;
·         Compute farm inputs requirements for the area;
·         Monitor and collect agricultural market data and performance;
·         Prepare work plans and budgets for the department of agriculture;
·         Prepare progress reports and carry out monitoring and evaluation;
·         Conduct Broad Based Surveys for projects; and
·         Perform any other duties and responsibilities as shall be assigned from time to time.
Requirements
·         A Bachelor’s degree in Agribusiness Management or Agriculture Economics or
related discipline; and
·         Computer literate and ability to use statistical packages e.g. Statistical Package
for Social Sciences (SPSS) and other analytical tools.
How to apply
Qualified and interested candidates should download and duly fill a job application form provided on our website: www.tanariver.go.ke/vacancies attach and submit their applications with updated CV, a copy of National Identity Card, copies of academic and professional certificates, names and contacts of three (3) referees, and other relevant testimonials to:
The Board Secretary/CEO
County Public Service Board of Tana River
P.O. Box 181 – 70101
HOLA
All applications clearly specifying the position applied for on the top left side of the envelope should be received on or before 21st December, 2018.
All applicants MUST comply with the requirements of Chapter six (6) of the Constitution.
Kindly note that only shortlisted and successful candidates will be contacted. Any canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.
The County Government of Tana River is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and persons living with disabilities (PDWs) are encouraged to apply.

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