Senior Deputy Principal Job in Kenya

Senior Deputy Principal

Duties and Responsibilities

  • An officer at this level will be responsible to the Principal for planning, directing, controlling and coordinating training, farm and administrative activities within the institute.

Duties and responsibilities include: – 

  • Initiating action on the review of policy issues in livestock training; interpreting and implementing government manpower training policies; 
  • Developing, implementing and reviewing curriculum; 
  • Liaising with other institutions and agencies for effective development and implementation of training programmes; 
  • Team building and setting performance standards; and ensuring that the curriculum is aligned to sectorial and national priorities.

An officer at this level may also be deployed as a Dean of Students, Director of studies or a Registrar.   Specific duties and responsibilities include: –

As a Dean of Students

  • Supervising review of rules and regulations; 
  • Ensuring safe custody of the first aid kit; ensuring sick students to get medical attention; 
  • Overseeing students’ catering, accommodation, student council elections and extracurricular activities; 
  • Coordinating guidance and counselling of students; and 
  • Resolving students’ disputes.

As Director of Studies 

  • Coordinating development of guidelines on training programmes, research and consultancy activities, review of curriculum and training manuals, and inducting new staff in the institute; 
  • Ensuring security of students’ academic records, examinations and preparation of examination timetable; and 
  • Coordinating education tours, visits, field attachments, internship, periodic reviews and updating training strategies.

As Registrar

  • Validating students’ applications; 
  • Coordinating recruitment and admission of students, graduation and clearance of students upon exit; 
  • Managing and maintain students’ records and class lists; 
  • Evaluating transcripts; and 
  • Validating and verifying certificates for the graduands.


For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:-

  • Served for a minimum period of three (3) years, in the grade of Deputy Principal CSG ‘7’or in a comparable and relevant position in the wider public service;
  • 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 equivalent qualification from a university recognized in Kenya;
  • A Masters degree in any of the following disciplines:- Animal Production, Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics, Veterinary Agriculture, Dairy Science, Meat 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 and Breeding, Livestock Production System, 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 university recognized in Kenya;
  • Certificate in Training of Trainers (ToT) course lasting not less than two (2) weeks or equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution; and
  • 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 training function;

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