2 Assistant Directors of Livestock Production Jobs in Kenya

Assistant Director of Livestock Production (2 Positions)

VACANCY NO. 15/PROM/2023/01

Requirement for Appointment

Served in the grade of Principal Livestock Production Officer for a minimum period of three (3) years;

Bachelor’s 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 recognized institution;

Master’s 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, Agricultural Extension, Animal Breeding And Genetics or Animal Nutrition from a recognized institution;

Certificate in Senior Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;

Certificate in computer application skills;

Demonstrated a high degree of professional competence, administrative capabilities in initiating and implementing livestock production policies; and

Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.

Duties and Responsibilities

Organizing technical workshops, seminars and agricultural shows; guiding and preparation of technical papers and reports for professional forums;

Providing technical advice and information in animal production, livestock marketing, range management, apiculture and ranching;

Promoting economic livestock farming;

Organizing extension services which include field days, field demonstrations, farmer field schools and farm visits;

Participating in collaborative research activities; analyzing livestock inputs and product samples;

Disseminating livestock production technologies such as construction of livestock housing and structures, milk production;

Pasture and fodder production and conservation, farm planning, gross margin analysis, on-farm feed formulation;

Implementing livestock production feeding programmes/projects in such areas as dairy cattle farming, beef cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, poultry, rabbits, camels, donkeys breeding;

Value addition to livestock products, apiculture, livestock breeding, nutrition, emerging livestock and other animal husbandry interventions;

Advising farmers on group formation, construction of farm structures and equipment.

Overseeing effective and efficient management and preparing work plans and budget for either sheep or goat stations, livestock farm, mobile pastoral training unit, pastoral training center or livestock improvement and multiplication farm;

Preparing agribusiness, ranch and farm plans;

Participating in monitoring and evaluation of livestock programmes;

Maintaining inventory of assets in a livestock production station/farm;

Collaborating with research institutions and other stakeholders on livestock production matters; and

Planning for conservation and utilization of range resources.

How to Apply

Qualified serving officers are required to make an application by downloading and completing a Promotion Application Form – PSB FORM – 2 (Revised 2023) from County Government of Nakuru website www.nakuru.go.ke

Duly filled application form should be sent to the Board through the Post Office or Courier Services in a sealed envelope to the address below On or Before 29th May, 2023 clearly indicating the vacancy number and position applied for on the envelope (Hand delivered applications will not be accepted)

The Secretary
Nakuru County Public Service Board
Public Works Building- Prisons Road
P.O Box 2870-20100