Deputy Director Job in Kenya - Fisheries

Pursuant to Article 235(1)(b) of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 and Section 59(1)(b) of the County Governments Act No. 17 of 2012; the County Public Service Board of Busia invites applications from suitable and qualified persons to fill vacant positions in the County Government on Permanent and Pensionable terms of service as follows:


Deputy Director Fisheries (Blue Economy), Job Group ‘Q’-One (1) Post, Advert No. CPSB/52/2023

Duties and responsibilities at this level will entail: –

Coordinating fisheries extension services and co-management programs;

analyzing, storing and disseminating fisheries related reports;

Coordinating the implementation of fisheries development policies, programs and projects;

Liaising with relevant stakeholders to design fisheries management programs;

Co-coordinating fisheries research in fish stock assessment;

Promoting fish marketing and value addition;

Evaluating monitoring, controlling and surveillance (MCS)

Participating in the implementation of bi-lateral projects and programs;

Participating in negotiations of multi and bi-lateral agreements

Spearheading the development of an aquaculture policy and strategic plan;

Promoting public and private sector investments in the production of quality fish feeds including stock programs;

Promoting marketing and value addition of aquaculture products;

Overseeing development and management of County fisheries

Facilitating fishing gear development;

Fostering fisheries co-operation among fishers and other stake holders;

Promoting utilization of freshwater fisheries resources;

Ensuring the provision of fisheries related infrastructural facilities;

Overseeing Monitoring, Control and Surveillance (MCS) of the fisheries resources;

Coordinating fisheries research and surveys;

Coordinating of the monitoring of fish habitats for pollutants;

Promoting recreational fisheries ecotourism and related activities in fresh water bodies


For appointment to this position an officer must: –

Have served in the position of Assistant Director of Fisheries for a minimum period of three (3) years;

Have Bachelor’s degree in any of the following fields: – Fisheries, Zoology, Aquatic Science, Natural resource management, Biochemistry, Food Science and Technology, Environmental Science, Chemistry or any other equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution;

Master’s degree in any of the following disciplines: – Biological Sciences, Natural Resource Management, Aquatic Science, Biochemistry, Food Science and Technology, Environmental Science, Physical Sciences or any equivalent qualification from a recognized institution will be an added advantage

Certificate in Strategic Leadership Development Programme lasting not less than Six (6) weeks or equivalent from a recognized institution;

Have certificate in computer applications from a recognized institution;

Knowledge of the Fisheries development and management policies, Fisheries Act and other related Statutes and international conventions;

Be conversant with national and international fisheries agreements, conventions, protocols and laws of the sea

Shown competence in planning and implementation of development management and research of fisheries projects and programs

Have shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results

Coordinating programmes on the control and eradication of epizootic and zoonotic diseases and pests;

Mandatory Additional requirements

All applicants are expected to attach copies of the following documents:

KRA Tax compliance certificate

Clearance from HELB

Clearance from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC)

Certificate of Good Conduct

CRB clearance certificate

How to apply

All applicants should submit their application letter together with copies of their detailed curriculum vitae with names, address and telephone contacts, academic and professional certificates, testimonials, national identity card and any other supporting documents to the County Public Service Board – PORT VICTORIA PLAZA on or before Wednesday 31st May, 2023 at 5.00 p.m.

Applications should be addressed to:

The Secretary/CEO, County Public Service Board, County Government of Busia,

P.O Box 1103- 50400,


The County Government of Busia is an equal opportunity employer, women, youth, and people living with disability are encouraged to apply.