County Director of Livestock Production

West PokotKE

Contract

Bachelor

3 months ago02/07/202403/08/2024

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Duties and Responsibilities:

  •  Resourcing in technical workshops, seminars and agricultural shows.
  •  Preparing 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.
  •  Coordinating extension activities which include field days, field demonstrations, farmer field schools and farm visits.
  •  Researching, inventing and adverting on livestock production technologies and techniques.
  •  Initiating livestock production programmes/projects.
  •  Overseeing effective and efficient management of sheep and goat stations, livestock farms, mobile pastoral training units, pastoral training centres or livestock improvement and multiplication farms.
  •  Organizing the preparation of agribusiness, ranch and farm plans.
  •  Monitoring and evaluation of livestock programmes.
  •  Collaborating with research institutions and other stakeholders on livestock production matters.
  •  Planning for conservation and utilization of range resources.
  •  Coordinating extension activities.
  •  Developing livestock information management systems.

Requirements for Appointment.

  •  Served in the grade of Senior Assistant director of livestock production 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, agribusiness, food science and technology agriculture and home economics, range management, natural resource management, livestock/agricultural economics, dairy technology, agricultural extension, animal breeding and genetics or animal nutrition from a recognized institution.
  •  Have a certificate in strategic leadership development programme lasting not less than six
  •  (6) Weeks from a recognized institution.
  •  Have a certificate in computer applications from a recognized institution.
  •  Shown outstanding administrative capability and professional competence required in managing livestock production services. 

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West Pokot County

West Pokot County

West Pokot County is one of the 14 Counties in the Rift Valley region. It is situated in the North Rift along Kenya’s Western boundary with Uganda border. It borders Turkana County to the North and No...