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Assistant Director of Veterinary Services

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

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Job Summary

For an appointment to this grade, an officer must:-
• Have served as Principal Veterinary Officer or in a comparable and relevant position in the public service or private sector for a minimum period of three (3) years.
• Be in possession of a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine (BMV) Degree from a recognized institution;
• Be registered by Kenya Veterinary Board
• Have Master of Science Degree in any of the following disciplines:-Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Surgery, Livestock Economics, Forensic Science, Animal Nutrition and Feed Sciences, Animals Genetics and Breeding , Clinical Studies , Veterinary Public Health, Livestock production Systems, Poultry science , Veterinary Anatomy, Reproductive Biology, Veterinary Pathology and Microbiology, Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Diagnosis, Fish Science ,Apiary Science , Master of Public Heath Applied Veterinary, Parasitological and Toxicology, Wildlife Health and Management, Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics, Animal Production or Aquatic Sciences from a recognized institution will be an added advantage
• Have a Certificate in computer applications from a recognized institution; and
• Have demonstrated a high degree of professional competence, administrative capabilities in initiating and implementing veterinary services policies.
For candidates to meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya, all applicants must obtain the following:
(a) Tax compliance certificate from KRA
(b) Clearance certificate from HELB
(c) Clearance certificate from Ethics and Anti- Corruption Commission (EACC)
(d) Certificate of good conduct (DCC)
(e) Credit Reference Bureau clearance
Interested candidates who meet the set criteria MUST use the Application for Employment Form (KCPSB 001) and attach copies of ID, CV, academic/ professional certificates and testimonials.
The form can either be;
  • Obtained from the Kilifi County Public Service Board Offices OR
  • Downloaded from the Kilifi County website
  • Applicants can choose to;
Deliver the form to the Office of the Secretary; County Public Service Board at the Kilifi Complex Centre, Tuskys Building 2nd Floor


• Participating in carrying out economic impact assessment on animal diseases;
• Undertaking forensic investigations and compiling appropriate reports;
• offering veterinary services at the ports of entry;
• undertaking disease control activities such as disease research, mapping vaccination and enforcement of livestock movement regulations;
• training stakeholders on vector control programmes, animal health, breeding ,welfare and good veterinary practices;
• Treating sick animals;
• Analyzing data and preparing reports on animal health, products and markets;
• Undertaking post-mortem examination and other diagnostic tests;
• Interpreting laboratory results and making appropriate recommendations ;
• Inspecting ,grading and licensing plants processing animal product and transport carriers/containers; examining and issuing animal health certificates;
• Participating in field efficacy trials for drugs, vaccines and acaricides;
• disseminating data/information on animal health, products and markets;
• Collaborating with stakeholders in providing veterinary services

Job Requirements

Required education: Post-graduate education
Required relevant work experience: 7 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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