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Assistant Director, Zoological Services

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

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Job Summary

(i) served for a minimum period of eight (8) years and currently serving in the grade of
Senior Zoologist, CSG 9 and above or in a comparable and relevant position in the
wider public service;
(ii) a Bachelors degree in any of the following disciplines; Biological Sciences (insect
science), Zoology, Entomology, Parasitology or Vector Biology from a university
recognized in Kenya; and
(iii) demonstrated a high degree of professional competency, administrative capabilities in
initiating and implementing zoological policies.


Duties and responsibilities at this level will include:-
(i) leading teams in undertaking major zoological activities;
(ii) designing zoological standard operating procedures and ensuring compliance;
guiding teams in the eradication of animal and human trypanosomiasis;
(iii) investigating and controlling of pests of honey bees, vectors of Rift Valley Fever,
Myiasis, Leishmaniasis in livestock and other emerging and re-emerging pests;
(iv) undertaking efficacy and potency trials of insecticide and attractants for vector control
in liaison with relevant stakeholders;
(v) mobilizing community to create awareness on adoption of insect pest eradication
technologies and sustainable utilization of tsetse freed lands;
(vi) undertaking ecological impact assessment of pest control technologies; undertaking
blood meal analysis from vectors;
(vii) undertaking research in liaison with research institutions on insect pests; and
(viii)developing work plans and budgets.

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 7 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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