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DIRECTOR, CROPS RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

County of Nyeri
Nyeri, Kenya

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

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Job Summary

Reporting to the Chief Officer, Department of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries,
a) Be a Kenyan Citizen.

b) Be a holder of a Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following fields: Food Science, Agriculture, Horticulture, Agriculture Economics, Agribusiness or Agriculture Extension and Education from an institution recognized in Kenya
c) Be a holder of a Master’s Degree in any of the following fields: Food Science, Home Economics, Agriculture, Horticulture, Agriculture Economics, Agribusiness or Agriculture Extension and Education, Project Planning and Management from an institution recognized in Kenya
d) Have demonstrated knowledge in relevant legislations and policies
e) Have demonstrated professional competence and managerial capability as reflected in work performance and results
f) Have served in a senior management position for a period not less than five (5) years.
g) Have a certificate in Strategic Leadership Development Program or its equivalent from an institution recognized in Kenya.

Responsibilities

a) Implementation of the Strategic Plan and objectives of the Directorate;

b) Handling technical, administrative, human resource, budgetary and assets management issues;
c) Team building and setting performance targets and standards in consultation with the Chief Officer;
d) Addressing stakeholders concerns and instituting operational accountability;
e) Incorporating new initiatives into the Directorate’s schemes of work.
f) Modernizing and ensuring services are responsive to customer needs;
g) Ensuring staff capacity building;
h) Maximizing sustainable development activities in the County;
i) Enhance synergies between the County Government and its Agencies and promote gainful cooperation between the sector and stakeholders; and
j) Any other duties as may be assigned by the Chief Officer.

Job Requirements

Required education: Post-graduate education
Required relevant work experience: 5 years
Required skills: Stakeholder communication; Reporting; Business strategy; Management of financial resources; Training program planning; Agriculture and natural resources
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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