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Director, Livestock Production

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

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Job Summary

(i) served for a minimum period of fifteen (15) years and currently serving at the grade of
Deputy Director of Livestock Production CSG 6 and above or in a comparable and
relevant position in the wider public service or private sector;
(ii) a Bachelors 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 and Dairy Technology, Agricultural Education and Extension, or any other
relevant and equivalent qualification from recognized institution;
(iii) a Masters degree in any of the following disciplines; animal Science, Animal
production, Agriculture, Apiculture, Agribusiness, Food Science and Technology,
Agricultural Extension, Animal Breeding and Genetics or Animal Nutrition or
equivalent qualifications from a university recognized in Kenya; and
(iv) demonstrated managerial, administrative and professional competence in work
performance and exhibited a thorough understanding of national goals, policies,
objectives and ability to relate them to proper management of livestock production


The Director, Livestock Production will be responsible to the Principal Secretary for
providing overall strategic policy direction, development, formulation, review and
implementation of the livestock production function. Specific duties and responsibilities
will include:-
(i) planning, directing, controlling and coordinating livestock development policies
and programmes;
(ii) promoting and coordinating livestock development in collaborating with
(iii) participating in the formulation and implementation of livestock bilateral/multilateral agreements and national and sectoral livestock policies;
(iv) developing marketing policies for both domestic and export markets on livestock,
emerging livestock, their product and bi-products;
(v) researching innovating and advising on livestock production technologies and
(vi) overseeing monitoring and evaluation of livestock programmes/projects;
(vii) preparing and presenting technical papers and reports during professional
forums and symposia;
(viii) liaising with research institutions and other stakeholders on livestock production
(ix) ensuring safe custody and security of livestock information management systems;
(x) overseeing staff capacity building and technical training institutions and initiating
participation in development public/private partnership;
(xi) coordination of the implementation of the department’s strategic plans and
realization of its objectives;
(xii) overseeing the preparation and implementation of the performance appraisal
systems and contracts of the department;
(xiii) ensuring accountability and prudent management of the resources and assets; and
(xiv) ensuring compliance with principles and values of good governance,
transparency, accountability, ethics and integrity.

Job Requirements

Required education: Post-graduate education
Required relevant work experience: 10 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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