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Senior Deputy Director, Livestock Production

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

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Job Summary

(i) served for a minimum period of ten (10) years and currently serving at the grade of
Assistant Director of Livestock Production CSG 7 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, Dairy Technology or Agricultural Education and Extension from a
university recognized in Kenya;
(iii) a Masters 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 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
services.

Responsibilities

An officer at this level will be responsible to the Director of Livestock Production for
efficient management of a Division. Specific duties will involve initiating formulation
development, implementation, monitoring and review of policies, laws and strategies in
the delivery of livestock production services. An officer at this level may be deployed to
perform any of the following services:-
(a) Livestock Production and Breeding Services
Duties and responsibilities at this level will include:-
(i) formulating and reviewing policies in animal production;
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(ii) coordinating the development of production and breeding policies of sheep, goats,
poultry, pigs, rabbits, camels, donkeys dairy and beef cattle, camels and donkeys;
(iii) formulating and implementing Livestock Production and Breeding programmes
and projects;
(iv) collaborating with relevant institutions involved in various aspects of livestock
development;
(v) coordinating activities of Livestock Recording Centre and animal breeding
institutions;
(ii) managing livestock production information and statistics; promoting forage
production and genetic conservation;
(iii) promoting appropriate livestock feeding technologies and techniques;
(iv) developing and disseminating information on livestock production and breeding;
(v) participating in the development of livestock standards of inputs, equipment,
products and by products;
(vi) identifying and setting research agenda in collaboration with stakeholders;
(vii) implementing legal and regulatory frameworks in animal production;
(viii) coordinating the implementation of the strategic objectives relating to livestock
production as contained in the Departmental Strategic Plan;
(ix) overseeing the preparation and implementation of workplans, performance
appraisal systems and contracts of a Division; ensuring accountability and prudent
management of resources allocated to a Division; and
(x) ensuring compliance with principles and values of good governance, transparency,
accountability, ethics and integrity.
(b) Range Resources Management and Development Services
Duties and responsibilities at this level will include: -
(i) formulating, reviewing and guiding implementation of policies on rangeland
resources management and development formulating programmes and projects on
rangeland development;
(ii) coordinating all technical matters relating to range management, development,
improvement and conservation;
(iii) collaborating with relevant agencies in range and livestock research, wildlife
activities, and livestock water development;
(iv) proving guidance to ranchers and pastoralists on matters relating to livestock
production;
(v) offering technical guidance on matters relating to extension services in the
rangelands;
(vi) collaborating with institutions dealing with rangelands adjudication, environment,
desertification, soil conservation, land use and climate change on range
management and development;
(vii)coordinating the development of range forage resources;
(viii)formulating programmes and projects for drought and floods mitigation and
recovery in rangelands;
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(ix) implementing legal and regulatory frameworks in range resources management
and development; and
(x) developing livestock early warning system in conjunction with relevant
stakeholders.
(xi) coordinating the implementation of the strategic objectives relating to range
resources management and development as contained in the Departmental
Strategic Plan;
(xii) overseeing the preparation and implementation of workplans, performance
appraisal systems and contracts of a Division;
(xiii) ensuring accountability and prudent management of resources allocated in a
Division; 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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