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Published: Dec 22, 2022 (2 months ago)

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Job Purpose
To coordinate, provide technical leadership and guidance in design and
Implementation of sustainable Agricultural production policies, plans,programs and City by-laws for improved food and nutrition security andincomes at both household and national level.
a) Academic Qualifications
  • ) An Honors Bachelor’s degree in either Agriculture, food science and technology, agricultural and rural innovation, animal production technology and management or veterinary medicine from a recognized institution or university;
  • A Master of Science degree in any of the above fields from a recognized Training Institution
  • A post Graduate qualification in management and or administration will be an added advantage
b) Job Experience

A minimum of nine (9) years Working Experience in Agricultural production management, three (3) of which should have been served at Principal Officer Level in Government or in a reputable organization

c) Required Competenciesi) Technical
  • Knowledge of agricultural technologies and improved farming practices;
  • Management, Organizing and coordinating;
  • Policy Management skills;
  • Leadership, managerial and planning skills;
  • Strategic Thinking;
  • Report production and presentation;
ii) Behavioral
  • Professionalism;
  • Effective communication;
  • Team leadership and team work
  • Ethics and integrity
  • Customer Care and public relations skills


Responsibilities
Job Purpose
To coordinate, provide technical leadership and guidance in design and
Implementation of sustainable Agricultural production policies, plans,programs and City by-laws for improved food and nutrition security andincomes at both household and national level.
a) Academic Qualifications
  • ) An Honors Bachelor’s degree in either Agriculture, food science and technology, agricultural and rural innovation, animal production technology and management or veterinary medicine from a recognized institution or university;
  • A Master of Science degree in any of the above fields from a recognized Training Institution
  • A post Graduate qualification in management and or administration will be an added advantage
b) Job Experience

A minimum of nine (9) years Working Experience in Agricultural production management, three (3) of which should have been served at Principal Officer Level in Government or in a reputable organization

c) Required Competenciesi) Technical
  • Knowledge of agricultural technologies and improved farming practices;
  • Management, Organizing and coordinating;
  • Policy Management skills;
  • Leadership, managerial and planning skills;
  • Strategic Thinking;
  • Report production and presentation;
ii) Behavioral
  • Professionalism;
  • Effective communication;
  • Team leadership and team work
  • Ethics and integrity
  • Customer Care and public relations skills


  • Providing technical leadership and guidance in the formulation, review and implementation policies, standards, plans and strategies on crop production, livestock farming and fisheries development
  • Coordinating the transfer /dissemination of improved and appropriate production technologies to the farming community and agricultural production service providers;
  • Establishing and operationalizing collaboration mechanisms with the meteorological department and national, regional and international food and agricultural surveillance institutions and organizations for early warning on climate;
  • Coordinating capacity building plans and programmes of production staff and service providers on livestock farming, fisheries and crop production;
  • Developing and guiding implementation of programmes for integration of the youth in crop production, livestock farming and fisheries;
  • Guiding and advising the City Council on agricultural sector production, plans, programmes, strategies and practices;
  • Designing mechanisms for the collection, analyzing and disseminating data on agricultural production in the City;
  • Supervising and evaluating performance of Staff of the Agricultural production Department in line with the Human Resource Management Policies, procedures and practices.


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