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  • Posted: Aug 12, 2022
    Deadline: Aug 16, 2022
  • The promulgation of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010, introduced the devolved system of Government which resulted to the formation of the 47 Counties across the Country, Kakamega County being among them. Kakamega County is located in the western region of the country with an area of 3,051.3 square kilometers and an estimated population of 2,079,669 and d...
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    Assistant Animal Health Officer I

    Duties and Responsibilities
    Specific duties and responsibilities at this level will entail;

    • overseeing construction and maintenance of farm structures;
    • giving advice on dip designing siting and appraising construction' and inspection and verification of imports and export of consignments;
    • maintaining dairy units, training and advising on milking techniques and external parasite control
    • techniques such as dipping, spraying and dusting;
    • Carrying out vaccination, closed castration, dehorning, and animal identification. deworming, disbudding, docking, debeaking and hoof trimming;
    • carrying out simple treatment of animals;
    • collecting and collating data and writing technical reports;
    • keeping records on animal breeding, animal health milk production, dipping data, laughter house daily kill, meat condemnation and movement permits;
    • participating in disease search, animal health field demonstrations and agricultural shows;
    • undertaking equipment sterilization, sample collection, packaging and dispatch;
    • inspecting livestock stock routes and issuing of livestock movement permits;
    • Undertaking artificial insemination, meat inspection and grading; and
    • Enforcing slaughterhouse hygiene, meat transport regulations; and inspecting retail outlets of foods of animal origin. Requirements for Appointment

    For appointment in to this grade, an officer must have; -

    • served at the level of Assistant Animal Health Officer II, Job Group CPSB 10/’J’ for a minimum period of three (3) years;
    • Have a Diploma in any· of the following disciplines: - Animal Health, Animal Health and Production, Environmental Health, Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Diagnosis, Poultry Science. Veterinary Public
    • Health and Meat Technology or Animal Husbandry from a recognized institution;
    • Be registered by Kenya Veterinary Board; and
    • Have shown ability and demonstrated merit in work performance and results

    Method of Application

    All the details requested in the advertisement should be filled on the on-line form. 2. ALL Serving Officers in the County Public Service, MUST clearly indicate on the on-line form: - The Officer’s Payroll Number;

    • Date of first appointment;
    • Date of last promotion to the current grade; and
    • Substantive designation and Job Group. 

    During interviews, shortlisted candidates will be required to produce the following original documents: - National Identity Card; Academic and Professional Certificates; current payslip and letter of

    appointment/promotion to the current grade.

    Canvassing in any form will lead to automatic disqualification.

    The County Government of Kakamega is an equal opportunity employer and women, persons living with
    Disabilities are encouraged to apply.

    Only shortlisted and successful candidates will be contacted.

    All applicants should click on the Job Offers Option on the County Website, fill the Application Form and submit it ONLINE on or before 16th August, 2022 at 11.59 P.M. N/B: No hard copy or emailed applications to the Board’s official email i.e. [email protected] will be accepted.

    Applicants are advised to provide accurate information when making applications, those who give false
    information regarding their credentials and qualifications will be automatically disqualified. PLEASE NOTE: Kakamega County Public Service Board (KCPSB) DOES NOT use Agents nor charge ANY FEE at any stage of the recruitment and selection process. Our official communication channels are; email address
    [email protected] and phone number 0713852573 ONLY

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