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  • Posted: Jan 23, 2023
    Deadline: Jan 31, 2023
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  • Laikipia County is one of the 14 counties within the Rift Valley region and one of the 47 counties in the Republic of Kenya.
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    Assistant Director - Agriculture

    Duties and responsibilities

    An officer at this level will be deployed at the County Headquarters. The Officer may be deployed as the Deputy to the County Director of Agriculture or as a subject matter specialist in charge of Horticulture, Crops, Agribusiness and Value addition and Crops Development services. Duties and responsibilities will involve: implementation of the Strategic Plan and objectives of the Directorate, handling technical, administrative, budgetary and assets management issues; team building and setting performance targets and standards in consultation with the County Director of Agriculture

    Other duties will involve compilation of field reports, and organizing and facilitating training programmes in liaison with relevant institutions and agencies to provide and maintain data for effective decision making.

    Requirement for appointment

    For appointment to this grade, an officer must have: -

    • Served in the grade of Principal Agricultural Officer in the Public Service for at least three[3] years;
    • A Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following fields: Food Science, Home Economics, Agriculture, Horticulture, Agriculture Economics, Agribusiness, Agriculture Extension and Education, or any other relevant and equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
    • A Master’s degree in any of the following fields: Food Science, Home Economics, Agriculture, Horticulture, Agriculture Economics, Agribusiness, Agriculture Extension and Education, or any other relevant and equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;

    Or

    • Have served at the directorate’s senior management position for a period of not less than 5 years.
    • A Certificate in Computer application and
    • Demonstrated a high degree of professional, technical competence and team building as reflected in work performance and results.
    • Attended a management course lasting not less than four [4] weeks from recognized Institution;

    Method of Application

    Applications complete with a detailed resume, a copy of the National Identity card, copies of academic and professional certificates and other testimonials should be emailed to: careers@laikipia.go.ke

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION TO ALL APPLICANTS

    • To be considered, your application must be received on or before 30th January 2023.
    • Application and all other attachments should be sent as ONE PDF document of not more than 5 MBs.
    • ONLY Shortlisted candidates will be contacted and will be required to present their original academic and Professional documents during the interview.
    • Laikipia County Public Service Board only contacts through the number indicated above and does not charge any fee at any of the recruitment stages.
    • Any form of Canvasing will lead to automatic disqualification.
    • Laikipia County Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer, Persons with disability, marginalized and minorities are encouraged to apply

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