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  • Posted: Jan 23, 2023
    Deadline: Jan 31, 2023
  • 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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    Chief Assistant Livestock Production Officer

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    Duties and responsibilities at this level will entail:-

    participating in organizing technical workshops, seminars and agricultural shows; preparing technical papers and reports for professional forums; maintaining the livestock data base; coordinating range planning, management and conservation; ensuring provision of holding grounds services to the livestock traders; providing technical advice and information in animal production, livestock marketing, range management, apiculture, and ranching; promoting economic livestock farming, organizing extension activities which include field days, field demonstrations, farmer field schools and farm visits; participating in collaborative research activities; analyzing livestock inputs and products samples. 24 In addition, duties and responsibilities will involve: - disseminating livestock production technologies such as construction of livestock housing and structures, milk production, pasture and fodder production and conservation, farm planning, gross margin analysis, on-farm feed formulation, implementing livestock production programmes/projects in such areas as dairy cattle farming, beef cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, poultry, rabbits, camels, donkeys breeding, fodder production and conservation, value addition to livestock products, apiculture, livestock breeding, nutrition, emerging livestock and other animal husbandry interventions; and advising farmers on group formation, construction of farm structures and equipment, guiding operations in either a sheep and goat station, livestock farm, mobile pastoral training unit, pastoral training Centre or livestock improvement and multiplication farm, participating in monitoring and evaluation of livestock programmes.

    Requirements for Appointment: -

    • Served in the grade of Senior Assistant Livestock Production Officer for a minimum period of three (3) year
    • A Diploma in any of the following disciplines: - Animal Science, Animal Production, Agriculture, Apiculture, Food Sciences and Technology, Agribusiness, Range Management, Natural Resource Management, Livestock/Agricultural Economics, Dairy Technology or Agricultural Education and Extension from a recognized institution.
    • Certificate in computer applications from a recognized institution.
    • A certificate in supervisory management course lasting not less than four weeks from recognized institution.
    • Demonstrated competence and ability in work performance / results; and 

    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:


    • 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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