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  • Posted: Dec 22, 2020
    Deadline: Jan 15, 2021
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    The Kenya Veterinary Board (KVB) as currently constituted is created by the new Veterinary Surgeons and Veterinary Para-professionals (VSVP) Act No. 29 of 2011 which was assented to by the President of the Republic of Kenya on 16th September 2011 and took effect on 2nd December 2011 after gazettement (Legal Notice No. 183 of 28-11-2011) by the Minister for Livestock Development. The Board was launched on 14th February 2012 in accordance with the provisions of Section 4 (1) of the VSVP Act. The VSVP Act, which now provides for registration of both Veterinary surgeons and Veterinary Para-professionals, replaced the almost 60 year old Veterinary SurgeonsAct (Cap 366) of 1953, which provided for registration of Veterinary Surgeons only.
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    Veterinary Inspectors

    Job grade: KVB 6
    No of posts: 5
    REF: KVB/VIS/5/2020
    Terms of service: 2-year contract renewable subject to satisfactory performance.

    The monthly remuneration will include Kshs -Basic salary: 49,952, House allowance: as per region of deployment, Commuter allowance: 6,000

    An officer at this level will be responsible to the Chief Veterinary Inspector and /or Manager Compliance and Enforcement.

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Inspecting private veterinary practices, veterinary laboratories, animal health training institutions and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO’s) handling animals; and
    • Enforcing veterinary standards in animal welfare and veterinary inputs. In addition, duties will entail:-
    • Sensitizing practitioners on Veterinary Surgeons and Veterinary Paraprofessionals (VSVP) Act, Regulations & Code of Ethics;
    • Attending court cases to give evidence as witnesses in veterinary malpractices
    • Initiating legal proceedings against those violating the Veterinary Act and Regulations; and closing down illegal veterinary practices.

    Requirement for appointment

    For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:-

    • Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine (BVM) Degree from a recognized institution;
    • Has at least ten (10) years’ experience in relevant field;
    • A Valid Certificate of registration by Kenya Veterinary Board;
    • Valid Certificate of Good Conduct from the Kenya Police and
    • Certificate in computer application skills.

    Method of Application

    Interested candidates who meets the above qualifications should submit their applications through the above email address recruitment@kenyavetboard.or.ke
    OR
    The Chief Executive Officer
    Kenya Veterinary Board
    PO Box 513-00605
    NAIROBI

    On or before 15th January 2021 not later than 5.00pm (East African time).
    Kenya Veterinary Board is committed to implementing the provisions of the Constitution Chapter 232(1) on fair competition and merit representation of Kenya Diverse Communities and according equal employment opportunities to men, women and members of all ethnic groups. The marginalized, minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

    Ethics and integrity
    Shortlisted candidates shall be expected to prove their compliance with chapter 6 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 by obtaining and presenting clearance/compliance certificates from the following organization during interview.

    1. Kenya Revenue Authority KRA)
    2. Higher Educations Loans Board (HELB)
    3. Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC)
    4. Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI)
    5. Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)


    Please Note: only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Shortlisted candidates will be required to produce originals of their National Identity card, academic and professional certificates during interviews. Canvasing will lead to automatic disqualification.

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