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  • Posted: Aug 5, 2020
    Deadline: Aug 13, 2020
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  • Kakamega County is one of the 47 counties in the Republic of Kenya. It borders Vihiga County to the south, Siaya County to the West, Bungoma County to the North and Nandi County to the East. The county covers an area of 3050.3 Km2 (Kakamega CDP, 2013). The altitude of the county is between 1,240 metres and 2,000 metres above sea level.
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    Leather Development Officer

    Terms of Service: Permanent and pensionable

    Responsibilities

    This is the entry and training grade for this cadre. An officer at this level will work under guidance of a more experienced officer. Duties and responsibilities at this level entail:-

    • Monitor the production trends of leather and leather products;
    • Undertake relevant training and demonstrations on best practices to stakeholders for production of high quality hides, skins and leather products;
    • Collect and collate data on hides and skins;
    • Undertake hides and skins and leather projects activities;
    • Undertake inspection of curing premises and stores for issuance of registration of premises certificate;
    • Monitor and advise tanners and traders on proper waste disposal from tanneries and hides and skins curing premises; and
    • Any other lawful duties that may be assigned from time to time

    Qualifications

    For appointment to this grade, an officer must:

    • Be a Kenyan citizen;
    • Have a Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following fields- Leather Technology, Footwear Technology, Material Technology( Leather)or Leather goods Design and Development from a recognized institute;
    • OR Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science or Animal Science with a basic two year certificate or Diploma or at least one year post graduate training in Hides and Skins or Leather Technology; and
    • Have a Certificate in computer applications from a recognized institution

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    Livestock Production Officer

    Terms of Service: Permanent and pensionable

    Responsibilities

    • This is the entry and training grade for this cadre. An officer at this level will work under guidance of a more experienced officer. Duties and responsibilities at this level entail:-
    • Monitor the production trends of leather and leather products;
    • Undertake relevant training and demonstrations on best practices to stakeholders for production of high quality hides, skins and leather products;
    • Collect and collate data on hides and skins;
    • Undertake hides and skins and leather projects activities;
    • Undertake inspection of curing premises and stores for issuance of registration of premises certificate;
    • Monitor and advise tanners and traders on proper waste disposal from tanneries and hides and skins curing premises; and
    • Any other lawful duties that may be assigned from time to time

    Qualifications

    For appointment to this grade, an officer must:

    • Be a Kenyan citizen;
    • Have a Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following fields- Leather Technology, Footwear Technology, Material Technology( Leather)or Leather goods Design and Development from a recognized institute;
    • OR Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science or Animal Science with a basic two year certificate or Diploma or at least one year post graduate training in Hides and Skins or Leather Technology; and
    • Have a Certificate in computer applications from a recognized institution

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    Agricultural Officer

    No of Positions: 22

    Terms of Service: Permanent and pensionable

    Responsibilities

    This is entry and training grade for Degree holders. An officer at this level will work under the guidance of a senior officer. An officer at this level will be deployed to the Sub Counties to coordinate activities of the following areas:-

    • Crop production;
    • Land development;
    • agricultural extension;
    • project management;
    • Management of information desks on Agricultural policies and programs within the Sub Counties/ County; and
    • Any other lawful duties that may be assigned from time to time

    Qualifications

    For appointment to this grade, a candidate must:-

    • Be a Kenyan Citizen;
    • Have a Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines: Food Science, Home Economics, Agriculture, Agriculture Extension, Agriculture Education, Horticulture, Natural Resource Management, Agribusiness or any other relevant or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution; and
    • Have a Certificate in Computer Applications from a recognized institution

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    Veterinary Officer

    No of Positions: 7

    Terms of Service: Permanent and pensionable

     Responsibilities

    This is the entry and training grade for this cadre. Specific duties and responsibilities will include:

    • Undertake disease control activities such as disease search, vaccination and enforcement of livestock movement regulations;
    • Coordinate training of stakeholders in vector control programmes;
    • Treating sick animals, advising of good veterinary practices;
    • Collect data and prepare reports on animal health, products and markets;
    • Provide advice on animal breeding and welfare;
    • Undertake post-mortem examinations and other diagnostic tests; and
    • Any other lawful duties that may be assigned from time to time

    Qualifications

    • Be a Kenyan citizen;
    • Have a Bachelors of Veterinary Medicine(BVM) Degree from a recognized institution;
    • Be registered by Kenya Veterinary Board; and
    • Have a certificate in computer applications

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    Superintending Engineer

    Job Group CPSB 03

    Terms of service: Three (3) year renewable contract subject to satisfactory performance

    Responsibilities

    Specific duties and responsibilities will include:-

    • Overall supervision, managing of Staff and assets in the directorate;
    • Formulate policies, standards, programs and projects for irrigation development;
    • Promote research development and innovation in irrigation sector;
    • Coordinate the planning, designing and construction, operation and maintenance of irrigation systems;
    • Liaise with development partners and other relevant stakeholders in irrigation development;
    • Supervise the monitoring and evaluation of programs and projects;
    • Promote research and technology transfer in irrigation;
    • Coordinate the implementation of departmental strategic plan, ensuring development and review of annual work plans and budgets;
    • Ensure the coordination of departmental Performance Contract; and
    • Any other lawful duties that may be assigned from time to time

    Qualifications

    For appointment to this grade, an officer must:-

    • Have served in the grade of Principal Superintending Engineer (Irrigation) position in the Public Service for a minimum period of three (3) years; or a Chief Superintending Engineer (Irrigation) who has been in service for a period of not less than 16 years;
    • A Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines; Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural and Bio-systems Engineering, Soil Water and Environmental Engineering, Environmental and Bio-systems Engineering, Biomechanical and processing Engineering or Soil and Water Engineering from a recognized institution;
    • Be registered as an Engineer with Engineers Registration Board (ERB);
    • Corporate membership with the Institution of Engineers of Kenya;
    • Certificate in computer applications from a recognized institution; and
    • Demonstrated managerial, administrative and professional competence as exhibited through understanding of national goals, policies, objectives and ability to relate them to the irrigation and drainage function

    Method of Application

    All applicants should click on the Job Offers Option on the County Website and fill the application form and submit online.

    N/B: No hard copy or emailed applications to [email protected] are allowed.

     All applications should reach this office on or before 13th August, 2020.

     PLEASE NOTE: Kakamega County Public Service Board does not 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.

     SECRETARY/CEO, CPSB

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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