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Director Veterinary Services Job Group ‘R’ -1 Post
Duties and responsibilities
Participating in the formulation, development, implementation, monitoring and review of policies laws and strategies
Planning and coordinating programs on the control and eradication of epizootic and zoonotic diseases and pests
Compiling and interpreting technical reports
Evaluating slaughter house designs and making recommendation for approval
Enforcing food safety and quality assurance regulations in local and export/import
slaughter houses and other product processing plants
Evaluating export/import request documents in respect to live animals, animal products,
by-products and inputs and making appropriate recommendations
Planning efficacy trials for drugs, vaccines and acaricides
Disseminating information on animal health products and markets
Collaborating with stakeholders in providing veterinary service
Coordinating veterinary services at port of entry
Organizing disease search, investigation, , monitoring, mapping, and outbreak responses
Carrying out investigations on antimicrobial and acaricidal resistance
Liaising with training institutions on training and development of staff, students and interns
Planning collaborative activities with relevant stakeholders in the animal health sector
Preparing proposals for resource mobilization
Planning and coordinating staff management and development
Preparing work plans and budgets
Requirements for Appointment
For appointment to this position, a candidate must have:
A minimum of ten (10) years’ experience in the relevant field;
Be in a possession of Bachelor degree in veterinary Medicine (BVM) from a
Possession of a Master’s degree in any of the following disciplines:-Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Surgery, Livestock Economics, forensic science, Animal Nutrition and feed sciences, Animal Genetics and Breeding, Clinical Studies,
Veterinary Public Health, Livestock Production Systems, Poultry Science, Veterinary Anatomy, Reproductive biology, Veterinary pathology and microbiology, Clinical pathology and laboratory diagnosis, Fish Science, Apiary Science, Master of Public Health, applied Veterinary Parasitology, Applied Microbiology, Comparative
Mammalian Physiology, Pharmacology and Toxicology, Wildlife Health and
Management, Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics, Animal Production or
Aquatic science from a recognized institution will be an added advantage
be registered by the Kenya Veterinary Board;
have certificate in computer applications from a recognized institution;
have shown merit and outstanding administrative capability and professional competence required in managing animal health services
Salary Scale: The salary will be in Job Group “R” and other benefits attached to this position will be as determined by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission.
Terms of Service: p&p
How to apply
Application forms and details of the vacancies can be accessed HERE. Applications should be submitted to the Public Service Board clearly indicating the position applied for on the envelope addressed to:
Murang’a County Public Service Board
P.O. Box 52 – 10200
Applications can also be hand delivered at the County Public Service Board Offices located within the County Governor’s office, Murang’a on or before close of business on Wednesday 4th May 2022.
Applicants from other Counties are encouraged to apply.
- Any form of canvassing shall lead to automatic disqualification.
- Women, minorities and persons living with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
- Shortlisted candidates will be required to produce their original identity cards, academic and professional certificates, testimonials, clearance and other relevant documents in support of their applications.