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ADVERT DESCRIPTION
Advert Number CPSB/DIR/VET/02       Advert Date21/6/2019    Closing Date12/7/2019
POSITION: Director Veterinary Services [Q]Apply
QUALIFICATIONS,REQUIREMENTS, DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Duties & Responsibilities

• Supervise animal health programs and veterinary public health activities within the county.
• Coordinate implementation of animal disease control activities such as surveillance, treatment and vaccination.
• Participate in developing disease control strategies that ensure reduced incidences of disease outbreaks and eventually create disease free zones.
• Management of information systems for the animal health sector in the county.
• Technical capacity development for the animal sector need i.e. training for the core functions
• Livestock, Fisheries & Veterinary Services. •
• Organization and management of veterinary, directorate and resources in the county.
• Supervises all private Animal health providers in the county
• Supervises hides and skins development activities within the county
• Provide licenses to all artificial inseminators in the county
• Compile annual, quarterly and monthly reports on veterinary activities
• Ensure smooth running of livestock markets and issue movement control
• Plans vaccination activities and other disease control measures
• Coordinate programs on the control of animal diseases
• Provide technical advice to the Chief Officer in matters relating to veterinary services in the County especially on policy and legislation.
• Ensure timely response to disease outbreak by enforcing livestock improvement regulations.
• Organize stakeholder’s forum for example workshops, field days and agricultural shows.
• Budgeting for veterinary services in the county
• Supervise revenue collection from meat inspection, vaccinations, licensing, livestock, movement permits and breeding services
• Custodian of all physical assets under veterinary section

Requirements for Appointment

• Bachelor’s Degree in Veterinary Medicine or Veterinary Science or its equivalent from a recognized academic institution.
• Seven (7) years’ experience, Three (3) years of which must have been in a senior management level in an institution either in public or private sector
• Certificate in Supervisory Skills Course lasting not less than Four (4) weeks from a recognized institution
• Registration by Kenya Veterinary Board (KVB)
• Be conversant with policy formulation and implementation.
• Be a strategic thinker and result oriented.
• Demonstrate a thorough understanding of Devolution, the County development objectives and vision 2030.
• Satisfy the requirement of Chapter six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 on leadership and integrity.
• Be computer literate.