Position title
Director Veterinary Services
Requirements for appointment

• Be an employee of Tharaka Nithi County;
• Has Served in Veterinary Services field for at least 5 years;
• Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine (BVM) from a recognized institution;
• Masters' Degree in Veterinary Medicine related Disciplines from a recognized institution will be an added advantage;
• Registered with Kenya Veterinary Board;
• Certificate in Strategic Leadership Development Programme lasting not less than six (6) weeks from a recognized institution;
• Certificate in computer Application from a Recognized Institution; and
• Demonstrated high degree of professional competence, administrative capabilities in initiating and implementing livestock policies.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Participating in the formulation, Development, implementation, Monitoring and Review of policies, laws and strategies in the Animal Health sector
• Planning and coordinating programmes on the control and eradication of epizootic and zoonotic disease and pest and compiling and interpreting technical reports
• Evaluating slaughter house design and making recommendation for approval
• Enforcing food safety and quality assurance regulation in local and export slaughter houses and other animal products processing plants
• Evaluating export/import request documents in respects to live animals, Animal products, by-products and inputs and making appropriate recommendation
• Planning field efficacy trials for drugs vaccines and acaricides
• Disseminating information on animal health, Products and markets collaborating with stake holders in providing Veterinary services.
• Coordinating Veterinary services at port of entry
• Organize disease search, investigations, monitoring, mapping and outbreak response
• Carry out investigation on anti-microbial and acaricidal resistance
• Liaising with training institutes on training and development of staff, students and interns.
• Planning collaborative activities with relevant stake holders in the Animal health sector and
• Coordinating inspection of private Veterinary practices and inputs outlets in collaboration with Kenya Veterinary Board
• Prepare projects proposal for resource mobilization
• Prepare and implement work plans and budgets

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Date posted
March 10, 2020
Valid through
March 25, 2020
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Offer ended on March 25, 2020

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