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Tana River County Agriculture Director

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Job Description

Duties and Responsibilities

  • The Director will be responsible for:
  • coordinating monitoring and implementation of national agricultural policies, strategies and standards; collaborating with stakeholders in monitoring compliance with standards on agricultural produce, products and services
  • Domesticating nation and international agreements and protocols in agricultural crops
  • facilitating control of trans-boundary pests, diseases and invasive species;
  • Formulating county agricultural programmes and projects
  • Coordinating county food security
  • Identifying and promoting public private partnerships in agricultural investments and initiatives
  • Collaborating with stakeholders in prioritizing areas of agricultural research; mobilizing resources; coordinating performance management; and managing and developing staff

Qualifications

  • For appointment to this grade, an officer must have: –
  • served in the grade of Deputy Director, Agriculture for a minimum period of three (3) years;
  • Bachelors of Science degree in any of the following disciplines:-Agriculture; Agronomy; Agribusiness Management and Enterprise Development; Agribusiness Management; Agribusiness; Agricultural Economics and Rural Development; Agricultural Extension and Education; Agricultural Marketing; Agricultural Resource Management; Agriculture and Extension; Agriculture and Home Economics; Agriculture and Human Ecology; Agriculture Economics; Crop Protection; Dry-land Resource Management; Dry-land Agriculture and Enterprise Development; Farm Management; Home Economics; Horticulture; Food Science and Technology or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
  • Master’s degree in any of the following disciplines:- Agribusiness Management; Agribusiness; Agricultural and Natural Resource Management; Agricultural Education; Agricultural Extension and Education; Agricultural Information and Communication Management; Agricultural Marketing; Agriculture and Applied Economics; Agriculture and Rural Development; Agriculture Economics; Agriculture Extension; Agricultural Studies; Agro-Bio Resource Science and Technology; Agronomy; Agro-processing; Biotechnology; Crop Production; Crop Protection; Dry-land Integrated Land Management Systems; Dry-land Resource Management; Dry-land Agriculture; Dry-land Agro Pastoral Systems; Dry-land Farming; Entomology; ;Environmental Planning and Management; Farm Management; Floriculture; Food Science and Post-harvest Technology; Food Science and Technology; Applied Human Nutrition; Home Economics; Home Science; Home Management; Horticulture; Hydroponics; Integrated Soil Fertility Management; Land and Environmental Management, Land and Water Management; Plant Biotechnology; Plant Breeding and Biotechnology; Plant Breeding; Plant Health Science and Management; Plant Pathology; Project Planning and Management; RuralManagement; Seed Science and Technology; Seed Science; Soil Environment and Land Use Management; Soil Science or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
  • Certificate in Strategic Leadership Development Programme lasting not less than six (6) weeks from a recognized institution.
  • Certificate of membership to a professional body from a recognized institution;
  • Certificate in computer application skills;
  • demonstrated professional competence and administrative capability required for planning, direction, control and coordination required for Agricultural function
  • demonstrated a thorough understanding of national goals, policies and programmes and the ability to translate them into Agricultural Function
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