Livestock Production Officer at Machakos County Public Service Board

  • Experience Required:Not Specified
  • Total Positions:3
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Job Category: Agriculture
  • Minimum Education: Degree
  • Job Location: Machakos, Kenya
  • Posted on: May 25, 2023
  • Last Date: June 13, 2023

Job Description

Livestock Production Officer (MCPSB/05/2023/174) JG - K
Machakos, Kenya
Terms of Service: Permanent & Pensionable
Duties and Responsibilities
An officer at this level will work under the guidance of a senior officer. Duties and responsibilities at this level will entail:-
i) preparing livestock technical information;
ii) providing technical advice in animal production, livestock marketing, range management, apiculture, and ranching;
iii) promoting economic livestock farming; participating in organising extension activities which include field days, agricultural shows, field demonstrations, farmer field schools and farm visits;
iv) participating in collaborative research activities;
v) disseminating livestock production technologies such as construction of livestock housing and structures, milk production, pasture and fodder production and conservation, farm planning, gross margin analysis, on- farm feed formulation;
vi) implementing livestock production programmes/projects in such areas as dairy cattle farming, beef cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, poultry, rabbits, camels, donkeys breeding programmes, fodder production and conservation, value addition to livestock products, apiculture, emerging livestock and other animal husbandry interventions; and
vii) capturing, maintaining and storing livestock data.

Requirement for Appointment
For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:
i) Bachelors Degree in any of the following disciplines:- Animal Science, Animal Production, Agriculture, Apiculture, Food Science and Technology, Agribusiness, Range Management, Natural Resource Management, Livestock/Agricultural Economics, Dairy Technology or Agricultural Education and Extension from a recognized institution; and
ii) Certificate in computer applications from a recognized institution.

Skills Required

Livestock Production
Collaboration Skills

Application Details

Interested and qualified persons are requested fill the Online application form accessible from
Machakos County Public Service Board Portal through the following link: http://
Note that all applications must be submitted electronically.
Applicants should upload scanned copies of their Academic certificates, Professional Certificates and
National Identification Cards. Interested and qualified candidates must apply on or before 13th June 2023
by 5 PM.
Note: The Shortlisted Candidates will be required to:
1. Provide copies of academic and professional certificates certified by the issuing institutions.
2. Produce originals of their National identity Cards, academic and professional certificates and
transcripts during interviews. It is a criminal offence to present fake certificates/documents.
It is an offence to include incorrect information in the application. Details of academic and professional
certificates not obtained by closure of the advert should not be included.
County Government of Machakos is an equal opportunity employer: Women, Persons with
disabilities and other disadvantaged groups are encouraged to apply.

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