Assistant Director Fisheries at Kakamega County


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Assistant Director Fisheries at Kakamega County

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Kakamega County is one of the 47 counties in the Republic of Kenya. It borders Vihiga County to the south, Siaya County to the West, Bungoma County to the North and Nandi County to the East. The county covers an area of 3050.3 Km2 (Kakamega CDP, 2013). The altitude of the county is between 1,240 metres and 2,000 metres above sea level.

Assistant Director Fisheries

Duties and Responsibilities

  • The officer will be the specialist in either Fish Quality Assurance or Marketing, Aquaculture Development or Dam and Riverine Fisheries.

Specific duties and responsibilities will entail: –

  • Implement fisheries policies, projects and programs;
  • Organize extension approaches and methodologies;
  • Implement and monitoring resource conservation intervention strategies;
  • Monitor fish seed and feed production programs;
  • Design fish marketing strategies;
  • Promote fish and fishery product value addition;
  • Monitor and evaluation of fish projects/ program;
  • Undertake applied research;
  • Liaise with research institutions for research programs and dissemination of research findings;
  • Manage fisheries data bank; and
  • Coordinate resource utilization at the area of deployment.

Requirements for Appointment
For appointment to this grade, an officer must have: –

  • Served in the grade of Principal Fisheries Officer, Job Group CPSB 06/’N’ for a minimum period of three (3) years;
  • Bachelor’s degree in any of the following fields;- Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences, Biochemistry, Food Science and Technology, Environmental Science, Aquatic Sciences, Natural Resource Management or an equivalent and relevant qualification from a recognized institution;
  • Master’s degree in any of the following fields; – Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences, Biochemistry, Food Science and Technology, Environmental Science, Aquatic Sciences, Natural Resource Management or an equivalent and relevant qualification from a recognized institution will be an added advantage;
  • Broad knowledge in Fisheries Development and Management Policies, Fisheries Act and related Acts and nternational Conventions; and
  • Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.

How to apply

PLEASE NOTE

  • All the details requested in the advertisement should be filled on the on-line form.
  • ALL Serving Officers in the County Public Service, MUST clearly indicate on the on-line form: –
    • The Payroll Number;
    • Date of first appointment;
    • Date of promotion to the current grade; and
    • Substantive designation and Job Group.
  • During interviews, shortlisted candidates will be required to produce the following original documents: National Identity Card; Academic and Professional Certificates; Current Payslip and Letter of Appointment/Promotion to the current grade.
  • The above positions are for serving officers on Permanent & Pensionable Terms of Service ONLY.

All applicants should click on the Job Offers Option on the County Website www.kakamega.go.ke, fill the Application Form and submit it ONLINE on or before 18th August, 2023 at 11.59 P.M.
N/B: No hard copy or emailed applications to the Board’s official email i.e. cpsb@kakamega.go.ke will be accepted.
Applicants are advised to provide accurate information when making applications, those who give false information regarding their credentials and qualifications will be automatically disqualified.
PLEASE NOTE: Kakamega County Public Service Board (KCPSB) DOES NOT use Agents nor charge ANY FEE at any stage of the recruitment and selection process. Our official communication channels are; email address cpsb@kakamega.go.ke and phone number 0745888999 ONLY.


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