Deputy Director Crops Development

at Nairobi City County Public Service Board
Location Nairobi, Kenya
Date Posted February 19, 2023
Category Accounting
Job Type Full-time
Currency KES


Job Requirements

  • Master’s Degree in Agriculture, Home Economics, Crop production, Agronomy, Horticulture, Agri-business, Agricultural Economics, Natural Resource Management, Agricultural Extension & Education, Entrepreneurship or any other relevant and equivalent qualification from a recognized.
  • Certificate in Strategic Leadership Development course not less than 6 weeks
  • Certificate in a senior management course not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution.
  • Professional training in a relevant field such as extension and management, policy analysis, participatory project planning and management, crop protection, disaster preparedness and early warning for food security, market standard development, Land use and environmental management, agribusiness development, agricultural information
  • Must have served in the grade of Deputy Director Agriculture/or Deputy Director Forestry and land use or in a comparable and relevant position in the Public Service for at least three (3) years.
  • Leadership skills Communication skills, Interpersonal skills, Organizational skills, Ability to work under pressure, Negotiation skills, Ability to build and lead cohesive teams and Problem solving skills.
  • Meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya.

Job Description

  • This position is responsible for coordination and overseeing general administration of crop production, processing, storage and marketing, promoting urban forestry and rehabilitation of degraded ecosystems, as well as linkage, networking and liaison of the section with stakeholders within and outside the County.
  • Oversee the management and operations of county crop demonstration farms
  • Oversee the preparation and implementation of work plans and budgets for the directorate
  • Advise the county government on issues relating to the crops and urban forestry legislations, policies and their conceived implications
  • Implement performance contracting and management of crops and forestry section staff to enhance efficiency in resource utilization and effectiveness in service delivery
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