Farm Attendant (Re-advertisement)

at Kirinyaga University
Location Nairobi, Kenya
Date Posted July 26, 2021
Category Agriculture
Job Type Full-time
Currency KES


KyU is located approximately 115 Km North East of Nairobi on Sagana – Embu – Highway. It is the successor to Kirinyaga Technical Institute which was conceived by the people of Kirinyaga way back in 1971 when the former head of state His Excellency the President, Hon. Daniel Arap Moi C.G.H., M.P. (then Vice-president) launched the Harambee Fund Raising Drive at the request of Kirinyaga people. Kirinyaga County Council set aside 200 acres of land for the institute at Kutus and 50 more acres were also acquired at Kangaita area on the slopes of Mt. Kenya. The Institute opened doors to the first students on 2nd March 1977 when 72 students were enrolled, 48 of these students were admitted in the building and construction department while the remaining 24 were enrolled in the clothing and textile technology department. New training programmes were introduced in plumbing and Electrical installation in the early and mid-eighties respectively. Kirinyaga University College the predecessor to KyU was established as a constituent college of Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and technology (JKUAT) through a Legal Order No. 108 of August 2011. KyUC admitted its first student in September 2012 in two Bachelors’ degree programmes and grew tremendously in student and staff population with commensurate facilities to host 13 degree programmes.



Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Carry out weeding, land preparation, attending to nurseries and transplanting in the tea farm to prevent nutrient competition of the desired crop and weeds hence less use of inputs.
  2. Carry out proper tea pruning to ensure maximum production of yields and maintain required canopy to avoid build–up of pests and diseases
  3. Apply fertilizers and agrochemicals on the required portions of the tea farm to meet the plant nutrient requirement.
  4. Prepare land through tillage to ensure timely replanting of dry tea bushes
  5. Undertake crop husbandry through attending to nurseries, planting, weeding, trimming of foot paths, application of fertilizers and spraying of crops to ensure that crops thrive for optimal crop growth and high yields.
  6. Tea leaf collection and weighing duties at the tea buying centre.


  • Have KCSE certificate D plain and above.
  • Must possess Certificate in Agriculture or equivalent course undertaken for at least six (6) months.
  • Be medically fit, able to work in upper tea zone.
  • Experience in Tea husbandry practices of not less than 3 years.
  • Able to work for long hours with minimum supervision.

Terms and conditions of service

  1. Successful candidates will be offered a competitive remuneration package.
  2. Employment will be on Permanent and Pensionable terms except for Tutorial Fellows.
  3. Those with degrees from foreign universities should attach certificates of equation and recognition of qualifications from Kenya National Qualifications Authority.
  4. Applicants must meet requirements of Chapter Six of the Kenya Constitution, 2010

Applying Instructions

Submit five (5) copies of Application and CV with details of the educational and professional qualifications, age, detailed work experience, present post and salary, applicant’s telephone number and e-mail address. Enclose certified copies of certificates and testimonials giving names and addresses of three (3) referees who are knowledgeable about the applicant’s competence and areas of specialization, accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae and a copy of most recent letter of appointment.

P. O. BOX 143-10300

Closing Date : 9 Aug. 2021

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