Deputy Director Agribusiness – 1 Position at Kerio Valley Development Authority

Kerio Valley Development Authority

Kerio Valley Development Authority (KVDA) is one of the six Regional Development Authorities (RDAs) in Kenya, established by an Act of Parliament CAP 441 with a mandate to, in part, initiate, plan and develop resources along the Kerio River basin.

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Deputy Director Agribusiness – 1 Position

Job Type Full Time
Qualification BA/BSc/HND , MBA/MSc/MA
Experience 4 – 10 years
Location Nairobi
Job Field Agriculture / Agro-Allied&nbsp , Project Management&nbsp


The Deputy Director Agribusiness will be responsible to the Director Technical Services for supporting Development and implementation of Agribusiness strategies for sustainable Agriculture, Livestock, and Fisheries for value addition and Technology Transfer.


Coordinating development, implementation and review of policies, strategies, guidelines and procedures on agribusiness functions;
Coordinating the development and implementation of agribusiness programmes for sustainable agriculture, livestock and fisheries;
Overseeing technology transfer in agriculture, adoption of modern technologies and value addition;
Overseeing identification and implementation of value addition programmes in crop, livestock, fisheries and beekeeping;
Overseeing the assessment alternative demands within the  Basin on the resources thereof, including agriculture (both irrigated and rain fed) fishing, livestock and pasture production and recommend economic priorities;
Initiating relevant studies to inform implementation of agribusiness projects and programmes;
Monitoring the execution of agribusiness projects and programmes within the Basin;
Overseeing the provision extension services to communities within the Basin for economic empowerment;
Overseeing commercial production of varieties of seeds to support agriculture and livestock production within the basin;
Coordinating development of proposals for new projects in Agriculture, livestock production and honey production;
Ensuring compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements including health and safetystandards;
Establishing linkages and collaboration with relevant stakeholders in the Agriculture and Livestock sector;and
Coordinating the preparation of the division’s budget, work plans and performance

For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:-

Served in the grade of principal Agribusiness officer for a minimum period of four (4) years or in a comparable and relevant position in the public service for a minimum period of ten (10) years, four (4) years of which must be at a management level;
Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Agronomy, Horticulture, Livestock, Animal health, Range Management, Animal Health and Range Management, Fisheries and Aquaculture or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
Master’s degree in any of the following disciplines: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Agricultural Economics, Agronomy, Horticulture, livestock, Animal health, Range Management, Fisheries and Aquaculture or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
Membership to a relevant professional body in good standing;
Certificate in Leadership Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;
Proficiency in computer applications;
Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution;
Demonstrated professional competence and administrative capability required for planning, direction, control and coordination required for Agribusiness Function;and
Demonstrated a thorough understanding of national goals, policies and programmes and the ability to translate them into Radio- communication and Agribusiness


Method of Application

Application Letter
Copy of the National ID or Passport
Certified copies of Academic and Professional Certificates
Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Three Reference letters
Certificate from accredited credential agency equating Academic certificates acquired from other countries

Interested applicants are required to note:

The names of shortlisted candidates shall be published on the Authority’s website and personal emails.
Shortlisted candidates will be required to present originals of the following documents during the interview
National Identity Card
Academic and Professional Certificates and Transcripts

Any other supporting documents and testimonials

Recommendations from relevant Professional Bodies and Associations
Any degree acquired from a Foreign University will require a letter of recognition from Commission of University Education (CUE) and
Recommendations of at least three (3) referees should be sent separately to address below.
Clearance Certificate from Higher Loans Education Board.
Clearance Certificate from the Credit Bureau.
Current Certificate of Good Conduct.
Tax Compliance Certificate.
Disability Certificate for People abled differently (PWDS)

Applicants should submit their applications quoting reference number and include therein copies of academic and professional certificates, cover letter, testimonials, and curriculum Vitae with three referees on or before 5.00 pm of 17th October, 2023 to the following address:

The Managing Director,
Kerio Valley Development Authority,
P.O. Box 2660-30100,

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