Jobs in Dairytech Farm, Kenya - Kenyatta University

Kenyatta University 

Career Opportunities in a Fast Growing Institution
 
Kenyatta University is in the process of introducing a Commercial Dairytech Farm and seeks to recruit competent and dedicated applicants to fill up the following positions:

Kenyatta University Commercial Dairytech Farm Establishment
 

i. Assistant Farm Manager - Animal Nutrition and Feeds
 
Qualifications:
  • KCE Division II/KCSE Mean Grade C+ (Plus) and above
  • Bachelors Degree in Animal Nutrition / Animal Production / Animal Sciences from a recognized university
  • At least two (2) years practical experience in feed technology / animal feed ration formulation
  • Computer literate
ii. Assistant Farm Manager - Crops Section
 
Qualifications:
  • KCE Division II/KCSE Mean Grade C+ (Plus) and above
  • Bachelors Degree in Agriculture / Agronomy / related field from a recognized university
  • At least two (2) years work experience in field and green house, crop production or crop husbandry
  • Computer literate
  • Professional qualification in crop husbandry will be an added advantage
iii. Technical Assistant – Inseminator
 
Qualifications:
  • KCE Division III/KCSE Mean Grade C (Plain) and above
  • Diploma in Animal Health Management with Certificate in Artificial Insemination (AI) from a recognized institution
  • At least two (2) years relevant work experience
  • Computer literate
Duties:
  • Work closely with the Veterinarian to ensure timely insemination of the animals on heat
  • Ensure adequate and high quality semen is procured and stored well
  • Assist the Veterinarian in detecting animals on heat
  • Other duties as may be allocated by the Farm Veterinarian
iv. Technical Assistant - Feeds
 
Qualifications:
  • KCE Division III/KCSE Mean Grade C (Plain) and above
  • Diploma in Animal Production from a recognized institution
  • At least two (2) years work experience in a large dairy farm
  • Computer literate
Duties:
  • Work closely with the Nutrition and Feed Centre Manager
  • Coordinate the feeding of the various groups of animals within the farm
  • Ensure proper storage of feed within the feed centre
  • Prepare rations in conjunction with Feed Centre Manager
v. Milker
 
Qualifications:
  • KCE Division IV/ KCSE Mean Grade D (Plain) and above
  • Certificate in Animal Production/Animal Health/Dairy Technology from a recognized institution
  • At least one (1) year experience in milking
Duties:
  • Proper milking of the animals
  • Cleanliness of the milking parlour
  • Maintain hygiene within the milking parlour
vi. Tractor Driver
 
Qualifications:
  • KCE Division IV/KCSE mean Grade D (Plain) and above
  • Valid driving License Class BCDE and a stamp for driving tractors with a clean driving record
  • At least five (5) years continuous driving experience
  • Valid Certificate of Good Conduct from the Criminal Investigation Department (CID)
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to operate a tractor drawn farming equipment
  • Knowledge of the traffic act and other related regulations
  • Certificate of vehicle mechanics/maintenance and repair will be an added advantage
Terms of Service: The successful candidate will be offered two (2) years renewable performance-based contract and a generous remuneration.

The applicants should provide full details of educational and professional qualification, work experience, present post and salary, applicant’s telephone number and e-mail address.

Copies of certificates and testimonials should also be enclosed giving the names and addresses of three (3) referees who are conversant with the applicant’s competence in area of specialization.

Applicants and Referees should write directly to:
 
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration)
Kenyatta University
P. O. Box 43844 – 00100
Nairobi

Applications and letters from the referees should be received not later than, Monday, 11th April 2016.

Enquiries: For details related to job specifications and general requirements, kindly visit our website: www.ku.ac.ke

Kenyatta University is an equal opportunity employer and canvassing will lead to automatic  disqualification. 

Women and persons with disability are encouraged to apply.

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