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Director – Veterinary Services at Public Service Commission Kenya (PSCK)

Director – Veterinary Services at Public Service Commission Kenya (PSCK).

Director – Veterinary Services at Public Service Commission Kenya (PSCK)

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The Commission dates back to 1954 when Civil Service Commission was established by British Colonial Government following Holmes Commission Report, 1948; Civil Service Commission was advisory to the Governor in matters of appointments; At independence in 1963 it was enshrined in the constitution and renamed Public Service Commission


Director – Veterinary Services

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:-

  • Served for a minimum period of fifteen (15) years, three (3) of which should have been in the grade of Deputy Director of Veterinary Services, CSG 6 and above or in a comparable and relevant position in the wider public service or private sector;
  • A Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine (BVM) Degree from a university recognized in Kenya;
  • A Masters Degree in any of the following disciplines:- Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Surgery, Livestock Economics, Forensic Science, Animal Nutrition and Feed Sciences, Animal Genetics and Breeding , Clinical Studies, Veterinary Public Health, Livestock Production Systems, Poultry Science, Veterinary Anatomy, Reproductive Biology, Veterinary Pathology and Microbiology, Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Diagnosis, Fish Science, Apiary Science, Master of Public Health, Applied Veterinary Parasitology, Applied Microbiology, Comparative Mammalian Physiology, Pharmacology and Toxicology, Wildlife Health and Management, Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics, Animal Production or Aquatic Sciences from a university recognized in Kenya;
  • Be registered by the Kenya Veterinary Board; and
  • Demonstrated managerial, administrative and professional competence in work performance and exhibited a thorough understanding of national goals, policies, objectives and ability to relate them to proper management of the Veterinary Services

Duties and responsibilities 

The Director of Veterinary Services will be answerable to the Principal Secretary for overall strategic policy direction, development, formulation, review and implementation of veterinary service functions and providing technical advice on Veterinary service function. Duties and responsibilities at this level will include:-

  • Directing animal disease and pest control, veterinary diagnostic services, bio-safety and quality assurance of inputs and products, zoological services, hides and skins and leather development, veterinary public health, animal reproductive, extension and animal welfare programs:
  • Guiding the setting of animal research agenda and development:
  • Approving slaughterhouse designs and export/import request documents in respect to live animals, animal products, by-products and inputs;
  • Participating and collaborating with approved local, regional and international bodies in the field of animal health and trade:
  • Ratifying trade protocols in food and feed stuffs;
  • Recommending for registration of veterinary drugs, vaccines and acaricides:
  • Regulating the production, importation, distribution and export of animal genetic materials;
  • Overseeing the management of Animal Health and industry, veterinary public health and Meat Technology training institutions;
  • Reporting to OIE on animal disease outbreaks and response;
  • Coordinating the implementation of the Department’s strategic plans and realization of its objectives;
  • Overseeing the preparation and implementation of the performance appraisal systems and contracts of the department; and
  • Ensuring compliance with principles and values of good governance, transparency, accountability, ethics and integrity

Method of Application

Quick Guiding Steps

1. All first time users of the Online Recruitment and Selection system are required to register by providing ID / Passport Number, Surname, current Email address and a password to access the system.
2. To apply for any advertised job or internship opportunities, log into the system using the ID / Passport Number and the Password created in (1) above.
3. Applicant MUST ensure that information pertaining to personal details, professional and academic qualifications, experience, membership to professional bodies, referees and any other relevant information is provided before submitting the application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
4. Applicants are advised to print and keep a copy of the Feedback Report (application summary) by clicking on the Report tab or Application Summary link on the Application Menu.
5. The Online Recruitment and Selection system allows applicants to amend/revisit their application(s) at any time BEFORE the Advert Closure Date.

Please Note

i) The online recruitment and selection system allows applicants to amend/revisit their application(s) at any time before the advert closure date.
ii) Section 100(4) of the Public Service Commission Act 2017 provides that a person who gives false or misleading information to the Commission is, on conviction, liable to a fine not exceeding Kshs. 200,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years or to both such fine and imprisonment.


Send an email to: Please include your ID /Passport Number and full name, or call the following numbers: Landline: +254 (020) 2223901, 254 20 2227471 Call Centre: 020 4865000

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