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Jun 23, 2009

Ministry of Regional Development Authorities Job Vacancies

The Government of the Republic of Kenya received financial assistance from African Development Fund (ADF) towards implementation of Kimira Oluch Small Holder Farm Improvement Project in Homabay and Rachuonyo districts of Nyanza province.

The project objectives are poverty reduction and improvement of livelihoods for communities in the two districts.

The project is being implemented by the Ministry of Regional Development Authorities and will run for the next four (4) years.

The project comprises of three (3) components namely:
  1. Irrigation Scheme Development and Management
  2. Marketing and extension and
  3. Project Management Coordination
In this regard the Ministry of Regional Development Authorities wishes to advertise the following vacant positions tenable at the project headquarters in Homabay district.

All posts are for a three (3) year contract period.

V/NO. 1/2009
Agronomist I - Two (2) Posts
Salary Scale: Kshs.31,996 - Ksh.35,275 Per Month
(Job Group 'L')

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must: -
  • Have a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture or any other field related to Agriculture e.g. Agricultural Engineering, Agriculture and Home Economics, Agricultural Education and Extension, Horticulture etc.
Duties and Responsibilities

An officer at this level will be responsible to the Project Manager.

Duties and responsibilities will entail:
  • Training and advising farmers on matters related to agriculture
  • Improvement of crop initiation, follow-up and evaluation of agricultural activities
  • Will be in charge of agricultural extension services in the project
  • Will advise and guide the staff working under him on matters related to agricultural development within the project area.
Environmentalist I - One (1) Post
Salary Scale: Kshs.31,996 - Kshs. 35,275 P.M.
(Job Group 'L')

For appointment to this grade, candidates must: -
  • Have a bachelors degree in Civil Engineering, Environmental Science, Biological Sciences, Physical Science, Urban Planning or in other related disciplines from a recognized institution.
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Carrying out environmental protection education activities for farmers Irrigation Water Users Association (IWUA) officials and other stakeholders at field level
  • Liaison with line Ministries implementing KOSFIP activities, contractors, Farmers and other stakeholder departments to incorporate environmental preservation and protection issues in the implementation activities,
  • Liaison with the National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA) and consultants for Environmental Audit in and the neighbourhood of the Project
  • Ensuring that all environmental regulations and policies are adhered to during project implementation,
  • Coordination of Project Environmental Mitigation activities,
  • Study environmental impact reports and make the necessary recommendations.
V/NO. 3/2009
Cartographer I - Two (2) Posts
Salary Scale: Kshs.29,021 - Kshs. 31,996 Per Month
(Job Group "K")

For appointment to this grade, candidates must: -
  • Have completed three (3) years training at the Kenya Polytechnic or any other recognized institution and has been awarded a Diploma in Cartography or other acceptable qualifications,
  • Possession of a Higher Diploma in Cartography from the Kenya National Examination Council or other approved equivalent qualifications will be an added advantage.
Duties and Responsibilities

Duties and responsibilities will entail: -
  • Coordination and supervision of work in a drawing office
  • Map revision and compilation including collection and verification of material and data for map making
  • Checking accuracy and standard of work produced by the officers under him.
Interested applicants for the above posts are requested to complete PSC 2 forms for non-serving officers and for serving officers both PSC 2 and PSC 2A (Revised 2007) in triplicate and send them directly to this office enclosing copies of their academic and professional certificates, identity card, detailed current curriculum vitae indicating working experience, both official telephone and mobile numbers, e-mail and postal addresses to the address below.

The Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Regional Development Authorities
NSSF Building, Block A
P.O. Box 10280-00100

So as to reach the Ministry on or before 24th July 2009.

Please note:
PSC 2 and PSC 2A forms can be obtained (FREE OF CHARGE) from any Government office and may also be downloaded from Public Service Commission Website:

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Hand delivered applications should be submitted to the Ministry Headquarters, 15th floor, Western Wing, Human Resource Central Registry.

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