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Oct 5, 2017

Agriculture and Food Authority (AFA) Director General Job in Kenya

Our client, Agriculture and Food Authority is the regulatory authority for the food and agriculture sector in Kenya.
Established by the AFA Act in 2013, the Authority is responsible for enhancing synergies between the various actors, standardization and quality assurance of agricultural products and increased competitiveness in the sector.
Due to recent reorganization exercise occasioned by merger of 8 entities in the agriculture sector and involving job evaluation, review the Authority’s organizational structure and staff rationalization, the Authority is seeking to fill the following exciting and challenging position:
Director General

Ref. AFA/DG/01/2017
(1 Post)
Reporting to the Board of Directors, this position is responsible for providing strategic direction, leadership and advice to the Authority.
Key Responsibilities
  • Provide overall day to day leadership and administration of the Authority’s operations under the guidance of the Board;
  • Develop and recommend to the board short, medium and long term strategies, business plans, and annual operating budgets;
  • Establish proper internal monitoring and control systems and procedures;
  • Develop and strengthen networks and partnerships with the various stakeholders within and outside the Authority;
  • Advise the Board of Directors on operations, financial and investment planning and sustainable development of Authority interests;
  • Direct and coordinate the Authority’s operations and administration to ensure that the various directorates operate in conformity with the overall strategic plans and performance targets;
  • Ensure compliance with applicable statutory, legal and regulatory requirements and establish mitigation measures against emerging business risks;
  • Promote the Authority’s image and develop good working relationship with all stakeholders and partners while promoting the principles of good governance In the Authority; and
  • Maintain a conducive work environment for attracting, retaining and motivating employees while fostering a corporate culture that promotes ethical practices and good corporate citizenship.
Person Specifications
  • Is a holder of a Masters and a Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following fields; Engineering, Natural Sciences, Humanities and Arts, Business, Finance, Computer Science, Social Sciences, Agricultural Studies or related field from a recognized university;
  • Has not less than 12 years relevant work experience with 6 years at strategic leadership level;
  • Valid membership to a relevant professional body is an added advantage; and
  • Training in Corporate governance is desirable.
Application Procedure
Shortlisted candidates will be required to satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 and should submit among other documents; Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations, Clearance Certificate from the Higher Education Loans Board; Tax Compliance Certificate from the Kenya Revenue Authority; Clearance from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission; and Report from an Approved Credit Reference Bureau.

It you believe you can clearly demonstrate your abilities to meet the relevant criteria for any of the roles above, please submit your application including copies of your academic arid professional certificates, testimonials and your curriculum vitae, including among other details your current position, current remuneration, e-mail and telephone contacts of three (3) referees familiar with your qualifications and work experience and quoting the respective reference number on your application letter.

Remuneration for these posts will be as prescribed by Salaries and Remuneration Commission.
To be considered, your application must be received by Wednesday 18 October 2017 addressed to:
The Director
Executive Selection Division
Deloitte Consulting Limited
Deloitte Place, Waiyaki Way Westlands,
Nairobi, Kenya
AFA is an equal opportunity employer and canvasing will lead to automatic disqualification. 

Please also note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

Deloitte refers to one or more of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, a UK private company limited by guarantee, and its network of member firms, each of which is a legally separate and independent entity. Please see for a detailed description of the legal structure of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited and its member firms.

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