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Oct 5, 2017

Agriculture and Food Authority (AFA) Directors / Heads of Directorates Jobs 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 positions:
Director / Head of Directorate

Ref. AFA/DIR/01/2017 

(8 Posts)
Reporting to the Director General, this position is responsible for providing technical and administrative leadership in their respective Directorates focusing on the individual products / segments. 

These Directorates are as follows: Tea, Coffee, Sugar, Nuts and Oils, Food Crops, Horticultural Crops, Fibre Crops, and Miraa / Pyrethrum and Other Industrial Crops.

Key Responsibilities
  • Provide overall day to day leadership and administration of operations of the respective Directorate;
  • Spearhead the formulation of policies and guidelines on dealing with the respective product/sector;
  • Lead the promotion of the industry productivity and competitiveness of the sector production;
  • Establish and enforce regulations/ standards related to the particular sector across the value chain; and
  • Formulate and promote the sector marketing research strategies and develop strategies for both the domestic and international markets.
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 10 years relevant work experience with 4 years at leadership level; and
  • Valid membership to a relevant professional body is an added advantage.
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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