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    Geologist - Vihiga, Kenya - County Government of Vihiga

    County Government of Vihiga
    County Government of Vihiga Vihiga, Kenya

    1 month ago

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    ABOUT THE COMPANY

    Vihiga County whose headquarters is in Mbale is Located in the Western Region of Kenya. It boarders Nandi to the East, Kisumu County to the South, Siaya County to the West and KAKAMEGA County to the North. It is one of the four Counties in the former Western Province. Vihiga County has five Constituencies; Luanda, Emuhaya, Hamisi, Sabatia and Vihiga. The County's population stands at 612,000. With an annual population growth rate of 2.51%, the population is projected to be 688,778 by the year 2017. It has an annual fertility rate of 5.1% which explains the high population rise. However, the age distribution is given as 0-14 years (45%), 15-64 years (49%), 65 years and above (6%) with the youth representing 25% of the population.

    JOB SUMMARY

    Requirement for appointmentFor appointment to this grade, a candidate should:Be a Kenyan Citizen;Possess a minimum qualification of Geoscience with a Bachelors' Degree in Geotechnical a Hydrogeology, concentration in hydrologeolocal or ground water science;Have relevant experience of minimum of 3 years;Possess a practicing License;Satisfy the requirement of Chapter six of the constitution of Kenya 2010 on leadership and integrity:Must have computer skills.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    Deployed as a Subject Matter Specialist at the Sub- County in charge of Crops Development, Agrinutrition, Land Development or Agribusiness Development, and reporting to the Sub-County Agricultural Officer;Promotion and implementation of activities related to Crop Development, Agrinutrition, Land Development and/or Agribusiness Development in the Sub -County;Capacity building and backstopping on technologies related to Crop Development, Agrinutrition,Land Development and/or Agribusiness Development;Implementation of programmes and projects on Crop Development, Agrinutrition, Land Development and/or Agribusiness Development in the Sub-County;Collating, analyzing, storing and disseminating Crops Development, Agrinutrition, Land Development and/or Agribusiness Development information;Participating in field days, exhibitions and shows;Preparation of work plans and budgets; Compilation of periodic technical reports;Monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness and efficiency of agricultural extension services, programmes and projects in the Sub-County and;Any other duty as may be prescribed by the Sub County Agriculture Officer from time to time.

    REQUIRED SKILLS

    Logistics planning and management, Procurement, Stock and inventory management

    REQUIRED EDUCATION

    Bachelor's degree