Zoologist - 6 Posts at - Nairobi, Kenya - 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; Independence Constitution had Regional PSC's but abolished in 1964 following constitutional amendments; It is the oldest Constitutional Commission and its mandate has expanded over the years.

    Duties and Responsibilities
    This is the entry and training grade for this cadre. An officer at this level will work under the guidance of a senior officer. Duties and responsibilities at this level will entail

    Participating in surveillance activities such as habitat identification, deploying monitoring traps, collecting insects, sorting, dissecting, parasitological analysis and identification of insect pests of veterinary importance;
    Undertaking suppression and eradication of tsetse and trypanosomiasis activities which include deployment and servicing of control traps, insecticide treated targets and animal spraying;
    Participating in community mobilization and awareness creation in collaboration with other stakeholders on insect pests eradication technologies;
    Collecting and submitting data; and
    Preparing work plans.

    For appointment to this grade

    A candidate must have a Bachelors degree in any of the following disciplines: Biological Sciences (insect Science), Zoology, Entomology, Parasitology, or Vector Biology from a recognised institution