Fisheries Officer

Kenya Fisheries Service
  • Kenya
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Vacancy Description


Terms of Service: Pensionable.
Salary Scale: Ksh. 37,770 – 49,950 p.m.
House Allowance: Depending on duty station
Commuter Allowance: Ksh. 5,000 p.m
Leave Entitlement: 30 days per financial year
Medical Benefits: As existing in the Civil Service

(a) 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 will entail:-

i. Receiving and compiling fisheries related statistical data from field officers;
ii. Analysing fisheries data and preparing reports;
iii. Enforcement of fisheries laws and regulations, and surveillance of fisheries resources;
iv. undertaking fisheries extension activities;
v. Supervising development and maintenance of fisheries and aquaculture infrastructure;
vi. Inspecting fish and fish handling facilities covering fishing vessels, fish landing sites, fish ports, aquaculture facilities, fish processing enterprises and fish marketing outlets to assess compliance with requirements;
vii. Promoting fish marketing and value addition; and
viii. Identifying fisheries and aquaculture areas that require research.

(b) Requirements for Appointment

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:

i. Bachelor’s degree in any of the following fields: Fisheries, Biological Sciences, Aquatic Sciences, Natural Resource Management, Biochemistry, Food Science and Technology, Environmental Science, Fisheries Planning and Management, Chemistry or approved equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
ii. Certificate in computer applications from a recognized institution;
iii. Applicants with strong comprehension of ICT system and technologies will have an added advantage; and
iv. Valid certificate of good conduct from the National Police Service

How to Apply

Complete applications together with up to date curriculum vitae (CV) must be addressed to the Director General, Kenya Fisheries Service, P.O. Box 48511-00100, Nairobi and sent online or hand delivered to our offices, NHIF Building 13th floor, Ragati Road, Nairobi on or before 8th February, 2021.

Please Note

  • Applicants should NOT attach any documents to their application;
  • Only shortlisted and successful candidates will be contacted;
  • Canvassing in any form will lead to automatic disqualification;
  • Kenya Fisheries Service is committed to implementing the provisions of the Constitution – Chapter 232 (1) on fair competition and merit, representation of Kenya’s diverse communities, affording equal opportunities to men and women, members of all ethnic groups and People living with disabilities;
  • The marginalized and minorities who meet the requirements of the advertised posts are encouraged to apply;
  • Shortlisted candidates shall be required to produce their original certificates and other testimonials during the interview; and
  • It is an offence to produce and/or present fake certificates/documents

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