LIVESTOCK SUPERVISOR – JOB ADVERTISEMENT

Mpala is located on the Laikipia plateau in north central Kenya, just north of the Equator, northwest of Mt. Kenya. It covers 48,000 acres of savannah and dry woodland habitats and is bordered by Ewaso Ng’iro and the Ewaso Narok rivers. The land hosts Mpala Ranch and Mpala Research Centre. We seek a dynamic, committed and dedicated individual to work as a livestock supervisor.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Monitor pasture or grazing land use to ensure that livestock are properly fed and that conservation methods, such as rotational grazing, are used.
  2. Ensure animals have access to water at all times.
  3. Coordinate grazing and movement of livestock.
  4. Managing livestock engagements with the local communities, including coordinating leased grazing programme.
  5. Scheduling repairs, maintenance, and replacement of ranch’s facilities, equipment and machinery with the infrastructure department.
  6. Maintain high standards of livestock welfare.
  7. Ensuring all ranch staff adhere to health and safety regulations.
  8. Supervising the Boma headmen and allocating day to day duties.
  9. Ensuring that Bomas are in good status and planning for movement.
  10. Preparing daily reports on livestock and escalating issues that need the livestock officer’s attention.
  11. Maintaining birth, vaccination, medical and any other relevant livestock information.
  12. Managing the livestock staff, working closely with the HRO to ensure that their leave and off days are well recorded and taken.
  13. Keeping up to date records of livestock numbers. Ensuring that monthly stock take is carried out and well recorded.
  14. Monitoring the health of all animals on the premises and noting any behavioural changes and communicating to the livestock officer.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  1. Diploma in Animal Health and production or any related field.
  2. Must be from Laikipia North.
  3. Proven experience working with communities.
  4. Skilled in rangeland management will be an added advantage.
  5. Flexibility to work long shifts and overnights
  6. Good communication and interpersonal skills
  7. Hardworking and innovative
  8. Dependable, honest and trustworthy.

TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION

Please send a single pdf attachment with the subject livestock supervisor to jobs@mpala.org, or send hard copies of the documents addressed to the Head
of Human Resource and Administration, P.O. Box 555-10400 Nanyuki.

  1. A brief introduction of yourself (up to 300 words),stating why you would be an excellent livestock supervisor.
  2. Curriculum Vitae (C.V).
  3. Include your academic/professional certificates.

Application will be reviewed as received. The last day of review will be 9th December 2022. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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