Kenya Animal Genetic Resources Centre Managing Director Job in Nairobi

Kenya Animal Genetic Resources Centre
Managing Director
Kenya Animal Genetic Resources Centre (KAGRC) is a State Corporation under the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries established through Gazette Notice No. L.N. 110 of September, 2011. 
It has been in operation since 1946 as CAIS and its mandate is to produce, preserve and conserve animal genetic material (semen embryo, tissues and live materials) and rear breeding bulls for provision of high quality disease free semen to meet national demand and for export.


KAGRC works in close collaboration with other breeding organizations, societies and individual farms which provide herds for the breeding program such as the Kenya Stud Book, the Dairy Recording Services of Kenya and the Livestock Recording Centre. 
The Centre is currently operating/establishing several Liquid Nitrogen plants countrywide in order to facilitate access to the key preservative of bull semen.

The Board wishes to recruit a dynamic, results oriented and committed individual who can transform the organization to maximize its profit and deliver on its mandate. 
The position will be for a three year contract period renewable subject to performance. 
The successful candidate for the position shall be offered competitive remuneration package in accordance with SCAC guidelines.

Job Description: The Managing Director shall be responsible to the Board of Directors of Kenya Animal Genetic Resources Centre in providing strategic leadership in the implementation of the organization’s strategic goals and objectives. 
The holder shall also be responsible for the day to day operations of the Centre. 
The duties and responsibilities shall include:
  • Developing and recommending to the Board the long term strategy, business plans, annual operating budgets and establishing proper internal monitoring and control systems and procedures;
  • Coordinating and preparing business related proposals, feasibility studies, reports, board papers and other submissions for consideration by the Board;
  • Being responsible for the management of KAGRC’s Human Resources, Finances and Administration of the organization’s structures, processes and systems;
  • Serving as a link between the Board and the management;
  • Overseeing and ensuring implementation of KAGRC’s corporate policies, performance contract and programmes including achievement of financial goals and objectives;
  • Ensuring improvement in the quality and value of services and products provided by the Organization;
  • Fostering a corporate culture that promotes ethical practices and good corporate citizenship;
  • Developing sustainable marketing structures and systems to make the Centre profitable and leader in the region;
  • Being responsible for stakeholder management and enhancement of the corporate image of the organization; linking and fostering sustainable business relationships with County Governments;
  • Advising the National Government on animal breeding programmes;
Job Specification
  • A Bachelors degree in Veterinary Medicine (BVM) from a recognized university;
  • Be a registered member of the Kenya Veterinary Board;
  • Must have ten (10) years working experience in a relevant field, five (5) of which should have been at senior management level;
  • Demonstrate a clear understanding of strategic leadership and management skills;
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of national goals, policies and development objectives and the ability to translate them into national animal genetic policies, programmes and projects;
  • A Masters degree in Animal Breeding, Animal Nutrition, Veterinary Sciences, Business Management, Management or any other relevant field is an added advantage;
  • Demonstrate high level of professionalism and competence in work performance and results;
  • Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the structure and workings of the public sector;
  • Demonstrate a clear understanding of commercial principles in a public sector setting; and
  • Meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the constitution.
All applicants should submit copies of clearance certificates from the following institutions:
  1. Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA);
  2. Criminal Investigations Department (CID) – Certificate of Good Conduct;
  3. Higher Education Loans Board (HELB);
  4. Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC); and
  5. Credit Reference Bureau (CRB) certificate.
Interested and qualified candidates should apply and attach copies of certificates and detailed Curriculum Vitae indicating current position, qualifications, work experience, current remuneration and names of at least three referees with their telephone contacts to the address indicated below by REGISTERED MAIL, to be received on or before 24th May, 2016 at 4.00 P.M. 
KAGRC is an equal opportunity employer. 
ONLY shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

The Chairman,
Board of Directors,
Kenya Animal Genetic Resources Centre,
P.O Box 23070-00604,
Lower Kabete, Nairobi

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