Livestock Officer At Ol Pejeta Conservancy

  • Full Time
  • Nanyuki

Ol Pejeta Conservancy

Livestock Officer Position Overview

As a Livestock Officer, your main role is to manage various aspects of cattle operations while adhering to company policies and procedures. This includes tracking cattle movements, conducting cattle counts, overseeing general labor assignments, and ensuring herders’ activities are well-coordinated. You will also be responsible for planning cattle grazing movements.

Key Responsibilities

  1. Maintain accurate cattle counts and reconcile them monthly.
  2. Record and report all cattle births and deaths accurately.
  3. Ensure precise cattle counts during spray races.
  4. Keep herders’ handbooks up to date.
  5. Oversee herders’ record-keeping for their assigned herds.
  6. Properly document and manage cattle transfers between herds.
  7. Coordinate herders’ attendance on spray days and other work schedules.
  8. Ensure proper distribution of uniforms, soaps, and shoe polish to staff.
  9. Allocate habitable housing to all staff members.
  10. Assist in ensuring staff members are in the right place at the right time.
  11. Organize work assignments and clarify duties for employees.
  12. Plan off-duty and leave schedules for herders and general laborers.
  13. Ensure adequate staffing for each herd.
  14. Monitor livestock health and implement best practices to reduce mortality and maintain production.
  15. Efficiently manage spray races.
  16. Act as a vital team member and provide technical and administrative support as needed.
  17. Apply the progressive disciplinary policy consistently and fairly when necessary.
  18. Facilitate communication between management and employees regarding employment-related issues.
  19. Distribute employee welfare items such as rations.
  20. Report any issues or challenges encountered during assigned duties to the Senior Livestock Officer.
  21. Ensure compliance with workplace health and safety standards.
  22. Enforce the use of personal protective equipment by staff.
  23. Uphold company rules and regulations, promoting discipline.
  24. Properly delegate tasks when leaving for time off or leave.
  25. Perform any other duties as assigned by management.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Diploma in Business Administration
  • Minimum of five years’ experience in a busy livestock department
  • Team player with the ability to work effectively under pressure

We offer a competitive salary based on experience, a comprehensive benefits package, and the opportunity to contribute significantly to Kenya’s conservation efforts.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should complete the online application and submit their CV and application letter via email to jobs@olpejetaconservancy.org with “Livestock Officer” in the email subject line. Applications must be submitted by October 5, 2023.

OL Pejeta Conservancy is an equal-opportunity employer and welcomes applications from individuals of diverse backgrounds who share our commitment to conservation and community empowerment.

Shortlisting will be done on an ongoing basis, and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Please submit applications in English.

To apply for this job please visit olpejetaconservancy.org.