Ministry of Agriculture Hiring Support Staffs – Requirement KCSE ( D Plain)

The State Department for Fisheries, Aquaculture and the Blue Economy has developed a programme under a collaborative agreement between the Government of Kenya and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) aimed at increasing incomes, food security and nutritional status of poor rural households involved in aquaculture ventures known as The Aquaculture Business Development Programme (ABDP).

The ABDP is national in scope and will target counties with high concentrations of aquaculture activity, high production, existing infrastructure (processing, marketing and research), adequate water resources and marketing potential.

The ABDP National Programme Coordination Unit (PCU) is based in Nyeri at IFAD Building along Kamakwa Road. The PCU is responsible for day to day coordination and implementation of the Programme.

The PCU has a Regional Coordination Office (RCO) based in Kisumu which coordinates implementation activities in Counties in the Western Region.

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Support Staff (2) – Nyeri and Kisumu (Ref. ABDP/PCU/2019/04)

Reporting to the Finance and Administration Manager.

The support staff will perform reception and clerical duties at the National PCU (Nyeri) and Regional Coordination Office (Kisumu).


a) Receive incoming telephones and transferring to the relevant officer(s)

b) Usher the internal and external customers

c) Monitor and record the letters coming into the Programme

d) Receive and usher guests and VIPs into the Programme

e) Arrange and decorate the reception area

f) Process documents and implement actions

g) Receive, record and file letters received from the public

h) Dispatch letters and maintain an efficient filing system for action/to the action officers

i) File and maintain the documents

j) Organize the file controls

k) Trace files and record them in the movement register

l) Open and close files and volumes especially for new recruits

m) Compiling data and Drafting simple official covering letters


(a) A candidate must have a Kenya Certificate of Education (KCE) Division IV or Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) Grade D (Plain);

(b) Candidates with experience in catering will have an added advantage.

(c) Certificate of Good Conduct

Desired Attributes and Experience

(a) At least 3 years of relevant experience

(b) Understanding and practice of customer care and supervision

(c) Front office management skills

(d) Good Communication and interpersonal skills

(e) Excellent records management skills

(f) Self-drive and commitment to duty

(g) Client service support and public relations

(h) Ability to follow procedures and policies


1. Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the above positions.

2. Each application should be accompanied by a CV and cover letter indicating the Reference Number for the position.

Each application in a sealed envelope should be addressed to;

The Principal Secretary State Department for Fisheries,

Aquaculture and the Blue Economy Ministry of Agriculture,Livestock and Fisheries

P. O Box P. O. Box 58187-00200


Or Hand deliver your application to our offices, Maji House 3rd Floor Room 343 on or before 1 st November, 2019.

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