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Thursday, December 16, 2010

ENSDA Horticulturalist and Irrigation Engineer Jobs in Kenya

Ewaso Ngiro South River Basin Development Authority (ENSDA), one of the six Regional Development Authorities, was established in 1989 by an Act of Parliament Cap 447 of the Laws of Kenya and started operations in 1991. The Authority covers Narok, Kajiado, parts of Nakuru and Nyandarua Counties.

The Authority's Mandate is to initiate, plan, implement and co-ordinate socio-economic development projects and programs within the region.

The Authority invites applications from qualified candidates to fill the following vacant positions on a two (2) year renewable contract.


Reporting to the Commercial Manager, the Horticulturist will be responsible for:

    * Managing the Authority's horticultural projects.
    * Advising farmers on horticultural farming, especially greenhouse technology
    * Supervise and train sectional staff.
    * Perform such other farming duties as may be assigned by the supervisor


Candidates must have

    * Minimum qualification of a Bachelor Degree in Horticulture, or related Agricultural Science from a reputable university.
    * At least three (3) years experience in horticultural farming
    * Adequate knowledge of operations and regulations of the Horticultural Sector
    * Practical experience in emerging farming technology in the horticulture.

Irrigation and Drainage Engineer

Reporting to the Agri-Business Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for:

    * Formulation of policies of long and short-term programmes of irrigation, drainage, soil and water conservation projects at;
    * Designing, controlling and directing of irrigation, drainage, soil and water conservation systems.
    * Construction works for irrigation, drainage, soil and water conservation projects handled by the Authority or by contract; and
    * Training and supervision of staff working under him/her.


Candidate must have :-

    * A minimum qualification of a Bachelor's Degree in Irrigation Engineering, Water Engineering or a related field
    * A minimum of 5 years working experience, 3 of which must be directly related to irrigation.
    * Those with a background in; Water Engineering, Irrigation and Drainage and Civil Engineering will have added advantage.

If you believe you are the right candidate for any of the above positions and can clearly demonstrate your ability to meet the requirements given, please submit your application (with a detailed CV, current position, remuneration, and names and addresses of three references) to the address below latest by 6th January 2011.

For further details about the organization, you can log on to

The Managing Director
Ewaso Ngiro South Development Authority
P. O. Box 213 - 20500

Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

ENSDA is an equal-opportunity employer.

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