Veterinary Officer vacancy

  • Full Time
  • Nairobi


Job Description

KWS Airwing

The Service is in the process of strengthening its Aircraft Maintenance Wing in compliance with the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) Approved Maintenance Organization (AMO) requirements and therefore seeks to fill the under-listed positions at its Airwing located at Wilson Airport.

Veterinary Officer II – Job Grade “6” – One (1) post.

Reporting to the Veterinary Officer I for undertaking clinical interventions, diseases surveillance and outbreak investigations, and veterinary procedures during capture and translocation of wildlife.

Duties & Responsibilities

Provide clinical veterinary interventions to sick and injured wildlife
Respond and investigate wildlife disease outbreaks.
Perform veterinary procedures during capture and translocation exercises
Provide clinical and preventive care to animals in specialized security units
Perform post-mortem examination and collection of relevant specimens for submission to the lab
Perform forensic pathology on suspected wildlife crime – related cases -and give expert evidence in a court.
Undertake passive surveillance and monitoring of wildlife diseases.
Collect biological samples opportunistically for use in veterinary research
Respond to incidences of human wildlife conflicts that require veterinary intervention
Rescue of wild animals in distress such as orphans, injured and sick to a nurturing or care facility
Write and submit timely veterinary intervention reports

Job requirements

BSc. degree in Veterinary Medicine from a recognized University.
Must be a registered and retained member of Kenya Veterinary Board.
At least two (2) years relevant working experience

Interested and suitably qualified individuals should forward their applications enclosing copies of their academic and professional certificates, copy of ID card, detailed CV indicating work experience, current remuneration and employer, daytime telephone contact – both office and mobile, names, addresses and emails of three (3) referees to the address below not later than 21st May, 2018 at 4.00pm.

Director General

Kenya Wildlife Service

P. O. Box 40241 – 00100

Nairobi, Kenya.

Email: [email protected]

Short-listed candidates will be required to obtain and be in possession of the following documents at the interview stage:-

Certificate of good conduct from the CID.
Tax compliance certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority.
Clearance from Higher Education Loans Board (Where applicable).
Clearance from Kenya Credit Reference Bureau.
Clearance from Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission.


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