Farm Assistant

University of Embu

Full Time
Posted 7 months ago

The University of Embu (UoEm) was established as a Constituent College of the University of Nairobi through Legal Notice No. 65 of 17th June, 2011 by His Excellency the President. UoEm is the successor of the former Embu Agricultural Staff Training (EAST) College, which originated in 1947 as an agricultural training school. It was later renamed Embu Institute of Agriculture in 1968 and was subsequently upgraded in 1990 to become Embu Agricultural Staff Training (EAST) College. The college’s primary mandate was to develop and implement short management and technical courses while also offering research and consultancy services to enhance performance in the agricultural sector.

Job Vacancy: Farm Assistant

Job Type: Full Time
Qualification: BA/BSc/HND
Experience: 3 years
Location: Embu
Job Field: Agriculture / Agro-Allied

Reference: UoEm/FA/10/2023

Applicants must hold a minimum of KCSE D+ (Plus) aggregate or KCE Division IV and possess a certificate in Animal Health and Production from the Animal Health Industry Training Institute (AHITI). Additionally, applicants must:

  • Be registered with the Kenya Veterinary Board (KVB) and possess a valid practicing license.
  • Have a minimum of three (3) years of relevant post-qualification work experience as a Farm Assistant.
  • Have a working knowledge of relevant computer applications.
  • Applicants with a certificate in artificial insemination will be given preference.


  • Supervising farm workers and coordinating farming activities.
  • Compiling and updating animal health and production records.
  • Performing routine livestock practices such as castration, dehorning, deworming, disbudding, and hoof trimming.
  • Implementing livestock disease and pest control measures.
  • Other duties as assigned from time to time.

Application Process:

Interested candidates are required to visit the University of Embu website at, select the Job Application Portal, and complete the application form as instructed. Additionally, applicants must submit one (1) hard copy application package (with the job reference number clearly marked on the envelope) containing the following documents:

  • Application letter
  • Detailed curriculum vitae signed on all pages, including details of three (3) referees well known to the applicant.
  • Copies of certified academic and professional certificates.
  • A copy of the National ID card.
  • A copy of the current pay slip (if any).
  • Other relevant testimonials.

Note: Applicants failing to submit one (1) hard copy of the application package will not be considered. Referees should send their recommendation letters directly to the undersigned in a sealed envelope or in soft copy via before the application deadline. The application package (hard and soft copy) must reach the undersigned no later than 5:00 pm on Friday, 17th November 2023.

Address for Submission:

The Vice-Chancellor,
University of Embu,
P.O. Box 6-60100, Embu,


  • Only qualified and shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
  • Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
  • The University of Embu does not charge any fees for job applications.

For interested and qualified candidates, please apply through the University of Embu’s job portal at

Job Features

Job CategoryAgriculture / Agro-Allied

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