Leather Industrial Development Officer at Kenya leather Development Council (KLDC)

The Kenya leather Development Council was gazette as a State Corporation in the then Ministry of Livestock Development vide an Executive Order through a legal notice No. 114 of the Kenya gazette supplement No. 113 of 9th September 2011, under the State Corporations Act (Cap 446) of the laws of Kenya to provide direction, harmony and coordination to the leather sub-sector in the country.
KLDC was formed on a Private-Public Partnership to represent the interests of the leather sector. The representation is drawn from Kenya Livestock Marketing Council, Slaughter Houses Association, Hides, Skins traders, tanners, footwear manufacturers, informal leather manufacturers, academia long standing in the sub-sector and the environment.

Reporting to : Director Technical Services
Job Grade : KLDC 6
No of Posts : 01
Job Ref : KLDC/008/2021

Job Purpose:

The ideal candidate will be responsible for implementation of all leather related activities in their areas of jurisdiction.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Promoting production of quality hides and skins;
  • Carrying out sensitization on standards on leather products;
  • Carrying out training needs assessment in the leather value chain;
  • Identification/recruitment of MSMEs to be trained in production of leather and leather products;
  • Leather sector data collection;
  • Carrying out inspection, verification of imports and exports; and
  • Promotion of appropriate environmental management in the leather sector;

Job Specification:

For appointment to this grade a candidate must: –

  • Have Bachelors Degree in any of the following disciplines:- Leather Technology, Leather Science, Animal Science, Manufacture Science, Material Science or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
  • Have a minimum of two (2) years relevant work experience;
  • Be proficient in computer applications; and
  • Fulfill the requirements of chapter six of the Constitution.

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