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Livestock Officer

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  • Full Time
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  • Afar
  • 430 GBP / Year
  • Salary: 430

Farm Africa

Farm Africa is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Livestock Officer in charge of programs in Awash Sebat Kilo, Afar.

Job Descriptions

  • Job Title: Project Finance and Admin Officer
  • Job by Farm Africa
  • Deadline: Feb 22, 2024
  • Location: Awash Sebat Kilo, Afar
  • Salary: GBP493 (Four Hundred Ninety three Pound Sterling
  • REPORTS TO: ACCF Project Coordinator
  • STAFF(S) REPORTING TO POST HOLDER: None
  • DURATION: 1 year with possibility of extension

BACKGROUND

FARM Africa, founded in 1985, is an international non-governmental organization working in Ethiopia since 1988. Farm Africa works to end hunger and bring prosperity to rural Africa. We believe Africa has the power to feed itself and are helping make this happen by establishing and spreading the best farming and forestry techniques so that poor farmers and herders have more food to feed their families and to sell. We help smallholders manage their natural resources sustainably so that they can withstand climate change challenges and shocks and ensure their families have enough food in the future as well as now. FARM Africa works in partnership with communities, government, local and international organizations, and the private sector to innovate, learn and share best practices for maximum impact of our projects.

PURPOSE OF THE ROLE

The purpose of the field level Livestock Officer is to effectively and efficiently implement livestock interventions in the respective portfolio or Woredas and deliver the required outcomes and outputs at the community level in accordance with the contractual obligations of Farm Africa. The major project activities are: provision of community-based livestock management related services and development work

The Livestock Officer is responsible to work with and assist community members, institutions and CBOs in project planning, implementation and monitoring and facilitate training of community members, CBO’s and institutions.

KEY TASKS AND RESPONISBILITES

  • In collaboration with Project Coordinator (PC) prepares monthly and quarterly work plans to effectively carry out the project activity;
  • Participates in the preparation of the plan and budget of the project to ensure coordination, feedback and integration of activities in the       project;
  • Carries out community consultations to determine need for livestock feed and animal health;
  • Actively participate in targeting and selection of project beneficiaries;
  • Assist the development of proper implementation systems/strategies for providing training to technical government staff and community members as well as in the delivery of outputs in animal feeding and treatment;
  • Carry out the implementation of the components of the project related with livestock management
  • Ensure that the project implemented according to the strategies of FARM Africa and project agreement.
  • Strengthens organizational linkage between Pastoral Development Office and other relevant partners;
  • Involve relevant government department at the Woreda level in the implementation of the project and aware them the progress; and
  • Establish and maintain good working relationship with GOs, NGOs and Community members.
  • Organizes training and other capacity building program for community groups in close collaboration with PC and CDO;
  • Provides community training for livestock water source management and development;
  • Organize and facilitate trainings/workshops/ and meetings
  • Ensures systematic documentation on livestock health, feed and water and provide the PC with relevant and up to date information;
  • Work with project staff to monitor financial expenditure and provide feedback
  • Report regularly and timely to the PC on pastoralists situation that required special attention or action, for example, drought etc.
  • Submit monthly and quarterly reports to the PC on physical and financial progress of the components.
  • Keeps up to date with developments in the sector, including best practice;
  • Assist the documentation of the project progress, lessons, good experience and impact of the project within the pastoral community;
  • Ensures the communication and documentation of learned concepts within the organization, with partners and other stakeholders.
  • Perform other duties as assigned:
  • Represent the project as desired;
  • Assist that payment claim of project staff and government partners according to the project plan and budget; and
  • Assist the PC in the development detail operational plans that would be approved.
  • Management meeting at project level; Quarterly planning and review meeting at the Project level; and Monthly meeting with finance and PC

Job Requirements

 

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Essential

Desirable

Education, qualifications & other knowledge

BSc in Animal Science, Veterinary, Rangeland management, Agriculture, and other related discipline;MSc in Animal Science, Veterinary, Rangeland management, Agriculture, and other related discipline a related subject
Particular knowledge and skills of Project planning & management, participatory and community led development approaches; and Interest to working in remote pastoral areas in a multidisciplinary team 

Experience

A minimum of three years practical experience in emergency livestock interventions; 
Experience of working in collaborative programmes with Government, Non-Government and Private Sector stakeholders is highly sought

 

 

 

Skills & Abilities

Skilled in participatory approaches to sustainable development especially at a community level 
Strong communication and interpersonal skills 
Teamwork skills and the ability to work in a multi partner approach 
Skills in gender based analysis and approaches 
Good community level facilitation and coordination skills 
Good English language skills (written and spoken) 
Excellent record keeping and report writing 
Motor Bike driving skill and renewed license 
Computer skills in MS Word and Excel 

How to Apply

Those who meet the above requirements should submit their brief summary of CV (maximum of 3 pages) and one-page cover letter addressing to https://airtable.com/appB49sBP8hy88wed/shrrX61kfKLSDmYEf by 22 February 2024.

Documents cannot be returned and due to large number of applications, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Female applicants are highly encouraged to apply.

 

 

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