Livestock Officer Charity Jobs – Caritas International

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Organisation: Caritas International
Reports to: Livelihoods Programmes Manager
Caritas International is a confederation of 16 Catholic relief, development and social service organisations operating in over 200 countries and territories worldwide. Collectively and individually their claimed mission is to work to build a better world, especially for the poor and oppressed. The first Caritas organisation was established by Lorenz Werthmann on 9 November 1897 in Germany.
Caritas Kotido Diocese is part of a consortium led by Catholic Relief Services (CRS) to run a five-year Food for Peace (FFP) USAID funded program called NUYOK to build resilience to shocks, enhance livelihoods and improve food security and nutrition for vulnerable rural families in three districts of Karamoja viz: Abim, Nakapiripirit and Napak – which are home to 406,880 people living in an estimated 58,126 households. Caritas Kotido Diocese through support from CRS will implement the activities of NUYOK Programme in Abim District.
Job Summary: The Livestock Officer will be responsible for livestock programme activities in the NUYOK Programme. S/he will be working with the livestock farmers, veterinary officers, veterinary para-professionals, veterinarians without borders (VWB) and community animal health workers through proper livestock programming and planning. S/he will work with the vet techs as needed and will report to the Livelihoods Program Manager.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Work closely with the project team to identify and pilot interventions that improve the productivity and competitiveness of the livestock industry.
  • Develop work plans and budget and required reports.
  • Monitor and evaluate all livestock related activities in target households.
  • Supervise livestock agents.
  • Actively promote preservation and storage of local agricultural and industrial biproducts.
  • Support businesses and youth groups to develop new livestock-related businesses, such as feed block manufacture, apiculture, silage production, milk distribution, and fattening activities.
  • Work closely with livestock health companies and service providers
  • Work closely with district veterinary offices and veterinary extension workers. The Livestock Officer will support initiatives to improve herd composition.
  • The livestock officer will foster good calf management practices, including creep feeding, milking frequency and calf-pen hygiene.
  • Conduct on-site field visits regularly to monitor progress of activities and provide strategic measures for progress to maximize the programmes’ economic and social impacts to the community
  • Analyze project implementation strategies to identify constraints to program success and provide timely recommendations;
  • Provide data in support of team’s submission of timely weekly, monthly and quarterly reports that will be indicative of program progress during implementation.
  • Identify, assess and develop networks and strategies for potential private, public and civil society sector partnership with NUYOK program
  • Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Caritas Kotido and to not jeopardize its mission.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a degree in either of the following; Livestock production and management, Animal Production Technology and Management and Veterinary Medicine.
  • At least two to five years of experience with NGOs/FBOs in livestock production activities especially in a rural or pastoral community.
  • Ability to interact effectively with a wide range of partners; private sector, government and civil society.
  • Exhibit skills in team work, holding community consultations and organizational development;
  • Excellent reporting, communication and representation skills
  • Willingness to work in the field with livestock producers, community animal health workers, kraal leaders, businesses in the value chain and communities
  • Possession of a valid riding permit is a must.
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their application letters, Curriculum Vitae, certified academic (transcripts & certificates) and other relevant work experience documents to;
P.O Box 55, Kotido -Uganda.
P.O. Box 55, Kotido – Uganda
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
  • Canvassing for support will lead to automatic disqualification.
  • Ensure your academic documents are certified before submission of your application.
Deadline: 16th February 2018

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