Earn 39000 Pounds as – Technical Manager for Livestock – Farm Africa

Job Title:          Technical Manager for Livestock
Organization: Farm Africa
Duty Station: Flexible:
Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania or Uganda, with frequent travel
Reports to: Head of
Programme Design and Support
Salary: £39,000 – £41,000
About US:
Farm Africa is an international non-governmental organization working
to end hunger and bring prosperity to rural Africa. We work to increase the
incomes and improve food security of smallholder farmers, pastoralists,
agro-pastoralists, and forest dwellers in East Africa. A core part of our
strategy is to ensure that our interventions are both economically sustainable
and scalable. The systematic integration of market linkages in implementing
programmes is crucial to our ability to scale our interventions
Job Summary: The Technical
Manager for Livestock will produce knowledge that will help to shape both Farm
Africa’s and our partners programme of work, this knowledge will also support
technical excellence within our work through the development of our approach,
people, tools and learning.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Oversee the technical and operational delivery of Livestock for
Livelihood Project (DfID, Uganda and Ethiopia) – 60%
Act as the primary contact person to the Fund
Manager for the L4L project
Responsible for raising any issues that may
impact on the timely and compliant delivery of the project to the Country
Directors and Head of Programme Support in a timely fashion
Responsible for developing the methodologies for
the livestock interventions within the L4L project, ensuring they are designed
for the specific contexts of Uganda and Ethiopia
Supporting in country teams in Uganda and
Ethiopia to develop realistic activity plans for livestock interventions and
associated budget for the L4L project
Supporting in country teams (Programme Managers)
on regular reviews of livestock interventions within the activity plans,
helping them to take corrective action where necessary ensuring the project is
delivered on time and on budget
Takes lead in the Consolidation of narrative and
financial reports to the correct standard and synthesising these into periodic
reports according to a the schedule determined with the donor
Inputs into joint quarterly reviews of the L4L
project and the specific livestock interventions (as measured against log
Regular visits to project sites in Ethiopia and
Uganda to check quality of livestock interventions and to make recommendations
on how interventions can be improved
As and when required attends donor meetings to
represent the L4L project in UK and in Uganda and Ethiopia
Ensure that key learning for delivery is
captured and accommodated by project teams across both sites.
With the Country Directors in each country
monitor budget expenditure and agree adjustments between country-level delivery
Oversee the production of cross-country standard
operating procedures, protocols and training or BC materials e.g. on
pastoralism, nutrition.
Over time develop Farm Africa’s Livestock thematic area and embed
technical excellence within Farm Africa’s market intervention delivery – 30%  
Work closely with the Farm Africa Country Teams
and Director of Programmes on projects with Livestock elements through:
Best practice: Feeding into the pastoralist
component of Farm Africa’s Approaches; developing ToC around livestock
interventions, livestock assessment tools for baselines, best practice
interventions particularly linked to resilience, natural resource management
and market engagement
Information and insight. Input into Farm Africa’s
knowledge hub on recommendations to maximize production.   This will include for cattle, small
ruminants and camels;
Information on local breeds and breeding
programmes for each country
Rangeland management
Animal health provision
Evidence: Work with the Quality and Impact
Teamto coordinate sharing of evidence-based learning of effective pastoralism
and livestock interventions.
Monitoring and Evaluation: Work with the Quality
and Impact team in the design of livestock specific indicators within the monitoring
Proposal design: Based on best practice,
information and insight and learning, feed into design and development of
proposals focused on livestock intervention and provide quality assurance for
project design
Recruitment: In line with Farm Africa’s growth
in the thematic area, lead in the recruitment and management of expert
livestock staff and recruitment of consultants to build the deployable
technical capacity of Farm Africa.
Community of Practice: Identify within existing
and new Farm Africa staff, a livestock community of practice to share expertise
across the portfolio
Build Farm Africa’s credentials on livestock
programming with donors through meetings and knowledge sharing
Regularly visit field sites to assess quality of
Farm Africa interventions and advising on corrective action where required
Work with other technical teams and personnel to
ensure cross-dissemination of learning and future design initiatives between
livestock, agriculture, market engagement and natural resource management.
Coordinate with other technical leaders in the
organisation to support the overall development of Farm Africa’s technical
Over time building partnerships with the private sector and other
not-for-profit actors in the Livestock sector – 10%
Work in close coordination with the Country
Management Teams and External Relations UK, identify and engage with key
Livestock sector players to improve Farm Africa’s network of African and
international agri-businesses and service providers.
Identify and develop opportunities for
partnerships between Farm Africa and local, national and international input
With the Technical Manager (MVC) Identify and
develop opportunities for partnerships between Farm Africa and local, national
and international agri-businesses and for-profit organisations within Livestock
value chains to coordinate into Farm Africa’s existing or prospective value
Link with other NGOs working in livestock sector
and share lessons, approaches and identify potential for collaboration.

Qualifications, Skills and
The applicant should preferably hold a Post
graduate qualification in Livestock or related field. Possession of a PhD in a
related field is an added advantage.
Publication history in the thematic area is
Significant-in depth experience of working at an
operational and strategic level in Livestock with an NGO.
Proven track record as a thought-leader and
influencer in livestock-related research
Design and delivery of training courses Experience
in the private sector
Evidence of research experience.
Detailed and in depth knowledge of global best
practice and cutting –edge development thinking in
Livestock as applies in more than one country of
Farm Africa operation, particularly East Africa and drylands contexts
Understanding and experience of resilience,
natural resource management as related to livestock production
Understanding and experience of conflict
analysis and mitigation within a livestock project
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to send an updated CV
and a cover letter that explains how your experience fits this role to recruitment@farmafrica.org
Deadline:  Tuesday 2nd January 2018 by 9:00am
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