2 Entry Level Livestock Officer NGO Job Placements – Caritas International

Job
Title:         
 Livestock
Officer (2 Job Placements)
Organisation: Caritas
International
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Livelihoods
Program Manager
About US:
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.
Job Summary: The
Livestock Officers will be responsible for the implementation of livestock
program activities
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.
  • Collaborate with the livestock farmers, veterinary officers,
    extension services, private service providers, Veterinarians without
    Borders (VWB) and community animal health workers.  Monitor and evaluate all livestock
    related activities in target households.
  • Coordinate, supervise, train and support livestock agents.
  • Actively promote preservation and storage of local agricultural and
    industrial by-products.
  • Support businesses and youth groups to develop new livestock-related
    businesses, such as feed block manufacture, apiculture, silage ‘
    production, milk distribution, and fattening activities.
  • Build a network with livestock health companies and service
    providers.
  • Support initiatives to improve herd composition.
  • Foster good calf management practices, including creep-feeding,
    milking frequency and calfpen hygiene.
  • Identify, assess and develop networks and strategies for potential
    private, public and civil society sector partnerships.
  • Carry out regular on-site field visits to monitor progress of
    activities
  • Provide strategic measures for progress to maximize economic and
    social impacts of the programme to the community.
  • Analyze project implementation strategies to identify constraints to
    success and provide timely recommendations.
  • Formulate work plans and reports as per reporting schedules.
  • Keenly analyze project implementation strategies to identify
    constraints to program success and provide timely recommendations.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the Livestock Officer job must hold a Bachelor’s
    degree in Livestock production and management, Animal Production
    Technology and Management, Veterinary Medicine or a related field. A
    diploma in animal production and management and three years’ experience in
    livestock production programming
  • Two years’ experience with Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) or
    Faith-Based Organizations (FBOs) in livestock production activities especially
    in a rural or pastoral community.
  • Excellent knowledge of livestock practices and animal husbandry as
    well as livestock economic possibilities.
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of government structures of
    production and livestock.
  • Good networking skills with communities
  • Very good knowledge of businesses in the value chain and communities
  • Excellent supervisory, training and mentoring skills
  • Good organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to work with little or no supervision
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Keen attention to detail, ability to follow procedures and meet
    deadlines and team work. Excellent computer skills.
  • Proven skills in riding a motorcycle and possession of a valid
    riding license.
  • Knowledge of local language (Nga’Karimojong) is an added advantage.
How to Apply:
All qualified
candidates should address and send their application letters, Curriculum Vitae
and copies of relevant academic and work based certificates to:
The
Chairperson, 
Caritas Moroto
Diocese Commission, Moroto Diocese,
P.O. Box 46, Moroto
– Uganda and submit to the Caritas Moroto Diocese Head Office in Moroto or the
nearby Catholic parish within Moroto Diocese.
NOTE: Applicants
should indicate their preferred duty station on their application letters.
Please send your application letter, CV,
copies of relevant academic and work based certificates as well as contact
details of three (3) FORMER direct supervisors as references
Deadline: Monday, 7th May 2018
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