Fresher Livestock Officer USAID Project Jobs – Mercy Corps

 Job Title:    Livestock Officer

Organisation: Mercy

Duty Station: 

Reports to: PPR
Team Leader


About US:

Mercy Corps is a
leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is
possible. In conflict, in disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around
the world, we partner to put bold solutions into action — helping people
triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within. Now, and for
the future.


About USAID Project:

Mercy Corps is
currently implementing a USAID funded project focused on reducing the impact of
pestes des petits ruminants (PPR), a highly infectious viral disease of small
ruminants. The project is implemented by the University of Florida working
closely with Tufts University, and with the African Union Inter-African Bureau
for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR), Pan African Veterinary Vaccine Centre (PANVAC),
BVI, Makerere University, Mercy Corps, and the Food and Agriculture
Organization (FAO) as well as target country institutions and authorities.


The purpose of this
project is to conduct field testing supported by laboratory analysis of a
thermostable PPR vaccine and to build capacity to scale the vaccine across a
broad region where the disease is endemic. It will use a combination of tools
and approaches, which proved successful in the rinderpest eradication,
including the thermostable vaccine, community participation, and use of
modeling to target areas with the highest disease transmission.


Job Summary:  Mercy Corps seeks a dynamic individual to
support in the daily implementation of program activities, helping to engage
with key stakeholders and ensure program outcomes are achieved. It is an
opportunity for a results oriented and self-motivated individual looking for
complex challenges that can make difference in the people’s lives. The PPR
Livestock Officer will focus on identifying and engaging with community-based
stakeholders, help in the coordination of key training events and provide
ongoing contextual knowledge to ensure program success.


Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Identify and mobilize key stakeholders for program activities.
  • Assist in the epidemiological targeting and monitoring and
    evaluation (M&E) activities through contextual knowledge
  • Support the PPR Team Leader in the selection of and training for veterinarians
    and CAHW in the context of on-going CAHW programs, together with Tufts
    University and local partners.
  • Assist in coordination of training events for the CAHW, with
    training conducted by Tufts and University of Florida epidemiologists and
    national universities, and participation by local Veterinary Services.
  • Assist in implementation of vaccination campaigns by the CAHW, with
    support by the Ugandan Veterinary Services.
  • Make on site visits regularly to monitor progress of activities and
    provide strategic measures for progress to maximize the programs’ economic
    and social impacts on the community
  • Analyze project implementation strategies to identify constraints to
    program success and provide timely recommendations
  • Prepare and submit periodic work plans and activity reports to the
    team leader
  • Apply gender and youth lens approach to activities in the program
  • Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a
    manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and to not jeopardize its humanitarian
  • Other duties as assigned.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate for the Mercy Corps Livestock Officer job
    opportunity should hold a degree in Agriculture (livestock production),
    Animal production technology and Management, Veterinary medicine or its
    equivalent including course units on medicine/ animal health.
  • One year of experience in livestock health activities especially in
    the rural or pastoral communities
  • Willingness to work in the field with livestock producers, community
    animal health workers, kraal leaders, businesses in the value chain and
  • Ability to interact effectively with a wide range of partners;
    private sector, government and civil society
  • Skills in team work, networking, community dialogues and
    organizational development;
  • Excellent reporting, communication and representation skills
  • Good spoken and written English. Fluency in Ngakarimojong preferred.


How to Apply:

All candidates who
wish to join Mercy Corps in this capacity should apply online at the link




Deadline: 28th March 2021


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