No Experience Livestock Graduate Trainee NGO Jobs – Mercy Corps

Job Title:    Livestock Graduate Trainee

Organisation: Mercy Corps

Duty Station:  Uganda


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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.


Job Summary:  The Livestock Graduate trainee will be at the forefront of implementation the Animal Health for Resilience Activity within the broader Apolou Activity. And work in close collaboration with the Apolou Activity livestock team and the broader Apolou teams, government stakeholders especially the district veterinary offices and Ministry of Agriculture Animal industry and fisheries, USAID and other implementing partners in Karamoja. The position will have the responsibility to Improve veterinary governance and increased public and private investment in disease prevention, surveillance, control and response systems to strengthen productive assets for improved resilience in Karamoja.


Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Actively participate in desk review and interview experts in public animal health systems to capture lessons learned and recommendations. With this information and in close consultation with district officials, Propose and co create different models such as an event- and indicator- based surveillance, and community-based surveillance systems in Kaabong and Amudat
  • Participate in the development and operationalization of active and passive livestock disease surveillance, Livestock Early Warning System LEWs and response mechanisms in Kaabong and Amudat districts.
  • Organize, participate and support in meetings and workshops to support strengthening of veterinary epidemiology capacities
  • Work in coordination with the Ministry of Agriculture Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF)- DVOs at the district level to prepare and endorse an animal health services capacity-strengthening plan for the Karamoja region
  • Coordinate with other program Livestock, Livelihoods and Apolou teams to support activity integration and information sharing within Apolou and other similar programs
  • 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
  • Prepare and submit periodic work plans and activity reports to the Animal health manager
  • Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and to not jeopardize its humanitarian mission;
  • Other duties as assigned.


Key Deliverables:

  • Prepare and implement activities as per their weekly work plan which will be derived from the team weekly plans.
  • Prepare and submit weekly reports of the activities implemented.
  • Prepare and submit monthly timesheet detailing days worked.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate for the Mercy Corps Livestock Graduate Trainee job opportunity should have completed/ graduated with a bachelor’s degree in veterinary medicine, animal production.
  • Should not have spent more than 2 years outside school following attainment of the qualification, though students who have completed the course and are waiting graduation can apply provided they include certified partial transcripts and recommendation letters by the head of department-usually dean or principle of the institute.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft office is a must.
  • Should be proficient in written and spoken English. Knowledge of any Karamojong dialect is an advantage.


How to Apply:

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


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Deadline: 10th May 2021


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