Self Help Africa is Currently Recruiting in Zambia


Self Help Africa (SHA) is an International non-profit organization implementing food security and livelihood projects in rural Zambia. SHA’s mission is to develop enterprising solutions that enable small holder farmers to achieve a better quality of life. SHA is seeking applications from qualified individuals for the positions of Veterinary Officer for an anticipated two (2) year project to be funded by Global Environmental Facility.

The anticipated project will focus on strengthening the adaptive capacity of Zambian livestock farmers to the impacts of climate change. The project will in particular seek to increase incomes of beneficiaries especially women and youth through provision of only locally adapted livestock (goats, sheep, and dairy cattle) that will ensure sustainability and multiplication of benefits.  The Veterinary Officer will be based in Northern Province and will work closely with the Project Team Leader to identify areas of priority and then develop and implement field strategies that are in line with the approved project work plan and budget.

Position: Veterinary Officer

Duties

  • The Veterinary Officer will be responsible for providing guidance and technical assistance in livestock management, livestock Pass on a Gift scheme and build capacity of staff and partners in the feed and fodder production for the project beneficiaries.
  • Facilitate the development and provision of training, technical assistance and backstopping needs for livestock beneficiaries, Community Livestock Auxiliaries (CLAs) and field facilitators on livestock production and marketing.
  • Provide technical backstopping to Field Facilitators and CLAs and work closely with them to identify key areas of need
  • Facilitating and development of protocols for both the procurement and distribution of livestock, seed, and equipment.
  • Deliver technical advice through design and delivery of animal production training programs to beneficiaries and CLAs;
  • Respond and solve local technical issues where possible and report on-going problems pertaining to livestock such as infrastructure requirements, outbreak of diseases, access to finance, drought risk, etc
  • Prepare seasonal calendar of livestock related activities, working closely with the technical team and project partners
  • Identify major livestock production constraints and propose ideas to address said constraints.
  • Work closely with other team members in the planning, budgeting, monitoring and evaluating of the project activities
  • Maintain effective communication with all implementing partners and key stakeholders and coordinate project activities with relevant institutions and similar projects in the target area.

Pre-requisites

In order to succeed in this role, it is expected that the applicants will have:

  • A degree in the field of veterinary medicine
  • Minimum of five years of field experience in veterinary medicine
  • At least 3 years knowledge in participatory methodology/approaches in community mobilization
  • Knowledge in fodder and forage banks establishment
  • Proven skills in project management and organizational development.
  • High-level skills and experience in facilitation and report writing.
  • Computer literate with experience in using Microsoft Office suite (primarily Word and MS Excel).

Send your applications including full CV to [email protected]

Closing date for applications is 27th September 2018.

To apply for this job email your details to [email protected]


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