Livestock Project Officer at Practical Action

Category
Non Profit
Location
Mandera (North Eastern), Kenya
Hours per week
As Needed: < 10
Gender
Indiferente
Candidate
_Livestock Project Officer at Practical Action in Mandera – Kenya Jobs, Careers and Vacancies_ Practical Action is an international development agency working with poor communities to help them choose and use technology to improve their lives today and in generations to come. We build on the communities’ knowledge and skills to come up with innovative, sustainable and practical solutions to poverty. In preparation to implement a project aimed at enhancing the economic recovery of pastoralist communities in Mandera and building livelihood resilience, Practical Action intends to recruit results-oriented and proactive team players to fill the following eight (8) positions (each with a fixed term of 1 year): *LIVESTOCK PROJECT OFFICER* (Based in Mandera) Reporting to the Project Coordinator, the position will contribute to the implementation of livestock programmes within the cluster and has the specific duty of implementing the livestock component under the new project targeting the recovery of pastoralists in Mandera. *Key Responsibilities* * Develop activity plans and other working tools to efficiently deliver the livestock component of the project * Work in close liaison with the project manager, project assistants, other project officers and beneficiaries as well as government officials * Effectively contribute to lesson learning within project * Guide and play active roles in disease surveillance alongside the vet department * Ensure delivery of projects to time and budget avoiding both over- and under-spends * Contribute to timely reporting of progress within the project. *Qualifications, skills and competencies* * At least a Bachelor’s Degree in Veterinary Medicine, Animal Production or Range Management * Diploma in programme/project management and/or community development an added advantage * At least three (3) years field experience in livestock management * Good Knowledge and understanding of pastoralist production systems, emergencies and general pastoral issues in Kenya * Ability to work with minimal supervision; willingness to travel, live and work in remote ASAL areas. Application letter together with a CV indicating current and expected salary, and names of three professional referees (one of whom must be the current supervisor) plus their day-time contacts should be submitted to Practical Action by email on: recruitment@practicalaction.or.ke to be received no later than 14th September 2012. Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Practical Action is an “equal opportunity” employer and highly encourages women to apply. Website: www.practicalaction.org Practical Action – Eastern Africa Regional Office is relocating to Methodist Office Block C, Oloitokitok Road from 1st October 2012.
Description
_Livestock Project Officer at Practical Action in Mandera – Kenya Jobs, Careers and Vacancies_ Practical Action is an international development agency working with poor communities to help them choose and use technology to improve their lives today and in generations to come. We build on the communities’ knowledge and skills to come up with innovative, sustainable and practical solutions to poverty. In preparation to implement a project aimed at enhancing the economic recovery of pastoralist communities in Mandera and building livelihood resilience, Practical Action intends to recruit results-oriented and proactive team players to fill the following eight (8) positions (each with a fixed term of 1 year): *LIVESTOCK PROJECT OFFICER* (Based in Mandera) Reporting to the Project Coordinator, the position will contribute to the implementation of livestock programmes within the cluster and has the specific duty of implementing the livestock component under the new project targeting the recovery of pastoralists in
Mandera. *Key Responsibilities* * Develop activity plans and other working tools to efficiently deliver the livestock component of the project * Work in close liaison with the project manager, project assistants, other project officers and beneficiaries as well as government officials * Effectively contribute to lesson learning within project * Guide and play active roles in disease surveillance alongside the vet department * Ensure delivery of projects to time and budget avoiding both over- and under-spends * Contribute to timely reporting of progress within the project. *Qualifications, skills and competencies* * At least a Bachelor’s Degree in Veterinary Medicine, Animal Production or Range Management * Diploma in programme/project management and/or community development an added advantage * At least three (3) years field experience in livestock management * Good Knowledge and understanding of pastoralist production systems, emergencies and general pastoral issues in Kenya * Ability to work with minimal supervision; willingness to travel, live and work in remote ASAL areas. Application letter together with a CV indicating current and expected salary, and names of three professional referees (one of whom must be the current supervisor) plus their day-time contacts should be submitted to Practical Action by email on: recruitment@practicalaction.or.ke to be received no later than 14th September 2012. Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Practical Action is an “equal opportunity” employer and highly encourages women to apply. Website: www.practicalaction.org Practical Action – Eastern Africa Regional Office is relocating to Methodist Office Block C, Oloitokitok Road from 1st October 2012.
Contact
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Start date
As soon as possible
Contact
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Country
Kenya
City
Mandera (North Eastern)
Candidate
_Livestock Project Officer at Practical Action in Mandera – Kenya Jobs, Careers and Vacancies_ Practical Action is an international development agency working with poor communities to help them choose and use technology to improve their lives today and in generations to come. We build on the communities’ knowledge and skills to come up with innovative, sustainable and practical solutions to poverty. In preparation to implement a project aimed at enhancing the economic recovery of pastoralist communities in Mandera and building livelihood resilience, Practical Action intends to recruit results-oriented and proactive team players to fill the following eight (8) positions (each with a fixed term of 1 year): *LIVESTOCK PROJECT OFFICER* (Based in Mandera) Reporting to the Project Coordinator, the position will contribute to the implementation of livestock programmes within the cluster and has the specific duty of implementing the livestock component under the new project targeting the recovery of pastoralists in Mandera. *Key Responsibilities* * Develop activity plans and other working tools to efficiently deliver the livestock component of the project * Work in close liaison with the project manager, project assistants, other project officers and beneficiaries as well as government officials * Effectively contribute to lesson learning within project * Guide and play active roles in disease surveillance alongside the vet department * Ensure delivery of projects to time and budget avoiding both over- and under-spends * Contribute to timely reporting of progress within the project. *Qualifications, skills and competencies* * At least a Bachelor’s Degree in Veterinary Medicine, Animal Production or Range Management * Diploma in programme/project management and/or community development an added advantage * At least three (3) years field experience in livestock management * Good Knowledge and understanding of pastoralist production systems, emergencies and general pastoral issues in Kenya * Ability to work with minimal supervision; willingness to travel, live and work in remote ASAL areas. Application letter together with a CV indicating current and expected salary, and names of three professional referees (one of whom must be the current supervisor) plus their day-time contacts should be submitted to Practical Action by email on: recruitment@practicalaction.or.ke to be received no later than 14th September 2012. Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Practical Action is an “equal opportunity” employer and highly encourages women to apply. Website: www.practicalaction.org Practical Action – Eastern Africa Regional Office is relocating to Methodist Office Block C, Oloitokitok Road from 1st October 2012.
Company
Practical Action

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