Doctor of Veterinary Medicine – LDP (Baghlan, Afghanistan) 24 views

Job Description

The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) is a non-denominational international development agency established in 1967 by His Highness the Aga Khan. Its mission is to develop and promote creative solutions to problems that impede social development, primarily in Asia and East Africa. Created as a private, non-profit foundation under Swiss law, it has branches and independent affiliates in 19 countries. AKF seeks to provide sustainable solutions to long-term problems of poverty, hunger, illiteracy, and ill health. In Afghanistan, AKF works with rural communities in mountainous, remote or resource poor areas to improve quality of life in the areas of natural resource management, market development, governance, education, and health. POSITION OBJECTIVE – Livestock development program is a major contributor to the rural economy in Baghlan, and the livelihoods of the communities mostly depend on livestock rearing.  – To achieve the desired objectives in the field, AKF (Afg) Agriculture & Food Security ( AFS ) department requires the services of DVMs graduates to implement the AKF, Livestock Development Program (LDP) with rural communities; strengthen local-level institutions through building technical capacities and supervise the local service providers such as Para-vets and Extension service providers and timely delivery of veterinary services to the communities. The livestock program aims at providing high-quality veterinary and animal husbandry services to the community and trying to make the program sustainable by strengthening the network of Para-vets.


The Aga Khan Foundation, Afghanistan (AKF (Afg)) is an agency of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), a group of international, private, non-denominational development agencies working to improve living conditions and opportunities for people in some of the poorest parts of the developing world. The Network’s organizations have individual mandates that range from the fields of health and education to architecture, rural development and promotion of private-sector enterprise and institutions that seek to empower communities and individuals, usually in disadvantaged circumstances, to improve living conditions and opportunities.

Job Requirements

JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Supervision, monitor and follow – up on livestock development program activities in the target areas and in different districts according the YPO. Develop a monthly work plan and ensure that the plan is fully implemented on time. Monitor project/planned activities regularly and identify gaps, and communities’ problems/priorities, address the needs, and report challenges to relevant management teams. Lead development and implementation processes of the AFS livestock sector’s Yearly Planning of Operation (YPO) in the target villages under the target program districts and area office’s jurisdictions. Ensure proper networking of District officers of the Livestock development program, Extension Workers, FFS Facilitators, Para vets, and other relevant stakeholders, including DAIL representatives in the Area/District /Provincial level. Collection and crosschecking of reports that comes from the field on activities on monthly basis, including Para vets monthly reports and to consolidate the monthly report and share it with the regional and national office on monthly bases. Making cumulative reports and timely reporting on ongoing activities in the field. Capacity building of livestock extensions, PVs, FFS facilitators and farmers.  Follow – up of animal breeding program, collection of information/data from the field and reporting timely. Investigation, diagnosis, surveillance, and reporting of disease outbreaks anywhere in the field. Immediate response/action in case of disease outbreak and ensure the order and supply of medicine and vaccines. he has the authority of disease control during outbreaks. Support in logistic issues supply and re-supply of livestock-related commodities. Maintaining LDP stock and keeping transparent records of all matters. Timely delivery and checking the medicines and vaccines quality and keep control remedies expiration. Strictly follow up all employee rules and regulation of AKF. Timely attend routine and urgent meetings in related districts and area Office and provincial level and submit report to Regional LDP coordinator and AFS regional manager the issue related to Livestock Development program. Liaise with the DAIL related department, maintain a professional working relation, and coordinate on joint efforts at both the districts and provincial level and provide them the related program achievement reports on monthly, quarterly, semiannual and in annual basis. To carry out the responsibilities of the role in a way which reflects AKF’s commitment to protecting children in accordance with the Child Safeguarding Policy. JOB SPECIFICATION University degree in Veterinary science. Willingness and ability to spend extensive periods of time in remote areas of Baghlan. Good team member and able to work independently. At list 5 years working experience in livestock development, development of veterinarian services with development organizations or relevant government agencies. Applied technical skills (livestock management plans, include improve livestock health and productivity). Good Communication and Report Writing Skills in English and one of National/Local Languages (Dari or Pashto). Sufficient knowledge and working experience of Computer Program (MS Office internet surfing etc).

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At list 5 years working experience in livestock development, development of veterinarian services with development organizations or relevant government agencies.


Over an yar


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Submission Guideline

Interested applicants should submit their CV along with a cover letter to no later than 06th July 2022. Important Notes:

  • Please quote the Vacancy Number as the Subject of the e-mail when applying. No supporting documents (e.g., diplomas, recommendation letters, identification card(s) etc.) are required at this stage. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for further assessment. Salary scale: Grade D based on NTA Salary scale.

Aga Khan Foundation Afghanistan recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to equal opportunity and safeguarding of children, beneficiaries, partners, community members and employees in accordance with AKF(Afg)’s safeguarding policy. Female candidates are encouraged to apply. Your details and information shared on this advertisement shall remain confidential.
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