The position of Livestock Officer is to plan and implement a charge of overall livestock and animal health management issues at the community level (Yakawlang districts of Bamyan province technical aspects related to Dairy and Livestock. She/he will be required to work i with livestock owner groups and livestock owner groups and VFUs to provide technical services including distribution of Medicine, vaccines, supervising animal husbandry training such as housing, hygiene feeding, urea treatment, and, technical advice.
About ActionAid Afghanistan: ActionAid is a global alliance of organizations, working towards achieving a world without poverty and injustice in which every person enjoys the right to a life with dignity. We work in more than 40 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas and our expertise lies in community-led development, working through partnerships with people living in poverty and their organizations. We work with the poor and excluded sections of the society using human rights-based development approach. Our Country Strategy for Afghanistan titled ‘PEOPLE’S POWER FOR INCLUSIVE ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT AND SOCIAL JUSTICE’ for the period 2018-2022 focuses on improving resilient food security and advancing grassroots democratic governance among, other strategic priorities, wherein women and girls’ needs are central to all our work.
Responsibilities and Tasks
Job Responsibilities 01: Program Management and staff Management:
- Mobilize communities in line with project objectives, conduct surveys, and need assessments at the target communities to identify eligible project livestock owner groups.
- Facilitate inter and intra-provincial learning opportunities to LOG members (exposure visits)
- With support Doctor (DVM) builds the capacity of LOG elected committee members through training in bookkeeping, compliance, and leadership training (plus refresher trainings
- Instruct livestock owner groups on medicine usage, benefits of vaccine , and administration of vaccine vaccines stock disease prevention.
- With support doctor (DVM) facilitate meetings and strengthen linkages between LOGs and DAIL District Extension Officers, livestock producer associations, and livestock marketing co-operatives.
- Follow up on vaccination seasons and keep livestock owner groups’ knowledge updated.
- Instruct men/women on personal and environmental hygiene, housing, water sanitation, dairy processing, and health care issues.
- Conduct regular monitoring of livestock production, status stables, and livestock treatment process.
- Collect necessary data and information to keep track of the change in attitudes and practices of target livestock owner groups
- Maintain good relations with the communities, area representatives, and VFUs parapets.
- Conduct regular Meetings with target livestock owner groups and ensure a proper coordination network is established.
- Assist to prepare, quarterly and monthly plans for effective execution of the project activities as stipulated in the project document.
- With support doctors (DVM)conducts equine and cattlanimal health camps, vaccination camps, etc in close coordination with DAIL, and VFDs.
- Assist the doctor (DVM) in submitting ld reports, monthly and quarterly the project coordinator promptly.
Job Responsibilities 02: Monitoring & Impact Assessment:
- Ensure that the Livestock officer produces 1 – 2 success stories during every quarter of the project;
- Document key challenges faced and lessons learned every quarter.
Job Responsibilities 03: Reporting & Communication:
- Develop and submit accurate monthly work plans and reports to the District Manager / Programme Coordinator/NRM PC. These reports should include technical social and impact information. Liaise with NRM PC regarding the technical aspect of NRM implementing activities. Develop high-quality donor reports for the NRM and agriculture-related activities, that is contributing to the project donor reports as required. Ensure government participation in vital social events such as training, exposure visits, workshops, etc, as appropriate Liaise with relevant government departments and keep updating them on the project progress and achievements regularly.
Job Responsibilities 04: Capacity Building and networking :
- Conduct technical training on appropriate animal health and welfare practices to livestock owner group members in each district (including animal handling, housing, and feeding, identifying the disbands use, and seeking treatment).
- Livestock owner group’s members receive awareness-raising education sessions on animal health and welfare and the benefits of investing in animal health, conducted jointly by project staff, DAIL staff, and VFUs Para vets.
- Distribution of basic dairy processing equipment to women livestock groups.
- Establish livestock owner groups in each target community.
Job Specification Education & Training: Graduate /Post Graduate Degree in relevant animal health and livestock management. Experiences :
- Bachelor or institute degree in relevant animal health and livestock management. At least 3 years of professional experience in areas of livestock and equine animals health service Good computer literacy skills.
Technical Skills : Computer skills (Word, Excel, Outlook) essential Fluent in written and spoken English Writing skills in English /Dari Excellent reporting and communication skills
No. Of Jobs
Years of Experience
o At least 3 years of professional experience in areas of livestock and equine animals health service
As per Organization Salary scale
Submission Guideline: If you have the expertise to take on this exciting opportunity, please apply online by sending your CV and motivation cover letter to email@example.com before July 15th, 2022. Please clearly indicate Livestock Officer-Bamyan-839 in the subject of your email, otherwise your application will not be considered. ActionAid Afghanistan will review the applications on an ongoing basis; thus, applicants are strongly advised to make applications at the earliest. ActionAid Afghanistan welcomes applications from all sections of the community and promotes diversity. Although all applications will be considered on their individual merit, suitably qualified women candidates are especially encouraged to apply. Due to high volumes of applications received, we can only correspond with short listed applicants. Should you not have received feedback on your application within two weeks of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful. ActionAid Afghanistan will not consider unsolicited candidates from recruitment agencies. We reserve the right to withdraw any of our vacancies at any time.