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Livestock Project Officer

Key Responsibilities

  • Leads in the overall implementation and monitoring of all funded livestock related activities in Mbire district
  • Mobilizes communities at the village level to participate in livestock activities.
  • Monitors closely the performance of community based animal health workers supported by LGDA and ensure that they are effectively engaged in their roles
  • Collects and reports on livestock based information at the village level and prepares reports for planning and program development
  • Prepares monthly activity reports, reports on field trips, monitoring visits and assessments on the assigned program area and submits to the relevant line manager
  • Keeps accurate records of reports on community animal health workers and provides feedback on their training and support needs
  • Identifies and documents best practices in animal husbandry in order to improve the quality of programs implemented, key studies, success stories and such other information of interest
  • Ensures communities and local authorities are well aware of all programs and fully participate in the implementation and monitoring of activities.
  • Leads in collection, analysis and reporting of important livestock information and trends in the field to improve the quality of programs
  • Creates and sustains linkages and good working relationships with other local and international actors involved in livestock programming to enhance coordination and sharing of experiences and best practices

    Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree in animal science, veterinary studies or other closely related field. (Candidates with a requisite diploma in animal health science coupled with at least 5 years relevant experience in implementing livestock programs will also be considered)

    Experience:

  • Experience in livestock value chain development and marketing will be a distinct advantage.
  • Three (3) years relevant experience in general areas of animal health and production

    Other requirements and competences

  • Proven ability to undertake community development work and institutional development in animal health, animal production and marketing
  • Demonstrated experience in community mobilisation and training & ability to multi-task and effectively handle stressful situations
  • Familiar with the development and operationalization of the livestock auction system
  • Knowledge and understanding of capacity building in animal health, production and marketing
  • Understanding of how to link program and policy/campaigns work
  • Knowledge and understanding of monitoring and evaluation processes and the ability to collate and analyse data
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and good written English and local languages relevant in areas of work
  • Proficiency in computer applications such as word processing, EXCEL spread-sheets, email etc.

    How to apply:

    Applications: To apply, please submit a detailed CV and motivation letter to our offices at 16 York Avenue, Newlands, Harare to the attention of Human Resources.

    Please ensure that the envelope is clearly labeled MBIRE PROJECT OFFICER.

    Alternatively, applications may be sent by email to jobs.zimbabwe [at] actionaid.org

    PLEASE NOTE: Whilst all applications received will be assessed strictly on their individual merits, qualified women are especially encouraged to apply

    We regret that although we value all applications, we can only respond to short listed candidates.


    Country  » Tanzania

    Country Director

    The successful candidate must have a proven track record in leading and managing institutions and development programs and have experience of either being part of social movements or being an active member of the civil society.

    S/He will adopt empowering management practices to expand and deepen our partnerships, programmes and accountability in Tanzania.

    Actively committed to gender equity, our Country Director will be value driven and a team player possessing high level of people related skills as well as strong financial management and control skills.

    S/He will have the perspectives and competencies for rights-based and policy advocacy work; fundraising and donor relations; regional and international linkages and a sound basis of organizational development.

    Courage of conviction in taking public stands against issues of injustice and an experience of dealing with governance issues would be an asset.

    This is a senior position based in Dar es Salaam with frequent travel to the field and internationally. The candidate must have excellent communication skills in English and Kiswahili languages.

    Qualification & Experience

    The graduate will have a Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, Development studies or management from a recognized institution.

    Master’s Degree in any relevant social Sciences Discipline would be an added advantage.

    Training and hands on experience in Project planning and management, proposal writing, Human Rights Based Approach, Participatory approaches and methodologies, Governance, Civic empowerment and accountability, Monitoring and evaluation.

    Knowledge of Strategic planning and management ,Poverty and Women Rights Analysis, Human Rights Based Approach to Development, Donor contract management and reporting, Staff and partner capacity development, Communication and public relations, Resource Mobilization and Monitoring, Networking and collaboration, Corporate Governance, Program reviews, monitoring and evaluation.

  • Coordinate strategic planning, program development/proposal writing, review and evaluation processes in line with AATZ strategy
  • Guide program operational planning, implementation and monitoring processes in line with AATZ strategy
  • Enforce adherence to program-specific procedures for requisition and reporting expenditures in accordance with AAI Financial Management Framework and International Financial Reporting System
  • Provide quality assurance to program related communication to both internal and external stakeholders of AATZ
  • Supervise, motivate, appraise staff in the Directorate and build the capacity of program and non-program staff in line with the organizational strategy and policies
  • Participate in the recruitment processes in line with organisation requirements and contribute to the development and execution of a plan for acquiring and developing key talent
  • Coordinate and account for resource mobilization in the directorate in line with the AATZ fundraising strategy
  • Provide leadership in Networking and building strategic alliances in line with organizational strategies and policies
  • Contribute to strategic decision making through SMT and support to the board
  • Provide leadership in partner identification, appraisal and capacity building processes
  • Identify program-related knowledge needs for AATZ and its partners, coordinate the generation, storage and access to knowledge in line with the AATZ Strategy

    How to apply:

    Application Procedures

    Further information can be obtained from our website at www.actionaid.org/jobs Applications should be sent with your CV, motivation cover letter to: jobs.tanzania [at] actionaid.org

    Please clearly indicate "Application for AA Tanzania HEAD OF PROGRAMMES" in your email subject.

    We respect all candidates but we can only respond to shortlisted candidates.

    Although all applications will be considered on their individual merit, suitably qualified women are especially encouraged to apply. For more Job Opportunities: Jobs in Africa » Jobs Africa » Careers in Africa

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