Lutheran World Federation Animal Health

Jobs and Vacancies

1. Project Officer- Animal Health

The Project Officer- Animal Health shall be responsible to and report directly to the Project Coordinator – Host Community or designate for the carrying out of his/her duties.

The purpose of the position is to provide community based animal health services and the supervision of livestock-related projects in the Turkana region.

The main responsibilities include;

Conduct training for community health workers on animal health diseases and disease identification.

Strengthen existing community based disease surveillance structures and link them to Government of Kenya Veterinary and Department.

To work closely with the veterinary department to facilitate deworming and vaccination of livestock against common diseases like PPR and CCPP among others

Conduct training for livestock marketing groups on drug supply chain management.

Provide support and advice to existing and new drug stores at the community level and link them up with Community Health Workers Associations.

To work closely with Community Development Facilitators and supervise their activities in realizing timely planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting of project activities.

Work closely with the Project coordinator to formulate and develop needs-based proposals and strategies.

To be a member of the Kakuma/Turkana Project Management Team.

Together with the Project coordinator supervise and report on all livestock activities in the project area. Professional Qualifications

A minimum of a diploma or a degree in animal health/ veterinary medicine from a recognized institution. Experience and competencies

At least 3 years experience with animal health issues in a pastoralist set up is required.

Demonstrable understanding of the dynamics of pastoralist livelihoods, peace building and conflict resolution, preferably gained within an international NGO.

Practical experience in community participation processes, proposals and reports writing.

Excellent Computer skills, especially MS Word and MS Excel.

Applications and detailed CV must include email address and telephone contacts of 3 referees, one of whom must be your supervisor in your current/former employment.

C/o Office Administrator, P.O. Box 40870, GPO-00100, Nairobi, Kenya

Or e-mail to:

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Deadline 28 January

For more information and job applications, see: lwf kenya

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