Catholic Relief Services Livestock Officer Jobs in Nigeria

Catholic Relief Services Livestock Officer Jobs in Nigeria



Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is an International non-governmental organization supporting relief and development work in over 99 countries around the world. CRS programs assist person on the basis of need, regardless of creed, ethnicity or nationality works through local church and non-church partners to implement its programs, therefore, strengthening and building the capacity of these partner organizations is fundamental to programs in every country in which CRS operates.

CRS re-established presence in Nigeria m 2000 and currently focuses on agriculture, HIV and health extractives and governance, and peace building programming.


Responsibilities


  • Work with public and private sectors to increase competitive livestock services including veterinary and livestock watering services for pastoralists.
  • Support pastoralist communities to increase quantity and quality of animal fodder through increased fodder cultivation and improved fodder processing and storage.
  • With the Financial Inclusion Officer (FIO) to support pastoralists to self-organize, to increase their financial, technical and organizational skills and to access financial services and products.
  • Under the leadership of the Senior Agronomist, carry out livestock value chain analyses to determine appropriate interventions; develop and implement livestock value chain models that will enable pastoralists increase their income from animal products.
  • Support pastoralists families to engage in small scale agricultural activities to supplement their families’ diets.
  • Work closely with other project staff and with Search for Common Ground (SEARCH) to build livestock owners / pastoralists understanding of and capacity to manage competition over water resources and the resulting conflict. The post holder will be required to track and report conflicts over water resources in all targeted communities / LGAs.
  • Working through the SPS Assistant, build the capacity of targeted pastoralists’ communities to actively mitigate against water borne diseases. The post holder will be required to
    track and report on prevalence of / outbreaks of water-borne diseases within targeted communities / LGAs.
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual work plans, budgets, and technical reports on livestock activities as part of the overall WFA program planning and reporting cycle.
  • Represent CRS in livestock forums
  • Provide effective management, coaching and support to SPS Assistant.


    Requirements


  • Bachelor's degree in Animal Production, Livestock Production; Veterinary Sciences, Agriculture, or other relevant fields.
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in similar position. Experience in pastoralist communities will be an added advantage.
  • Demonstrated and extensive experience in development and implementing cost recovery activities and working with both the public and the private to improve sustainability of basic services.
  • Experience in development institutional and community capacity.
  • A deep understanding of challenges facing livestock production in the Northeast Nigeria including conflict over land and pasture.
  • Prior experience on donor-funded programs of a similar size and scope.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English; knowledge of Hausa will be an added advantage.
  • Strong computer literacy with a full knowledge of office applications.
  • Travel Required 60% to field locations in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa


    How to Apply


    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 14th August, 2019


    For more information and job application details, see; Catholic Relief Services Livestock Officer Jobs in Nigeria


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