Catholic Relief Services Sanitary & Phyto-Sanitary (SPS) Assistant Jobs in Nigeria

Catholic Relief Services Sanitary & Phyto-Sanitary (SPS) Assistant 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


  • Support target communities to carry out comprehensive risk assessments and develop local mitigation and response plans to reduce the risk and impact of water borne and animal diseases on livestock and humans.
  • Build capacity of targeted 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.
  • Collate and analyze existing SPS measures and guidelines with the aim of producing client-friendly information products to increase awareness and implementation of community-level activities to protect humans and animals from diseases and pests.
  • Carry out education activities jointly with relevant government ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) to increase awareness of SPS measures among farmers and herders especially around communal water resources.
  • Build local government’s capacity and facilitate relevant MDAs to inspect and monitor animal movements, animal products and services such as abattoirs to mitigate disease transmission
    risks.
  • Jointly with other projects and working closely with relevant MDAs, improve and expand animal disease surveillance and outbreak detection / rapid response to reduce impact of animal diseases.
  • Support farmers and livestock owners to instigate and maintain good hygienic standards in public areas including animal markets and water points.


    Requirements


  • Bachelor's degree / Higher National Diploma in Animal Production, Animal Husbandry, Livestock Agriculture, Veterinary Medicine or other relevant fields.
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in delivering livestock services / programming particularly among pastoralist communities.
  • Public health knowledge / training will be an added advantage.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with livestock owners and partner and influence government MDAs.
  • 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 Sanitary & Phyto-Sanitary (SPS) Assistant Jobs in Nigeria


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