Heifer International Project Officer Jobs in Ethiopia
Heifer International Project Officer Jobs in EthiopiaFunction The Project Officer will be responsible for the effective delivery of animal health and production technologies, knowledge and skills to project participants, project partners and agricultural cooperatives.
S/he will ensure that farmers adopt improved technologies for consistence and bulk supply of quality animals.
S/he will work in close collaboration and coordination with the Heifer Ethiopia Program team especially Project Manager-AWB, project partners, agricultural cooperatives and Community Agro Vet Entrepreneurs (CAVEs).
In addition, s/he will implement prototypes related to enhancing efficiency of livestock (poultry and small ruminants) health, production and productivity; and contribute in the scale-up of learnings for the wider benefit of farmers.
Essential Character Traits
Highly motivated and inspirational leader, superb listener and communicator, relationship builder, energetic and positive, team builder, strives for shared vision, impact-driven and innovative, organized, having strong business acumen, pro-active, respect for procedures and norms, curious, analytical, socially sensitive, values-oriented, conviction towards holistic sustainable development.
Responsibilities & Deliverables
Animal health and management strengthening (30%)
Networking, communication and business development (30 %)
AWB Implementation Support and Leadership (20%)
Capacity building (15%)
Perform other job-related duties as requested (5%)
A Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent from a recognized university in Animal Sciences, Veterinary Science and minimum three (2) years of experience with an international organization in a similar context is required.
Most Critical Proficiencies
Knowledge of and experience in working with livestock projects.
Knowledge of and experience with or within community organizations.
Competency in both speaking and writing skills on local language/Oromia and English.
Excellent leadership qualities and communication Skills.
Have an interest in animals, agriculture, and community development.
Good understanding of and sensitivity for poverty, social and ethnic issues.
Excellent organizational skills including strong attention to detail.
Computer proficient in word processing, spreadsheets, electronic mail software (Microsoft preferred) and other appropriate technology.
Essential Job Functions and Physical Demands
Motivated to work responsibly with little supervision - major tasks in field where independent expert decisions must be made.
Ability to meet and deal with others in a courteous and tactful manner.
Demonstrate a high degree of honesty and integrity.
Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work cooperatively, tactfully and diplomatically with a culturally diverse group of people.
Ability and willingness to work with a flexible schedule.
Willingness and ability to travel extensively, both locally and internationally.
Ability to foster and maintain a spirit of unity, teamwork and cooperation.
Sensitivity in working with multiple cultures and beliefs, and to gender equity.
Ability to work with sensitive information and maintain confidentiality.
How to Apply
For more information and job application details, see; Heifer International Project Officer Jobs in Ethiopia
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