Heifer International Project Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

Heifer International Project Officer Jobs in Ethiopia


  • 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%)

    Minimum Requirements

  • 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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