ILRI Technical Assistant - Farm Assistants Jobs in Kenya

ILRI Technical Assistant - Farm Assistants Jobs in Kenya


  • The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit two (2) Farm Assistants to assist with daily operations of the farm unit including animal husbandry and farm operations according to ILRI’s procedures and standards to ensure smooth running of the daily operations.

    Responsibilities

    Feeding and Watering the Animals

  • Feeding and watering of all animals in the facility by following set instructions and procedures to ensure healthy and well-cared for animals;

    Cleaning Facilities as Wells as Clearing Wastes and Hosing the Dump Sites.

  • Cleaning of animal housing and equipment as well as specialty cleaning such as isolation areas, by following set instructions and procedures to maintain and optimise animal health and well-being

  • Cleaning of the facility and equipment by following set instructions and procedures to prevent contamination and achieve and maintain a clean, orderly and audit ready facility at all times

  • Handling and disposing of waste materials by following set instructions and procedures in order to comply with biosafety and other health and environmental regulations and to prevent contamination;

    Assist in Restraining Animals During Sample Collection

  • Conduct relevant observations, examination and/ or analysis with regard to animal health and wellbeing by following set instructions and procedures (constrained to assisting activities only)

    Assist in Routine Activities such as Dipping and Moving the Animals Around the Unit.

  • Interact, handle and move animals by following set instructions and procedures to ensure content, well-adjusted and cared for animals housed in
    the correct appointed facilities

    Report any Animal Health Issues and Concerns

  • Observe the workplace rules at all times and report non-conformance to the relevant person as to ensure that all activities in the workplace are compliant with company rules, policies and procedures

    Assist in Maintaining Farm Structures and Equipment.

  • Prioritize and conduct assigned project/scheduled and/ or reactive based maintenance work to be performed.

    Assist in Experiments as per the Protocols

    Maintaining the Paddocks as well as Plant and Look After the Vegetables meant to Feed Rabbits.

    Assist in Record Keeping Within the Farm.

  • Record and handle raw data by following set instructions and procedures to ensure accurate and consistent information for departmental and study use

    Requirements

  • Kenya certificate of secondary education

  • At least 1 years’ relevant experience, or

  • Experience in animal husbandry, animal welfare, biosecurity, bio-safety issues, and the 3Rs (Refine, Replace and Reduce) concept associated with animal health research.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; ILRI Technical Assistant - Farm Assistants Jobs in Kenya


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