The Brooke Hospital for Animals Animal Health Field Officer Jobs in Ethiopia
The Brooke Hospital for Animals Animal Health Field Officer Jobs in EthiopiaJob DescriptionThe Brooke is a leading UK equine welfare charity which has been working in Ethiopia since 2006 with a country office in Addis Ababa.
The Brooke aims to improve the welfare of working equines, together with the livelihoods of people dependent on these animals.
Brooke Ethiopia (B-Eth) is entering a new Strategic phase and by the year 2020, the Brooke Ethiopia will sustainable improve the equine welfare of some of the neediest rural and urban equines in Ethiopia
In order to achieve this, the role of Animal Health Field Officer is critical.
Staff managed by this post
None. The post holder must work in close collaboration with Community Development Field Officer(s) working in the same communities and take advice from the programme quality and technical support department as appropriate
Main purpose of the job
To help communities improve the welfare and health of their working horses, mules and donkeys.
To provide support to government and private animal health care service providers to improve their services to horses, mules and donkeys.
Work with other urban and rural local service providers and communities to ensure that services are welfare friendly and acceptable/ adaptable by owners and users
Main tasks and responsibilities
Work closely with the team leader and woreda team in collecting information on equine health and welfare, as a basis for equine welfare and health interventions.
This will include identifying and assessing local networks (farrieries, cart and harness makers etc).
Participate in the assessment of animal based indicators baseline (ABI) and KAP of owners and users to inform local and need based programing
Participate in planning meetings to triangulate animal based indicators and KAP baseline findings, and to plan The Brooke’s activities within the project area
Actively participate in the data collection of non-intrusive researches conducted in the Woreda
Understand the issues faced by the animals by monitoring their daily work/ routine ‘from home to home’
Jointly work with the community engagement field officer demonstrating owners of horses, mules and donkeys how to improve and adapt good husbandry and management practices; like how clean wounds or resolve eye problems by themselves, using locally available materials
As per the plans work with rural based structures like FTCs and CBOs (like churches, mosques, schools ETC…) where they exist to promote better animal husbandry and management practices
Participate in community engagement meetings with owners and users to promoting best practices
Lead the Brooke initiated training courses for government veterinary health staff on equine health.
Undertake regular monitoring of the clinical quality (WBA/CQM) and the drug and vaccine revolving fund in each government vet clinic.
Lead discussions on challenges that vets faces included difficult cases and provide advice as necessary, including for emergency cases
Support the linkages and coordination between the government vets and private health care service providers (where they exist) to ensure that the quality of health care services to equines is not compromised
Complete and submit an outbreak report immediately to the government vets and the Brooke if you encounter an animal with a notifiable disease or concerning levels of disease spread (AHS, Anthrax, LSD…).
Support the government vet service providers and communities to annually initiate preventive measures before seasonal outbreaks occur.
Work closely with the woreda team to develop quarterly and monthly plans, and implement as a team
Produce and submit quality monthly progress reports to the woreda team leader
Prepare monthly report the WBA/CQM findings from the monitoring/mentoring of the health care service providers
Maintain and updated records of equines, equine owners and local service providers within the Brooke operational areas.
Coordinate and support Research works as appropriate (in collaboration with other teams/departments)
Ensure that best practices in the Program Area with regard to Equine Health Welfare issues are documented and shared with relevant stakeholders (in collaboration with the ICO).
Ensure that key lessons from the programme are captured and documented, and used for programme development.
Prepare a one page monthly program update report and submit to the PM for publication by the Communication Department.
This has included, for example, owners of stone-carrying donkeys; fire wood and timber carrying equines, gharry horse owners, cart donkey owners, equine owners associations etc…to improve the welfare of urban working equines
Meet with the group regularly (perhaps every two weeks/monthly), showing the how to handle their animals well to avoid injuries, and how to treat basic welfare issues effectively. .
Ensure that any Brooke resources in your custody are managed in accordance with relevant Brooke policies and guidelines (financial procedures, fleet management policy, HR manual)
Ensure that the Brooke animal health and welfare policies and approaches are promoted and adhered to in your work (including minimum standards, vaccination, deworming)
Knowledge and Experience
DVM, Degree or Diploma in Veterinary Science from recognized institution
A minimum of 5 years field based experience in providing veterinary and community development services as well as delivering training and services in better health care service delivery
Demonstrated experience in the capacity building with communities and understanding of sustainable development
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, able to write reports in English
Good report writing skills.
Knowledge of basic Animal Welfare (AW) concepts and the importance of working equines to households / the economy.
Good IT skills, MS Office applications
Driving license (Motor Bike)
Skill and Abilities
Basic knowledge of IT skills,
Good analytical and critical thinking skills.
Basic in English and fluency (spoken and written) in Amharic; speaking local language is advantageous
How to Apply
If you are interested in the job and fulfill the above requirements, Please send your CV, application letter and copies of credentials to the following address: Human Resource and Administration Unit, through email@example.com
Please include 3 references from current and former employers.
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