Animal Health Program Officer Job, Agricultural Jobs Kenya 2022,

Animal Health Program Officer

Our Client with operations in rural Kenya is seeking to engage an Animal Health Program Officer.

Major Responsibilities

  • Develop and manage the organizations dairy strategy by delivering on outputs and outcomes based
  • on the implementation document
  • Establish dairy program in cooperatives working with the organization in a scalable and sustainable way
  • Work in close collaboration with other staff in cooperatives to contribute towards the overall
  • effective delivery of outputs and outcomes among the cooperatives
  • Collaborate closely with the Cooperative supervisors and managers in the implementation of dairy
  • activities to include timely execution of the plans and delivery on all targeted activities,
  • development and tracking of project budget requirements
  • Conduct research on best practices in the dairy industry and advise on the most efficient and
  • effective implementation strategies
  • Support in the development and periodic review of the dairy training curriculum and ensure
  • implementation and follow-ups to ensure compliance
  • Monitor the implementation progress and periodically report all dairy activities to the supervisor
  • based on the agreed upon reporting format
  • Maintain 90% presence in the field to ensure support to field staffs on dairy activities
  • Manage dairy teams assigned to you by your supervisor
  • Develop a disease prevention and management plan for all the dairy farmers including vaccination
  • and deworming regimes; ensure farmers adhere to disease control plans 
  • Conduct routine disease surveillance among the organization’s dairy farmers and advice on mitigation
  • measures ; ensure farmers conduct their dairy management practices at optimum efficiencies
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with Cooperative BoDs, Community leaders & the
  • veterinary departments of the County government
  • Report directly to the Program Manager Livelihood
  • Any other duties as shall be assigned to you by your supervisor.

Qualifications, Skills and Attributes

  • BSc in Animal Health or a related field
  • Minimum of 3 years relevant experience
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and writing skills
  • Drive, competence, flexibility and a willingness to learn
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills with the ability to multitask
  • The ability to cope with pressure
  • Good teamwork, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Proficiency in English and Swahili languages
  • Willingness to be based in the rural remote communities where the organization operates
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Passion for the organizations vision and mission

How to Apply

Qualified candidates should send their CV and application letter briefly describing his or her motivation for the position and highlight relevant experience to [email protected] on or before 31st March 2022. Only qualified candidates should apply.  Applicants must quote the Position on application Subject.  Women are encouraged to apply!

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