• Program Manager-Animal Well-Being Manager at Heifer International

  • Posted on: 13 March, 2018 Deadline: Not Specified
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    Heifer International does so much more than put food in the mouths of hungry people. Heifer helps people feed themselves. The goal of every Heifer project is sustainability - project partners achieving self-reliance And year after year, as partner families Pass on the Gift of knowledge and one or more of their animals' offspring to others in need, they become links in a network of hope, dignity and self-reliance that helps hundreds of others care for themselves

    Program Manager-Animal Well-Being Manager

     

    Job Description

    Tracking Code 484-752

    Job Description

    Heifer International is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identify, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

    FUNCTION:

    The Program Manager - Animal Well-Being will report to the Director of Programs and will lead and facilitate the well-being of all animals through the adoption of improved animal management, productivity practices and standards in all projects and program areas to ensure animal health, animal husbandry and product quality assurance is achieved. He/She will be responsible for ensuring that Heifer participants have knowledge and skills on how to maximize their animals’ productivity and reduce the cost of production. The Program Manager(AWB) will work in close collaboration and coordination with the Program/Project Managers to ensure successful, innovative, efficient, and effective functioning of all enterprise hubs in the program.

    ESSENTIAL CHARACTER TRAITS:

    Accountable, humble, flexible, enthusiasm, dependable, creative and team player.

    RESPONSIBILITIES AND DELIVERABLES

    • Facilitate the well-being of all project animals through the adoption of improved animal management and productivity practices and standards in all projects and programs (30%) 
      • Ensure quality and timely animal health and care delivery (prevention and treatment). 
      • Ensure good animal husbandry practices (breeding, nutrition, housing, feeding, watering, fodder, forage production, and animal waste management and other ecological production methods etc.).
      • Ensure regular product quality assurance. 
      • Ensure regular checks on quantity and quality of animal housing.
    • Support and provide oversight of the establishment of livestock producer hubs/veterinary care and breeding service entrepreneurship (30%)
      • Prepare and design training curriculum and develop training materials on animal health, husbandry and animal-related issues. 
      • Improved animals’ health and husbandry through trained Community Agro-Vet Entrepreneurs (CAVES). 
      • Provide follow-up and backstopping to trained farmers, partners and Heifer staff.
      • Mobilize CAVES and technical experts as appropriate for improving livestock management practices. 
      • Coach, guide and train the CAVES, farmers and partners in animal management. 
      • Arranging training and workshops for Community Agro-Vet Entrepreneurs (CAVES) and project partners on improved animal health and husbandry.
    • Collaborate with technical partner(s) to design a training curriculum and develop training materials on animal health, husbandry and animal-related issues in coordination with the Training Coordinator and Program/Project Managers (20%) 
      • Prepare and design training curriculum and develop training materials on animal health, husbandry and animal-related issues. 
      • Improved animals’ health and husbandry through trained Community Agro-Vet Entrepreneurs (CAVES). 
      • Provide follow-up and backstopping to trained farmers, partners and Heifer staff. 
      • Mobilize CAVES and technical experts as appropriate for improving livestock management practices. 
      • Coach, guide and train the CAVES, farmers and partners in animal management.
    • Facilitate and develop strategies that will ensure environmental protection, conservation and infrastructure suitable for animal well-being (15%). 
      • Ensure reforestation programs to replenish the environment are executed in all project areas. 
      • Ensure the construction of environmentally friendly and appropriate low-cost livestock housing structures with proper ventilation/lighting and improved sanitation and hygiene.
      • Proper manure management and utilization. 
      • Facilitate measure that will ensure sustainable management of grazing land. 
      • Promote fodder/forage massively as campaign so that communities will have abundant nutritious plants for animals.
    • May perform other job-related duties as assigned/ requested (5%)

    Required Experience Minimum Requirements: 

    • A bachelor’s Degree in Veterinary Science or equivalent plus five (5) years of job-related experience is required.
    • Other job related education and /or experience may be substituted for all or part of these basic requirements.
    • Preferred Requirements: 
    • Masters Degree in Veterinary Science

    Most Critical Proficiencies: 

    • Knowledgeable of and experience in working with livestock programs.
    • Knowledge of and experience with or within community organizations. 
    • Fluent in national language/s and English , spoken as well as written 
    • Good leadership qualities.
    • Good communication skills. 
    • Have an interest animals/agriculture Community development.
    • Excellent oprganizational skills including strong attention to details.
    • Skills with Microsoft Office packages, internet browser and other appropriate technology.

    Essential Job Functions and Physical Demands:

    • Motivated to work responsibly with little supervision. 
    • Ability to meet and deal with tothes in a courteous and tactful manners. 
    • Demonstrate a high degree of honesty and integrity.
    • Constant face-to face, telephone and electronic communication with colleagues and the general public. 
    • Constant sitting, standing and walking, with occational bending and lifting, may work at a computer for an extended period of time.
    • Ability and willingness and ability to travel extensively, both locally and internationally
    • Willingneness and ability to work with a flexible schedule. 
    • Ability to foster and maintain a spirit of unity teamwork and cooperation
    • Sensitivity in working with multiple cultures and beliefs, and to Gender Equality.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Heifer International career website on www.heifer.org to apply

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