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  • Posted: Feb 9, 2023
    Deadline: Not specified
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  • Since 1964, IESC has delivered private sector solutions to development in 137 countries across the globe, from the oldest (China) to the newest (South Sudan). We accelerate the progress of growing economies and rebuild economies broken by war and conflict.
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    Dairy Herd Health Management Program & Training - Phase I

    Tasks to be Performed:    

    Pre-Assignment:

    • Review information about the cooperative
    • Hold calls with the F2F team and the producer organization to discuss assignment objectives and plan.
    • Review available literature on herd health management challenges faced by farmers as well as the dairy sector in Kenya.
    • Develop outline and materials for herd health training curriculum
    • During Assignment
    • Orientation meeting with F2F
    • Hold an introductory meeting with the producer organization (PO) to finalize the workplan, assignment schedule, and training overview.
    • Conduct a rapid capacity assessment through farm visits and key informant interviews to assess heard health management challenges experienced by the farmers
    • Develop a draft herd health training curriculum
    • Test and revise the training curriculum
    • Develop and submit trip report
    • Hold debriefing with the host organization/USAID.
    • Hold debriefing with the F2F team.
    • Draft and submit the final report.

    End of Assignment Report and Other Deliverables Required:

    • Herd health management needs assessment report
    • Herd health management program training manual and materials 
    • A final trip report detailing work completed throughout the assignment as well as recommendations for the host organization.
    • A PowerPoint presentation for sharing with F2F, the host, and USAID.  

    The Expertise of Volunteer Experts Requested: 

    • A master's or doctoral degree in veterinary science, animal science, dairy science, or a closely related area 
    • At least 10 years of experience working with dairy cattle. 
    • A good understanding of animal health and bovine behavior 
    • Hands-on experience in animal health management  
    • Experience working in Kenya and/or the region is a plus.    
    • Strong leadership and communication skills and capacity to plan strategically and flexibly.    
    • Experience delivering group training.  
    • Sufficiently physically fit, with appropriate medical clearance.    

    Writing Skills:

    • reporting requires good computer skills including, but not limited to, working, and generating reports with MS Word. Experience with PowerPoint presentations is desirable.    
    • Good writing and analytical skills, interpersonal communication, and presentation skills (adult education skills), ability and desire to teach in both classroom and field settings   

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to International Executive Service Corps on phg.tbe.taleo.net to apply

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