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  • Posted: Jan 8, 2021
    Deadline: Jan 22, 2021
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    Vétérinaires sans Frontières Suisse helps in those parts of the world where poverty is widespread and where there are very limited veterinary structures like for instance in conflict and drought prone areas. In our projects the population benefits from instant support through vaccination campaigns but also from longer-term interventions ...
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    Field Veterinary Officer

    Job Summary:

    To effectively implement and supervise Animal Health related component of all VSF Germany programs in Turkana County. Represent VSF Germany and participate in Animal Health sector working group and other related coordination meetings with partners.

    Main Duties & Responsibilities:

    • Engages primarily in the implementation of Animal Health activities in VFS-Germany Projects in Turkana County.
    • Engage with County and Sub-County Veterinary Technical personnel and other stakeholders in design and implementation of livestock disease surveillance, treatments and vaccination campaigns.
    • Give technical guidance in procurement of veterinary inputs (drugs, equipment and services) to ensure required quality of livestock service delivery
    • Directly supervise livestock treatment and vaccination component of the VSF-Germany’s projects and ensure proper documentation of the same for reference and analysis.
    • Keep an up to date database of all animal health activities carried out by VSF-Germany and stakeholders.
    • Provides technical assistance and support to other team members of the projects.
    • Makes sure that project activities are performed in line with the work plan;
    • Ensure that summary of community meetings, seminars or workshops facilitated and/or attended by project staff is well documented and shared with relevant stakeholders.
    • Together with the Project Manager, compiles activity specific reports for all animal health activities in accordance to donor and the organization guidelines.
    • Together with the Project Manager, properly document the achievements and lessons learnt from the Animal Health activities and share with relevant stakeholders.
    • In consultation with the Project Manager, liaise with relevant government counterparts, NGO and CBO partners with the objective of effective implementation of the livestock related activities.
    • Establish an effective working relationship with government, non-governmental and community based organizations.
    • Work cordially with local partners, authorities and leaders in reaching the beneficiaries.
    • Keeps herself/himself updated about recent developments in assigned technical area and related issues;
    • Facilitate trainings, workshops, experience sharing visits, etc, that are related to the needs of target beneficiaries, especially Community Disease Reporters.
    • In liaison with project Manger develop budget and forecast for animal health activities in the projects.

    Qualifications/Desired competencies/Experience

    • At least a Degree in Veterinary Medicine from recognized University.
    • Up to date registration with Kenya Veterinary Board is mandatory.
    • At least 5 years of professional experience in working in Veterinary Sector.
    • At least 3 years’ experience of work with the NGOs especially in ASAL areas
    • Knowledge and experience of working on pastoral livelihoods will be added advantage.
    • Proficiency in written and spoken English language is a must.
    • Computer literacy in MS – Word, Excel and Power Point confers advantage.
    • Good concept and report writing
    • Strong interpersonal communication skills.

    Job Summary:

    To effectively implement and supervise Animal Health related component of all VSF Germany programs in Turkana County. Represent VSF Germany and participate in Animal Health sector working group and other related coordination meetings with partners.

     

    Main Duties & Responsibilities:

    • Engages primarily in the implementation of Animal Health activities in VFS-Germany Projects in Turkana County.
    • Engage with County and Sub-County Veterinary Technical personnel and other stakeholders in design and implementation of livestock disease surveillance, treatments and vaccination campaigns.
    • Give technical guidance in procurement of veterinary inputs (drugs, equipment and services) to ensure required quality of livestock service delivery
    • Directly supervise livestock treatment and vaccination component of the VSF-Germany’s projects and ensure proper documentation of the same for reference and analysis.
    • Keep an up to date database of all animal health activities carried out by VSF-Germany and stakeholders.
    • Provides technical assistance and support to other team members of the projects.
    • Makes sure that project activities are performed in line with the work plan;
    • Ensure that summary of community meetings, seminars or workshops facilitated and/or attended by project staff is well documented and shared with relevant stakeholders.
    • Together with the Project Manager, compiles activity specific reports for all animal health activities in accordance to donor and the organization guidelines.
    • Together with the Project Manager, properly document the achievements and lessons learnt from the Animal Health activities and share with relevant stakeholders.
    • In consultation with the Project Manager, liaise with relevant government counterparts, NGO and CBO partners with the objective of effective implementation of the livestock related activities.
    • Establish an effective working relationship with government, non-governmental and community based organizations.
    • Work cordially with local partners, authorities and leaders in reaching the beneficiaries.
    • Keeps herself/himself updated about recent developments in assigned technical area and related issues;
    • Facilitate trainings, workshops, experience sharing visits, etc, that are related to the needs of target beneficiaries, especially Community Disease Reporters.
    • In liaison with project Manger develop budget and forecast for animal health activities in the projects.

    Qualifications/Desired competencies/Experience

    • At least a Degree in Veterinary Medicine from recognized University.
    • Up to date registration with Kenya Veterinary Board is mandatory.
    • At least 5 years of professional experience in working in Veterinary Sector.
    • At least 3 years’ experience of work with the NGOs especially in ASAL areas
    • Knowledge and experience of working on pastoral livelihoods will be added advantage.
    • Proficiency in written and spoken English language is a must.
    • Computer literacy in MS – Word, Excel and Power Point confers advantage.
    • Good concept and report writing
    • Strong interpersonal communication skills.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should submit an application letter and CV plus 3 names of referees (one of them being their immediate supervisor) with their full contacts via email address to HR & Administration, VSF Germany, recruitment@vsfg.org. Include the current and expected remuneration package. Indicate the job Title ‘Field Veterinary Officer’ on the subject line. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews. Closing date for receiving applications is Friday, 22nd January 2021, before 16:00 pm. Due to the urgency of this position the applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis.

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