Livestock Officer-PPR VAA Job at Mercy Corps - Career Opportunity in Uganda
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Vacancy title:
Livestock Officer-PPR VAA

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Nonprofit, and NGO , Category: Management ]


Jobs at:

Mercy Corps

Deadline of this Job:
22 January 2021  

Duty Station:
Within Uganda , Kaabong , East Africa

Date Posted: Monday, January 11, 2021 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

Job Category: Programming
Requisition Number: LIVES01484
Locations Kaabong, UGA

Job Details
Mercy Corps seeks a dynamic individual to support in the daily implementation of program activities, helping to engage with key stakeholders and ensure program outcomes are achieved. It is an opportunity for a results oriented and self-motivated individual looking for complex challenges that can make difference in the people’s lives. The PPR Livestock Officer will focus on identifying and engaging with community-based stakeholders, help in the coordination of key training events and provide ongoing contextual knowledge to ensure program success.

• Identify and mobilize key stakeholders for program activities.
• Assist in the epidemiological targeting and monitoring and evaluation (M&E) activities through contextual knowledge
• Support the PPR Team Leader in the selection of and training for veterinarians and CAHW in the context of on-going CAHW programs, together with Tufts University and local partners.
• Assist in coordination of training events for the CAHW, with training conducted by Tufts and University of Florida epidemiologists and national universities, and participation by local Veterinary Services.
• Assist in implementation of vaccination campaigns by the CAHW, with support by the Ugandan Veterinary Services.
• Make on site visits regularly to monitor progress of activities and provide strategic measures for progress to maximize the programs’ economic and social impacts on the community
• Analyze project implementation strategies to identify constraints to program success and provide timely recommendations
• Prepare and submit periodic work plans and activity reports to the team leader
• Apply gender and youth lens approach to activities in the program cycle
• Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and to not jeopardize its humanitarian mission;
• Other duties as assigned.




WORKS DIRECTLY WITH: PPR Team Leader and Senior MEL Officer

• A degree in Agriculture (livestock production), Animal production technology and Management, Veterinary medicine or its equivalent including course units on medicine/ animal health.
• At least 1-year experience in livestock health activities especially in the rural or pastoral communities
• Willingness to work in the field with livestock producers, community animal health workers, kraal leaders, businesses in the value chain and communities • Ability to interact effectively with a wide range of partners; private sector, government and civil society
• Skills in team work, networking, community dialogues and organizational development;
• Excellent reporting, communication and representation skills
• Good spoken and written English. Fluency in Ngakarimojong preferred

Closes: 22nd Jan 2021

Job Education Requirements: Degree

Job Experience Requirements: 1 year


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Job Info
Job Category: Management jobs in Uganda
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: 22 January 2021
Duty Station: Kaabong
Posted: 11-01-2021
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 12-01-2021
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 11-01-2065
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