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Lutheran World Federation Animal Health Project Officer Job in Kakuma

Friday, January 21, 2011

The Lutheran World Federation/Department for World Service Kenya/Djibouti Programme is seeking to recruit a Kenyan national for the following position, to be based at Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya.

1. Project Officer- Animal Health

The Project Officer- Animal Health shall be responsible to and report directly to the Project Coordinator – Host Community or designate for the carrying out of his/her duties.

The purpose of the position is to provide community based animal health services and the supervision of livestock-related projects in the Turkana region.

The main responsibilities include;
• Conduct training for community health workers on animal health diseases and disease identification.
• Strengthen existing community based disease surveillance structures and link them to Government of Kenya Veterinary and Department.
• To work closely with the veterinary department to facilitate deworming and vaccination of livestock against common diseases like PPR and CCPP among others
• Conduct training for livestock marketing groups on drug supply chain management.
• Provide support and advice to existing and new drug stores at the community level and link them up with Community Health Workers Associations.
• To work closely with Community Development Facilitators and supervise their activities in realizing timely planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting of project activities.
• Work closely with the Project coordinator to formulate and develop needs-based proposals and strategies.
• To be a member of the Kakuma/Turkana Project Management Team.
• Together with the Project coordinator supervise and report on all livestock activities in the project area.

Professional Qualifications
• A minimum of a diploma or a degree in animal health/ veterinary medicine from a recognized institution.

Experience and competencies
• At least 3 years experience with animal health issues in a pastoralist set up is required.
• Demonstrable understanding of the dynamics of pastoralist livelihoods, peace building and conflict resolution, preferably gained within an international NGO.
• Practical experience in community participation processes, proposals and reports writing.
• Excellent Computer skills, especially MS Word and MS Excel.

Applications and detailed CV must include email address and telephone contacts of 3 referees, one of whom must be your supervisor in your current/former employment.

They should reach the undersigned by close of business on 28 January 2011:

C/o Office Administrator,
P.O. Box 40870, GPO-00100,
Nairobi, Kenya

Or e-mail to:

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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