Job: Animal Husbandry Manager at International Medical Corps

International Medical Corps is therefore looking for a suitable candidate to fill the position of

The Livestock Officer will be based in Shani.

Position: Nigerian Nationals Only

Job summary:

The Livestock Officer will be responsible for implementing and monitoring the overall management of the Livestock and Aquaculture activities of the Nutrition, Livelihoods and Resilience project at Shani LGA, which includes the distribution of poultry and small ruminants, feed distribution, disease control and training. The Livestock Manager will be technically supervised and supported by the Program Manager.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conduct a rapid assessment to identify specific operational villages/locations for livestock asset creation activities.
  • Lead the beneficiary selection process according to the criteria set by the project in collaboration with local administrations and community representatives.
  • Lead community participatory planning exercise and development of community action plans for livestock asset creation activities.
  • Lead the implementation of the livestock asset creation component of the project in accordance with the set schedule, budget and resources and implement the project within the specified parameters.
  • Actively participate in the conduct of monitoring and evaluation (M&E) in collaboration with the M&E manager.
  • Actively participate in the formation of local committees and community mobilization.
  • Facilitate and provide trainings on animal husbandry and disease control and livestock disease control in collaboration with relevant ministries.
  • Joint planning and delivery of capacity building activities with the Program Manager.
  • Maximize the nutritional sensitivity of the project by working closely with the nutrition program team.
  • Provide capacity building and support to livestock assistants/volunteers under your supervision.
  • Prepare and submit regular internal reports on all breeding and asset creation activities.
  • Prepare external reports in donor format.
  • Implement the distribution of poultry, small ruminants and feed.
  • Build beneficiaries’ capacities in animal husbandry, disease monitoring and control, hygienic handling and value addition of livestock products, and carry out regular scheduled visits to their farms.
  • Participate in assessment missions related to food security and livelihoods with other stakeholders in the region representing International Medical Corps.
  • Actively represent International Medical Corps in food security and livelihoods and early recovery cluster coordination meetings.
  • Capture lessons learned from monitoring and evaluations, document successes, replicate successful projects and scale them up.
  • Understand food security gaps and come up with a project idea, write concept notes and share them with the technical supervisor.
  • If necessary, lead the national staff recruitment process in close collaboration with the nutrition coordination and the FLS manager, human resources and train the newly hired staff.
  • Work with the M&E team to develop a tracking tool, send a weekly update to the program manager, closely monitor and inform the team if the situation on the ground changes quickly.
  • Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse
  • Actively promote Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) standards within International Medical Corps and among beneficiaries served by International Medical Corps.

Compliance and Ethics:

Promotes and encourages a culture of compliance and ethics throughout International Medical Corps. Depending on the position, maintains a clear understanding of, and adheres to, International Medical Corps and donor compliance and ethics standards. Performs work with the highest level of integrity. Communicate these values ​​to staff and partners and ask them to adhere to these values.

Qualifications and experience:

  • B. Sc in Veterinary Medicine/Animal Science or other relevant field with four years of field experience in food security and livelihoods, livestock development, including experience in early recovery and development.
  • Experience in assessment, local livestock disease surveillance, community consultations, program design and evaluation, and technical training and support.
  • An up-to-date understanding of the concepts of food security, emergency response, early recovery, food security and livelihoods.
  • Familiarity with the design and programming processes of different donors.
  • In-depth analytical skills demonstrating an understanding of current concepts, priorities and issues in program monitoring, data collection and evaluation.
  • Skills in implementing livestock development programs.
  • Ability to exercise tact, diplomacy and resourcefulness in dealing with senior officials of donor agencies, international organizations and other foreign and domestic government officials and partners.
  • Must have excellent written and oral communication skills in English and the ability to work collaboratively with other International Medical Corps departments, donors, non-governmental organizations and the private sector.
  • Actively promote Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) standards within International Medical Corps and among beneficiaries served by International Medical Corps.
  • Accountability is necessary to develop and carry out activities.

Key skills:

  • Strong communication skills: oral, written and presentation skills.
  • Must be a team player and culturally sensitive.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, email and Internet use
  • Strong leadership, team spirit, conflict resolution and ability to achieve IMC’s strategic objectives.
  • Extremely flexible and able to deal with stressful situations

Equal opportunities

International Medical Corps is proud to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age , disability or veteran status.
Due to the urgent need for the position, applications received will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
International Medical Corps never asks job applicants for a fee, payment, or any other monetary transaction. If you are asked for money in connection with this recruitment, please report it to International Medical Corps at the reporting email address provided at the end of this document. International Medical Corps reporting email address: Please do not submit your resume or application to the reporting email address, it will not be considered for consideration

All applications should be directed to the Human Resources Coordinator, International Medical Corps via email: [email protected]

Applicants MUST indicate the position and location they are applying for as the subject line of their email, cover letter and resume must be in a single Microsoft Word document or applications will not be considered.

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