One Acre Fund Artificial Insemination Technician Job in Kakamega, Kenya

Industry: Nonprofit / International Development
Function: Dairy Cow and Care Program
Employer: One Acre Fund
Job Title: Artificial Insemination Technician
Job Location: Rural Kenya  – Based in Kakamega
Contract: 1 Year Contract

Organization Description: One Acre Fund is a growing NGO in Kenya, Rwanda, and Burundi that is innovating a new way of helping farm families to achieve their full potential. 

One Acre invests in farmers to generate a permanent gain in farm income. We provide farmers with a “market bundle” that includes education, finance, seed and fertilizer, and market access. 

Our program is proven impactful – every year, we weigh thousands of harvests and measure more than 100% average gain in farm income per acre. We are growing quickly. 
In six years, we have grown to serve 200,000 farm families with more than 700 full-time field staff. 
One Acre Fund has just launched a new Dairy Cow Care and Breeding program in Kakamega North. 
This program is likely to grow and provide significant career opportunities for qualified AI technicians and supervisors.

Contract Details: Two year contract subject to renewal depending on performance

Job Description: We are looking for an extremely organised, passionate and capable individual to help expand our Dairy Cow Care and Breeding Program as One Acre Fund grows. They would be responsible for providing Artificial Insemination services to farmers who have purchased the Dairy Cow Care and Breeding package.

Essential Skills and Experience

  • At least 2+ years experience conducting Artificial Inseminations
  • Animal Health Assistance Certificate (provide at interview)
  • Registered Veterinary Surgeon (provide at interview)
  • Artificial Insemination Training Certificate (provide at interview)
  • Registered AI technician with the Kenya Veterinary Board (provide at interview)
  • Strong References from previous clients (provide at interview)
  • Good spoken and written English
  • Strong ability to work within deadlines and long hours in the field
  • Ability to multitask and prioritise – You will be visiting several farmers per day and must be able to complete them in order of priority
  • Attention to detail – One Acre Fund has exceptionally high standards and all visits must be completed to a high level of detail
  • Excellent communication and high level of professionalism
  • Must live or be willing to relocate to Kakamega, Western Kenya
Interview Exam: Candidates will be asked to demonstrate their proficiency in:
  1. Heat Detection
  2. Correct AI technique
  3. Pelvic examination to determine semen/breed suitability
  4. Pregnancy Diagnostic Test
  5. Correct Reporting Procedure to DVS
  6. Ability to communicate effectively to farmers
Desirable Equipment
You must own your own Motorbike
Has a motorbike driving licence
You should own a complete Artificial Insemination Equipment Kit
  • Universal pistolette
  • Plastic sheaths
  • Arm length gloves
  • Pair of scissors
  • Thaw monitor (or thermometer)
  • Tweezers
  • Lubricant
  • Dipstick
  • Haversack
  • Thermos flasks
Desirable Skills and Experience
  • Ability to work long hours – All One Acre Fund employees are passionate about what they do. 
  • We are a professional organisation and our employees often work outside regular hours in order to achieve fantastic results
  • Good reporting and communication skills (both formal and informal)
Areas of Responsibility
  • Deliver timely, high quality Artificial Insemination Services to One Acre Fund farmers
  • Ensuring project deliverables are executed on schedule and to a high level of quality
  • Spending significant amounts of time in the field quality checking project activities
  • Sending through high quality updates and reports on time
Career Growth and Development
One Acre Fund invests in building management and leadership skills. 
We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through weekly mentorship and through regular career reviews. We are a rapidly expanding organisation and there is significant capacity for career growth in roles that each person can be passionate about. 
At a minimum you will receive twice annual career reviews and constant feedback. Your manager will invest significant time in your career development.

Timeline: This position requires someone who can start immediately.

Compensation: A competitive compensation package will be offered. One Acre Fund will monitor your Artificial Insemination success rate and high performers will be eligible for performance bonuses.

Benefits: A transport and airtime allowance will be paid monthly.

One Acre Fund is an equal opportunity employer

To Apply

Email your cover letter and resume to (Subject line: AI Technician + the place you heard of the position)
Application End Date: 3rd February 2014 @ 5pm

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