Heifer International Animal Well Being Manager Job in Nairobi, Kenya

Heifer International is a humanitarian development organization dedicated to ending hunger and poverty and caring for the Earth by empowering small holder farm families around the globe to become self-reliant and attain sustainable livelihood through economically viable agricultural enterprises.

Heifer international Kenya seeks to fill the position below to support its country programs.

Animal Well Being Manager

Based in the Country Office in Nairobi and working in close collaboration with all Project Coordinators and their respective Livestock Production Officers, The Animal Well—Being Manager will be responsible for ensuring that all Heifer project participants have knowledge and skills to humanely maximize their animals’ productivity and will ensure successful, innovative, efficient, and effective functioning of all Livestock based enterprise hubs in the program.

Reporting to the Director of Programmes you will be responsible for:

  • Facilitating the wellbeing of all livestock through the adoption of improved animal management and productivity practices in health care, husbandry and quality assurance standards by beneficiaries in all projects and programs.
  • Designing and updating training curriculum and developing training materials on animal health, husbandry, Fodder production and conservation and animal-related issues and arranging trainings for project partners and participants.
  • Build innovation in animal production for smallholder farmers, cooperatives / producer associations, etc., to increase efficiency and effectiveness and with the Director of Programmes and Project Coordinators develop business hubs of cooperatives that have backward and forward linkages into the total value chain.

Minimum Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Veterinary Science, Animal Production or equivalent plus five years of job-related experience is required.
  • Knowledge of and experience in working with livestock programs.
  • Knowledge of and experience working with farmer business organizations in developing sustainable extension delivery processes.
  • Strong background and experience in developing training content and delivering animal health trainings.

How to Apply

To apply for these positions please visit www.heifer.org/careers

Closing date for all applications is Wednesday 21 March, 2018.

Agriculture and Agribusiness
Updated: March 15, 2018 — 4:48 pm