Veterinary Officer at CARE International in Kenya in Garissa – Kenyan Jobs
Veterinary Officer at CARE International in Kenya in Garissa – Kenya Jobs, Careers and Vacancies
CARE International in Kenya seeks to fill the following positions:
VETERINARY OFFICER (Ref: VO/08/2011) based in Garissa
DEPARTMENT/PROJECT: Emergency/ Support to pastoral and agro-pastoral communities affected by the La-Nina phenomenon
SUPERVISOR: Project Manager – ARC
LOCATION/DUTY STATION: Garissa
DATE OF EMPLOYMENT: 1st September – 31st December 2011
Reporting to the Project Manager, Arid and Semi Arid Recovery Consortium (ARC) Project the Veterinary Officer will coordinate and provide technical support to the project activities in Garissa. The incumbent will work closely and in collaboration with Ministry of Livestock Development and other partners in the animal health sector, participate in the assessment, trainings, monitoring, mass treatment/vaccinations and rapid responses during the project period. He/she will also be making the project reports.
Job summary & Purpose:
Coordinate and provide technical support to the project activities in Garissa working closely and in collaboration with Ministry of Livestock Development and other partners in the animal health sector. Participate in the assessment, trainings, monitoring, mass treatment/ vaccinations and rapid responses during the project period. He/she will also be making the project reports.
Tasks and Responsibilities
Co-ordinate and provide technical support to the project
- Coordinate and ensure the animal health project activities are undertaken as planned
- Participate in the field assessments to determine critical needs in animal Health including identification of target areas, beneficiary households and number of animals to benefit from livestock emergency interventions activities.
- Facilitate and ensure sensitization of stakeholders, community leaders/members on the project interventions
- Participate in the identification and training of District Disease Surveillance Committee (DDSC) and Community Managed Disaster Risk Reductions (CMDRR) in all the target districts.
Organize and facilitate community trainings
- Participate in the identification of District Disease Surveillance Committees and Community Managed Risk Reduction Committees.
- Plan and facilitate all community trainings related to this project in partnership with the respective DVOs
- In close working relationship with the respective DVOs supervise and mentor the performance of the DDSC and CMDRR committees.
Networking and Collaboration with stake-holders in area of operation
- Constantly engaging with DVO’s /DLPO on disease surveillance, treatments and reporting of Disease out breaks
- In collaboration with the key stakeholders provide adequate information to the beneficiaries and community leaders on the project interventions.
- Participate in animal health stakeholders’ meetings and representing CARE interest
Reporting and documentation of project activities:
- Ensure tools for data collection are developed and used to generate adequate information for reporting
- Follow up and ensure accurate and timely submission of animal health data (mass treatment and vaccinations).
- Participate in data analyze and make reports on the same
- Regularly update the project team on the changing trends in animal health related to the drought.
- Document every process of implementation in area of operation – reports and lessons learnt including challenges and best practices
- Other responsibilities: Any other duties that may be allocated by the supervisor
- Spending Authority: NIL
- Supervision: NIL
- Decision Making:
Contacts/key relationships (internal & external):
- ARC Project Manager, Project Coordinator, Project/Asst. Officers and M&E Officer
- ARC project partner organizations, Government and local authorities for the target areas
- Other Local and International NGO implementing animal health activities
- Target communities/beneficiaries
The post will be based at the CARE Kenya Garissa Sub-Office, with frequent travel to the field including Dadaab, Lagdera, and Balambala
- Education: Bachelor’s Degree in veterinary medicine or equivalent in the animal health.
- Experience: Two years experience, experience of having worked in Northern Kenya is an added advantage.
- Desired Competencies:
Two year working experience in related activities
Experience in working in an Emergency project
Proficiency in MS office computer packages.
Excellent communication skills both written and oral
Self motivation and reliability with need for minimal supervision.
Qualified candidates are invited to send their application letters, indicating the reference number in the subject line together with a detailed CV with three professional referees and daytime telephone contacts by 24th August, 2011 to the Human Resources & Development Manager, CARE International in Kenya. Email: email@example.com. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
CARE is an equal opportunity employer and promotes gender equity. Women are encouraged to apply. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.
Warning to all applicants:
CARE International in Kenya does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process. (Application, interview, meeting, processing, training or any other fees).
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