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Job Title:          Livestock Officer (2 Job Placements)
Organisation: Caritas International
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Livelihoods Program Manager

About US:
Caritas International is a confederation of 16 Catholic relief, development and social service organisations operating in over 200 countries and territories worldwide. Collectively and individually their claimed mission is to work to build a better world, especially for the poor and oppressed. The first Caritas organisation was established by Lorenz Werthmann on 9 November 1897 in Germany.

Job Summary: The Livestock Officers will be responsible for the implementation of livestock program activities

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Work closely with the project team to identify and pilot interventions that improve the productivity and competitiveness of the livestock industry.
  • Collaborate with the livestock farmers, veterinary officers, extension services, private service providers, Veterinarians without Borders (VWB) and community animal health workers.  Monitor and evaluate all livestock related activities in target households.
  • Coordinate, supervise, train and support livestock agents.
  • Actively promote preservation and storage of local agricultural and industrial by-products.
  • Support businesses and youth groups to develop new livestock-related businesses, such as feed block manufacture, apiculture, silage ' production, milk distribution, and fattening activities.
  • Build a network with livestock health companies and service providers.
  • Support initiatives to improve herd composition.
  • Foster good calf management practices, including creep-feeding, milking frequency and calfpen hygiene.
  • Identify, assess and develop networks and strategies for potential private, public and civil society sector partnerships.
  • Carry out regular on-site field visits to monitor progress of activities
  • Provide strategic measures for progress to maximize economic and social impacts of the programme to the community.
  • Analyze project implementation strategies to identify constraints to success and provide timely recommendations.
  • Formulate work plans and reports as per reporting schedules.
  • Keenly analyze project implementation strategies to identify constraints to program success and provide timely recommendations.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the Livestock Officer job must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Livestock production and management, Animal Production Technology and Management, Veterinary Medicine or a related field. A diploma in animal production and management and three years’ experience in livestock production programming
  • Two years’ experience with Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) or Faith-Based Organizations (FBOs) in livestock production activities especially in a rural or pastoral community.
  • Excellent knowledge of livestock practices and animal husbandry as well as livestock economic possibilities.
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of government structures of production and livestock.
  • Good networking skills with communities
  • Very good knowledge of businesses in the value chain and communities
  • Excellent supervisory, training and mentoring skills
  • Good organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to work with little or no supervision
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Keen attention to detail, ability to follow procedures and meet deadlines and team work. Excellent computer skills.
  • Proven skills in riding a motorcycle and possession of a valid riding license.
  • Knowledge of local language (Nga'Karimojong) is an added advantage.

How to Apply:
All qualified candidates should address and send their application letters, Curriculum Vitae and copies of relevant academic and work based certificates to:

The Chairperson, 
Caritas Moroto Diocese Commission, Moroto Diocese,
P.O. Box 46, Moroto – Uganda and submit to the Caritas Moroto Diocese Head Office in Moroto or the nearby Catholic parish within Moroto Diocese.

NOTE: Applicants should indicate their preferred duty station on their application letters. Please send your application letter, CV, copies of relevant academic and work based certificates as well as contact details of three (3) FORMER direct supervisors as references

Deadline: Monday, 7th May 2018

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