Fresher Livestock Officer – PPR VAA NGO Jobs – Mercy Corps


Job Title:    Livestock Officer – PPR VAA

Organization:  Mercy

Duty Station:  Uganda

Reports to: PPR Team Leader


About US:

Mercy Corps has been
present in Uganda since 2006, focusing its interventions on economic and
agricultural development, maternal child health and nutrition, governance,
conflict management and humanitarian response. In 2017, Mercy Corps had an
impact on almost 1 million beneficiaries in Uganda through our work focusing on
building resilience and enabling economic growth, improving opportunities to
attain better health and nutrition, and improving governance and conflict management.
Common themes include community engagement, inclusive development, gender, and
working in partnership with local government, the private sector and civil
society actors.


Job Summary:  Mercy Corps seeks a dynamic individual to
support in the daily implementation of program activities, helping to engage
with key stakeholders and ensure program outcomes are achieved. It is an
opportunity for a results oriented and self-motivated individual looking for
complex challenges that can make difference in the people’s lives. The PPR
Livestock Officer will focus on identifying and engaging with community-based
stakeholders, help in the coordination of key training events and provide
ongoing contextual knowledge to ensure program success.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Identify and mobilize key stakeholders for program

Assist in the epidemiological targeting and monitoring and
evaluation (M&E) activities through contextual knowledge

Support the PPR Team Leader in the selection of and
training for veterinarians and CAHW in the context of on-going CAHW programs,
together with Tufts University and local partners.

Assist in coordination of training events for the CAHW,
with training conducted by Tufts and University of Florida epidemiologists and
national universities, and participation by local Veterinary Services.

Assist in implementation of vaccination campaigns by the
CAHW, with support by the Ugandan Veterinary Services.

Make on site visits regularly to monitor progress of
activities and provide strategic measures for progress to maximize the
programs’ economic and social impacts on the community

Analyze project implementation strategies to identify
constraints to program success and provide timely recommendations

Prepare and submit periodic work plans and activity
reports to the team leader

Apply gender and youth lens approach to activities in the
program cycle

Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally
in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and to not jeopardize its
humanitarian mission;

Other duties as assigned.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

applicant for the Mercy Corps Livestock Officer – PPR VAA job
must hold a degree in Agriculture (livestock production), Animal
production technology and Management, Veterinary medicine or its equivalent
including course units on medicine/ animal health.

One year of experience in livestock health activities
especially in the rural or pastoral communities

Willingness to work in the field with livestock producers,
community animal health workers, kraal leaders, businesses in the value chain
and communities

Ability to interact effectively with a wide range of
partners; private sector, government and civil society

Skills in team work, networking, community dialogues and
organizational development;

Excellent reporting, communication and representation

Good spoken and written English. Fluency in Ngakarimojong


Mercy Corps is an
equal opportunity employer; Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged
to apply.


How to Apply:

All candidates
should apply online at the link below.




Deadline: 22nd January 2021


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