Fresher Livestock Assistant US NGO Jobs – Mercy Corps

Job Title:   Livestock Assistant (Fresher US NGO Jobs)   

Organisation: Mercy Corps

Duty Station:  Uganda


About US:

Mercy Corps is an International NGO that exists to alleviate poverty and oppression by helping people build secure, productive and just communities. Mercy Corps has been fully registered in Uganda as an operational NGO. Currently Mercy Corps has an office in Kampala and is implementing Food Security programs which comprise of Water and Sanitation, Livelihood and Agriculture and Conflict Mitigation Management Program in North and North Eastern Uganda. We implement programs in the northern districts of Pader, Kitgum, Agago, Lamwo, Kaabong, Abim and Kotido with funding from USAID, USDA, Walmart Foundation, SDC, DFID as well as other private donations.


Job Summary:  Mercy Corps is looking for one (1), experienced and qualified Livestock Assistant (LA), who under the supervision of the Livestock Officer and guidance of Livestock Team Leader will be responsible for the implementation of APOLOU Livestock Program activities in Karenga District – Karamoja Sub Region. The LA will directly implement and support facilitation projects to the growth of Livestock Value Chains in Karamoja. Facilitation projects will include, commercializing Livestock Value Chains and live animal trading in an equitable manner, increasing profitability and provision of community animal health services, increasing fodder production, strengthening livestock output markets and creation of an enabling environment in Karamoja for pro-poor, nutrition sensitive livestock growth.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work in consultation with the Mercy Corps Livestock Health Production and Marketing teams, national drug companies, District Veterinary Officers and other key partners in planning and implementation of veterinary service extension activities of APOLOU program according to the approved work plans and budgets.
  • Work with livestock producers have improved knowledge and skills and adopt practices that are nutrition sensitive and support resilience.
  • Work with farmers to commercializing livestock value chains and live animal trading and profitable provision of community animal health services and increasing fodder production.
  • Work with Livestock output markets to facilitate strengthening and expansion.
  • Work with youth to improve on and off farm livelihood opportunities in the livestock sector.
  • Work closely with agro-vet shops and livestock traders to identify capacity gaps of CAHWs and farmers’ challenges and provide technical support, design tools and activities for improvement and follow up the implementation.
  • Work in liaison with the district veterinary officers and agro-vet shops, the LA will design and implement a supervisory plan for CAHWs to ensure quality service delivery to farmers.
  • Build and maintain close coordination and co-operation with district veterinary department, ministry of agriculture, research institutions, sector working groups and development agencies to ensure synergy and improved coordination among programs/interventions.
  • Work with DVOs to plan and support disease surveillance activities and vaccination campaigns – including poultry and Newcastle disease, foot and mouth disease etc;
  • Offer technical support to national drug companies, agro-vet shops and CAHWs to promote herd health program at kraal and household levels

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a Diploma in Animal Husbandry and Management or other relevant fields from a recognized institution
  • One year of relevant experience with proven technical experience in the field
  • Willingness to spend much time in the field and work closely with Input dealers, PVPs, Trader associations, Community animal health workers, Livestock champions and communities.
  • Ability to interact effectively with a wide range of partners, private sector, government, and civil society.
  • Strong computer literacy with a full knowledge of office/Microsoft 365.
  • Excellent teamwork, networking and community consultations skills
  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to complete tasks in a timely manner.
  • Excellent reporting, communication and presentation skills.
  • MUST be able to ride a motorcycle and MUST possess a valid riding permit.
  • Good spoken and written English. Fluency in Pokot is required


How to Apply:

All candidates should apply online at the link below.


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Deadline: 7th January 2022


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