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Livestock Service and Production Manager – CARE Ethiopia

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CARE Ethiopia would like to invite competent and qualified job seekers in the position of Livestock Service & Production Manager.

Position: Livestock Service & Production Manager

Job Description:


 The purpose of Livestock service and production Manager  is to lead the planning and implementation of Livestock health, husbandry and fodder production activities promotion to address the needs and priorities of chronically food insecure households that are impacted by the conflict and ongoing instability. The Livestock service and production Manager  provides capacity building and technical assistance related to Livestock health and husbandary initiatives under the project: “Selam EU Recovery”, for affected communities, project staff, partner organizations, and key stakeholders in Tigray, Afar and Amhara regions. The Livestock service and production Manager , is responsible for the promotion of livestok health and production through the introduction of improved system and appopriate extension service including vetrinary and husbandary services for diversified livelihood engagment on Poultry, apiary, smal ruminant and other large animals. He/She will also be responsible in setting up systems for livestock health service and irrigable fodder development practices. The incumbent is also responsible to extract, document and share good practices within the organization, stakeholders and its partners. Furthermore, the position holder will assist in refining the project design and implementation of all components of the project related to Livestock health, husbandary and fodder development in the target communities. He/She will directly report to Program Manager and work closely with other technical advisors and program staff to ensure program quality and impact in line with the goals and objectives of the project. 


Job Responsibility #1:  Provide Technical Assistance/ Program planning and implementation (30%)

Lead in the design and implementation of Livestock health and husbandry activities, and fodder developmentunder SELAM EU Recovery Project;
Lead in the development of a detailed implementation plan (DIP) for the Livestock health and husbandry activities, and fodder development activities under SELAM EU Recovery Project;
Reduce the vulnerability of drought-affected households/communities to external shocks through diversified and productive livestock’s husbandry (small ruminant, large animals, apiary and poultry sectors);
Identifies and recommends interventions to promote veterinary service delivery in the program operational areaCarries out community consultations to determine type and need of small ruminant type for restocking programs.In collaboration with relevant government counterparts carries out environmental assessment to determine impact/benefits arising from new livestock water source development.
Collects baseline information related to livestock disease, access to animal health services and constraints to service delivery in collaboration with Project Manager and M&E Officer;
Ensures communities’ participation in all livestock related activities.
Provides technical assistance and provides support to project based livelihood officers and partners to improve Community Animal Health Workers (CAHW) and veterinary services
Helps in building up and maintaining strong links among relevant organization in each project regions and other project stakeholders to improve/harmonize animal health services.
Organize ToT of CAHWs and other related trainings for project based technical staffs and partners
Supports and lead efficacious annual vaccination campaigns
Works with pastoral communities and herd managers to improve herd productivity
Work with CARE’s Procurement Unit to procure transport services and oversee the transportation and delivery of veterinary pharmaceuticals to project locations.
Work with CARE field teams to set up secure and appropriate storage space for veterinary pharmaceuticals at the respective woredas

 Job Responsibility #2:  Coordination and Networking: 25%

Strengthens organizational linkage between Community Animal Health Workers (CAHW), Pastoral Development Office, Agricultural bureaus and government veterinarians clinics;In collaboration with relevant bodies carry out feasibility study of alternative ways of improving livestock productivity and fodder production.In collaboration with Project Manager prepares monthly, quarterly and annual work plans to effectively carry out livestock production, Marketing, and Community Based Animal Health Care activities to achieve the project development objectives;
Establishes cooperation with appropriate livestock research organizations and other projects and programs working on livestock industry issues (poultry, apiary and other livestock) and fodder production;
Ensures the implementation of recommendations of livestock productivity feasibility study;
Facilitates feasibility study to investigate ways of improving livestock production, rearing, fattening and health system;
Ensures the implementation of recommendations of livestock and fodder production feasibility study.Represent CARE Ethiopia at all key government and inter-agency Livestock services and production related forums as appropriate;
Establish and maintain productive relationships with partner organizations working with CARE on the EU Recovery program;
Establish and maintain productive relationships with government offices, private sectors, non-government organizations,  and institutions and draw different experiences to be shared with project staff;
Work to progressively improve CARE’s engagement in Livestock and fodder development programming;

Job Responsibility #3:  Training and Capacity Building: 20%

Organizes training and other capacity building program on Livestock health and husbandry for the government and project staff and implementing partners in respective project Woreda in close collaboration with field team;
In collaboration with project officers carries out community sensitization and awareness regarding animal health issues, husbandry and fodder production;
Updates the available training curriculum for new and refresher training of CAHWs in close collaboration with the Project team;
Provides community training on improved apiary and poultry management and practices.

Job Responsibility #4:  Learning, Documentation and Sharing (15%)

Identify/extract good practices and learning related to improved Livestock productivity and diversification interventions for further program quality improvement;
Record and document lessons from program processes and achievements;
Share good practices and learning with CARE staff, stakeholders and partners;
Organize forums and experience sharing visits to extract/share success stories and challenges;
Identify partners with good and relevant practices for potential experience sharing;
Prepare and maintain up to date information on the Livestock based livelihood diversification situation in each operational area;
Prepare reports as deemed necessary.  

Job Responsibility #5:  Leadership and Representation (10%)

Contribute to transparent and participatory management and decision making;Coach the field level staff to build their technical and function capacity in Livestock health and husbandry practices;
Actively participate and support programmatic coordination and synergy;
Contribute to healthy work environment;
Promote transparent and accountable system;
Participate in project management meetings and be a team player and team builder;
Represent project/CARE and contribute on Livestock service-related forums and discussions at different levels;
Exhibit model behaviors consistent with principles, values, vision and mission of the organization;
Identify and promote learning and lessons for scale up of good practices;
Bring issues and feedback to the attention of the project management;
Implement decisions made by the project management.

Job Responsibility #6: Perform other duties as assigned:


Understanding and demonstrated commitment to the importance of gender, youth and social inclusion issues.
Demonstrated commitment to principles of Gender Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and PSEAH (safeguarding), as evidenced in previous positions / programming
Job Requirements:

A) Education/Training


BA/BSc Degree in veterinary science or animal health, Animal science, rural development, Development Studies or related field,


MA/MSc Degree in Livestock health, animal science, rural development, Development Studies, Agriculture, or related fields.

B) WORK Experience:

8(eight) years of progressive experience for BA and 6(six) years experience for MA that is related to emergency/recovery response and economic development within the holistic Livestock based livelihoods, animal health services, fodder production in rural areas, including experience with sustainable livelihoods and diversification programming, rural development and food security programs.
Ability in interpersonal relationship, proposal development and team work is required. 


Previous experience working in recovery/emergencies in livestock productivity and production activities with international NGOs and UN agencies;
Strategic and operational planning experience
Experience in undertaking capacity building initiatives.

C) Technical Skills


Proficiency in computer (Word, Excel & Access);
Expertise in Livelihoods and Income Generation program design and management;
Good knowledge of written and spoken English;
Project design, monitoring and evaluation skill;
Effective interpersonal skills,  maturity, initiative, tact and a high sense of responsibility, Ability to work harmoniously with people of different educational and cultural backgrounds;
Ability to analyze technical issues, to write clear and concise reports and make effective oral presentations;
Solid understanding of livelihood and income generation frameworks and tools; and
Good analytical, communication and organizational skill.


Expertise in Livestock health service system development, analysis and profiling.
Proven training and facilitation skills;
Computer skills in database management.
EMMA methodologies, Livestock market mapping and trend assessment, analysis and report writing

D) Competencies: CARE core values (Transformation, Integrity, Diversity, Excellence, and Equality), building partnerships, and managing performance for success, initiating action, interpersonal skills, contributing to team success, pro-active problem solving and organizing.

E) Problem Solving(Thinking Environment):
All the three levels of problem solving apply to the incumbent. But category number one and two is most applicable to this position because, the incumbent must use interpersonal skills to pick and choose the right strategy to address a given problem and also has to deal with variable solutions, which need analysis, problem definition and development of alternative solutions.  

V. Contacts/Key Relationships:

The incumbent is expected to establish and maintain good relations with all staff, communities, and partners in at all levels.
S/he will also be expected to have productive and professional relations with various technical and operation staff in the organization.

 VI. Working Conditions and Level of Travel Required. 

This position is based in Addis Ababa, CARE Ethiopia office and requires 30 – 40% of his/her time for travel to project operational areas in the country (Afar, Tigray and Amhara)
How To Apply:

If you are interested to be part of our dynamic team, exciting work environment and contribute to CARE Ethiopia’s mission and vision, please send your CV (not more than 3 pages) and cover letter (not more than one page) through Ethiojobs.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Passionate and dedicated candidates who meet the requirement are strongly encouraged to apply, especially women!

CARE Ethiopia is committed to preventing all unwanted behavior at work. This includes sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, and child abuse. We expect everyone who works for us to share this commitment by understanding and working within the CARE Safeguarding Policy and related framework. CARE Ethiopia has a zero-tolerance approach to any harm to, or exploitation of, a vulnerable adult or child by any of our staff, representatives or partners.

CARE Ethiopia reserves the right to seek information from job applicants’ current and/or previous employers about incidents of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment the applicant may have been found guilty to have committed or about which an investigation was in the process of being carried out at the time of the termination of the applicant’s employment with that employer.

By submitting the application, the job applicant confirms that s/he has no objection to CARE Ethiopia requesting the information specified above. All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks.

CARE seeks to improve the lives of the most marginalized, particularly women and girls. Our diversity is our strength. We encourage people from all backgrounds and experiences to apply.


Application Deadline: August 23, 2022

Livestock Service and Production Manager – CARE Ethiopia
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