JOB Vacancy Announcement #: 6626
Job Title: Project Assistant – Animal Husbandry
Application deadline: 15 March 2022, 11:00 pm
Duty Station: Duty Station: Al-Hasakeh, NES Syria
- Able to identify and diagnose different animal diseases, physiological disorders, and nutritional deficiency symptoms in sheep.
- Able to select animals for procurement based on breed parameters, assess the age of animals, formulate balanced feed rations, vaccinate animals, and advise best animal husbandry practices.
- Concern for others and respect for people of all ethnicities, religions, genders, and backgrounds.
- Attention to detail, anticipation, and follow-up are core values of the job function while maintaining the highest levels of confidentiality regarding contracts and salaries.
- Possesses strong organizational and problem-solving skills within a fast-paced environment.
- Must be a self-starter and internally driven to success and hard work.
- Possesses strong cross-cultural communication skills, both written and verbal.
- Must be a humble team player.
- Ability to be flexible and adaptable, taking on additional responsibilities as needed.
- Knowledge of computer systems and their applications such as Outlook, Word, and Excel including formulas/formatting.
- He/she must have analytical and report writing skills.
- High level of integrity and stewardship.
- Committed to the organization’s values and ethics.
- Above average mathematic skills
Education / Experience Needed
- Bachelor’s degree in Animal Husbandry, Animal Nutrition, Veterinary Sciences or related field
- Agricultural/Animal Husbandry experience required (minimum two years of relevant experience)
- Experience working with NGOs preferred
- Fluency in Kurdish and Arabic required.
- Proficiency in English is a plus.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral diagram, or schedule form.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk and run; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
o The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but can be exposed to loud noises around the maintenance and construction workshops.
o May travel in country with exposure to communicable diseases, hot and humid weather conditions.
o Work in a security context that is fluid
The Project Assistant – Animal Husbandry will work in direct support of the Veterinary Coordinator to implement the Livestock component of the livestock restocking and restoring project which includes procurement and distribution of 750 sheep, feed, fodder, and implementation of veterinary extension services. He/She will be responsible for distributing inputs to households, conducting training and veterinary extension visits, and advising on best practices on animal husbandry. The Project Assistant – Animal Husbandry will also assist in data collection for monitoring and evaluation. Our organization is looking for committed, hardworking applicants with a passion to serve people with dignity.
- Organize and conduct veterinary field training in line with project curriculum, targets, and objectives.
- Conduct daily field visits to the beneficiaries for coaching and monitoring animal health and nutrition.
- Provide technical assistance on animal husbandry and feeding practices while also serving as a general resource for beneficiaries.
- Regularly meet with beneficiary households to check on progress towards livelihoods goals and conduct post-distribution monitoring.
- Regularly report on program activities, success stories, lessons learned, and other relevant information to the Veterinary Coordinator and Program Manager.
- Report concerns regarding a beneficiary and their family to the Veterinary Coordinator and Program Manager.
- Attend and contribute to regular team meetings.
- Uphold the organization Code of Conduct at all times.
- Perform all other duties as assigned by the Veterinary Coordinator and Program Manager.
How to Apply:
Please send your CV to the following email/Link:
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