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Livestock Specialist

Job Category:
Career Level:
Job Type:
Full Time
Agency / Project:
Posted On:
17 August, 2006
Last Date to apply:
03 September, 2006
Experience in years
2 to 4

At least 7 years of practical experience in community based livestock and fodder production and range management. Additional experience in animal health will be an added qualification.
Excellent computer skills, especially in electronic communication, Internet surfing, data analysis / presentation and report writing.
Excellent skills in written / spoken English as evident by papers and reports published in national and international journals and presentations given in conferences and to policy community.
Cross-cultural sensitivity, inter-personal skills, art of giving effective presentations, personal knowledge of local languages and prior experience of working with communities in Balochistan will be an added qualification.


The Livestock Specialist should be a renowned scientist / community development practitioner with special reference to livestock production. He/She will closely work with local communities, line departments and NGOs and will spend some 50% of his/her time in the field.  Under the overall guidance of the National Programme Director and direct supervision of the National Programme Coordinator, the Livestock Specialist will perform the following tasks:

As a member of the Programme Team, contribute to formulation, establishment, and operation of a successful participatory development process.

Examine the findings and proposals arising out of the social mobilization and participatory community development activities and design appropriate interventions to enhance productivity of the livestock.

Identify need for strengthening of public sector services in the livestock sector.

Develop fodder production packages for irrigated and rain-fed areas; prepare livestock feeding interventions based on agro-industrial wastes and crop residues.

Identify constraints and design sustainable activities of improved livestock production, output management and income under different agro-climatic zones.

Regularly collect gender disaggregated data related to livestock sector for documenting the outputs / outcomes / impact of the program interventions.

Support and, where necessary train, men and women in the communities and counterpart staff of GoB in improved livestock rearing, feeding, management and health care.

Facilitate gender mainstreaming to the best possible extent in the community development process, with special reference to livestock sector.

Develop liaison with similar projects / programs implemented by other donor agencies.

Document outputs / outcomes / impacts of Programme interventions.
Undertake any other relevant duties as may be assigned by the National Programme Coordinator / UNDP.

Must Degree Degree Level Country Description
 PhD/MScMasters Degree PhD/MSc degree in animal husbandry with specialization in small ruminants