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Livestock Specialist (NIM-NC)

Job Category:
Poverty Reduction
Career Level:
Job Type:
Full Time
Positions:
1
Agency / Project:
UNDP/ Area Development Programme Balochistan.
City/Location:
Quetta
Country:
Pakistan
Posted On:
15 March, 2011
Last Date to apply:
29 March, 2011
Experience in years
2 to 4
Experience:

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.
• PhD/MSc Masters Degree in animal husbandry with specialization in small ruminants.
• At least 7 years (for masters) and 5 years (for Ph.D) 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,

Description:
 

Under the overall guidance of the National Programme Director and direct supervision of the National Programme Manager, 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 Manager / UNDP.


Education
Must Degree Degree Level Country Description
 Ph.D/ MasterMasters Degree PhD/MSc Masters Degree in animal husbandry with specialization in small ruminants.