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Livestock Officer at Sahel Consulting Agriculture and Nutrition Limited

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Sahel Consulting Agriculture and Nutrition Limited (Sahel) is a leading management consulting firm focused on the agricultural and nutrition sectors in Africa. We partner with government agencies, private sector companies and leading international development organizations to conduct research, analyze policies, develop strategies and implement programs that promote sustainable food security and improved nutrition. We have worked on a variety of projects across West Africa, including in Benin, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Mali, Nigeria, and Senegal.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

 

Job Title: Livestock Officer

Location: Abuja (FCT)
Employment Type: Full-time

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the general supervision of the Productivity Improvement Manager, the Livestock Officer will contribute to activities related to livestock production components of the ALDDN program, and in particular will:

  • Participate in the design and implementation of the livestock production activities that support good farming practices that regards to the development and usage of feed and fodder resources, efficient use of animal nutrition, provision of feed safety and other associated technical and policy issues including the agribusiness of particularly marketing animal feeds.
  • In collaboration with the productivity improvement team in the office, participate in the development, implementation, and technical support of ALDDN’s Field Program relating to the production of feed resources, development of feeding standards and improvement of animal nutrition; provide advice to partners and beneficiaries on the importance of efficient use of animal nutrition in livestock development programs.
  • Develop strategies to enhance better utilization of available and potential animal feed resources, genetics and breeding improvement and facilitate training of good feeding and nutritional practices.
  • Assist the Productivity Improvement Manager in developing and tracking the training calendar and modules (including infographic brochures, demo videos, Interactive Voice Response (IVR) and radio) in local languages for dissemination) for farm record keeping, good dairy practices and the feed industry in developing and complying with feed safety/quality standards.
  • Contribute to the work and participate in field activities to promote interdisciplinary program interventions that relate to animal production and nutrition, dairy production, and feed safety.
  • Keep up-to-date and informed on relevant developments; design and conduct analytical studies on specific technical and policy issues affecting animal nutrition, feed resources and feed safety.
  • Plan, organize and participate in both scientific and technical meetings, prepare and edit reports, manuals, guidelines and other publications concerning livestock sector and ALDDN program.
  • Facilitate data collection and analyses that contributes to the ALDDN program implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Contribute to technical support appropriate for ALDDN program activities such as to identify, engage, screen and issue contract to IVR service provider for video production for trainings and brochure productions to disseminate trainings through its channels and local radio stations to pass information to the dairy farmers in various communities
  • Support team in review of training contents for brochures and videos as well as contributing to developing materials and conducting training the trainers’ sessions for extension agents and smallholder dairy farmers in livestock production and husbandry practices.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications & Requirements
We are looking for candidates with a passion for agriculture that are driven, and self-starters. Below are key qualifications we are looking for:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science or related courses
  • Minimum of 2 years work experience.
  • High-quality analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills (both written and verbal)
  • Willingness to travel (required).

 

 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: [email protected] using “Livestock Officer” as the subject of the mail.

Note: Due to a high volume of applicants, please understand that we are able to contact only those who meet the minimum qualifications

Application Deadline  31st December, 2021.