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Livestock Specialist – SC8


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1 week ago

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Job Description/Requirements

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The specialist will be under the overall supervision of the FAO Representative in Kenya and the Assistant FAO Representative Programmes, the general supervision of the Programme Manager Sustainable Agri-Food Systems and the direct supervision of the Project Lead of the “Building Refugee Settlements in Kenya” project (UNJP/KEN//EC).

Technical Focus

Provide day to day technical support to both refugee and host communities, implementing partners, and County Government in integrating the project livestock development component effectively while ensuring that the activities contribute to improved availability and uptake of fresh, locally- produced and nutritious foods in Dadaab .

Tasks and responsibilities

• Contribute to the development of guidelines and training modules on livestock production to be integrated into the Farmer Field Schools (FFS) curriculum for facilitators and participate in facilitators’ trainings to ensure proper identification of relevant livestock activities at community levels.
• Provide technical support to the implementation of all livestock value chain development activities through promotion of improved and innovative production technologies and management practices in close collaboration with key partners in the public and private sectors.
• Provide technical assistance on issues pertaining to livestock and poultry production, animal health, processing, and marketing, taking into consideration impacts on environment, food safety and associated human health risks.
• Support the development of sustainable, resilient, and competitive livestock value chains through capacity building on productivity-enhancing technologies, and support disease surveillance for early detection of risks and facilitate early response initiatives such as vaccination programmes to maximize potential market opportunities.
• Support development of practical and community-based animal health care and maintenance strategies to sustain livestock and poultry production and provide technical guidance on the development of livestock-related interventions including beneficiary targeting, training community-based animal health agents, vaccination programmes, etc.
• Participate in technical working groups on livestock production on behalf of FAO.
• Support monitoring and evaluation of outputs, indicators, and results of the project against the agreed work plan, subsequent regular report writing, and identify constraints and issues that require timely resolution and corrective actions. 
• Perform other duties as may be assigned by the FAO representative or their duly appointed representative.


Minimum Requirements

• University degree in Veterinary Medicine/Science and/or Animal Science or related field.
• Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in animal production and animal health project interventions.
• Working knowledge of English and Kiswahili
• Must be a Kenyan National

FAO Core Competencies

• Results Focus
• Teamwork
• Communication
• Building Effective Relationships
• Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Technical/Functional Skills 

• Demonstrated working experience in rural Kenya.
• Experience in participatory methodologies.


FAO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing) Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted Please note that FAO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU) / United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed at For additional employment opportunities visit the FAO employment website:  Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances. 

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