Position: Livestock Assistant
Location: Nyimba Area Programme (Local Position)
PURPOSE OF POSITION
To engage Communities and partners in building and transforming Livestock Pass on a Blessing (PoB) schemes into viable livestock enterprises.
Technical Extension Services to Pass on Blessing (PoB) Clients;
Ensure that all households adhere to good livestock husbandry practices (appropriate housing, nutrition, no tethering, timely vaccinations etc.
Ensure Pass on Blessing (PoB) clients adhere to MOU with the Committee.
Strengthening Community Led Livestock Extension Delivery System;
Work with Camp Veterinary/Livestock Assistants in ensuring that CLAs are abreast with practical skills in handling livestock.
Assessment of skills sets of CLAs and facilitating trainings (based on comprehensive training need assessments).
Assess CLA client ratio and recommend trainings of new CLAs where need be.
Ensure all trained CLAs are rendering extension services to PoB clients in their catchment Areas (At a fee where necessary).
Support to Livestock Management Schemes;
Ensure all schemes adhere to MOU with WVZ and Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock (e.g. Meeting regularly, sharing reports, segregation of duties by subcommittees and enforcing terms, conditions of Livestock Loans etc.).
Data Tracking, Reporting & Monitoring;
Work with Development Facilitators in the Livelihood – Sustainable Enterprise and Economic Development (SEED) program in updating of Livestock Data Tracking Template and Reporting (DME Function) and monitoring.
Ensure that all data sets are correct and regularly updated (including managing information flow from the client to Area Programme Office via Livestock Schemes, CDWs, and Veterinary Assistants etc.)
Support DFs in ensuring timely implementation of SLiC Project interventions with adherence to budgets, logical Frame Work and WVZ policies.
QUALIFICATION, COMEPETENCIES, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Full School Certificate with credits or better in English Language, Mathematics, Science, Biology and any other subjects.
Certificate/Diploma in Livestock Production or Veterinary Medicine from a reputable Institution
Experience in managing livestock pass on schemes with a bias towards small livestock (Goats and Chickens) added advantage.
Must be computer literate
Competent in Riding Motors Cycles and Holder of a driver’s license with Class ‘A’
Fluency in Nsenga or Chewa will be an added advantage
Basic knowledge in livestock husbandry with biased towards goats
Basic knowledge in Community mobilization
Basic knowledge in facilitating livestock management schemes
Basic Knowledge in facilitating Livestock FFBS
Women are strongly encouraged to apply