Senior Program Officer-Animal Well-Being

Job ID 75

Program / Project Support India   Odisha


Description

FUNCTION
The Senior Program Officer - Animal Well-Being will report to the Regional Program Manager and will lead and facilitate the well-being of all animals through the adoption of improved animal management, productivity practices and standards in the State and assigned program area to ensure animal health, animal husbandry and product quality assurance is achieved. He/She will be responsible for ensuring that Heifer participants in the project have knowledge and skills on how to maximize their animals’ productivity and reduce the cost of production. He/She will be working in collaboration with project partners and will be responsible for capacity building, monitoring and reporting related to project activities in the area. The Senior Program Officer(AWB) will work in close collaboration and coordination with the Program/Project Managers to ensure successful, innovative, efficient, and effective functioning of all enterprise hubs in the program.

ESSENTIAL CHARACTER TRAITS:
Accountable, humble, flexible, enthusiastic, dependable, creative, team player, detailed-oriented, organized, communicator.

RESPONSIBILITIES & DELIVERABLES
Promote scientific Backyard Poultry practices in rural farmers for increase in income and nutrition of the family. (50%). 

  • Ensure quality and timely animal healthcare delivery (prevention and treatment).
  • Ensure good husbandry practices (breeding, nutrition, housing, feeding, watering, and waste management and other ecological production methods etc.).
  • Ensure regular supply of quality inputs.
  • Ensure good quality output products.
  • Develop training material and conduct trainings for field workers/entreprenurs.
  • Develop innovative models as per the field situation.
  • Support in Business and Marketing activities of Poultry Birds.
  • Facilitate vaccinators, CAVEs time to time for project implementation
  • Organise trainings for the vaccinators, CAVEs on BYP and strengthen their knowledge and skills
  • Meet the project targets timely in terms of scale up production, targeted families, income increase and business goals.
Monitoring, review and reporting of the program (20%)
  • Ensuring timely submission of reports.
  • Ensure that the partner meet the Heifer’s monitoring and evaluation requirements and the deadlines
  • Reviewing the project progress (physical and financial) with partner staff on monthly basis
  • Ensure that the Activity based reforecasting is prepared following the participatory method and the other stakeholders (PMC, co-funder, etc)
  • Documentation and sharing of the best practices
  • Work in collaboration and consultation with Regional Program Office (RPO) and Country Program Office (CPO) team
Facilitate the well-being of all small ruminants through the adoption of improved animal management and productivity practices and standards in the program (15%).
  • Ensure quality and timely animal healthcare delivery (prevention and treatment).
  • Ensure good husbandry practices (breeding, nutrition, feed and fodder management, housing, watering, and waste management and other ecological production methods etc.).
  • Ensure regular supply of quality inputs.
  • Ensure good quality output products.
  • Develop training material and conduct trainings for field workers/entreprenurs.
  • Develop innovative models as per field situation.
  • Support in Business and Marketing activities of small ruminants.
Liaison, networking and resource mobilization to strengthen the program effectiveness (10%)
  • Sharing the Heifer’s model with other stakeholder and building a fruitful relationship with them
  • Networking and relationship building with Government, CSR, Foundations, and other stakeholders and linking the project participants to their schemes
  • Promotion cross earning and exchange of the knowledge
  • Supporting the partners in mobilization of the committed co-funding/ Local Resource Leverage (LRL)
  • Organizing and participating in donor visits.
  • Time to time participation in state level events, workshops, and roundtables
May perform other job-related duties as assigned/ requested (5%)
  • Support other projects as and when required.
Minimum Requirements:
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Veterinary Science or equivalent plus three (3) years of Poultry Management related experience is required. Other job related education and /or experience may be substituted for all or part of these basic requirements.
Preferred Requirements:
  • Masters Degree in Veterinary Science with specialization in Poultry Science.
Most Critical Proficiencies:
  • Knowledgeable of and experience in working with poultry and livestock programs.
  • Knowledge and experience of running Campaigns.
  • Knowledge of and experience with or within community organizations.
  • Fluent in Hindi, English and Odiya , spoken as well as written.
  • Good leadership qualities.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Have an interest animals/agriculture Community development.
  • Excellent oprganizational skills including strong attention to details.
  • Skills with Microsoft Office packages, internet browser and other appropriate technology.
Essential Job Functions and Physical Demands:
  • Motivated to work responsibly with little supervision.
  • Ability to meet and deal with tothes in a courteous and tactful manners.
  • Demonstrate a high degree of honesty and integrity.
  • Constant face-to face, telephone and electronic communication with colleagues and the general public.
  • Constant sitting, standing and walking, with occational bending and lifting, may work at a computer for an extended period of time.
  • Ability and willingness and ability to travel extensively, both locally and internationally
  • Willingneness and ability to work with a flexible schedule.
  • Ability to foster and maintain a spirit of unity teamwork and cooperation
  • Sensitivity in working with multiple culutures and beliefs, and to Gender Equality.