Livestock Specialist - Tenders Global

Livestock Specialist

Food and Agriculture Organization

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Under the overall supervision of the FAO Representative in Pakistan and the Provincial 
International Program Coordinator in Sindh, Livestock Specialists will report day-to-day to 
the Project Coordinator of the relevant project. The Livestock Specialist will work as part 
of a technical team in Sindh as a programmatic approach, especially to the USAID project
Revival of livelihood, food security, and nutrition of the flood-affected population in Sindh.”
The Livestock Specialist will provide technical expertise on livestock management, disease control, and breed improvement to achieve the outcomes specified under the relevant projects, including backstopping to the field teams. They will work cooperatively with other livestock officials from other FAO projects to ensure best practices are adopted throughout the provincial program.
Tasks and responsibilities:
  • Liaise with relevant stakeholders, including other implementing partners of the concerned projects, partner organizations, livestock breeding, management, and health  service providers, livestock product processing businesses, livestock marketing entities, government agencies, and research institutions;
  • Provide specialized technical assistance in the implementation of the project activities and supervision/monitoring of livestock health and management,     breeding, and production methods for improving commercial gain;
  • Provide technical support in response to the priority needs of community organizations, producer marketing groups, farmer field schools, and other groups established or supported under the projects;
  • Provide capacity building of the FAO field teams in the District in livestock health and management, including advice and guidance to the field teams on the  formation and facilitation of groups in the project targeted area for dissemination of a set of sustainable livestock rearing practices for adaptive research and participative learning in the target districts;
  • Draft technical specifications for the procurement of livestock inputs and plan the quantities of 
  • inputs to be procured under the project;
  • Provide hands-on assistance during the course of implementation of the livestock producer training program through close collaboration and coordination with the field facilitators;
  • Contribute to baseline and end-line assessment surveys and analyses of the overall status of the livestock sector for the areas targeted by the project;
  • Assist in the preparation of project reports, case studies, and success stories; 
  • Contribute to/edit reports, manuals, guidelines, and other specialized publications as they relate to animal production, protection, good farming/livestock practices, and producer’s organizations;
  • Provide cross-sectoral technical support to other FAO teams and projects in the Sindh province
  • Provide technical guidance in the broader areas of the livestock management program and its impact on food security.
  • Perform any other relevant duties assigned by the supervisor.
Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in veterinary science (Doctor in Veterinary Medicine).
  • Ten years’ experience in development projects in the livestock sector, private sector livestock   operations, or related fields, and knowledge of the Sindh livestock herd characteristics and production systems.
  • Working knowledge of English. Knowledge of the local language, Sindhi, is desirable.
  • National of Pakistan
Technical/Functional Skills:
  • Remain open to change and have the ability to manage complexity.
  • Ability to work and act under pressure and with discretion in a multicultural environment.
  • Demonstrate capacity to plan, prioritize,  and deliver timely tasks to meet goals in a high-pressure environment.
  • Maturity and confidence in dealing with high-ranking officials of government institutions, international institutions, and non-government institutions.
  • Familiar with FAO procedures and possess strong supervisory, communication, team building, 
  • and computing skills (word processing, spreadsheets, and databases).

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