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Livestock Officer-PPR VAA

Mercy Corps
Kaabong, Uganda

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Fixed term

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Job Summary

Mercy Corps seeks a dynamic individual to support in the daily implementation of program activities, helping to engage with key stakeholders and ensure program outcomes are achieved. It is an opportunity for a results oriented and self-motivated individual looking for complex challenges that can make difference in the people’s lives. The PPR Livestock Officer will focus on identifying and engaging with community-based stakeholders, help in the coordination of key training events and provide ongoing contextual knowledge to ensure program success.

Responsibilities

• Identify and mobilize key stakeholders for program activities.
• Assist in the epidemiological targeting and monitoring and evaluation (M&E) activities through contextual knowledge
• Support the PPR Team Leader in the selection of and training for veterinarians and CAHW in the context of on-going CAHW programs, together with Tufts University and local partners.
• Assist in coordination of training events for the CAHW, with training conducted by Tufts and University of Florida epidemiologists and national universities, and participation by local Veterinary Services.
• Assist in implementation of vaccination campaigns by the CAHW, with support by the Ugandan Veterinary Services.
• Make on site visits regularly to monitor progress of activities and provide strategic measures for progress to maximize the programs’ economic and social impacts on the community
• Analyze project implementation strategies to identify constraints to program success and provide timely recommendations
• Prepare and submit periodic work plans and activity reports to the team leader
• Apply gender and youth lens approach to activities in the program cycle
• Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and to not jeopardize its humanitarian mission;
• Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 12 months
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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