Project Coordinator – Livestock Technology & One Health
Heifer International Nepal (HPIN)
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Heifer International Nepal (HPIN)

Hattiban, Lalitpur

About Us

Heifer International's mission is to work with communities to end world hunger and poverty and to care for the Earth. Dan West was a farmer from the American Midwest and member of the Church of the Brethren who went to the front lines of the Spanish Civil War as an aid worker. His mission was to provide relief, but he soon discovered the meager single cup of milk rationed to the weary refugees once a day was not enough. And then he had a thought: 

Project Coordinator – Livestock Technology & One Health

Basic Information

  • Job Category NGO / INGO / Social work
  • Job Level Entry Level
  • Expiry date 2022-12-02
  • Skills Accounting, Counseling, Administrative, Analytical, Sales and Marketing

Job Description

RESPONSIBILIIES AND DELIVERABLES: (including approximate percentage effort)

Strengthened capacity of goat and dairy farmers and associated value chain actors on climate-smart livestock farming measures (30%)

  • Identify and select farmers groups and/or cooperatives
  • Collect baseline information including current climate-smart practices
  • Develop training curriculum and manual on climate-smart livestock farming measures
  • Conduct training of trainers (ToTs) to veterinary technicians, village animal health workers (VAHWs) and lead farmers
  • Conduct training to farmers on climate-smart livestock farming measures

Establish demonstration sites of climate-smart livestock farming (30 %)

  • Construct demo sheds, develop fodder/forage nursery and plantation sites, develop biogas and organic manure, develop water recycling systems, install solar lights, etc.
  • Conduct exposure visit of farmers to the demonstration sites

Increased access of farmers to input and services to adopt climate-smart farming practices at farm level (20%)

  • Mobilize VAHWs for regular technical backstopping
  • Organize business to business meetings between farmers groups/cooperatives and agrovets, feed company, biogas installation company, insurance company, BFIs, buyers and traders, etc.
  • Liaise farmers groups/cooperatives with government services and subsidies

Supported in creating enabling environment for adoption and upscaling of climate-smart farming measures (15%)

  • Organize project inception meetings involving M/RM and local stakeholders
  • Organize regular project review meetings with M/RM and local stakeholders
  • Organize project outcome sharing meeting
  • Peer learning events

Perform other job-related duties as requested (5%)

Job Specification

  • Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized university or equivalent in veterinary science and animal husbandry, plus at least five (5) years of related experience, or a master’s degree from a recognized university or the equivalent in veterinary science and animal husbandry, plus at least two (2) years of relevant experience.
  • Other job-related education and/or experience may be substituted for all or part of these basic requirements.
  • Candidates with prior experience in managing livestock projects will be preferred.

MOST CRITICAL PROFICIENCIES:

  • Knowledge and experience in working with livestock programs.
    Good leadership qualities.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Have an interest in animals/agriculture/community development.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Ability to prepare and present documents in a well-designed and attractive format with superior attention to detail
  • Good team player with the ability to train and work cooperatively with a diverse staff, including field staff in several locations
  • Ability to work with sensitive information and maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks with minimal supervision
  • Willingness to work with a flexible schedule
  • Willingness to extensively travel to rural areas
  • Able to effectively promote Heifer’s mission values, and objectives
  • Sensitivity in working with multiple cultures and beliefs, and to gender equity

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