Ended Veterinarian Consultant

The Job

Job Title: Veterinarian Consultant (VC)

Department: Program Implementation 

Reports to:  Program Manager & (AFSS)

Location:  Sana’a, Yemen


Global Communities is a global development organization committed to working in partnership with communities worldwide to bring about sustainable, impactful changes that improve the lives and livelihoods of the vulnerable. Development is not something we do for people; it is something we do with them. We believe that the people who understand their needs best are the people of the community itself. Global Communities’ Department of Humanitarian Assistance (HA) has developed a strategy for the organization’s response to the Yemen crisis, anchored in a field presence. Specifically, HA is responding directly in Yemen, intensifying Global Communities’ assistance to vulnerable Yemenis. Global Communities, with its more than 60-year experience in over 80 countries, has the commitment to be a strong part of humanitarian response to Yemen by building up the capacity of vulnerable groups and strengthening their resilience to improve their living conditions with a long-lasting, positive and community-based change.  


Global Communities, has designed an 18-month, Integrated Modalities to Promote Agricultural, Cash-for-Work and Training in Yemen (IMPACT Yemen) program with the goal of meeting continued humanitarian assistance and early recovery needs of vulnerable and conflict-affected populations in Yemen through an integrated, holistic approach to bolstering food security and livelihoods, improving WASH outcomes, and promoting economic opportunities. IMPACT’s multi-sectoral approach is aimed at addressing the intertwined and underlying factors of the conflict that are creating widespread malnutrition and disease. The proposed program will address the needs of 72,982 vulnerable beneficiaries in Sana’a, Ibb, Taiz, and Dhamar through three objectives: 

• Objective 1: Improved household food security and livelihoods by restocking critical agricultural inputs, including seeds, tools, and inputs for composting, fodder and livestock. 

• Objective 2: Increased household income for vulnerable households through market-driven vocational training and cash-for-work opportunities that simultaneously rebuild critical community infrastructure and support to asset building groups.

• Objective 3: Improved access to safe water supplies, sanitation facilities, and improved hygiene practices in targeted communities. 

Under IMPACT Yemen, Global Communities will provide 600 qualifying households in Sana’a, Ibb, Taiz, and Dhamar governorates with three “Balady” goats of prime reproductive age (12-18 months. Livestock restocking beneficiaries will be those who previously owned goats, express interest in rearing goats again, and can afford to care for the goats. Global Communities will procure and distribute the livestock directly to beneficiaries.  Global Communities will provide beneficiaries with goats that have been vaccinated in accordance with RoYG regulations and inspected by MoA livestock specialists prior to distribution as the ongoing situation in Yemen allows.


  • The Veterinarian consultant will be following up on all livestock-related matters before, during and after distribution process: The veterinarian consultant will also be present during the distributions at field level in order to ensure that the distributed goats totally matching the Global Communities specification.
  • Provide technical support for inputs that shall be procured and distributed.
  • Assist and supervise in selecting the appropriate livestock that are in good health in targeted locations.
  • Provide examination and expertise during the selection of the livestock regarding their health and confirming in writing that the goats are healthy, free from any diseases and fit for distribution, as per Global Communities' specifications.
  • Conduct the necessary vaccination against diseases for the livestock in the targeted areas
  • Visit farms to assess the living condition of goats and make necessary recommendations for improved health before distribution.
  • Assist in selecting the appropriate goats' fodder.
  • Provide recommendations to goats owners on ways to feed, clean, and care to promote their health
  • Inspect goats housing facilities to determine their cleanliness and adequacy.
  • Inspect and test goats to detect the presence of communicable diseases before distribution.
  • Advises and supports in the implementation of livestock distribution 
  • Follow-up the distributed goats in the targeted area.
  • Provide assistance in case of further emergencies such as illness of distributed goats, etc.
  • Assist in determine the health worker training material.
  • Submit a hard and soft copies of Document activities, challenges, recommendations and successes of ongoing programming through regular reports
  • Immediately report to the line Manger both verbally and in writing any irregularities observed.
  • Any other duties as designated by Supervisor.


  • University degree in veterinary Science or relevant field of animal science, with a minimum of three years of working experience; (prefer a bachelor's degree in medicine and veterinary surgery). 
  • Good knowledge of national veterinary structures and functions, in addition to good knowledge on livestock trade/movement and animal health/production in Yemen.

Language Skills:

  • Native Arabic speaker.


  • Excellent livestock physical examination skills.
  • Excellent livestock treatment skills.
  • Ability to plan, organize, implement and report.
  • Ability to work within a team of professional staff from drivers technical and culture background.
How to Apply
  • Application should consist of a one-page cover letter and detailed resume or CV. Resume or CV should include the applicant’s detailed work and educational history.
  • Applications should be submitted to https://podio.com/webforms/21463955/1491567
  • Applications submitted after 10 of October, 2019 will not be considered. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
  • Employer: Global Communities
  • Category: Others
  • Location: Sana'a
  • Posted on: 5 October 2019
  • Deadline: 10 October 2019