Livestock Production Officer

The Job

Food and Agriculture organization of the United Nations

Terms of Reference

Livestock production officer

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Under the general supervision of the FAO representative and the Chief Technical Advisor (CTA) “Enhancement of Food Security and Resilient Livelihoods Programme (EFRLP)” the Livestock Officer and under the direction supervision of the Agriculture officer and the National Program Coordinator in close cooperation with the project team members at PSU and FCO; the livestock officer will assist in the planning, design, implementation and monitoring/evaluation of livestock value chain related programmes. The livestock production officer will specifically perform the following activities:

  • Analyze the livestock subsector status as an integral part of Yemen’s agricultural sector;  
  • Assess smallholder dairy and feed value chain practices and knowledge in the targeted governorates;
  • Conduct livestock value chain assessment of smallholders’ dairy value chains ad identify potential intervention to enhance benefits to smallholder producers and other value chain actors;
  • Identify and develop portfolio of intensification and market orientation of potential livestock value chains providing case studies (dairy, beef, sheep, and goats) for the commercialization of production with stimulating rapid change in feed-related elements of these value chains;
  • Determine the outputs in the livestock value chains required by the market agents including quality, consistency, cost, value-added, food safety, and ethical credential;
  • Identify major livestock value chain actors and core functions, categorized as : input supply, production, trade (marketing), processing and consumptions;
  • Propose interventions for encouraging a business attitude to livestock farming;  
  • Assess and determine interventions to improve animal health and forage resources development that include offering adequate training packages;
  • Develop the livestock value chain credit scheme;  
  • Analyse constraints and opportunities to improve animal feed value chain, and determine the main drivers leading to changes in feeding practices in the livestock sector;
  • Identify farmers who should form competent marketing groups which can be used as bargaining blocks for ensuring both input and output markets;  
  • Analysis of actors, their linkages, technical/innovation capacity, and incentives for collaboration to ensure ability of value chain to efficiently generate value for smallholders;
  • Analyze water supply, fodder producers, traders (Enhancing fodder production and options for fodder producers, Feed/ fodder markets performance, innovation and technology;
  • Prepare and submit progress report as per FAO and EU reporting format;
  • Perform any other tasks as requested by his supervisor.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Advanced university degree in animal husbandry, veterinary science, and forage and pastured development, or other related fields.
  • At least five years of experience in value chain, livestock marketing, and Famers Field School Practices;  
  • Ability to work within a team of professional staff from diverse technical and cultural backgrounds.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

  • Demonstrated capacity to plan, advice and guide planning processes on value chain and marketing related issues;
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct livestock value chain analysis;
  • Demonstrated ability to liaise with multiple agencies that include UN agencies, NGOs, and governmental agencies;
  • Ability to plan, organize, implement and report;
  • Excellent communication, writing and presentation skills in English.

 

How to Apply
  • All applications should be sent to fao-ye@fao.org and the JOB TITLE & LOCATION need to be mentioned in the email subject field.
  • This is a Project-based post.
  • There will be a 6 months probationary period for the selected candidate.
  • Employer: FAO
  • Category: Development/Non-Profit
  • Location: Sana'a
  • Posted on: Jan 11, 2017
  • Deadline: 25 Jan, 2017

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