The Episcopal Church of the South Sudan -Christian Action for Relief and Development (ECS-CARD) Hai Mozephin, Opp Wau Teaching Hospital C/O ECS Provincial Office P.O. Box 110 Juba South Sudan. firstname.lastname@example.org
Food Security Project South Sudan Program
JOB OPPORTUNITY – DAIRY EXPERT
The Christian Action for Relief and Development (CARD) is Indigenous Christian base Organization, a development wing of the Episcopal Church of South Sudan, Diocese of Wau. Exist to restoring hopes, inspiring spirit of actions and transforming the lives of vulnerable people; educationally, healthily, economically and agriculturally for sustainable livelihoods in South Sudan. CARD has worked in South Sudan since 2011, supporting and implementing initiatives in Emergency Response, Peace-building, Agriculture, and Income Generation Activities.
CARD’s work reflects and expresses the principles of ECS Principles however CARD assists persons on the basis of need, not race, creed, or nationality. CARD is at pre stage to implement of dairy farming an agro-based project, which comprises of two aspects: dairy production and dairy marketing. Dairy production is an all-inclusive activity, related to dairy animal care, reproduction, feeding, housing and management and is defined as all those aspects and activities relating to raising of dairy animals during their various phases of life to get wholesome milk and cow dung. Dairy technology relates to all aspects of marketing milk.
The proposed project is to be in the vicinity of Wau, South Sudan; the project is funded by CORDAID. Therefore, CARD wishes to recruit highly competent from East African expatriate dairy expert person whose proactive and self-driven foreign from Kenya, Tanzania or Uganda to serves as a technical consultant and liaison with industry and governmental agencies.
PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:
Card seeks to employ a practically experienced dairy expert. The expert should fbe able to develop a zero grazing demonstration unit appropriate for south sudan in the project area. The expert should train 50 local (female) farmers in keeping a (one) dairy cow imported from Kenya, to teach them how to feed, how to plant pastures, how to prevent diseases, how to manage breeding and how to build a zero grazing unit. The expert should be able to keep these animals alive and productive. Further how to handle the milking and marketing of milk making use of a milk collection centre in the town Wau. Also biogas installations will be introduced.
1. Build, manage and develop a zero grazing unit for 2 dairy cows (with assistant dairy expert).
2. Make sure that participants build zero grazing unit and plant pasture before the cattle arrive
3. Training beneficiaries on the demonstration plot on feeding, disease prevention, breeding, housing and management.
4. Follow up the 50 beneficiaries in liaison with the assistant dairy expert by weekly visiting each farmer and correcting them
5. Assist consultant in building cooperative and milk collection centre
6. Reporting, Base line survey
7. Make sure the biogas installations start working
KEY WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:
Internal: Farmers, project director ECS, assistant dairy expert
External: CORDAID, Local Government Authorities (ministry of agriculture, livestock, fisheries and cooperatives, consultant cooperatives and consultant biogas.
The contract period is for 15months initially, with the possibility of extension, starting as soon as possible. Transport to & from and feeding and accommodation with a competitive salary and other benefits including social insurance, living allowances and medical benefits will be covered.
At least five years’ of proven practical work experience in dairy farming with small scale farmers , ‘exotic’ cattle and zero grazing units.
Possession preferably of a bachelor’s degree in animal science or veterinary science from recognized University. People with proven skills without a degree are also invited to apply.
Experience delivering trainings/coaching in herd cow management, herd health and reproduction, treat and care for sick animals, help with difficult births, heat detection, breeding, milking etc
At least three years of work experience in resource-poor environment.
Spoken and written fluency in English.
Motivated self-starter, able to carry out work independently but also coordinate effectively as part of a team.
Strong interpersonal skills, demonstrated in cross-cultural setting.
Computer literacy (MS Office and email/internet) and experience with reporting
Prior experience in conflict-affected area preferred.
Willingness to live and work in an environment where conditions are occasionally harsh and/or volatile.
Application letters and CVs together with the names of three professional referees, should reach the undersigned not later than Monday 31st Oct, 2014. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
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