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Brooke East Africa – Animal Welfare Officer.

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The organisation wishes to recruit transformational individual for the following position:

Position:

1. Animal Welfare Officer

Company: Brooke East Africa

Location: Nairobi

Presence: Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East

Sector: Animal Welfare

Website: https://www.thebrooke.org/

Organizational Background

Brooke is an international animal welfare charity dedicated to improving the lives of working horses, donkeys and mules, operating in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East, reaching over two million working horses.

Brook employs over 900 staff worldwide including; vets, animal welfare experts and development specialists.

Brooke works in various ways;

· With animals – Brooke relieves their suffering through treatment and education, and undertake research to improve their welfare.

· With owners – By working with owners Brooke addresses the most common and severe problems to ensure a healthier future.

· With Health Services – Working with local vets and other providers to improve the availability and quality of service of working animals.

· With Governments – Brookes advocates for local, national and international institutions to include the welfare of working equine animals in policy and implementation.

Organizational Values

Respectful

Being respectful of animals, people, cultures and the environment

Effective

Being an organization of dedicated people, determined to improve the welfare of working donkeys, horses and mules

Accountable

Striving to be accountable and transparent in our work

Collaborative

Working in an inclusive and collaborative way to give the best

Committed

Being committed to making the most effective use of resources to bring about lasting changes for working equine animals

Innovative

Being an innovative, evidence based, learning organization

1. Animal Welfare Officer

Reporting to the Programme Manager, the post-holder will field work within Kenya and other Brooke East Africa operation countries, focused on (a) direct engagement with higher learning and strategic Institutions; and (b) field engagement with Animal Health Practitioners and implementing partners; to promote Brooke East Africa’s equine wealth programme work.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Establish linkages and relations with veterinary schools at all levels, government institutions, non-state actors and other entities and identify areas of mutual interest and strategic collaborations that promotes Brooke East Africa’s Animal Health work
  • Explore and secure collaboration arrangements and agreements through strategic Memorandum of Understanding (MOUs)
  • Develop joint plans with the institutions to implement the MOUs’ objectives
  • Ensure timely delivery and implementation of the MOUs/joint plans
  • Regularly review MOUs to ensure proactive and progressive adoption of learnings and innovations
  • Work closely with advocacy and programme teams to identify opportunities for collaborations with strategic governmental and policy institutions/bodies involved in welfare and animal health to promote and advocate for equine welfare
  • Assess and identify capacity gaps and needs of Animal Health Practitioners (AHPs)
  • Develop and implement training programs for AHPs to address the identified gaps and needs
  • Develop and implement mentorship plan for the AHPs using Brooke’s Mentorship frameworks
  • Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the capacity building and mentorship interventions; and follow-up/review with relevant adjustments
  • Identify forums, conferences or initiatives that have a veterinary engagement angle to animal welfare or have themes that resonate with Brooke
  • Develop and submit abstracts to conference organizers in order to seek opportunities for formal participation
  • Prepare and present position papers, data, information or material on behalf of Brooke during the conference
  • Follow up on agreements and resolutions made during these forums/conferences to ensure Brooke’s positions or commitments are achieved
  • Receive and provide input and support to other officers whose jobs are interdependent with this role
  • Supply reports and other required information and data to other parts of the organization as required
  • Actively participate in team and or staff meeting; adding value to the meeting agenda and discussions for the purpose of enhancing organizational goals in community engagement

Knowledge and Skills Required

· Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Medicine or related field

· Over 5-years’ experience working in NGO or Institutional set up

· Competency in building and strengthening collaborations and networking

· Expertise in capacity building, delivering training and adult learning facilitation

· Experience in developing and delivering information at high-level policy and academic forums

· Good planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting skills

· Good representation and negotiation skills

· Collaborative and supportive approach to resolving complex issues with stakeholders

How to apply

All applications should be addressed to the undersigned on or before 8th May 2022, 00.00hrs.

For consideration, please send your application to:

Recruiting officer

Brooke East Africa

P.O. Box 43220 – 00100

Nairobi, Kenya

Or email: brookeea@thebrookeeastafrica.org

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Brooke is an equal opportunity employer

Professional Conduct: The Brooke East Africastaff** must adhere to the values and principles outlined in Brooke way – Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Accountability, Service and Equality.
Gender Equality: Brooke East Africa is committed to gender equality in all positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for men and women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits**. Brooke East Africa considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, ethnicity, sex, colour**, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status and disability.**

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