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Vétérinaires Sans Frontières Suisse – Field Officer – Meat Technology/Hygiene.

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Background

Vétérinaires Sans Frontières Suisse (VSF-Suisse),www.vsf-suisse.org is a politically and religiously neutral humanitarian organization focusing on preventing and alleviating suffering, disease and hunger, and contributing to socio-economic development and sustainable environment, in areas where livestock, agriculture and related issues play, or could play an important role in peoples’ livelihoods, food and nutrition security and resilience. VSF-Suisse works both in humanitarian aid and in long-term development in seven countries of West and East Africa.Four exciting positions have arisen in our Kenya Programme. Compensation will be aligned with the VSF-Suisse rates for the respective position. These roles require applicants to have the right to work in Kenya. Priority will be accorded to qualified applicants who reside in the targeted project locations. VSF-Suisse does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process for the advertised position.

Duty Station: The position will be100 % field based in Western Kenya

Reporting to: Project Officer

Expected Start Date: 01 August 2022

Duration: Six(6) months but will be subject to annual contracts based on acceptable performance and availability of donor funding

Overall Responsibilities:

The position holder will support the activity implementation to realize the objectives of an oncoming animal welfare and food safety activities along the poultry value chain in Bungoma, Kakamega, Vihiga, Kisumu and Siaya Counties, currently under negotiation. S/he will work under the direct instructions, guidance and supervision of the Project Officer, and in liaison and close collaboration with all other team leaders/ members in the programme in the discharge of the functions s/he is responsible for.The project aims to improve incomes and employment opportunities for youth along the value chain.

Key Responsibilities:

In consultation with the immediate Supervisor, the position holder is responsible for implementation of VSF Suisse Project(s) activities:

•Identify, select and verify project sites and beneficiaries for project implementation.

•Community mobilization and awareness creation for project implementation as per selected project site(s);

•Facilitate community meetings, dialogues and formation of community focal point or community committees;

•Assessment of pre- and post-harvest hygiene of poultry enterprises

•Preparation of training curriculum and facilitate training of poultry value chain actors on poultry meat hygiene/food safety •Translate in local language during community meetings; dialogues and other community sessions;

•Carry out surveys for baseline and end-line in close collaboration with immediate supervisor

•Carry out monitoring functions of the project(s) on a periodic basis;•Provide a chronological activity reports of the project

•Represent VSF Suisse in forum and meetings as instructed by the immediate supervisor;

Qualifications, Experience & Skills required

•Diploma/Degree in Veterinary Public Health and Meat Technology, Food Science and Technology or related field

•At least 3years working experience in veterinary public health/meat technology in industry or as a field practitioner in, but not restricted to, smallholder setting in the rain-fed high agricultural potential areas

•Excellent communication skills both orally and in writing, interpersonal relations, and conflict resolution abilities,

•Excellent computer skills and demonstrable track record of managing a successful team•Ability to work in multicultural team and strict adherence to rules, regulations and guidelines

•Experience in carrying out assessments, baseline surveys, monitoring and community participatory evaluation exercises

•Experience in the implementation of Rural Development Projects.

•Good facilitation skills and ability to conduct community level workshops/seminars;

•Fluent in written and spoken English

•Person of integrity –honesty and good moral standing

How to apply

We look forward to receiving your application(s) in English. Please add:

•Motivation Letter (maximum one page) stating why you are the right person for this position

•A recent CV of 2 pages maximum

•Scanned copies of your work certificates and relevant academic certificates

•Scanned copy of National ID/Passport•Names of three referees and their contact details.

Send your application by e-mail to Office.Nairobi@vsf-suisse.org by Tuesday 7July,2022 at 5:00 PM East Africa Time. The application e-mail should indicate on the subject line the Job Title. Note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification. Interviews are planned between 14 and 16July 2022 in Nairobi.

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