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  • Posted: Aug 25, 2022
    Deadline: Sep 7, 2022
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  • Ikore, meaning "harvest” in Yoruba language, is an international development organization, proffering innovative solutions to drive sustainable social and enterprise development. Our vision is to contribute to a prosperous world that creates opportunity for a better life for all, especially the poor and vulnerable. Our Mission is to facilitate mark...
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    Livestock Program Intervention Assistant(Gombe)

    Project Overview and Role

    • At Ikore, we offer innovative designs that meet the needs and wants of our partners across the trade-tech, mechanization, livestock, Crop production, and social enterprise areas.
    • We are seeking to employ a dynamic and innovative person who has experience working in Livestock value chain across Nigeria and Africa.
    • Someone who can work collectively with host communities, design and support home-grown solutions that improve the livelihood and resilience of the communities.

    Primary Duties and Responsibilities

    • The person will be such with the ability to impact on the day-to-day efficiency of our Livestock program interventions across, Gombe, Adamawa, Kano, Bauchi, and Plateau States, and an ongoing impact on our overall growth.

    Responsibilities

    • Facilitate relations between all the project stakeholders and beneficiaries to increase ownership of the project results, with participation in, and coordination of outreach.
    • Collect field data, through a variety of data collection techniques such as household surveys, focus group discussions, key informant interviews, and other participatory rural appraisal tools.
    • Lead the preparation/finalization and implementation of project plans.
    • Support the facilitation of investment promotion into Adamawa Livestock Value chain
    • Support Capacity development Programs for CAHWs in Gombe
    • Support input retailers with market information
    • Identify and act on any main local constraints that may affect the success of field activities (conflicting dynamics, political tensions, technical constraints, etc.).
    • Organize/co-organize and facilitate meetings with farmers, extension workers, and local government officials and partners at all levels.
    • Lead project activities on the ground.
    • Guarantee that the work progress accurately follows the objectives of the project.
    • Produce frequent service reports.
    • Survey proposed locations to determine feasibility.
    • Lead the implementation of the project’s monitoring system in close consultation with the Program Manager and the teams charged with data collection.
    • Organize and facilitate visits from partners and donors.
    • Periodical report about activities in the targeted areas.
    • Assist to modify, test, verify, and analyzing research data.
    • Perform any other related duties or responsibilities that may be assigned by the program manager.

    Qualifications

    • Degree in Vet. Medicine, Animal Science, Social Sciences or Rural and/or Community Development,
    • At least 5 years of experience in the implementation of sustainable PPR and ND surveillance.
    • Experience or training in the veterinary field is preferred.
    • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
    • Good time-management skills.
    • Must have and maintain a professional appearance and positive professional attitude at all times.
    • Accustomed to using mobile tools and applications.
    • Good knowledge of Data Collection, Facilitation, PRA, and PAR.
    • Computer knowledge of MS Office, MS Excel and, PowerPoint.
    • Experience in working with network-wide and diverse groups and individuals.
    • Good command of spoken and written English and a knowledge of local languages (Hausa) would be considered advantageous.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and Cover Letter as one document (PDF or Word) with complete Contact details to: jobs@ikore.org using the Job Title as the subject of the email.

    Note: Applications will be reviewed, and online interviews will be conducted with shortlisted candidates before finalists are invited for on-site interviews.

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