Ethiopia_ Health of Ethiopian Animals for Rural Development (HEARD) Project

The service is sought to provide direct technical support to the 5 grants beneficiaries under the HEARD project (Federal Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries (MoLF), International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and the Ethiopian Veterinarian Association (EVA), and to the 3 regional states (Amhara, Somali and Oromia) Bureaus of Livestock and Fisheries. The HEARD project aim to increase income generation from livestock and livestock products in livestock producing communities through increased and safer livestock products and livestock productivity with informed and strategic animal health interventions, strengthening quality of veterinary services delivery optimized and creating sustainable enabling environment for quality public and private veterinary services to better serve the animal health.

The 3 expected results of the HEARD project are:

1) The quality of public and private veterinary services strengthened and delivery optimized;

2) Technical competences and incentives for veterinary service providers improved; and

3) Capacity built for food safety of primary products of animal origin and for control of zoonotic diseases.

The TA under close supervision of the MoLF will assist the planning and implementation process as well as facilitating coordination of the project actions under the five grants; including an advisory role in projectprocurement procedures as well as monitoring and reporting of project implementation progresses.


Qualifications and skills

·        At least a postgraduate University degree preferably in Animal Science, veterinary medicine, or agricultural economics or equivalent

·        Excellent team management, administrative, reporting, and communication skills including solid experience in field assessments and participatory data collection

·        Fluent in English (understanding, speaking, writing), and in the use of common word-processing and spread sheets

·        Demonstrated knowledge of EU/EDF procedures

·        A natural leader with demonstrated experience and proven track record of leading multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary team and robust independently, flexibly and responsively, and

·        Strong analytical, communication, presentation and writing skills

General professional experience

·        A minimum of 15 years progressive hands-on professional experience in a relevant field of veterinary specialty (e.g. Veterinary Epidemiology, Veterinary Public Health, etc.) would be considered an asset

·        Minimum 10 years of relevant professional experience in developing countries, with 7 years specific and relevant experience of working in developing countries, preferably in Sub-Saharan Africa and in particular in the Horn of Africa Region; and at least 5 years as team leader in large programs/projects

Specific professional experience

·        Proven experience in public-private animal health services delivery systems, and the regulatory framework and epidemio-surveillance systems;

·        Experience working at a top-tier consulting firm, livestock sector including health and value chain

·        Solid knowledge of capacity development challenges in public sector Agricultural/livestock sector institutions in Sub-Saharan African countries

·        In depth knowledge of the value chain and trade of live animals and their products

·        Familiarity with the livestock production system in both crop producers, agro-pastoral and pastoral

·        Solid professional experience in developing strategies, approaches, and tools for effective delivery of livestock services

·        Proven working experience in conducting gender / environment / nutrition assessments in policy analysis, research, program design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation

·        Solid experience in undertaking desk literature reviews, analyses and syntheses for monitoring/evaluation and planning purposes

·        Knowledge of the policy environment of Ethiopia livestock sector would be an asset

·        Involvement in recent similar projects in the greater Horn of Africa region will be an asset


Start / Duration: 

The intended commencement date is February 2020 and the period of implementation of the contract will be 36 months from this date


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