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Food Security and Livelihood Officer - Veterinary

Title:  Food Security and Livelihood Officer-Veterinary
Team/Program: Programm Implementation Department, Food Security and Livelihoods Unit 


Number of positions: 1 (male and female)
CHILD SAFEGUARDING: The post holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g., once a week or more) or intensively (e.g., four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work country programs, are visiting the country programs, or are responsible for implementing the police checking and vetting process.

Job purpose:

The FSL Officer-Veterinary is responsible for coordinating the implementation of the project and ensuring that activities and outputs are implemented in a timely manner and according to the implementation plan. 

The incumbent will work towards achieving project goals by working closely with the project team to conduct field assessment, market price monitoring, involvement with local communities, and distribution of inputs. The postholder will provide her or his support to the project coordinator in withholding the quality of training, effectiveness of livestock-related activities, and timely reporting.

The FSL officer-veterinary supports the project beneficiaries’ linkage to the established veterinary field units and the veterinary private sector for well-monitoring livestock disease. In addition, the veterinary doctor will provide training to the project’s target beneficiaries in Saripul province.


Reports to: Food Security and Livelihood Coordinator
Staff reporting to this post: Volunteer-Community Mobilizers

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
   Support the project team to conduct community mobilization, sensitization, and selection/verification of project beneficiaries based on pre-set criteria. 
   responsible for the compilation of information on project implementation and reporting to the project coordinator on a regular basis. 
   Ensure improved coordination by working closely with project livestock assistants and other team members and ensuring livestock activities are well coordinated with protection activities in terms of beneficiary selection and planning.

   Communicate and engage with Community Based Disaster Management Committee (CBDMC) members to provide support by providing a place for a livestock service canter. 
   Capacity building of para-vets and project staff in animal husbandry and animal health.
   Development of animal husbandry, dairy, poultry, and artificial insemination manuals and training materials
   Provide veterinary services and technical support to project beneficiaries.
   Market assessment to determine viable livelihood activities for livestock owners.
   Cooperate on the distribution of livelihood inputs to promote livestock
   Support and collaborate with the with the project coordinator on the planning, implementation, and further development of livelihood and livestock components.
   Provide support to project staff in the delivery of livestock components.
   Conduct meetings with all relevant project stakeholders at the district and provincial levels.
   Support in poverty and food security assessments, beneficiary profiling, and preparation of food security and livelihood development plans for the individual beneficiaries.
 Facilitate smooth delivery of veterinary services to the project beneficiaries. 
   Diagnosis, survey, and reporting of disease outbreaks in the target districts and, in cases of disease outbreaks, facilitate the provision of medicine and vaccines.

Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning
 Prepare and implement an action plan for quality monitoring. 
   Mobilizing and making communities aware of project objectives, outputs, activities, MEAL systems, and SCI Child Safeguarding Policies.

   Ensure personal commitment in building a constructive working relationship with partners based on SCI partnership principles spelled out in the Theory of Change.
   Support the project manager in the day-to-day handling of departmental tasks related to partners.
Behaviors (Values in Practice)
   Ensure that you work to the best of your ability and demonstrate high levels of commitment to SC Afghanistan in order to ensure the objectives of your role and the country program are met.
   Ensure the effective and efficient use of all Save the Children resources in order to keep costs low and ensure safety in the workplace.
   Lead, manage, and motivate a team, ensuring that they have clear objectives and receive meaningful feedback on their performance.
   Other duties as directed. (Obviously, this needs to only include duties that could be reasonably expected to be carried out by someone with the skills, experience, and seniority associated with the job in question.).

Educational Qualification
University degree in veterinary or animal science

Experience and skills

   2 to 3 years of experience in total in livelihood and food security programs in the area of livestock and agriculture.
 Background of livestock and veterinary (cash/voucher transfer, agriculture, livestock, value chain, monitoring, and assessment)
   Knowledge of the market 
   Good communication skills
   Problem-solving, analytical, and negotiation skills
   Computer literate
   English proficiency in both speaking and writing, good local language skill

Additional job responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities set out above are not exhaustive, and the postholder may be required to carry out additional duties from time to time that are reasonable in relation to their level of skills and experience.

In the event of a significant humanitarian emergency, the post-holder will be expected to work outside their normal job description, vary their working hours, and occasionally work from a different location should the need arise.

Equal Opportunities:

The postholder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.

Child Safeguarding:
We need to keep children safe, so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
Safeguarding our staff:

The postholder is required to comply with these key policies and other organizational policies and procedures at all times.

Health and safety

The postholder is required to carry out their duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures and our Global Security policy and procedures.

Job Description

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17 Apr 2024

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