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Animal Health and Community Engagement Supervisor

CÂM DAIRY FOODS LTD

Community & Social Services

Manufacturing & Warehousing NGN 150,000 - 250,000 Negotiable
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1 week ago

Job Summary

Câm is looking for a Veterinary Scientist passionate about animal welfare and community empowerment to join our team as a Community Engagement and Animal Health Specialist. In this pivotal role, you'll enhance animal health standards and educate pastoralists on best practices in animal husbandry.

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 3 years

Job Description/Requirements

Responsibilities:

  • Engage with communities through outreach programs to educate pastoralists on animal health, hygiene, and safety.
  • Provide on-field training to pastoralists on milk hygiene and safety protocols, including proper handling and storage methods.
  • Coordinate mass vaccination campaigns alongside Community-based Animal Health Workers (CAHWs) to curb the spread of diseases among livestock.
  • Offer guidance on feed and fodder production techniques to ensure optimal nutrition for livestock
  • Manage relationships with suppliers of feed, drugs, vaccines, and other essentials to ensure timely delivery of quality products.
  • Perform artificial insemination procedures to enhance breeding programs and genetic diversity among livestock.
  • Conduct field diagnosis and treatment of animals, administering medication and caring for sick or injured animals.
  • Implement disease prevention measures and extension services to minimize outbreaks and improve overall animal health outcomes.


Requirements:

  • This position is open preferably to a female candidate
  • Experience in community engagement and animal health are encouraged to apply.
  • Bachelor's degree in Veterinary Medicine, Animal Science, or related field. Additional certifications or training in community engagement or extension services are advantageous.
  • At least 3 years of experience in veterinary science or animal health-related fieldwork, with a focus on community engagement and livestock management.
  • Thorough understanding of animal health, nutrition, and husbandry practices.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills for effective community engagement and training.
  • Proficient in conducting mass vaccination campaigns and devising disease prevention strategies.
  • Ability to cultivate and maintain relationships with vendors and stakeholders in the agricultural sector.
  • Experience in artificial insemination techniques and reproductive management in livestock.
  • Competent in diagnosing and treating common livestock diseases.
  • Adaptability and problem-solving abilities to address challenges in the field.
  • Patience, humility and empathy when working with farmers
  • Fluency in English, Hausa (and Fulfulde Language is an added advantage)

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