International Dairy Advisor job at European Management Solutions


European Management Solutions

International Dairy Advisor job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2021 - 2022


Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 07 January 2022

Hiring Organization: European Management Solutions

Job Details:

We are seeking a talented International Dairy Advisor, on behalf of our client, one of the largest Dutch not-for-profit international development organizations with operations in more than 25 countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America, aiming to lift incomes and access to basic services. Driven by the Sustainable Development Goals, it is dedicated to a society in which all people are free to pursue their own sustainable development, and no one is left behind. Our client applied its know-how to realize effective solutions and deliver results at scale worldwide through its local presence and specialized expertise in agriculture, energy, and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH).


Qualifications:
• Master’s Degree or a Degree from a University for Applied Sciences in animal husbandry/dairy production, preferably with specialisations in dairy nutrition, training & extension.
• Six (6) years plus of experience in the relevant field of dairy husbandry, dairy extension & training, preferably in the tropics. Experience in the commercial oriented and small holder dairy sector in East and Southern Africa.
• Knowledge and experience as regard dairy feeding, breeding, young stock management, disease control, housing and cow comforts, pasture management, forage production and preservation, milking and hygiene, farm mechanization, manure and energy management, biosecurity as well as experience with mixed farming systems as practiced by SH farmers, etc.
• Knowledge and experience of/with farm recording tools, such as for herd management, farm economics and online dairy information platforms (such as www.e-dairytrainingmodules.africa).
• Specific expert knowledge in forage production, preservation, dairy nutrition, ration balancing, climate-smart agriculture, and sustainable livestock production systems
• Experience with knowledge transfer (farmer extension, training, ToTs), ability to develop training and instructional materials and set-up training of farmer and training of trainers’ courses.
• Ability and expertise in carrying out dairy-related technical assessments & evaluations, feasibility studies, strategy and policy papers falling under TEA and FDN agenda.
• Experience in managing partner relations with NGOs, government departments, research and knowledge institutes, industry associations, and private sector market actors
• Ability/experience in guiding and coaching local dairy advisors and extensions workers with the knowledge, skills, and product development.
• Familiar with digital-based information solutions and platforms, & related software and hardware (such as Cowmanager, UniformAgri, R8, ADGG dairy tool, Emata).
• Work experience in a multi-disciplinary and cultural team.
• Good oral and written communication skills in English.
• Good computer (Excel, Word, PP) and software applications skills.
• Sensitive and committed to gender equity and diversity.

Application procedure
Applications and updated CV should be submitted to a.bahu@developmentaid.org  under the title: DRS ref. number 11198.

Date Posted: 2022-01-03

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