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Job Title: Fresher Livestock Officer – Mercy Corps Uganda Jobs 2021
Organization: Mercy Corps Uganda
Duty Station: Kaabong
Reports to: PPR Team Leader
Works directly with: PPR Team Leader and Senior MEL officer
Mercy Corps Uganda Profile:
Mercy Corps implements high-quality, analytical development work in very difficult places. We have been operating in Uganda since 2006 and currently implement development programs in the Karamoja, Acholi, West Nile and Central sub-regions of Uganda with funding from USAID, DFID, EU, USDA and private foundations. Mercy Corps is currently implementing a USAID funded project focused on reducing the impact of pestes des petits ruminants (PPR), a highly infectious viral disease of small ruminants. The project is implemented by the University of Florida working closely with Tufts University, and with the African Union Inter-African Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR), Pan African Veterinary Vaccine Centre (PANVAC), BVI, Makerere University, Mercy Corps, and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) as well as target country institutions and authorities.
The purpose of this project is to conduct field testing supported by laboratory analysis of a thermostable PPR vaccine and to build capacity to scale the vaccine across a broad region where the disease is endemic. It will use a combination of tools and approaches, which proved successful in the rinderpest eradication, including the thermostable vaccine, community participation, and use of modeling to target areas with the highest disease transmission.
Mercy Corps seeks a dynamic individual to support in the daily implementation of program activities, helping to engage with key stakeholders and ensure program outcomes are achieved. It is an opportunity for a results oriented and self-motivated individual looking for complex challenges that can make difference in the people’s lives. The PPR Livestock Officer will focus on identifying and engaging with community-based stakeholders, help in the coordination of key training events and provide ongoing contextual knowledge to ensure program success.
Roles and Responsibilities:
All interested and suitably qualified candidates can submit their applications through the link below.
Deadline: 28th March 2021
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