Project Officer- Livestock Technology and One Health

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    7 days ago
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Job Title: Project Officer – Livestock Technology & One Health

Position Number: TBD

New or Refill: New

Core position: ☐ Yes ☒ No

Salary Grade: 3

Division/Dept.: Programs/Asia

Dept #/Subproject WO: TBD

Reports to: Project Coordinator – LTOH

Supervisor POSNO: 241050

Supervisor RESNO/Name: TBD

Supervision: Employees ☐ Yes ☒ No | Volunteers ☐ Yes ☒ No

Location: Field

Relocation Funds: Non-Negotiable

Travel Required: Minimum 80% Annually

Heifer Project Nepal is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with some form of specially-abled.


The Project Officer – LTOH will be responsible for implementing project activities in Sudurpashchim and Karnali provinces as envisioned in the project “Building Resilience through Climate-smart Livestock Farming in Western Nepal” under the GRAPE project. S/he will be responsible for the effective delivery of animal health and production technologies, knowledge, and skills to project participants. The Officer will promote climate-smart livestock farming measures for improving and transforming existing goat and dairy farming practices. S/he will work in close collaboration with the Heifer Nepal Program team, local government, farmers’ groups, and Village Animal Health Workers.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DELIVERABLES: (including approximate percentage effort)

Strengthen capacity of goat and dairy farmers and associated value chain actors on climate-smart livestock farming measures (30%)

  • Identify and select farmer groups and/or cooperatives.
  • Collect baseline information including current climate-smart practices.
  • Develop a training curriculum and manual on climate-smart livestock farming measures.
  • Conduct training of trainers (ToTs) to veterinary technicians, village animal health workers (VAHWs) and lead farmers.
  • Conduct trainings for farmers on climate-smart livestock farming measures.

Establish demonstration sites of climate-smart livestock farming (30%)

  • Provide technical support ensuring construction of demonstration sheds and collection centers, establishment of fodder/forage nurseries and water recycling system, installation of biogas and composting system, etc.
  • Collaborate with silage plants to upgrade their production capacity (quantity and quality).
  • Conduct exposure visits for farmers to the demonstration sites.

Increased access of farmers to input and services to adopt climate-smart farming practices at farm level (20%)

  • Mobilize VAHWs for regular technical backstopping.
  • Organize business to business meetings between farmer groups/cooperatives and agrovets, feed company, biogas installation company, insurance company, BFIs, buyers and traders, etc.
  • Connect farmer groups/cooperatives with government services and subsidies.
  • Organize animal health camps at the municipality level.

Support in creating an enabling environment for the adoption and upscaling of climate-smart farming measures (15%)

  • Organize project inception meetings involving municipality/rural municipality and local stakeholders.
  • Organize regular project review meetings with municipality/rural municipality and local stakeholders.
  • Organize project outcome sharing meetings.
  • Ensure periodic progress reporting in the prescribed format and timeline.

May perform other job-related duties as requested (5%)


  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Veterinary Science plus at least three (3) years of job-related experience
  • Prior experience in managing livestock projects as coordinator


  • Ability to prepare and present documents in a well-designed and attractive format with superior attention to detail
  • Good team player with the ability to train and work cooperatively with a diverse staff, including field staff in several locations
  • Ability to work with sensitive information and maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks with minimal supervision
  • Willingness to work with a flexible schedule
  • Willingness to extensively travel to rural areas
  • Able to effectively promote Heifer’s mission, values, and objectives
  • Sensitivity in working with multiple cultures and beliefs, and to gender equity