Dairy Technical Officer Job in Nigeria

 Livestock247 is Nigeria's first Online Livestock Platform. Our goal as a company is to create an ecosystem where all major stakeholders in the livestock value chain can co-exist together to create a synergy. Livestock247 is also promoting the transformation of agriculture by empowering rural livestock farmers, especially women. The vision of Livestock247.com is to mitigate the spread of zoonotic diseases through the provision of fit-for-slaughter and traceable livestock to our customers.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Dairy Technical Officer

Location: Gassol LGA, Taraba

Employment Type: Contract

Job Description

  • Responsible for the Identification of dairy cows that require health care services.
  • Responsible for the Identification of animals that can pose a threat to the health and general wellbeing of lactating cows in the herd for treatment.
  • Adhere strictly to the daily routine visitation schedule.
  • Identify treated cows with the electronic tagging system (microchipping/RFID) upon the agreement of the farmers and at the point of treatment or any non-clinical service delivery.
  • Record and update on the online data portal ,monitoring and evaluation platforms, details of the farmer and its livestock such as:
    • The farmer’s contact details
    • The farmers’ identification number
    • The farm location
    • The number of cows
    • The breed of the cows
    • The sex of the cows
    • The colour of the cows
    • The chip number
    • Any other information
  • Ensure Farmers sign off on the service form designed by Livestock247 for each cow treated and/or microchipped
  • Maintain record of vaccination and treatment of respective cows
  • Keep track of the record of vaccination and treatment as references for subsequent services.
  • Keep track of the record of the number of cows serviced per farmer and identify when a farmer has reached the service limit
  • Collect and collate daily and weekly activity report, data, of all activities the point of service and upload regularly on theonline data portal
  • Escalate and report to your line Manager advanced and complicated cases that will require referral to the Community Veterinary clinic
  • Sensitize the farmers on adverse effect of indiscriminate use of antibiotics, endemic prevalent livestock diseases, and measures to combat same.
  • Administer antibiotics sensitive to the pathogens prevalent in the communities
  • Keep records and track utilization of drugs and other consumables
  • Recommend Process improvement
  • Any other duties assigned such as but not limited to;
    • Collation of the data of Non-inclusive Farmers within the ProjectCommunity with the average numbers of their animals (small and large ruminants)
    • Details of major livestock market with their pricing within the location of the farmers.

Requirements for the Role

  • Hold at least a Bachelor's Degree in Veterinary Medicine,Livestock Health Management or related field.
  • 1 - 3 years work experience.
  • Possession of valid practicing license.
  • Proven experience, skills and knowledge and preferred experience on dairy management, animal health, and livestock extension services especially in African settings.
  • Have strong program management skills and high level of analytical skills in planning and project implementation
  • Be flexible, respond professionally, and establish priorities in often fluid, changing, and challenging situations with minimal guidance provided.
  • Be able to work calmly, tactfully, and effectively under pressure and to demonstrate extreme flexibility in managing more than one activity.
  • Possess willingness and enthusiasm for working with rural and vulnerable communities living in remote areas of the country.
  • In addition to being proficient in English, the Veterinarian must have basic understanding of the local languages used in the target communities such as Hausa or Fulfulde.

Application Closing Date
15th March, 2024.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: mariam.adeola@livestock247.com using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.