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Livestock Production Officer (Fixed Term Contract)



Nakuru, Kenya
Posted on Friday, May 31, 2024
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Livestock Production Officer (Fixed Term Contract)

Job ID 292162 Date posted 05/31/2024 Location : Nakuru, Kenya Category RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT Job Status Salaried Full Time

Cargill’s size and scale allows us to make a positive impact in the world. Our purpose is to nourish the world in a safe, responsible and sustainable way.
Cargill is a family company providing food, ingredients, agricultural solutions and industrial products that are vital for living. We connect farmers with markets so they can prosper. We connect customers with ingredients so they can make meals people love. And we connect families with daily essentials — from eggs to edible oils, salt to skincare, feed to alternative fuel. Our 160,000 colleagues, operating in 70 countries, make essential products that touch billions of lives each day. Join us and reach your higher purpose at Cargill.
This position is in Cargill’s animal nutrition and health business, where we improve animal lives through better nutrition. Our team researches, innovates and creates solutions that deliver healthy results for our customers.

Job Purpose and Impact

The Research and Development Technical Services Specialist (Fixed Term Contract) will provide support to the transform project team by working closely with the Country Project Lead to deliver the project vision. In this role, you will coordinate, integrate, and implement farmer training, technical support, and data collection.

Key Accountabilities

  • Provide technical support and coordination in implementing trainings among large and medium scale farmers in the dairy and poultry value chain.
  • Provide technical support in the development of monitoring and evaluation tools, conducting Monitoring Learning and Evaluation (MLE) activities and reporting.
  • Support the development and implementation of project workplans and budgets.
  • Lead data collection, entry and analysis related to farmer trainings.
  • Support management of established relationships with key research and project partners.
  • Independently handle complex issues with minimal supervision, while escalating only the most complex issues to appropriate staff.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in veterinary medicine, Animal Science or Animal Health from a recognized institution.
  • At least five (5) years in animal production, epidemiology research and monitoring of zoonotic and transboundary diseases, livestock value chain competitiveness or project management.
  • Experience and ability to manage training programs targeted at farmers, farmer producer organizations and other value chain players in animal health & husbandry, biosecurity, antimicrobial use, nutrition, and farm management.
  • Considerable experience building public/private partnerships, preferably in the Agriculture/ Veterinary/Animal Health sector.
  • Membership to Kenya Veterinary Board or Animal Production Society of Kenya.
  • Proficiency in English and Swahili.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in Veterinary Medicine, Animal Science or Animal Health from a recognized institution.
  • Experience working with a private sector company in dairy value chain in Kenya.

Our Offer
We provide a fast paced stimulating international environment, which will stretch your abilities and channel your talents. We also offer competitive salary and benefits combined with outstanding career development opportunities in one of the largest and most solid private companies in the world.

Interested? Then make sure to send us your CV and cover letter in English today:
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