Sahel Consulting Agriculture and Nutrition Limited (Sahel) is a leading management consulting firm focused on the agricultural and nutrition sectors in Africa.
We partner with government agencies, private sector companies, and leading international development organizations to conduct research, analyze policies, develop strategies, and implement programs that promote sustainable food security and improved nutrition.
We have worked on a variety of projects across West Africa, including Benin, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Mali, Nigeria, and Senegal.
We are recruiting to fill the position below :
Job Title : Livestock Officer
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the general supervision of the Productivity Improvement Manager, the Livestock Officer will contribute to activities related to livestock production components of the ALDDN program, and in particular will :
participate in the design and implementation of the livestock production activities that support good farming practices that regards the development and usage of feed and fodder resources, efficient use of animal nutrition, provision of feed safety, and other associated technical and policy issues including the agribusiness of particularly marketing animal feeds.
provide advice to partners and beneficiaries on the importance of efficient use of animal nutrition in livestock development programs.
develop strategies to enhance better utilization of available and potential animal feed resources, genetics and breeding improvement, and facilitate training of good feeding and nutritional practices.
develop and track the training calendar and modules (including infographic brochures, demo videos, Interactive Voice Response (IVR), and radio) in local languages for dissemination) for farm record keeping, good dairy practices, and the feed industry in developing and complying with feed safety / quality standards.
review training contents for brochures and videos as well as contribute to developing materials and conducting training trainers’ sessions for extension agents and smallholder dairy farmers in livestock production and husbandry practices.
work and participate in field activities to promote interdisciplinary program interventions that relate to animal production and nutrition, dairy production, and feed safety.
develop business models for scaling smallholder dairy farming in Nigeria
keep up-to-date and informed on relevant developments; design and conduct analytical studies on specific technical and policy issues affecting animal nutrition, feed resources, and feed safety.
plan, organize and participate in both scientific and technical meetings, prepare and edit reports, manuals, guidelines, and other publications concerning the livestock sector and ALDDN program.
facilitate data collection and analyses that contribute to the ALDDN program implementation, monitoring, and evaluation.
perform other related duties as required.
Candidates should possess a Bachelor's Degree qualification with at least 3 years work experience.