Livestock Support Officer at Christian Aid Nigeria

Christian Aid (CA) is a UK-based international NGO, partnering with others to end poverty in Africa. At the heart of this vision is the transformation of the lives of people who live in poverty, empowering them to have a brighter future. Christian Aid works in more than 30 countries and has been operating in Nigeria since 2003. The Nigeria Country programme focuses on Humanitarian and Sustainable Development, Democracy and Good Governance and Health and Human Development..

About the role

The Livestock Support  Officer will contribute to Christian Aid’s Livelihood and Resilience program in Borno state, by specifically supporting the effective implementation of CAID Livelihood response in Monguno Local Government Areas, Borno state. The Livestock Support Officer will be stationed in Christian Aid office, in Monguno with possible deployment to other locations within Borno state. The Livestock Support Officer will focus on all activities by working in close collaboration with other field staff to ensure that all livelihood related programme issues are implemented in a coordinated manner. S/he be responsible for ensuring the implementation of Livestock and poultry activities ranging from targeting to distribution of animals/birds, feeds and related training by coordinating with staff on the field and all stakeholders. S/he will monitor how Livestock and poultry beneficiaries progress by ensuring a high level of animal welfare and supporting to improve the quality of life through teaching the beneficiaries best practices in cage, pens, trays, equipment and fittings, to keep animals clean and comfortable

About you

You are required to have a degree in Animal Science, Veterinary Medicine or other relevant fields and previous work experience. You are required to have minimum of one year experience setting up and implementing farm base livelihoods or income generating projects preferably with an NGO in a host community or IDP setting. You are required to be familiar with the culture of conflict and/or disaster- affected populations, ability to develop respect for  a wide range of people and strong ability to communicate effectively on sanitation and hygiene matters. Experience working in harsh climatic conditions and ability to communicate fluently in (Hausa or Kanuri) language will be an added advantage.

Further information

This role requires applicants to have the right to work in the country where this position is based.

We value diversity and aspire to reflect this in its workforce. We welcome applications from people from all sections of the community, irrespective of race, colour, gender, age, disability,  religion or belief.

You can expect a wide range of rewards and benefits, including flexibility that will ensure you enjoy a good work/life balance.

Competency questions

As part of your application you will be asked to demonstrate your suitability by giving answers to the following questions:

Communicate effectively

Give us an example of a time when you communicated something complex in a way that could be easily understood by others. What was the situation? What did you need to communicate effectively? How did you make sure the message was understood by others? What was the impact? How did you know you were successful?

Build partnerships

Tell us about a time when you had to establish and maintain relationships with a wide range of contacts and networks based on mutual rapport and respect. What was the context? Why did you need to establish the new relationships and why was your attitude to this important? What was your task? What outcomes were being sought? What actions did you take? How did you take them?

Deliver results

Tell us about a time when you planned, prioritised and monitored your own work to meet the team’s objectives to the standards required. What was your context? What was your task/responsibility?  What actions did you take? What was the impact of your actions? Were you successful?


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  • Salary (full time): ₦4,103,445 Salary (full time)
  • Full time salary: 4103445
  • Type of contract: Fixed Term
  • Contracted hours: 35
  • Contract length: 2 months
  • Location: Borno State, Maiduguri
  • Closing date: 17 May 2019
  • Interview date: 23 May 2019