Saturday, 3 October 2020

Field & Veterinary Officer Jobs At Global Animal Health Tanzania (GAHT)


 POSITION ANNOUNCEMENTS
Washington State University – Global Animal Health Tanzania

Overview
Global Animal Health Tanzania (GAHT), a legally registered NGO that is supported by Washington State University and collaborating partners in Tanzania, serves to manage a broad range of public and animal health research projects in Tanzania.  

Position: Veterinary Officer (1 Position)
Contract duration: Twelve (12) months (full-time engagement), with possibility of renewal
Reports To: Country Administrative Manager
Location: Mara, Tanzania
Position Description:
The Veterinary Officer will support the implementation of research programs, performing the following activities;

Duties and responsibilities:
    Support surveillance officers in collecting and reporting surveillance data through the designated GAHT surveillance data system;
    Support data analysis;,
    Prepare progress reports in line with funding agency requirements, and the distribution to relevant stakeholders;.
    Contribute to strengthening monitoring & evaluation capability;
    Participate in relevant events and meetings organized by governmental, academic and other partners;
    Work with the GAHT Operations Team to ensure project related equipment and/or electronics are purchased, stored and maintained appropriately;
    Liaise with the Pis and other researchers on respective research programs to determine field activity requirements and to collect research data;
    Carry out data collection activities as described by the PI and other senior researchers identified by the PI. These will include household surveys, biological sample collection, vaccination coverage surveys etc.;
    Maintain safe storage and distribution (to the PI) of data collected;
    Be responsible for GAHT vehicles, ensuring that they are operated solely for project activities and maintained in good order. This will include:
        Maintaining vehicle log book where mileage is recorded before commencing and completing each field trip;
        Close communication with Program Coordinator ensuring vehicle maintenance is done in a timely manner;
        Report to the Program Coordinator of any serious mechanical problems that needs immediate resolution;
        Send a copy of vehicle log book each month to the Program Coordinator;
    Manage and account for project cash advances;
    Represent GAHT at necessary meetings.
    Miscellaneous other duties as requested

Qualifications:
    A Diploma in Veterinary Medicine or equivalent qualification in the animal production and health sector
    Three (3) years working experience in similar job position

Beneficial skills and experience:
    Demonstrated experience in planning, programme management, capacity building, monitoring and evaluation and report writing
    Computer literate – comfortable with email, and proficient in the use of MS Office (i.e. Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
    Excellent English language writing skills
    Experience collecting and managing data sets and using mapping software a bonus
    A keen interest in developing a career in field research
    Ability to speak KiSwahili, KiMaasai, and other languages an advantage
    An understanding of the social and political landscape at regional and national levels under which sustainable outcomes must be delivered
    Good communication, facilitation and diplomacy skills
    Ability to work in a multi-cultural, national environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
    Valid clean driving license and preferably experience of driving 4-wheeel drive vehicles

Other Technical and Interpersonal Skills for both positions:
    An understanding of the social and political landscape at regional and national levels under which sustainable outcomes must be delivered
    Excellent command of English and Kiswahili, spoken and written, including scientific report writing
    Analytical skills, statistical analysis and mapping / surveillance expertise
    Proficiency in the use of MS Office (i.e. Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
    Valid driving license is a must
    Skills in interpersonal relations and the ability to work in multi-disciplinary environment.
    Good communication, facilitation and diplomacy skills
    Ability to work in a multi-cultural, national environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.



Position: Field Officer

Contract duration: Twelve (12) months (full-time engagement), with possibility of renewal Reports
Position Description:
The primary responsibility of the Field Officer (FO) will be to work in the field and to carry out data collection activities for research projects being implemented by Global Animal Health Tanzania (GAHT).

Duties and Responsibilities:
    Liaise with the Principal Investigator (PI) and other researchers to determine field activities required to collect research data;
    Carry out data collection activities as described by the PI and other senior researchers identified by the PI. These will include household surveys, biological sample collection, vaccination coverage surveys etc.
    Maintain the safe storage and distribution (to the PI) of data collected;
    Drive and manage project vehicles;
    Represent GAHT at necessary meetings;
    Be responsible for ensuring the GAHT vehicle is operated solely for project activities and that it is maintained in good order that includes;
        Maintaining vehicle log book where mileage is recorded before commencing and completing each field trip;
        Close communication with Program Coordinator ensuring vehicle maintenance is done in a timely manner;
        Report to the Program Coordinator of any serious mechanical problems that needs immediate resolution;
        Send a copy of vehicle log book each month to the Program Coordinator;

    Assist with project logistics as requested by Program Coordinator.
    Receive and securely manage project funds and provide timely and accurate accounts of said funds. These will include travel advances and any other cash advances provided for field activities.
    Miscellaneous other duties as requested

Qualifications:
    An animal health qualification (certificate or diploma level)
    Three (3) years working experience in similar job position

Beneficial skills and experience:
    Experience working in the field on research programs
    Experience as a leader overseeing field teams collecting biological samples and other data collection activities
    Fluent in Swahili and English
    Written English must be of a high standard
    Computer literate – comfortable with email, and proficient in the use of MS Office (i.e. Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
    Valid clean driving license and preferably experience of driving 4-wheeel drive vehicles
    Knowledge and experience of vehicle maintenance and mechanics is a bonus
    Good communication, facilitation and diplomacy skills
    Ability to work in a multi-cultural, national environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.

Other Technical and Interpersonal Skills
    An understanding of the social and political landscape at regional and national levels under which sustainable outcomes must be delivered
    Excellent command of English and Kiswahili, spoken and written, including scientific report writing
    Analytical skills, statistical analysis and mapping / surveillance expertise
    Proficiency in the use of MS Office (i.e. Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
    Valid driving license is a must
    Skills in interpersonal relations and the ability to work in multi-disciplinary environment.
    Good communication, facilitation and diplomacy skills
    Ability to work in a multi-cultural, national environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.

How to Apply:
Please submit your detailed resume, a cover letter and relevant certificates to g.kassanga@wsu.edu cc smollel@wsu.edu on or before October 14th 2020. Please indicate specific job title on the subject line of your email. In your resume please indicate the contacts of your previous 3 referees. Late applications will not be considered.

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