Monday, 21 January 2019

Artificial Insemination Veterinarian Job Vacancy at Sahel Capital Agribusiness Managers Limited

Sahel Capital Agribusiness Managers Limited – In 2013, Sahel Capital was selected as fund manager for the Fund for Agricultural Finance in Nigeria (FAFIN). FAFIN is an agriculture-focused investment fund initiated by the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the German development bank, KfW. The mission of the fund is to catalyze agriculture-led inclusive economic growth in Nigeria by increasing the amount of commercial capital available for agricultural enterprises in the country providing competitive returns to investors.
We are recruiting to fill the position of:
Job Title: Artificial Insemination Veterinarian

 Oyo and Kano

Job Description

  • The A.I Veterinarian (AIV) position is for experienced practitioners with a passion for agriculture.
  • The AIV must have a thorough understanding and hands-on experience of animal reproduction and anatomy.
  • He/she will have the opportunity to monitor and support interventions to improve the productivity of local cattle breeds through artificial insemination (AI).
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Monitor and support dairy farmers’ sensitization and training activities around the AI process, their roles & responsibilities and good AI practices
  • Monitor the activities of the service provider hired to deliver AI services to participating dairy farmers. This includes:
    • Review protocols being used for effectiveness and ensure they are being adhered to
    • Track and monitor inputs procurement, distribution and management
    • Monitor proper administration of inseminations and other services to the participating cows for effectiveness.
    • Collect and review records of activities for quality control
    • Conduct routine monitoring visits to participating farmers to check cows’ health status, monitor adherence to taught proper feeding & herd management practices, investigate and advise on reported issues.
Minimum Required Skills & Experience
  • Genuine interest in livestock / animal breeding
  • Strong program management skills and high level of analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills (both written and verbal), interpersonal and facilitation skills
  • Fluency in English, Hausa or Yoruba
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Willingness and enthusiasm for working with rural and vulnerable communities living in remote areas of the country.
  • Willingness to travel (required)
  • Bachelor’s or a Higher degree in Animal Production and Health, Veterinary Services, Livestock Management or related discipline.
  • Proven experience, skills and knowledge and preferred experience in dairy management, animal health, feed/fodder management and livestock extension services especially in African settings.
  • Veterinary license and certification in artificial insemination are required.
  • At least 3 years of professional A.I and Veterinary experience.
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent record keeping skills

How To Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should submit a Word-formatted single document CV to: [email protected]com

Application Deadline 26th January, 2019.

  • Please identify the position for which you are applying in the subject line.
  • We welcome hearing from qualified and interested applicants.
  • Due to a high volume of applicants, please understand that we are able to contact only those who meet the minimum qualifications.
  • Applicants are strongly advised not to cold-call or send unsolicited applications.

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