Livestock Specialist

Posted 15 Jan 2020


Attapeu (Sciences, Lab, R&D)

*Position *: Livestock specialist (Lao national) *Location *: Dakcheung district (Xekong province) & Phouvong district (Attapeu *province) Contract Length *: 4 months (Short term)

*Organization *: SOFRECO is a leading company in consultancy and technical assistance for sustainable economic and social development.

Purpose : SOFRECO is seeking an independent expert for a Livestock Specialist position for its project “Biodiversity Conservation Corridors » designed to assist the Government of Lao PDR in their efforts to reduce emissions from deforestation and/or forest degradation, promote sustainable management of forests and enhance forest carbon stocks (“REDD+”). To encourage this to happen at community level, the project provides support for the development of alternative livelihoods activities for participating villagers, to reduce their reliance on swidden agriculture and forest resources.

Responsibilities of the Livestock Specialist :

  • Providing expert technical services (including associated training) to assist the Field Technicians and beneficiaries (households and schools) for establishment of livestock development and improvement programs.
  • Technical services to include advice and training on animal selection and purchase, animal husbandry (housing, general care, grazing areas, etc), nutrition, breeding, healthcare and livestock group management practices.
  • Assist the Field Technician in selection of suitable persons from each target village for vocational training in veterinary practice.
  • Coordinating closely with Lao Government staff and other consultants, agencies and organizations assigned to the Project and/or working in the same villages.
  • Reporting to the Field Manager.

*Required Education, Skills & Experience *:

  • Bachelor degree in agriculture or equivalent
  • More than 5 years field experience as technical advisor in improved livestock husbandry, including nutrition, breeding and healthcare programmes, particularly ruminants will be an advantage.
  • Good command of English language (read, write and speak)

How to Apply

To apply for this post : Email your resume/CV with cover letter in English language to
Closing date : 10/02/2020
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview

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