Thursday 6 October 2022

New Job Opportunity at Global Animal Health Tanzania (GAHT) - Veterinary Officer

  AjiraLeo Tanzania       Thursday 6 October 2022
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Jobs in Tanzania 2022: New Job Vacancies at Washington State University – Global Animal Health Tanzania, 2022
Washington State University – Global Animal Health Tanzania
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.  
GAHT has the following jobs openings below....

Veterinary Officer (1 Position)
Position: Veterinary Officer (1 Position)
Contract duration: Twelve (12) months (full-time engagement), with possibility of renewal
Reports To: Country Administrative Manager
Location: Arusha, 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:
  • Be responsible for the care of animals while they are being sampled by the project staff – including cattle, hare and small mammals
  • 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

  • A Masters degree in Veterinary Medicine or equivalent qualification in the animal production and health sector
  • Three (3)years working experience in similar job position
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Beneficial skills and experience:
  • Willingness to spend multiple weeks in the field at a time
  • Willingness to learn and follow a complex, One Health field sampling protocol
  • Experience planning for and preparing logistics for field work, including inventory and ordering supplies, organising team travel – departure and arrival times to ensure all appointments are kept
  • 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 command of English and Kiswahili, spoken and written, including scientific report writing
  • 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-wheel drive vehicles
  • Competency in animal venipuncture
  • An understanding of the social and political landscape at regional and national levels under which sustainable outcomes must be delivered
  • Analytical skills, statistical analysis and mapping / surveillance expertise
  • Skills in interpersonal relations and the ability to work in multi-disciplinary environment.
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How to Apply:
Please submit your detailed resume, a cover letter and relevant certificates to cc on or before October 14th 2022.
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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