Livestock Officer

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Livestock Officer

  • Post Date:November 29, 2022
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  • Career Level Officer
    Experience 3 Years
    Gender Male
  • Industry Energy
    Qualification Bachelor Degree
    Salary As per Organization Salary Scale
  • Number of Opportunities 1
    Vacancy Number 35290
    Location Logar
Job Description

About IRC (International Rescue Committee):

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity, and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.
The IRC opened the country program in Afghanistan in 1988. Our programs span the range from humanitarian relief to early recovery and development activities, focusing on child protection, education, economic wellbeing, health, and power. The IRC works in 10 provinces throughout Afghanistan, among which some of the most security volatile, and employs over 1000 staff.

Job Description:


  • Conduct training sessions for the selected beneficiaries in target communities on poultry and livestock
  • Evaluate the knowledge and skills of community members who received training to make sure that the training approach is in accurate manner
  • Train workers in animal care procedures, breeding, and safety precautions
  • Conduct training on different steps for improved livestock and poultry management to ensure disease prevention, increased milk and egg production and profitability
  • Organize and coordinate meetings between the different area animal husbandry beneficiaries for exchange of ideas opinions and views to enable the beneficiaries to come up with ways and ideas for the development of the animal husbandry and increase of livestock and poultry production;
  • Have good information and experience in Farmers Field Schools (FFS) related to livestock and Poultry Production.
  • Training of the female beneficiaries on the poultry production, Dairy production and implementation of the poultry activities.
  • Facilitate discussions with women beneficiaries on topics related to livestock production and animal husbandry
  • Work with the beneficiaries to construct or rehabilitate rooms for the livestock and poultry.
  • Participate in procurement phases to make sure that the procured livestock are in good health
  • Train the target beneficiaries in preparing locally made fodder for the livestock.
  • Take active part in the meetings conducted by Government, INGOs and UN agencies at the field
  • Keep clear filling and documentation of the attendance, expenses of the trainings, workshops and meetings
  • Develop curriculums, manuals and agendas for the trainings and workshops
  • Share the curriculums, manuals and agendas developed with Kabul team for review
  • Link poultry and livestock beneficiaries to the local markets to generate income;
  • Closely collaborate with the existing dairy farms and link the female livestock beneficiaries to these dairy farms;
  • Train university and Agriculture department interns on the principles of FFS.
  • Participate in internal weekly and monthly meetings;
  • Abide to IRC personnel policies and regulations.

Job Requirements:


  • Bachelor’s degree or intermediate diploma  in Animal Husbandry / Veterinary, in the field of livestock/animal science
  • Having 2 – 3 year experience in the field of Agriculture and livestock including trainings in the related field.
  • Enthusiasm and commitment to improving others’ livelihoods opportunities, and at engaging with rural communities and marginalized urban households. (This is a crucial pre-requisite.)
  • Have qualification/background in livestock / animal husbandry and good understanding of animal husbandry systems and trainings.
  • Enthusiasm to travel to locations within a region – and to other regions for training sessions
  • Excellent communication and pedagogic skills and write and verbally communicate, clearly and concisely, in Pashto and Dari languages.
  • Good level of literacy and numeracy, computer literate an asset.
  • Sound understanding of small business management and of labor market dynamics
  • Self-motivated, possessing persuasion skills, ability to maintain relationship and able to work on own initiative.
  • Experience in working with farmers or farmer groups in the target areas.

Submission Guideline:

For IRC- Afghanistan Internal Candidates:

(“ The IRC encourages employees to remain in a position for at least one year and be in good standing before applying for another position within the organization. if an employee is interested in a vacant position within the organization, he/she must inform his/her supervisor in advance before applying for a new position”)

(However, 1 year is a must to complete but to encourage IRCA employees somehow we are flexible who work in the current IRC position for at least 6 months or above and are given chance to compete for an opportunity in the organization)

Application received without exact position title and location will be directly disqualified from the process.

All qualified candidates are requested to open the given link and follow the instructions:

applications received without a given link and/or online system will be disqualified and removed from the entire process.

Shortlisted candidates will be directly contacted for a written test and after that for interviews. If you are not contacted TWO or FOUR WEEKS after the closing date .please know that your application has not been successful for the post. IRC Afghanistan Country Office, Qala-e-Fathullah, Street # 3, District 10, Old UNOCHA Office, Beside Fatemia Mosque.

Submission Email:

Refer to submission guideline