Livestock Extension Officer

Website Impuls Africa

ABOUT IMPULS AFRICA

Impuls Africa is a Zambian-registered company that specializes in delivering agricultural consultancy and extension services in the SADC region. Owned by a cooperative of over 100 farmers and a seasoned agri-entrepreneur in Zambia, the Impuls team brings more than 75 years of combined expertise in agriculture and livestock services. Impuls has a strong track record of successfully developing and implementing large-scale projects in agriculture, livestock, agroforestry, apiculture, and horticulture value chains. These projects have been funded by leading development partners such as UKAID, USAID, UNDP, the EU, SIDA, Irish Aid, and the Czech Development Agency. We specialize in providing services to both donors and the private sector, offering everything from one-off consulting assignments to long-term project implementation and management. Our primary focus is on agricultural consulting, in which we excel at delivering a diverse range of short- and long-term assignments.

JOB SUMMARY

Impuls Africa is seeking a motivated and skilled Livestock Extension Officer for North Western Province. The company therefore invites applications from suitable qualified candidates to fill the position of Livestock Extension Officer.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Conduct on-site visits to farms to assess livestock health, nutrition, and management practices.
  • Provide technical advice and support to farmers on breeding, feeding, disease control, and animal husbandry.
  • Develop and deliver training programs and workshops for farmers and agricultural stakeholders.
  • Promote sustainable and efficient livestock production methods.
  • Assist in the implementation of livestock-related projects and initiatives.
  • Collaborate with local agricultural organizations, government agencies, and other stakeholders.
  • Collect and analyze data on livestock performance and farm practices.
  • Prepare reports and documentation on extension activities and farmer progress.
  • Stay updated with the latest advancements in livestock management and disseminate information to farmers.
  • Train farmers in animal husbandry and them on digital platform
  • Undertaking any other responsibilities as required.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Full grade 12 certificate
  • A candidate with a Diploma or Degree in Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Science or Animal Science,   is preferable.
  • Mature and responsible.
  • Willingness to travel within the region
  • Able to speak in Kaonde and English

OTHER SKILLS

  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Able to work in a multi-cultural environment
  • Stable personality with passion for livestock and farmers
  • Team player able to work with minimum supervision
  • Leadership and managerial skills
  • Fast leaner and easy to adapt to new environments
  • Able to ride a motor bike

All qualified and interested candidates should send their updated CV’s with at least three traceable references to the e-mail address below.

The Administration Manager
[email protected]

Closing date of applications: 05th June, 2024.


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