International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and the Ethiopian Veterinary Association (EVA) seek to recruit a consultant to advise on the structure of a Continued Professional Development program for veterinary professionals in Ethiopia taking into account local context and needs and outline the strategy to implement the structure. The consultant(s) will be supported thorough a national team of veterinary experts.
ILRI works to improve food and nutritional security and reduce poverty in developing countries through research for efficient, safe and sustainable use of livestock. It is the only one of 15 CGIAR Research Centres dedicated entirely to animal agriculture research for the developing world. Co-hosted by Kenya and Ethiopia, it has regional or country offices and projects in East, South and Southeast Asia as well as Central, East, Southern and West Africa. www.ilri.org
The Health of Ethiopian Animals for Rural Development (HEARD) is European Union-funded project which is led by the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) and builds upon the experience and lessons learned from other animal health projects in the country.
HEARD works to sustainably increase livestock productivity and improve the marketing of livestock products. The component, ‘Improving technical competencies (knowledge, skills, and attitude) and incentives for veterinary service providers to enable them to deliver better and rationalized services’, is jointly implemented by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and the Ethiopian Veterinary Association (EVA). One of its objectives is to design and develop the structure of a CPD program for veterinary professionals in Ethiopia. A review on competence and knowledge gaps that need to be addressed has been conducted and this consultancy will be building onto this.
Scope of Work
The consultant will be responsible for the development of a CPD program, its structure and outline how it is integrated in the current veterinary systems. The main tasks include:
Consultancy Fee: Lumpsum or by mutual agreement based on agreed milestones and deliverables
Post location: Ethiopia and remotely (or fully remotely depending on Covid-19 travel restrictions)
Duration: July 2020 to February 2021 with a maximum 36 working days
Essential skills and qualifications
How to apply:
Applicants should send a cover letter and CV expressing their interest in the position, what they can bring to the job and the names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to the Director, People and Organizational Development by clicking on the "Apply Now" tab above before 15 August 2020. The position title and reference number AAHH /06/2020 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the cover letter.
We thank all applicants for their interest in working for ILRI. Due to the volume of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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