Program Officer - Livestock Technology and One Health

Posted By: Heifer Project International


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Program Development & Management

Corporate (for Profit)

Job Description

The Program Officer – Livestock Technology and One Health will assist in the development and adoption of innovative technologies along the livestock value chain (animal nutrition, animal breeding and genetics, animal health and production management, processing, packaging, and cold chain maintenance). S/he will work with the Resource Mobilization and Program teams to leverage resources to support programmatic activities. S/he will also be responsible for collaborating with the government, related private sector and other development projects to provide further support to livestock enterprises, bring efficiency in the value chain and increase profitability. S/he will work closely with academic and research institutions in research and development and generate new knowledge in all domains of livestock development.


RESPONSIBILIIES AND DELIVERABLES: (including approximate percentage effort)


Innovation and application of technology in livestock value chain (60%):

  • Work closely with Signature Program teams to execute Livestock Technology strategy along the livestock value chain (not limited to production only).
  • Implement operational guidelines on livestock technology for livestock value chain programs/projects.
  • Provide inputs as needed in program/project development.
  • Build the capacity of staff, project partners, Community Agro-Vet Entrepreneurs (CAVEs)/technicians, cooperatives, and farmers to improve livestock value chain activities, along with follow-up and backstopping. 
  • Collaborate with appropriate technical institutions/technical partners for efficiency in capacity building.
  • Support in generating new knowledge in all domains of livestock value chains and its dissemination to wider audience.
  • Conduct field level research, studies, trials, and farmer field schools to generate new ideas.
  • Participate in developing a system for wider dissemination and scaling up of innovation.
  • Promote climate smart livestock production practices in the Signature Programs.

How to apply:


Interested candidates can apply online by accessing this link: and select the position “Program Officer-Livestock Technology and One Health” having Job ID: 822 for filling your application online.


The Last date to apply is 17th Dec 2022.   

Eligibility Criteria


  • Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized university or equivalent in veterinary/animal science, plus at least 3 years specifically on poultry and goat value chains.
  • Demonstrated experience in community mobilization, social capital development, institutional development, capacity building, training, smallholder farmers/rural SMEs/co-ops, and base of the pyramid consumers
  • Strong interpersonal and people management skills
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative while also having strong team-building skills
  • Fluent in Hindi and English (both spoken and written); Oria and/or Telugu language is a plus
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Excellent leadership qualities
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Proficient in word processing, spreadsheets, presentation tools, electronic mail (Microsoft office preferred), and internet


  • Ability to prepare and present documents in a well-designed and attractive format with superior attention to detail
  • Good team player with the ability to train and work cooperatively with a diverse staff, including field staff in several locations
  • Ability to work with sensitive information and maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks with minimal supervision
  • Willingness to work with a flexible schedule
  • Willingness to extensively travel to rural areas
  • Able to effectively promote Heifer’s mission values, and objectives
  • Sensitivity in working with multiple cultures and beliefs, and to gender equity

Desired Candidate Profile

Graduation - B.Tech/B.E

Organization Details

  • Organization Name:Heifer Project International
  • About Organization:Our Mission We work to end hunger and poverty in partnership with the communities we serve. Our programs support entrepreneurs around the world, creating lasting change from the ground up. It begins with a seed investment of livestock or agriculture, followed by mentorship to help project participants build a business, and ultimately to gain access to supply chains and markets.

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