Regional Livestock Officer

February 10, 2024
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Job Description

Organization: Norwegian Afghanistan Committee (NAC)

Location: [Specify Location]

The Norwegian Afghanistan Committee (NAC) is a dedicated member-based solidarity organization with over 35 years of experience supporting and standing in solidarity with the Afghan people. NAC operates in various sectors, including Education, Gender and Human Rights, Governance and Civil Society, Health, Food Security, Job Creation, Disaster Risk Reduction, and Climate Change Adaptation. With a vision for an Afghanistan free of poverty, where equality, democracy, human rights, and respect are the bases for political action and development, NAC is committed to making a lasting impact.

Job Description:

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Specific tasks/responsibilities under livestock/livelihood improvement:
  • Conduct needs assessments, surveys, and focus group discussions regarding livestock requirements.
  • Implement livestock activities, including training lead farmers, smallholder farmers, and community elders on new and innovative livestock practices.
  • Design livestock activities and training for implementation at the village, district, and individual beneficiary levels.
  • Facilitate the delivery of veterinary services to project beneficiaries through civil society groups/communities.
  • Identify training needs for poultry, ruminant, BVWs beneficiaries, and organize/conduct such training.
  • Construct or rehabilitate poultry and livestock-related structures and assist smallholder farmers in fodder production.
  • Diagnose, survey, and report livestock disease outbreaks and facilitate the provision of medicine and vaccines through civil society groups in case of an outbreak.
  • Support the identification of improved ruminant and poultry breeds and supply livestock-related inputs to project beneficiaries.
  • Ensure the integration of livestock activities with other NAC sectoral activities.
  • Uphold the role and responsibilities in line with NAC’s Safeguarding Policy.
  • Provide appropriate and timely feedback, inputs, and suggestions/recommendations to supervisors on matters concerning livestock development and activities.
  • Coordinate with DAIL, other Governmental Agencies, and NGOs to leverage support for livestock activities.
  • Perform any other tasks assigned by the regional program coordinator and head of the regional office.


  • Coordinate with the line manager for the completion of reports and confirmation with line departments at the district and provincial levels.
  • Provide reports from trainings, workshops, practical sessions, and assessments conducted in communities.
  • Assist the regional program coordinator during the preparation of plans and reports.
  • Submit technical reports and provide technical assistance to the M&E Unit in the preparation of reports.
  • Document lessons learned and success stories in coordination with M&E staff.
  • Represent NAC in coordination meetings with government and non-government agencies.

Other Duties and Responsibilities:

Additional duties may be assigned based on the nature of NAC projects by the direct supervisor.

Note: Priority will be given to the local community.

Job Requirements:

Languages Required:

Fluent in Pashto.

Fluent in Dari.

Good at English speaking and writing.

Qualifications Required:

Bachelor’s degree in Animal Husbandry/Veterinary.

Work Experience:

  • Four years of experience in livestock projects.
  • More than four years of demonstrated success in livestock/animal husbandry training.
  • Excellent experience in coordinating programs at the district level.
  • Complete experience with household surveys.
  • Good experience setting up group discussions to gather information.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, promoting collaboration and teamwork.
  • Integrity and accountability.
  • Good communication.
  • Analytical skills.
  • Works well under pressure and meets tight deadlines.


  • Office Package.
  • Organizational Skills.
  • Works well under pressure and meets tight deadlines.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Report writing skills.
  • Usage of job-related software.
  • Self-confident while doing the job.
Submission Guideline:

The subject must include the position title and vacancy# (Regional Livestock Officer-132024). Applications without the position title and vacancy# will not be considered.

Ensure that your application/resume includes your full name; otherwise, it will be rejected.

The NAC is an equal opportunity employer; women and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The NAC offers:

An encouraging and team-oriented working atmosphere.

Significant career challenges that will test and enhance the skills of the incumbent.

Interesting and worthwhile work in a growing organization.

Competitive salary packages.

How to apply:

Please, send your application (CV and cover letter not exceeding 800 KB) to:

Submission Email: