Veterinarian and Livelihoods Officer
Location: 45km from Vientiane capital, Lao PDR
Start date: March/April 2013
Duration: 1 year (with possible extension)
Application deadline: 15 January 2013
OBJECTIVES OF PLACEMENT
Help improve community livelihoods and food security in Lao PDR. Specifically:
a) Build the capacity of Primary Animal Health Workers (PAHWs) to provide basic animal healthcare services in their communities
b) Contribute to developing and supervising livelihoods activities, including poultry production
c) Help make links to human and environmental health issues such as nutrition and hygiene, and build sustainability of project interventions
Full job description and application details available at https://www.vetswithoutborders.ca/get-involved/careers
WHY APPLY FOR THIS ROLE?
The success of VWB and its programs relies on the motivation, initiative and creativity of the individuals who make up the team. The Veterinarian and Livelihoods Officer has the chance to make a big difference to the lives of community members and learn new approaches and ways of working. This role is pivotal to the on-going success of the Laos Village Ecohealth and Veterinary Extension project, and the incumbent will provide technical leadership and project management to help build and sustain it. Leveraged by two new grants from CIDA and IDRC, the project is in a three year phase to consolidate existing activities and ensure the sustainability of its outcomes.