Positioning- Identify and analyse market opportunities and threats and ensure relevant colleagues are informed. Liaise with both local & international private sector actors such as seed companies, agricultural contractors, feed and soil labs, farm mechanisation suppliers, for enhanced access by farmers to quality inputs, equipment, and services.
Business Development -Build, maintain and utilise relationships with relevant stakeholders, represent SNV and identify opportunities for Business Development policies and procedures and where required and feasible, support the TEA and FDN Unit Heads in the identification and sourcing of relevant expertise and other internationals support missions in line with Outcome 1.
Master’s Degree or a Degree from a University for Applied Sciences in animal husbandry/dairy production, preferably with specialisations in dairy nutrition, training & extension.
Six (6) years plus of experience in the relevant field of dairy husbandry, dairy extension & training, preferably in the tropics. Experience in the commercial oriented and small holder dairy sector in East and Southern Africa.
Knowledge and experience as regard dairy feeding, breeding, young stock management, disease control, housing and cow comforts, pasture management, forage production and preservation, milking and hygiene, farm mechanization, manure and energy management, biosecurity as well as experience with mixed farming systems as practiced by SH farmers, etc.