Job Description

At a glance Brooke East Africa works in 22 counties within Kenya, Somaliland, South Sudan, Tanzania and part of Northern Uganda, through a strategic partnership model engagement. This pool of partners with varied expertise and experiences has enabled achieve key milestones with significant reach across the region. Take a closer look Donkey’s transporting goods in Kenya A large proportion of Kenya’s 1.17 million donkeys are found in semi-arid areas where they are used by women to transport water and firewood. Others are used in agricultural areas to transport farm produce to markets and households and in urban areas for transporting commercial goods and water vending services. Despite the heavy reliance on equines in, they are often affected by poor welfare including wounding and bruising from misuse and abuse, malnutrition, dehydration, diseases, hoof abnormalities, eye conditions and respiratory problems.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Establish linkages and relations with veterinary schools at all levels, government institutions, non-state actors and other entities and identify areas of mutual interest and strategic collaborations that promotes Brooke East Africa’s Animal Health work
  • Explore and secure collaboration arrangements and agreements through strategic Memorandum of Understanding (MOUs)
  • Develop joint plans with the institutions to implement the MOUs’ objectives
  • Ensure timely delivery and implementation of the MOUs/joint plans
  • Regularly review MOUs to ensure proactive and progressive adoption of learnings and innovations
  • Work closely with advocacy and programme teams to identify opportunities for collaborations with strategic governmental and policy institutions/bodies involved in welfare and animal health to promote and advocate for equine welfare
  • Assess and identify capacity gaps and needs of Animal Health Practitioners (AHPs)
  • Develop and implement training programs for AHPs to address the identified gaps and needs
  • Develop and implement mentorship plan for the AHPs using Brooke’s Mentorship frameworks
  • Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the capacity building and mentorship interventions; and follow-up/review with relevant adjustments
  • Identify forums, conferences or initiatives that have a veterinary engagement angle to animal welfare or have themes that resonate with Brooke
  • Develop and submit abstracts to conference organizers in order to seek opportunities for formal participation
  • Prepare and present position papers, data, information or material on behalf of Brooke during the conference
  • Follow up on agreements and resolutions made during these forums/conferences to ensure Brooke’s positions or commitments are achieved
  • Receive and provide input and support to other officers whose jobs are interdependent with this role
  • Supply reports and other required information and data to other parts of the organization as required
  • Actively participate in team and or staff meeting; adding value to the meeting agenda and discussions for the purpose of enhancing organizational goals in community engagement

Knowledge and Skills Required

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Medicine or related field
  • Over 5-years’ experience working in NGO or Institutional set up
  • Competency in building and strengthening collaborations and networking
  • Expertise in capacity building, delivering training and adult learning facilitation
  • Experience in developing and delivering information at high-level policy and academic forums
  • Good planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting skills
  • Good representation and negotiation skills
  • Collaborative and supportive approach to resolving complex issues with stakeholders

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