US-Pakistan Partnership for Agricultural Market Development
SCOPE OF WORK
CNFA-AMD/ Project Number AID-391-C-15-00003
Support to beef livestock production sector
Beef Cattle Specialist and Beef Animal Safety and Quality Assurance Professional
COP and Chief Technical Advisor – AMD
Place of Performance
Lahore, Pakistan with likely travel to AMD project areas
Est. Period of Performance
120 working days July 01, 2017 thru January, 2018
US-Pakistan Partnership for Agricultural Market Development (AMD) activity in Pakistan is a USAID funded activity implemented by CNFA with the goal of supporting the development of Pakistan’s commercial agriculture, particularly through improving the ability of Pakistan’s agriculture and livestock sectors to meet both international and domestic demand and requirements in targeted product lines in Citrus, Mango, High value/off season vegetable and livestock. AMD envisions transforming the four targeted product lines into efficient, private sector led value chains that deliver competitive products to domestic and export markets. AMD’s targeted training, matching grants, and technical assistance will leverage private sector investment and encourage innovation. Together these approaches will support upgrading, streamline supply chains, optimize profit margins, increase participation of women entrepreneurs, and ultimately make Pakistani mango, citrus, meat and HV/OSV more profitable and more competitive.
Background Information and objectives of Technical Assistance:
This STTA position will be based in Lahore and is open to Pakistani nationals only. The Livestock breed improvement and production specialist will provide support to the AMD team in meat product line for coordinating various project activities with public and private sector regarding FMD controlled compartments and zones as per OIE regulation, assist in implementing breed improvement initiatives, support feed lot and backgrounding activities, suggest, design and support implementation of capacity building initiatives in the meat product line, assist public/private sector through AMD in designing and implementation of SOPs in the FMD controlled compartments notified by the government of Punjab and support ISTTA for FMD PCP program. The purpose of this assignment is to to extend support to the Government of Punjab’s ‘GoPunjab’ initiative for notified FMD controlled compartments/zones for formal acceptance by the OIE, support the implementation of AMD’s breed improvement program and help build capacity of the stake holders so as to effectively enter the new export destinations. The Beef Cattle Specialist and Beef Animal Safety and Quality Assurance Professional will have a background in veterinary sciences with sound practical experience in the field of animal health, disease control, reproduction and production, designing and supporting capacity building initiatives, sound knowledge of FMD issues and relevant OIE regulations as well as government regulations, and have an excellent understanding of the Pakistani livestock value chain at various tiers. The STTA will report to the COP and Chief Technical Advisor AMD.
This assignment requires the following specific functions:
Knowledge, Skill and Ability Requirements:
Estimated Level of Effort (LoE) for the assignment:
120 work days
Timing of the Assignment:
The STTA shall commence on or about July 01, 2017 and is expected to complete by January, 2018.
All qualified applicants should submit their CVs to email@example.com, with the words “Beef Cattle Specialist” in the subject line.