Programme Specialist (Livestock Management)

Aga Khan Rural Support Programme (India), Gujarat, India

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme ManagementTraining and Capacity Building
Preferred Experience: 
2 years of relevant work experience
Closing Date for Applications: 
17th December, 2020

Job Description

About the Organization:

Aga Khan Rural Support Programme (India) is a non-denominational, non-government development organization. AKRSP (I) works as a catalyst for the betterment of rural communities by providing direct support to local communities. AKRSP (I) is active in over 2400 villages of Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Bihar.

Position: Programme Specialist (Livestock Management)

Job Profile:

  • Providing technical inputs to team and community for better management of livestock in rural areas
  • Creating institutional base for community managed livestock development programme
  • Providing inputs for developing preventive healthcare services for livestock in rural areas
  • Bringing in innovations and new technologies which can benefit marginal farmers involved in livestock rearing along with decreased carbon emission from livestock animals
  • Networking and liaison with technical and government departments related to livestock development

Skills & Competencies required:

  • Having Knowledge of animal husbandry and basic veterinary sciences
  • Institution building of smallholder livestock rearers
  • Practical and theoretical knowledge on climate change issues in livestock sectors
  • Community managed livestock development with particular focus on feed improvement in dairy animals for reduced carbon emissions.
  • Good training skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Good in Reporting, Monitoring, and evaluation
  • Good Government Liaison Skills


  • Post-Graduate/Graduate in Veterinary Sciences/ Management or related fields.
  • Candidates with substantial work experience in livestock programme but do not possess degree in veterinary sciences can also be considered for the post.


  • 2 to 5 years of experience of working in livestock development sector with focus on small and marginal farmers.


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