Veterinary Trainer Poultry and Dairy Cattle Disease Management

Bachelor's Degree   Afghanistan, Kabul Full Time 204
Date Posted:Jan 24, 2021
Closing Date:Jan 30, 2021
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:General
Salary Range:As per company salary scale
Years of Experience:5 Years
Contract Duration:22 day(s)
Extension Possibility:No
Contract Type:Short Term
Probation Period:Unspecified
Required Languages:Dari,Pashto,English

About DAI:


The Afghanistan Value Chains – Livestock (AVC-Livestock) is a USAID funded program expected to run through June 2023. AVC-Livestock utilizes a market systems approach to strengthen and facilitate key transactions at either end of the farmer in targeted value chains - the commercial vendors of the goods and services that farmers need to grow higher volumes of quality produce, and the processors and traders who purchase farmers’ harvests. AVC-Livestock is a market-driven, private sector-focused program that aims to sustainably strengthen the dairy, poultry, honey, red meat and fiber value chains throughout Afghanistan resulting in increased incomes, employment and productivity throughout targeted value chains.

The AVC-Livestock Project works with a large number of livestock businesses including commercial dairy farms, poultry farms both broiler and egg layers, honey bee farms, inputs suppliers, processors and other livestock value chain actors in national wide in Afghanistan. In the last decade poultry, fish, honey bee and dairy farming has dramatically expanded in the country where need for veterinary care services is more feasible than before. Low skill of the veterinary clinics in the country is a challenge to livestock farmers to get on time quality veterinary care services from the veterinary clinics.


To enhance knowledge and skills of the veterinary clinic’s practitioners VAC-Livestock plans to organize a two weeks training on poultry and dairy cattle disease management for the veterinary clinics employees in the project target regions. This training will give an opportunity to the veterinarians of different provinces to discuss common poultry and dairy cattle diseases and find the effective ways diagnosis and prevention of the identified diseases. This will help farmers to get accurate therapeutic and preventive services from the Veterinary Clinics.

Job Summary:

he overall objective of this assignment is to build the capacity of the Veterinary Clinics on veterinary clinical diagnosis, control and treatment, and proper usage of technological kits. This training will enable the targeted veterinary clinical reactionaries to accurately conduct clinical diagnosis and treatments for both poultry and dairy cattle’s, and further provide timely assistance to the livestock farmers improving the overall livestock services delivery across Afghanistan.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Tasks (Performance Requirements)

              Dairy Cattle Disease Management:

Develop comprehensive training materials in PPT and Doc on the common dairy cattle disease especially reproductive and metabolic disease including etiology, clinical signs, diagnoses and prevention and treatment;

Conduct deferential diagnosis sessions with the training participants on common dairy cattle reproductive, microbial and metabolic diseases

Conduct practical training to practice diagnostic methods, prescrbtion and apply of medicines

Organize theoretical sessions using audio visual facilities, and various teaching techniques of more student centered to discuss key health challenges of the dairy farming in Afghanistan

Train the VFUs on the proper usage and maintenance of disease clinical diagnosis and treatment kit; and

Conduct Pre and post-test of the training participants. 


Develop comprehensive training materials in PPT and Doc on the common poultry diseases including etiology, clinical signs, diagnoses and prevention and treatment;

Provide practical and theoretical trainings to the training participants on poultry diseases clinical diagnosis, disease control, post-mortem examination and treatment;

In full engagement of the training participants identify common disease of poultry both broilers and egg layers in Afghanistan and discuss effective ways of the identified diseases control, prevention and treatment;

Train the training participants on the proper usage of disease clinical diagnosis and treatment kit; and

Conduct Pre and post-test of the training participants. 

Provide weekly updates on work progress to AVC-Livestock Project.

Deliver final presentation to the AVC-Livestock technical team on assignment achievements.

Other duties as assigned by the project relevant section supervisor.




Deliverable #1: Developing of training materials

Before starting the training

Deliverable #2: Conduct theoretical and practical training to training participants

Fist and second week of the training

Deliverable #3: Conduct Pre and Post-tests

Before the training and at the end

Deliverable #4: Submitting a short report after each training 

End of each week

Deliverable #5: Submit a final report of the assignment

End of assignment


The Veterinary Clinical Diagnosis, Control and Treatment Trainer will report to the AVC-Livestock Chief of Party or his designee

Job Requirement:

Master’s degree or bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Sciences

A minimum of 5 years of practical experience in the field animal health

Strong writing, communication and training skills.

Experience working for international companies, organizations

Proficiency in both local national languages Dari and Pashto

Proficiency in English language


Duty Station

The consultant will conduct trainings in Kabul, Jalalabad, Mazar e Sharif, Kandahar and Herat Provinces.


All data collected during this assignment will become the property of AVC-Livestock and will not be shared with third parties without the express permission of AVC-Livestock.

Payment Method

The STTA will receive payment at once after all the deliverables are completed and approved by the AVC-Livestock project

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul
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