Project Officer (veterinary)

Job Location: Syria, Idlib- Syria

Reporting to:  Senior Programme officer   

Reference:      PO-SY-015/2017

Closing date:  17/07/2017

The position holder will directly report to the Senior Programme officer. The position will be based in Syria and overall responsible for implementation of livestock component of project.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure coordination with local council, local animal health department and other Humanitarian actors present in Idlib to finalize the beneficiary targeting criteria and process.
  • Support the team in identification and finalization of the livestock component beneficiaries. Ensure strong community mobilization throughout the project life.
  • Ensure better animal husbandry, management and healthcare practices are adopted.
  • Follow the guidelines of Livestock Emergency Guidelines and Standards (LEGS), Core Humanitarian standards, and mainstreaming gender and protection.
  • Technically support the team to check the health and maturity of the EWE sheep. Develop a plan for the animal vaccination.
  • Check the health of the animals and report any diseases well in time.
  • Support the team in development of feed distribution plan. Also ensure timely procurement and distribution of livestock kit.
  • Ensure the submission of weekly and monthly reports.
  • Also maintain the project filling.
  • Identify learning and training opportunities for staff and communicate this to the supervisor record project learning.

Personal Specification (Experience / Education/Skills- Essential):

  • First Degree in Bachelor of Veterinary Science (BVSc) or related discipline.
  • Minimum 2 years of related experience.
  • Understanding – and ideally prior experience – of livelihoods concepts and programming.
  • Prior experience of supervising the team.


  • Arabic (written and spoken) is a must. English will be additional benefit.

IT skills

  • Very Good computer skills.


  • A high degree of competence in Teamwork
  • Leadership qualities, team supervision and monitoring
  • Integrity & personal conduct
  • Sensitivity to diversity, adaptability, initiative & direction
  • Planning, management of resources, supervision and control

Personal Attributes:

  • The incumbent must also demonstrate the following personal attributes:
  • Be honest and trustworthy.
  • Be respectful and flexible.
  • Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity and demonstrate sound work ethics.

Personal Attributes

  • The incumbent must maintain strict confidentiality in performing the duties of the Project Officer (veterinary).
  • The incumbent must also demonstrate the following personal attributes:
    • Be honest and trustworthy.
    • Be respectful and flexible.
    • Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity and demonstrate sound work ethics.

If you are reliable, service minded, discreet, and dedicated and a highly motivated professional, with a strong commitment to IRW’s values and beliefs, please apply by downloading the application form from and forward the completed form to [email protected] on or before the closing date.


Application procedure:

  • Interested applicants that possess the personal specifications mentioned above may apply by completing the attached job application and send it to [email protected] before 17th July 2017 at 04:00 pm.
  • Please complete all the application and send it before the deadline, as any incomplete or late application will be refused.
  • You may attach your CV with the application if you like, but CVs alone are not accepted without the complete application.
  • Please rename the application file before sending it with your name and the position that you are applying for, and save it with the same format (Word 97-2003 Document).
  • For example: (Ahmed Essayed Mohammed – Project Officer.doc)
  • Submitting this application does not represent any responsibility on the organization of any kind, and the organization has the right to set standards as it deems appropriate for the job according to the information available about all applicants, and to select candidates who will attend a job interview from among the applicants in accordance with those standards.
  • If you have any query regarding the application, please send it to [email protected].