New Job Opportunities at The Nature Conservancy (TNC)

Tags

 

INVITATION FOR BIDS TO PROVIDE SHORT TERM CONSULTANCY SERVICES TO SUPPLY IMPROVED POULTRY PARENT STOCK
1.0 Background
The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and Pathfinder International (PI) in Tanzania are jointly implementing an integrated Program known as Tuungane which addresses Population, Health and Environment (PHE). Agriculture which forms the main livelihood activity on the terrestrial environment has been blamed for the increasing siltation of Lake Tanganyika through unsustainable farming practices. 

To reduce the soil sediments that have adverse effect to the lake fisheries productivity, Tuungane program aims at supporting smallholder farmers in the Greater Mahale Ecosystem (GME) in improving their agricultural practices through adoption of conservation agriculture/Climate Smart Agriculture. Tuungane program has been implementing some alternative Income Generating Activities (IGAs) to reduce overdependence on agriculture and fisheries for the community livelihoods. Poultry husbandry is one of the IGAs implemented by the program in 3 villages.

Currently, Tuungane program seeks short term consultancy services from an experienced individual who can source out some improved poultry parent stock from Singida region for small community poultry project in Sibwesa, Katumbi and Ndele villages.

Consultancy Services
The following is the list of needed consultancy services:

2.1 Source out some improved poultry parent stock from Singida and supply them to farmers in Sibwesa, Katumbi and Ndele villages. The improved poultry parent stock of big size should consist of 60 hens and 12 cocks for each of the 3 villages of Sibwesa, Katumbi and Ndele.
2.2 The consultant will conduct a practical training to community members on how to formulate poultry feeds (starter feeds, broiler feeds and layers feeds). Apart from providing the training, he/she will be responsible for formulating standard feeds using locally available materials and feed the poultry flock for the period of 6 consecutive months. For the first month all raw materials will be provided by the consultant and thereafter the locally available raw materials will be provided by the beneficiary local communities.
2.3 The consultant will conduct a practical training and mentorship to the community members on how to vaccinate the poultry against the major diseases namely Newcastle Disease, Gumboro Disease (Infectious Bursal Disease) and Fowl pox. Finally, he/she will ensure that all the poultry are vaccinated against the 3 major diseases mentioned above.
2.4 The consultant will be responsible for general health of the poultry by ensuring that the birds receive all the required veterinary services and proper nutrition for 6 months.
2.5 The consultant will coach and mentor the COCOBA members on the general management of the poultry during the 6 months of executing the assignment.
2.6 The consultant will prepare and submit to TNC/Tuungane program management a monthly project progress report.


3.0 Eligibility Criteria

Eligible consultants should possess the following minimum qualifications:

  • Diploma or Bachelor of Science in Animal Husbandry/Animal Health/Veterinary Medicine.
  • Have an experience in animal husbandry or poultry husbandry of at least 2 years.
  • The consultant should be based and operating in Kigoma region.
4.0 Application procedures
Interested individuals with technical skills and appropriate experiences on the above mentioned assignment are warmly welcome to submit their electronic Technical Proposals which includes a well Itemized Financial Budget on or before 28th February 2021 by email to: hshilinde@tnc.org
Please, note that no telephone calls are entertained and that all application received after the deadline will not be honored.