Senior Animal Production Officer(IBAR)

at African Union (AU)
Location Nairobi, Kenya
Date Posted July 9, 2019
Category Animal Care
Currency KSH
Work Hours Day
Street Address Nairobi Branch



About us;
The African Union, established as a unique Pan African continental body, is charged with spearheading Africa’s
rapid integration and sustainable development by promoting unity, solidarity, cohesion and cooperation among
the peoples of Africa and African States as well as developing a New Partnership Worldwide. Its Headquarters
is located in Addis Ababa, capital city of Ethiopia.
One of the technical offices of the AU is Inter-African Bureau for Animal Resources (IBAR) Nairobi, Kenya
(IBAR). AU/IBAR is a specialized technical office reporting to the Department of Rural Economy and Agriculture
of the AU Commission (DREA), mainly in charge of developing an appropriate and independent expertise in the area of animal health and production for the alleviation of poverty of those involved in livestock farming in Member States. It was established in 1951 to study the epidemiological situation and fight rinderpest in Africa.

Experience Requirements

10 years of experience in development programs or projects that deals with the interactions about livestock and the natural systems in which they operate, or animal production/productivity programs, livestock production research as well as experience in integrated NRM, out of which 5 years at supervisory level.

Job Responsibilities

The Senior Animal Production Officer will advise the Director of AU-IBAR on animal production and associated
policy frameworks in areas of sustainable natural resources management, animal genetic resources, Resilience and climate change. More specifically, he/she will:
• Advise on information and data to be collected, collated and disseminated on all aspects of animal
production to improve the productivity of animal resources in Africa;
• Provide support in Compilation and analysis/synthesis of data/information on livestock’s contribution to
climate change, as well as the impacts of climate change and human activities on animal production to inform
policy making and public education;
• Advise the Director of AU-IBAR on Identification and facilitation of avenues for exploitation of
opportunities for African livestock keepers to benefit from resources generated for ecological services
(ecotourism, rehabilitation of degraded lands, controlled grazing, biodiversity and landscape conservation etc.);
• Advise the Director on policy issues and development of relevant initiatives towards development of the
Fisheries sub-sector and enhancement of Africa’s participation in the Blue economy;
• Provide support in the Development of best practices and policy guidelines to build capacities of RECs
and member states to manage the conflicts arising at the wildlife-livestock-human interface;
• Provide support in the Development of a continental strategy and implementation framework for the
conservation of Africa’s livestock and fish genetic resources;

Education Requirements

University Bachelor Degree in animal production, animal science, natural resource, Fisheries or environmental sciences.


Computer literacy;
Good planning and organizational skills;
Good strategic planning and organizational skills;
Excellent report writing and presentation skills.
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