Veterinary Programme Advisor

Veterinary Programme Advisor

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  • Sector:

    Operations, Admin & Support, Projects & Programmes, General

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  • Salary:

    £40k - 42k per year

  • Contact :

    Harriet Mountain

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  • Contact phone:

    020 7820 7328

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  • Published:

    over 2 years ago

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An international charity are looking for a Veterinary Programme Advisor to oversee and coordinate their Core Country work incorporating additional outreach and partnerships projects, utilising both veterinary and community training approaches.
You will be responsible for advertising and recruiting of new projects each calendar year, advising on selection criteria for each project. You will manage grant agreements and funding streams, evaluate country and project outcomes and manage support towards long term sustainability of funded projects, assessment and reviewing of new and existing projects.

You should have a veterinary degree (recognised by the RCVS) and a minimum basic knowledge of written and spoken French. Ideally you will hold further qualifications in the field of Equine or Large Animal Surgery/Medicine and have previous teaching/managing experience. Previous experience of working in low income countries is useful but not a prerequisite

Key Responsibilities:
-Coordination of the charity's core projects, involving:
-Clinical audits in our core countries for all veterinary teaching projects (including mobile clinics, permanent centres and clinical skills centres).
-Monitoring of clinical skills and development of knowledge in centres and mobile clinics to all staff and volunteers.
-Assisting in identifying community training projects that will benefit the welfare of working animals and the communities relying on them. Assisting in the delivery of such projects, as well as the monitoring and evaluation.
-Support and provision of adequate veterinary content to staff involved in delivering community development programmes.
-Improving clinical standards overseas through clinical audits, development of resources, protocols and relevant CPD provision to our staff.
-Implementation of desk-based research to inform departmental policy.
Support and provision of technical veterinary content to the community development programmes.
-Assisting in sourcing and providing necessary and adequate resources (medicines, equipment and reading material)
-Provision of case studies, photos and technical content to support fundraising, communication and PR services.
-Communicating and presenting programme activity information to a range of audiences, including head staff and supporters.
-Assist in planning and implementing Annual Country Plans regarding the veterinary programmes.

Skills and Experience required:
-Qualified Veterinarian with a minimum of 3 years of clinical practice experience with Equids
-Experience of producing, managing and monitoring development programmes, including budgets
-Experience of managing staff and resources effectively
-Understanding of the role and importance of livestock and working animals to the economies of low-income countries ideally
-Basic level of fluency in French (written and spoken)
-Willingness to travel to low-income countries