GROUP SENIOR VETERINARIAN – FM1856

Mpongwe – Zambia: Our client is looking for a Group Senior Veterinarian to join the team.

Only candidates with the relevant experience will be considered.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree.
  • Proven experience in a veterinary role, preferably in an agricultural context.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of veterinary regulations and standards related to agriculture and wildlife.
  • Experience with and ability to utilise modern technology.
  • Additional certifications are advantageous.
  • Valid Drivers License.
  • Valid Passport.
  • Must be willing to travel

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES REQUIRED

  • Proven experience as a Veterinarian.
  • Demonstrated ability to oversee and implement various programs, which promote improved production efficiency and productivity.
  • Extensive knowledge of local laws and regulations.
  • Familiarity with industry practices and professional standards.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Integrity and professional ethics.
  • Teamwork skills.
  • Time management.
  • The ability to work independently and to strict deadlines.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to adapt and work in potentially challenging conditions and situations.
  • Effective resource management.
  • Willingness to travel and dedicate time to ensuring the effective functioning of the business, across its various operations.
  • Ability to conduct animal reproductive programs such as Artificial Insemination and Embryo Flushing.
  • Ability to diagnose and effectively treat potential issues with herd and flock health. Understanding of wildlife immobilisation and translocation.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Evaluate and improve the group’s current veterinary policies, to ensure they adhere to modern standards, in-line with all legal requirements.
  • Carry out regular monitoring of compliance levels across the group’s operations, and provide reports to senior management.
  • Create sound internal controls and monitor adherence to them.
  • Oversee the implementation and improvement of the group’s animal management programs, to ensure compliance with all legal, environmental and social requirements, while promoting improved efficiency and profitability.
  • Proactively audit processes and practices to identify weaknesses.
  • Consistently evaluate animal health across the group’s operations, maintaining optimal herd & flock health.
  • Provide input and guidance on the implementation of best-practice methods, that minimize impact and risk and promote profitability and long-term sustainability.
  • Educate and train employees on regulations and industry best practices.
  • Set plans to monitor and manage potential disease outbreaks.
  • Address concerns or questions on herd and flock health.
  • Study and keep up-to-date with changes in industry, that may affect the group.
  • Keep abreast of internal standards and business goals.
  • Work with management teams on different properties to monitor the management and use of medicines, vaccines and other medical inputs.
  • Work across all operations to ensure compliance with all internal and regulatory requirements. Develop and implement programs to promote improvements in the fertility, productivity and profitability of our animal assets.
  • Provide training and awareness education for farm staff on animal health issues, sustainable practices, and compliance requirements.
  • Develop and oversee strategies to promote improved resource use and efficiencies.
  • Prepare and submit weekly reports to senior management and external consultants when required.
  • Maintain records of all animal health related activities across our properties.
  • Work closely with the animal and poultry management teams on all the group’s properties, ensuring compliance with company regulations, in a manner which promotes efficiency and improved work-flow.
  • Manage the Human Resources available, in a manner which is fair and equitable and promotes a strong work-ethic

ONLY short listed candidates will be contacted

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