The Agricultural Development (AgDev) program aims to catalyze country-led inclusive agricultural transformation by developing and scaling products, services, policies, and system-wide innovations that benefit smallholder farmers, empower women, and improve nutrition. We want farmers to be empowered with the knowledge, tools and technologies to improve their livelihoods and lift themselves and their families out of poverty. Within the AgDev program, the Livestock team aims to improve the lives of poor livestock keepers in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia by increasing livestock productivity, household income, equitable consumption of safe affordable nutritious diet year around, and women’s empowerment in agriculture that will contribute to inclusive agriculture transformation.
In collaboration with the AgDev team and internal business partners, the Senior Program Officer (SPO) will take responsibility for the portion of our Animal Health portfolio (vaccines, drugs, and diagnostics) aimed at increasing livestock productivity and production.
Reporting to the Deputy Director, the Senior Program Officer, Global Product Development - Animal Health will be responsible for bringing technical expertise in animal-health product development to help realize the existing potential of livestock and to enhance future potential of livestock through innovation and appropriate technologies suitable for sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia within the small holder livestock sector.
We believe that energized people, working well together, fueled by great leadership in an inclusive environment in which they thrive, will do phenomenal things.
All candidates should demonstrate passion for the foundation’s values with commitment to deliver results against the foundation’s mission. You should have a ‘can do’ attitude with a mindset that guides and motivates the team to explore new approaches and partners, taking risks that can potentially accelerate the foundation’s pathway to improve the lives of smallholder livestock keepers.