The Indonesia Australia Commercial Cattle Breeding Program (IACCB) was established under the auspices of the Indonesia-Australia Partnership on Food Security in the Red Meat and Cattle Sector (the Partnership). The program (AUD 9 million, 2016 – 2019) aims to promote sustainable commercial scale beef cattle breeding in Indonesia. This will be achieved by piloting a range of different breeding systems with industry partners to assess commercially sustainable approaches that can be up-scaled to facilitate investment, innovation and expansion of the beef cattle breeding industry. The three systems being tested include: 1) cattle integrated with commercial oil palm plantations (SISKA), 2) Silvopasture, open grazing, intensive grazing and 3) smallholder cooperative models.
The IACCB program provides support to carefully selected partners and their breeding system. The support aims to improve the partner capacity and capability (knowledge, skills and physical capacity) in commercially sustainable cattle breeding and production. With these improvements, and effective monitoring and recording of data, the partner obtains evidence that the business of breeding cattle is commercially viable. This encourages partners to further invest in the expansion of their cattle breeding business beyond the pilot phase. The sharing of project lessons and promotion of commercially viable business models to other industry players will aim to encourage them to invest in cattle breeding, and ultimately the expansion in the Indonesian cattle-breeding sector.
IACCB partners with corporate Indonesia and smallholder farmers. The IACCB Program Board includes representatives from two Australian Ministries (DFAT and DAWR), two Indonesian Ministries (BKPM and MoA) and private industry from both Australia and Indonesia. Two-way communications with Ministries is vital for Program success, and is a core task of IACCB. The IACCB requires a Senior Government Advisor to effectively communicate the Program activities, challenges and progress with the MoA.
To contribute to the IACCBP, Coffey is currently seeking applications for a Field Officer specializing for pasture and livestock management to be based in Dompu, Nusa Tenggara Barat (NTB), Indonesia.
IACCB Position Description for Pasture-Forage Management officer 20170914.pdf
The field officer will support IACCB partners on the cattle breeding projects with a particular focus on pasture and forage management, as well as herd management system in the field.
The field officer will be based in Dompu NTB and travel extensively to the project sites supporting particularly the Project partners. Key tasks will be to ensure the Partners can and do implement the strategies according to agreements. The field officer will be required to maintain close communication with IACCB advisers, the partner staff and workers in the field and helping “hand’s-on” work to implement the activities planned.
To be considered for this role you will have an experience in pasture and forage management, as well as herd management system in the field. S/he should have an experience in training and assisting staff to carry out regarding their duties as well. The post holder should have an experience in providing broader team with accurate and timely reports on all activities and providing technical assistance to IACCB partners. We expect the candidate having degree in Animal husbandry majoring in pasture/forage management or having experienced with forage agronomy, having proficiency in English (written and spoken). It also required the candidate to understand of cattle breeding management, and having capability to collect data neatly and thoroughly, as well as compiling data and reporting.
To review the position description and to apply for this opportunity, please visit http://www.coffey.com/careers and search job number 495599
Further enquiries can be directed to email@example.com, quoting job number 495599
This is a locally engaged position; Indonesian nationals are encouraged to apply.
Applications close: 1700 (Jakarta time) 26th September 2017.
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