2 Job Opportunities at | Nafasi za Kazi Livestock Training Agency (LITA) ~AFISA MIFUGO MSAIDIZI DARAJA II
The contribution of livestock sector to the National economy cannot be overemphasized. To make the sector vibrant, the Government among other efforts has been conducting training of extension officers, farmers and other stakeholders through its six Livestock Training Institutes (LITIs) namely, Mpwapwa, Morogoro, Tengeru, Madaba, Temeke and Buhuri.
However, these Institutes could not perform efficiently and effectively due to a number of challenges including; inadequate human resource, low retention of staff, unmotivated staff, infrastructure, inadequate teaching facilities and financial resource. This called for a deliberate initiative by the Government to strengthen these Institutes.
As a way of addressing the above challenges, the Government through the Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries Development decided to establish Livestock Training Agency (LITA). The Agency has been formed by merging the six Livestock Training Institutes (LITIs) which is in line with the Executive Agencies Act Cap 245 (R.E. 2009) by expanding and improving the scope and mandates of the institutes.
The Agency aims at improving performance in provision of quality training, production, applied research and consultancy services in areas of animal health and production.
The aim of LITA is to provide knowledge and skills on livestock development to customers through training, production, and applied research and consultancy services for sustainable development of the livestock sector.
The vision of LITA is to become a centre of excellence in livestock training and related services by 2025.
To provide quality livestock training and production, applied research, consultancy and dissemination of appropriate technologies to the public through improved service delivery.
Roles and Functions
The major role of LITA is to implement Livestock development objectives as expressed in the National Livestock Policy (2006) and Ministry’s Strategic Plans.
Specifically, the roles and functions of the Agency are to;
i. Provide quality training on animal health and production;
ii. Produce quality livestock, livestock products and by products;
iii. Provide quality consultancy and advisory services on animal health and production;
iv. Conduct applied research in the field of animal health and production;
v. Disseminate applied research findings to customers;
vi. Promote Agency’s functions, products and services;
vii. Promote production, utilisation and conservations of animal feed resources (pasture and forage);
viii. Establish and foster closer cooperation with national and international stakeholders;
ix. Ensure the Agency addresses crosscutting issues (environmental conservations, HIV/AIDS, gender, diversity, good governance) in its operations; and
x. Promote development of human resource.
OTHER JOB OPPORTUNITIES
POST LIVESTOCK OFFICER GRADE II ( AFISA MIFUGO MSAIDIZI DARAJA II)- 2 POST
POST CATEGORY (S) FARMING AND AGRIBUSINESS
EMPLOYER Livestock Training Agency (LITA)
APPLICATION TIMELINE: 2021-09-01 2021-09-14
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
i. Managing Livestock Care;
ii. Preparing livestock production reports;
iii. Managing livestock grazing on Agency campuses;
iv. Managing Veterinary Health and preparing daily reports;
v. Managing the processing of livestock products sales;
vi. Supervising Calf Care;
vii. Supervise the construction and sanitation of Livestock sheds;
viii. Supervise grazing production and conservation;
ix. Prepare requirements for practical training; and
x. To perform other functions assigned to them by the officers.
QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE
Diploma in Animal Health and Production from any Government recognized college and be registered with the Tanzania Veterans Council. Have a pass rate of at least upper second grade starting from G.P.A 3.5 onwards.