mercredi 6 avril 2016

Technical Manager - Humane and Sustainable Agriculture - China

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Employer: World Animal Protection
Work Type/s: Contract, Full Time
Classification/s: Animal Welfare & Protection, Environment & Sustainability, Policy & Research, Project Management
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: International

Job posted on: 22 March, 2016.
Applications close: 15 April, 2016.

  • We are World Animal Protection.
  • We end the needless suffering of animals.
  • We influence decision makers to put animals on the global agenda.
  • We help the world see how important animals are to all of us.
  • We inspire people to change animals' lives for the better.
  • We move the world to protection animals.
The Technical Manager - Humane and Sustainable Agriculture (HSA), China will provide technical support to the HSA campaign, and coordinate and implement agreed campaign initiatives as managed by the HSA Manager, under the direction of the Asia Pacific Regional HSA Manager and the China Country Director.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Advise on pig welfare matters to internal staff and external stakeholders.
  • Build technical capacity in the China office in the area of farm animal welfare, particularly pig welfare.
  • Research, monitor and evaluate the animal welfare impacts of new pig production systems on Chinese pigs.
  • Analyse and integrate data from pilot projects into practical information for internal and external stakeholders.
  • Act as a subject matter expert in pig production and welfare.
  • Provide technical input, support and capacity building into World Animal Protection's China HSA project.
  • Research and analyse.
  • Project coordination and implementation.

To be successful in this role, we are looking for the following criteria:

  • Masters or Doctoral degree, or equivalent practical experience in pig farming and farm animal welfare.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ practical or research experience in pig farming related to animal welfare
  • Good knowledge, experience and commitment in animal welfare, especially in relation to pigs.
  • Knowledge and understanding of modern pig farming (International, regional and China), associated technology and the meat production chain is essential.
  • Experience working internationally and in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills.
  • Good communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to travel nationally and internationally at short notice.
  • Ability to prioritise and organise work tasks.
  • High loyalty, integrity and honesty.
  • Flexible and able to embrace change positively.
  • Fluent in English. An understanding of Chinese (Putonghua) would be favourable.
  • IT / computer literate using Microsoft packages e.g. Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to work in a rapidly changing and high pressure environment.
  • A passion for animal welfare and a strong commitment to the aims and values of World Animal Protection.
A full position description is attached below.
How to apply for this job Applicants, please submit your CV and covering letter, addressing the selection criteria, to, using the subject: HSA Technical Manager - China application via Ethical Jobs, by close of business 15 April, 2016. Please note only short-listed applicants will be contacted.