Support the Department in strengthening the various programs and projects in the Poultry sector and enhancing the related value chain by providing expert technical advice, to facilitate achievements of various targets and objectives of the Department
Support the Department in increasing the quality of the existing Poultry farms in Bihar and identifying areas of interventions such as - enhancing the quality of the productive assets, development of skills of the farmers and other functionaries, improving the quality of services dispensed at the farms, increasing market linkages for the farm products, introducing appropriate livestock technology options and other aligned activities.
Provide suggestions and technical inputs for the Poultry Extension Programs in the State, by collaborating with relevant experts, specialists and agencies in the sector and identify areas of improvement in research, training and breeding in the farms under the extension programs
Support various initiatives under the poultry extension programs by laying special attention on components such as management of mortality and litter quality, disease prevention, ventilation and energy, poultry house construction, animal standards of care and overall best practices in poultry management and extension
Provide expert technical inputs for mechanism to improve the quality and quantity of the poultry produce, especially in egg production through layer farming, to fill the deficit of production in meeting the consumption requirements in Bihar,
Support the relevant functionaries in the Department to increase the output and impact of the backyard poultry projects to support the target group of beneficiaries
Develop tools and techniques to assess the social impact of the backyard poultry programs and suggest ways and means to augment the social and economic impact of such initiatives
Develop modules for monitoring and evaluation of the various schemes and programs in the poultry sector in Bihar
Collaborate with entrepreneurs and establish a sizable network of producers to support the Principal Secretary Value Chain Expert - Poultry
initiative to distribute free eggs among the disadvantaged sections of the population under various programs
Develop implementation framework and standard operating procedures for programs and schemes under the Department related to poultry and allied sector.
Identify opportunities for continuous improvement of systems, processes and practices taking into account international and national best practices, in order to facilitate cost optimization and productivity improvement Policies, Systems, Processes & Procedures
Recommend improvements to functional procedures and follow all relevant departmental policies, processes, standard operating procedures and instructions so that work is carried out in a controlled and consistent manner Related Assignments.
Perform other related duties or assignments as and when required.
\Less than 70 years of age as on 1st January 2017
Experience of working with state and national level large scale projects (budget value of more than Rs. 500 crores) will be given preference with proven records of execution of the project.
Proven track record of leading / managing / advising on poultry-related projects / initiatives / programs in state / central government / bilateral / multilateral organizations (such as NABARD, Project Directorate of Poultry, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Indian Council of
Medical Research, FAO, NECC Agricultural and Processed Food Export Development Authority (APEDA) etc.)
Prior experience of working with community-based organization, Poultry Producer Groups, Cooperatives and training of farmers particularly of rural women will be preferred
Certificates / Diploma / Courses in relevant areas will add weight to the candidature
Honors / Awards / discourses / recognized publications in relevant area will be an added advantage.