Animal Health Specialist

Job Title

Animal Health Specialist


Volunteers Engaged in Gender Responsive Technical Solutions (VETS)



Partner Organization

Agronomes et Vétérinaires Sans Frontières (AVSF) Cambodia

Placement Location

Remote (e-volunteer placement)

Based in Canada


1 months

Start Date

April 2021 (or as soon as possible)

Pre-Departure Training Dates

VWB/VSF will provide pre-departure training

Eligibility Requirements

Open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada only

Language Requirements



Note: Translation support will be required when communicating with a majority of policy makers and some researchers.

Academic Qualifications


Advanced university degree in animal health, public health or epidemiology

or Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine (BVM) Degree from a recognized institution


College, Bachelors, or Masters-level program -  Development Studies, International Relations or Public Health 

Professional Background/Skills


  • Experience providing medical care for livestock, specifically poultry
  • Relevant experience on AMR/ AMU surveillance activities, AMR/ AMU testing
  • Experience in providing training on animal health and production, especially focusing on AMR/AMU
  • Experience in curative or preventive animal treatment
  • Effective cross-cultural communication skills,
  • Commitment to the principles of volunteer cooperation and familiarity with participatory approaches to development, including the promotion of gender equality, good governance and environmental sustainability


  • Previous international work/volunteer experience in Cambodia or other developing country

Placement Goal and Objectives (Preliminary)

Overall Goal:
The main goal of the volunteer placement will be to build the capacity of AVSF Cambodia and counterpart staff to design and implement training to Community Animal Health Workers with a focus on AMR/AMU.


  • Support curriculum development and develop training module on concepts related to AMR/AMU
  • Deliver TOT (training of trainer)to project staff and supervise the eco-training or extension on AMR/AMU in the field

All volunteers are expected to promote gender equality, environmental sustainability and good governance within their placement responsibilities.

Volunteer Terms and Conditions

VWB covers remote volunteer expenses for effective communication, including:

A modest monthly living allowance (MLA) that will be paid into the volunteer’s bank account in Canada. The MLA is designed to be sufficient to cover simple monthly living expenses incurred during the placement.


VWB/VSF encourages each volunteer to raise funds towards the organization’s operations.

How to Apply

If interested, please send your resume and a covering letter which clearly indicate the position you are applying for, and how your qualifications meet the requirements of this posting.

Please use subject line: VWB/VSF Volunteer Placement Animal Health Specialist Cambodia

Resume and cover letters can be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If you need more information, please contact Asia Program Officer Katherine Clark at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

About Veterinarians Without Borders

In the global south, more than 90 per cent of food animals are raised by subsistence farmers yet these small-scale livestock producers, the majority of whom are women, have very limited access to quality and affordable animal health services. Aside from the risks associated with the loss of valuable livestock who provide important protein and/or income for poor households, zoonotic diseases that can be passed from animals to humans offer a very real threat to human health on a wider scale.

Veterinarians without Borders/Vétérinaires sans frontières (VWB/VSF) works for, and with, communities in need to foster the health of animals, people and the environments that sustain us. VWB/VSF works nationally and internationally to train animal health workers, increase food security, and improve animal & public health. VWB/VSF provides overseas volunteer placements for veterinarians and other animal & public health professionals.

About the Project: Volunteers Engaged in Gender Responsive Technical Solutions (VETS)

The Volunteers Engaged in Gender Responsive Technical Solutions (VETS) project is funded through the Global Affairs Canada (GAC) Volunteer Cooperation Program. The VETS project was established to improve the economic and social well-being of the poorest, most marginalized people, particularly women and girls, in six countries, Ghana, Kenya, Senegal, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam, through support to animal, human and environmental health initiatives.  The project utilises the skills of Canadian volunteers to support smallholder farmers, primarily women, to reduce poverty by improving family income and nutrition principally through improved production of livestock and crops. The program is built around the One Health concept, which recognizes that the health of people, animals and the natural environment are interconnected. It promotes the production of more and better food and increased incomes from livestock, all the while promoting land rehabilitation and conservation for sustainable development.



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