Veterinary Surgery Advisor

Position: Veterinary Surgery Advisor

Employer: WUSC (World University Services of Canada

Location: Kalanki, Nepal

Deadline: May 31, 2019

Employment Type: Volunteer

Position Level: Senior

Salary Range:

Closing Date: May 31, 2019

Full Description

Brief Description:

NEPAL , Kalanki, Kathmandu

Flexible duration (3-10 months)

Departure date is contingent upon completion of administrative file and approval of visa. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and position will remain open until filled.

Uniterra is a leading Canadian international volunteer cooperation and development program, jointly implemented by the Centre for International Studies and Cooperation (CECI) and World University Service of Canada (WUSC).

Uniterra contributes to improving the socio-economic conditions of poor and marginalized communities in 14 countries and with over 200 partners in Africa, Asia and the Americas through the exchange of expertise and knowledge of Canadian and international volunteers. Uniterra believes that economic growth, when inclusive, is the most powerful driver of poverty reduction. The purpose of the Uniterra program is to improve the lives of some of the world’s most vulnerable populations by stimulating growth and facilitating access to the benefits of growing and diversified markets. To make this happen, we are working with our local partners to enhance the income of poor and marginalized women and youth through better access to employment and income generation opportunities. Uniterra country program staff work with our local partners to design Uniterra assignments in the context of the country strategy, supporting the inclusion of women and youth in key economic subsectors.

For more information on the Uniterra program, our approach and countries of focus please visit:


The Himalayan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology (HICAST) was established by a community of agricultural and veterinary professionals to build the human capital necessary to effectively and efficiently manage available resources and opportunities in agriculture. HICAST seeks to develop the college into a center of academic excellence to promote sustainable livelihoods and mutual respect among people with diverse ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds.

Veterinary and animal husbandry is an important sector to ensure quality animal products, ultimately helping the economic development of the country. HICAST has offered a Bachelor’s degree in veterinary science and animal husbandry since 2001. However, due to the skills shortage in the field, there have been challenges in finding experienced instructors.

HICAST seeks the guidance of a Veterinary Surgery Advisor to provide training to instructors and senior students.

- Review the curriculum;
- Assess the capacity of faculties and the lab;
- Design training sessions for faculty and B.V.Sc and Animal Health students;
- Train the instructors and senior students;
- Ensure the participation of women and youth, as well as their representation, in all activities and all program benefits; and
- Write reports required by HICAST and the Uniterra program.

- University degree in Veterinary Surgery and/or training in a related discipline
- Experience in teaching veterinary surgery
- Ability to work independently and collaboratively in cross-cultural environments
- Ability to work in a limited resource context
- Demonstrated coaching or mentorship skills, including tact and professionalism
- Written and oral fluency in English

- Support and guidance prior to departure and while on assignment in country.
- Participation in a pre-departure training where you will have the opportunity to learn about the program, gain practical skills for living and working in an intercultural context and meet other volunteers. Travel, meals and accommodation are covered.
- In-country orientation and briefing upon arrival in-country.
- Language training in-country where required.
- Return flights, visas and work permits.
- Cost of required country specific vaccinations and antimalarials.
- Health insurance.
- Modest monthly living allowance while overseas.
- Accommodation while overseas.
- Vacation leave entitlement.
- Return debriefing in Canada after completion of assignment. Travel, meals and accommodation are covered.
- An incredible opportunity to enhance your professional skills and participate in an experience of a lifetime!

- Applicants must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada between the age of 18-70.
- Departure date is contingent upon the timely completion of all administrative requirements (e.g. visa processes, medical clearance, police checks, travel documentation).
- With the support of the program, all volunteers shall undertake to make a minimum financial contribution of $1,500 for participating in the program.

You must ensure that you have a SYGESCA session open and that your profile contains a curriculum vitae before applying for the position.

Emilie Fafard
Agente de formation et de programme
Programme UNITERRA
T: 514 875 9911, poste 322

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