ADT Project Consulting GmbH

International Frozen Semen Processing Laboratory Specialist

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Last update: May 20, 2024 Last update: May 20, 2024


Deadline: May 23, 2024 Deadline for applications has passed
Location: Cambodia
Job type:Contract, 4 to 12 months
English English
Work experience:Min 10 years
Date posted: May 17, 2024


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ADT Project Consulting GmbH is an innovative and reliable German consulting firm that focuses on technical assistance and international projects in the areas of livestock, agriculture, veterinary & food safety, agribusiness and rural development. Since 1995 we have been working for governments, development agencies, public institutions as well as for enterprises and organisations in the agriculture and food industry in more than 60 countries (see Main clients are the German Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL), EU EuropeAid and other EU programmes, GIZ, FAO, USAID, WB and other public donors as well as private organisations/companies.

We are currently looking for open-minded and motivated International Frozen Semen Processing Laboratory Specialist for a Livestock Health and Value Chains Improvement Project in Cambodia.

Job description

The International Semen Processing consultant will complete the following tasks by assisting the GDAHP and NCBC Management Board to:

(i) Assist the NCBC to develop Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for semen collection, processing, freezing, storage and distribution in Cambodia;

(ii) Review the equipment and materials procurement list for the NCBC laboratory and liquid nitrogen storage and prepare detailed specifications for their procurement;

(iii) Review the laboratory design plans and, in consultation with the construction engineer, make any recommendations for their improvement.

(iv) Train NCBC laboratory staff in the collection, processing, freezing and storage of bull semen and assist them to apply the associated SOPs;

(v) Review plans for regional frozen semen and liquid nitrogen distribution centers and assist the design engineers to improve plans if required;

(vi) Develop a training manual and conduct training programs for POAHP staff in frozen semen and liquid nitrogen storage and sale;

(vii) The consultant will work in close collaboration with the international specialist for livestock breeding and the national livestock breeding specialist.

Qualifications and requirements

  • Post graduate qualification in veterinary science, biology, or a related science and at least 10 years at a senior `level in the development and management of cattle semen processing laboratories, including in developing countries and, preferably, in Southeast Asia.
  • A good understanding of WOAH standards for semen production and processing and of the preparation of training curricula is important. The person should be a team- oriented professional with good analytical and communication skills, able to support the development of good laboratory practices at the NCBC.
  • The consultant should be capable of rapport with personnel at various levels, including staff, national consultants, agribusiness industry personnel, and international organizations. A strongly self-motivated individual working with no or minimal supervision and able to travel to the rural areas and work in difficult conditions and meet tight deadlines is required.
  • The person should have excellent skills in written and spoken English and be fully conversant with computer and laboratory equipment use. It is also important that this person is sensitive to issues associated with gender, ethnicity, and poverty especially in the context of Cambodia.

Interested candidates should send their application (cover letter, CV, work references / certificates / salary expectation) by email until May 23rd, 2024 to